Student Employee Recognition

Upward of 4,500 GW students work across campus with over 250+ on campus departments and throughout DC in our 30 off-campus FWS Partner Organizations. On-campus student employees are greeting prospective future students, guiding peers through writing assignments, stocking our library shelves, managing events, and websites, and working with professors on research projects, while our off-campus student employees are explaining exhibits at the Smithsonian, tutoring young children in our community, researching political policies, and assisting with marketing campaigns. These things and more are what GW students are able to achieve through student employment!

GW student employees are a crucial part of the fabric of our university. They help keep the institution running and act as ambassadors in the DC community. Through their dedication and hard work, they uphold the GW values. When you see GW student employees working across our campuses and in the city itself, please take a moment to thank them for doing such exceptional work at our university and in our community.

Everyday Student Employee Recognition

Everyday thanks and recognition can go a long way toward making your student employee feel appreciated and recognized for their hard work.

Here are some ideas of ways to help your student employees feel appreciated throughout the year:

  • Prepare a care package for your student employees near midterms or finals with favorite snacks and items to help them de-stress.
  • Remember and recognize your student employees' birthdays, acknowledge religious holidays they may support.
  • Maintain a culture of kindness and inclusion in your office. Encourage everyone to support each other and celebrate their excellent work.
  • Write thank-you notes to student employees when they complete a project or go above and beyond their usual responsibilities.
  • Create a poster or wall in your office introducing and celebrating your student employees.
  • Include student employees in appreciation events for full-time staff in your office.
  • Support your student employee's desire to expand their knowledge through training and new responsibilities.
  • Extend an open offer to write letters of recommendation or provide a reference for your student employees throughout their time at GW and beyond.
  • Say "thank you"!

National Student Employment Week 

Each year, GW joins with universities across the country in celebrating National Student Employment Week. This annual event is celebrated the second full week in April and is dedicated to recognizing the significant impact that student employees make to GW and the surrounding community.

Check back for 2022-2023 #NSEW activities.