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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will honor student employees during National Student Employment Week, April 12-18.

Student employees make essential contributions to campus, enabling faculty and staff to concentrate additional time and efforts on serving students. Many campus departments would find it difficult to offer the level of customer service they do to students, parents, faculty and visitors if it weren’t for their part-time student employees.

The Financial Aid Office encourages campus departments to take time during National Student Employment Week to let their student employees know how much their work is appreciated.

In addition, through the Federal Work-Study Program, several local nonprofit agencies hire UW Oshkosh students to work in community service positions for their organizations.

National research shows that students who hold campus jobs increase their chances of finishing college by 10 to 15 percent. Working while attending college offers students a way to supplement and enrich their academic experience.

Student employment can help students develop interpersonal, communication and computer skills; develop good work habits; learn more about the University; and establish employment references.

This announcement was submitted by Julie Waldvogel, financial aid counselor. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.