University of Louisiana at Monroe President James E. Cofer will join other ULM officials, students and their supervisors at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, in special recognition of the 75th Anniversary of National Student Employment Week.
ULM has designated April 12-16 as National Student Employment Week at the university.
The recognition will occur during an Open House event in the Career Connections and Experiential Education Offices, located on the third floor of the ULM Library. The event is just one of several special programs scheduled across campus April 12-16.
A proclamation will be posted to raise awareness about the special role fulfilled by student workers, and those who employ them, according to Roslynn Pogue, ULM student employment administrator.
“Students play an essential role in the operation of a business or a university,” said Pogue. “They play a vital part in contributing to our local economy. I like to call it ‘unity with a community.’”
Pogue said because of the invaluable service that students and the businesses that hire them provide, “we are able to operate as effectively as we do and this is just a nice way to tell them how much we appreciate them.”
Student employment offers ULM students career-enhancing opportunities, the development of skills relevant to any career, and preparation for the job market upon graduation, as well as the ability to earn extra income to offset college expenses, said Pogue.
in acknowledgment of the
75th Anniversary of National Student Employment Week
Whereas; each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of student work experiences and,
Whereas; student employment offers University of Louisiana at Monroe students career-enhancing opportunities, the development of skills relevant to any career, and preparation for the job market upon graduation and,
Whereas; ULM students are able to earn incomes to offset their college expenses, while avoiding debt burdens common in today’s world and,
Whereas; students perform invaluable services in a variety of departments on the University of Louisiana at Monroe campus and also at a number of area businesses,
Whereas; it is therefore appropriate and fitting that ULM should set aside a special week to raise awareness of the special role fulfilled by student workers, as well as those who employee them, then
I, James E. Cofer, president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, do hereby declare that April 12-16, 2010, be designated National Student Employment Week at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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