National Student Employment Week is celebrated during the second full week in April every year. Colleges and universities across the country take time to recognize the importance of student employees. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Setting aside a special week to draw the awareness of others, both on and off campus, is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation.

Nearly one-third of Iowa State students work on campus. Studies show that student employment is a powerful tool for students – helping with time management, connection to campus, and development of career readiness skills. We also know they have a huge impact on the work we do on campus. The Office of Financial Aid, in collaboration with campus partners, is excited to share a wide variety of campus-wide events. There will be a lot of prizes and giveaways for those that participate. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Workshops

Strategies for Effective Cover Letters

  • Hosted By: Academic Success Center – Sarah Chase Time: 10:00-11:00AM Location: 1030 Morrill
  • This workshop will cover how you can adapt your cover letter based on the job description and your resume. We will cover suggestions for formatting and content as well as provide time for questions and interactive discussion.

How to Utilize Your Part-Time Job in Your Job/Internship search

  • Hosted By: LAS Career Services – Liz Hergert Time: 1:00-2:00PM Location: 0160 Carver
  • Part-time jobs are incredibly valuable for students, but many don’t understand the transferable skills they are gaining that can be applied to most internships and full-time jobs. Learn how to identify these skills, incorporate them into your resume and speak confidently to employers about them.

Holistic Wellness Workshop

  • Hosted By: Student Wellness – Taline Jouzi Time: 2:00-3:00PM Location: 1246 Howe Hall
  • Understand what holistic wellness is and the eight dimensions that impact us. Learn about and explore strategies to adopt self-care into your daily routine.

Events

Fabulous 50’s Candy Bars & Games 

  • Hosted byISU Dining Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM Location: South Lawn Park Library

ISU Cash Cab

  • Hosted byOSFA Student Employment Center Location: Find us on campus!
  • Catch a ride, answer trivia questions and win prizes!

Virtual Trivia: Pop Culture

  • Hosted by: OSFA Student Employment Center Time: 12:00-1:00PM Location: Register Here (required, spots limited)

Free Headshots 

  • Hosted by: Engineering Career Services Time: 1:00-4:00PM (open house) Location: 3200 Marston
  • Stop by 3200 Marston anytime between 1-4 to use our backdrop to take an updated headshot! Please bring your own phone or camera!

Workshops

Budgeting Workshop

  • Hosted by: Office of Student Financial Success – Isaac Ehlers Time: 11:00-12:00PM     Location: 2300 Marston
  • Creating a budget for your college expenses is a great way to track spending and avoid overborrowing. In this workshop, learn how to maximize your student paycheck and set yourself up for success!

Marketing Leadership

  • Hosted by: Human Sciences Career Services Time: 1:30-2:30PM Location: 0119 MacKay
  • Learn effective ways to identify and communicate the transferrable skills you’ve developed through leadership opportunities in your resume and interviews.

Events

Far Out Donuts & Games 

  • Hosted by: The Social  Time: 8:00-10:00AM Location: Ground Floor Beardshear

ISU Cash Cab

  • Hosted byOSFA Student Employment Center Location: Find us on campus!
  • Catch a ride, answer trivia questions and win prizes!

Virtual Trivia: ISU History

  • Hosted by: OSFA Student Employment Center Time: 12:00-1:00PM Location: Register Here (required, spots limited)

Free Headshots 

  • Hosted by: Engineering Career Services Time: 1:00-4:00PM (open house) Location: 3200 Marston
  • Stop by 3200 Marston anytime between 1-4 to use our backdrop to take an updated headshot! Please bring your own phone or camera!

Workshops

Utilizing Your Personality Traits in the Workplace 

  • Hosted By: OSFA Student Employment Center – Tricia Stouder and Taylor Lelonek     Time: 10:00-11:00AM Location: 1226 Howe

Time Management Workshop

  • Hosted By: Academic Success Center – Olivia Brcka Time: 3:00-4:00PM Location: 0119 MacKay
  • Time Management is an essential aspect of success. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn strategies on how to effectively manage their time and prioritize their tasks.

Events

 

Disco Party Popcorn Bar & Games

  • Hosted by: Office of Student Financial Aid Time: 1:00-2:00PM Location: Ground Floor Beardshear

Virtual Trivia: Harry Potter

  • Hosted by: OSFA Student Employment Center Time: Noon-1:00PM Location: Register Here (required, spots limited)

Free Headshots

  • Hosted by: Engineering Career Services Time: 1:00-4:00PM (open house) Location: 3200 Marston
  • Stop by 3200 Marston anytime between 1-4 to use our backdrop to take an updated headshot! Please bring your own phone or camera!

Workshops

Dissecting the Job Offer

  • Hosted By: Ag & Life Sciences Career Services – Mike Gaul Time: 11:00-12:00PM Location: 0107 Kildee
  • Does the thought of leaving the secure confines of Iowa State for the harsh realities of the “real world” intimidate you? Not given much thought to job offers outside the salary figure? Join us for an inside look at the potential benefit package of your first job. Special emphasis will be placed on 401K’s, other retirement savings plans, and the importance of saving at an early age.

Highlighting Your Student Employment Experience on Resumes and in Interviews

  • Hosted By: Engineering Career Services – Kate Cossa Time: 2:00-3:00PM Location: 3330 Marston
  • Do you want to write a great resume that highlights the important skills you learned as a student employee? Engineering Career Services staff will focus on the best ways to share your work experience as a student employee and prepare to describe your role in an interview. Employers will be impressed with the level of maturity and professionalism you exhibited during your time as a student employee.

Events

Cowabunga! Coffee & Tea Bar and Games

  • Hosted by: Recreation Services Time: 7:30-9:30AM Location: State Gym

Totally Tubular Therapy Dogs

  • Hosted by: OSFA Student Employment Center Time: 10:30-12:30PM Location: TBD

Virtual Trivia: ISU Sports

  • Hosted by: OSFA Student Employment Center Time: 12:00-1:00PM Location: Register Here (required, spots limited)

Free Headshots

  • Hosted by: Engineering Career Services Time: 1:00-4:00PM (open house) Location: 3200 Marston
  • Stop by 3200 Marston anytime between 1-4 to use our backdrop to take an updated headshot! Please bring your own phone or camera!

Events

Free Headshots

  • Hosted by: Engineering Career Services Time: 1:00-4:00PM (open house) Location: 3200 Marston
  • Stop by 3200 Marston anytime between 1-4 to use our backdrop to take an updated headshot! Please bring your own phone or camera!

Don’t forget to swing by 0640 Beardshear to pick up any prizes you won this week!

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