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Auburn University Career Center Newsletter
APRIL 2016 ISSUE
Celebrating National Student Employment Week
Student employment plays an important role in the collegiate experience for students across the nation. Each year in recognition of the career enhancing opportunities presented through part-time employment, the National Student Employment Association designates the second week of April as National Student Employment Week. The Auburn University Career Center will join in this celebration April 11-15, 2016. Student employment promotes skill enhancement, building transferable skills relevant in any career. The skills attained through student employment assist in developing Auburn students into more experienced candidates upon entering the job market. In addition to the personal benefits from student employment, Auburn students play a vital role in the University’s daily, routine operations. Roughly 5,000 students are employed part-time as a university employees, and among this large group of students, many serve in more than one on-campus role. Your first interaction in many on-campus facilities such as the Recreation and Wellness Center, Tiger Dining venues, or the RBD Library may very well be with a student employee. Student employees’ contribution of invaluable services to our campus and community should be commended, and through National Student Employment Week our campus community can come together to celebrate their dedication and enthusiasm. The Auburn University Creed states, “I believe in work, hard work.” It is evident that Auburn students live up to this standard; not only do students believe in hard work, but they are able to find it at Auburn.
Student Employment Week Events
By invitation only
-Recognizes Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year nominees
I Believe in Hard Work; and Found it at Auburn Map Event | Wednesday, April 13
11:30 am - 3:00 pm | Haley Concourse
-Place a pin on the campus map to show where you work
Office Decorating Contest | Judging Wednesday, April 13
To sign-up contact Lauren Hobbs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-3867 by April 6
-Winning office receives a pizza party for up to 25 guests
Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, April 5th, 8am to Wednesday, April 6th, 5pm
This is an online event.
This fair connects jobseekers with over 125 companies through online chats with real recruiters. Did you miss the STEM Expo and Auburn University Career Fair in February? This is your last chance of the spring to meet employers who are looking to hire interns and graduates of all majors!
Spring Career Fair Attendance
AUCareer Resource Highlight
In the 2016 Job Outlook survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 91.2% of responding employers indicated a preference for hiring candidates with experience. 64.2% prefer that experience be related to the candidate's field of study. Experience comes in many different forms and depending upon your individual career goals, you may want and need to pursue a variety of experiences during your time in college. The Experience website (auburn.edu/experience) links you to information and support offices on Auburn's campus for all types of experience including internships, co-op, part-time jobs, service learning, international, and research opportunities. If you need assistance in determining the types of experiences you should pursue, come to the Career Center during walk-in hours to meet with a counselor.