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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Student Employment: A Summary of Research-

Student employment is, after class attendance, the most universal experience of American college students. More students work than participate in sports or clubs, live in a residence hall, or own a car. And, the pervasiveness of the student employment experience makes American higher education different from higher education in almost every other country in the world. What do we know about it? Not as much as we should. But what research has been done over the past generation leads to some intriguing conclusions. Student employment usually benefits the student. It has obvious financial benefits, does not harm grades, can improve retention, and appears to boost career achievement after graduation. Catch up with recent findings in the field.

Presenter: Rick Kincaid (Staff)
Topic: Career Services
Location: 215 Hartwell
Time: 3:45 pm (Session V)