The DePaul University Office of Student Employment (OSE) connects students to campus jobs. An on-campus job offers opportunities for students to build professional skills, gain work experience, and become a member of a fun, tight-knit community of DePaul staff, managers and other student employees.


Every year, DePaul’s Office of Student Employment hosts National Student Employment Week (NSEW), a week dedicated to recognizing the incredible contributions of student employees and the support of their managers. This year, NSEW falls on April 10 – 13; student workers and managers will come together to celebrate, win prizes, take part in professional development workshops and of course—as per tradition—play a friendly game of dodgeball.

If you are a student employee or manager, take a look at the activities for the week and join in on the celebration—you can take part in any or all activities. Don’t forget to share your celebratory photos and stories on social media using the hashtag, #DePaulNSEW.

Monday, April 10th – Office Decorating Day

Show department pride for a chance to win a prize for the entire office! Email OSE by Wednesday, April 5th to request a complimentary decorating package. Quantities are limited!

Tuesday, April 11th – Professional Development Day

The OSE office and other campus partners are teaming up to offer training sessions or workshops to help student employees further develop their professional skills and continue to excel in their position. They will even bring the training to you! Managers, visit the OSE professional development page to arrange a workshop for your team.

Wednesday, April 12th – Dodgeball Day

Participate in the 4th Annual Dodgeball Tournament in the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center!

  • Who can play? All student employees and managers.
  • How do I get in on the fun? Email your department team by Friday, April 7. And, visit the OSE website for the full dodgeball rules and regulations.
  • I can’t decideshould I participate? There will be delicious snacks, all kinds of good vibes, friendly competition, a trophy, and some serious team bonding. You be the judge, take a look at these photos from last year.

Thursday, April 13th – Student Employee Appreciation Day

On the final day of NSEW, there will be lots of love, recognition and prizes.

Student Employee Appreciation Day is a special day dedicated to thanking student employees, and giving shout-outs to their supervisors. On this final day, celebrate your team by bringing in lunch or treats, participating in team building exercises, playing games, or handing out department awards. To cap the day off, the OSE office will be awarding the Supervisor of the Year (SEOTY) and Student Employee of the Year (SUPOTY) with a certificate of excellence.

Does your office have something special planned to celebrate your students? Remember, share your celebration pictures on social media using the hashtag, #DePaulNSEW.


Not currently a student employee, but interested in learning about opportunities and the OSE community? Take a look at the Office of Student Employment website to learn more about how they can help hook you up with an on-campus job. And, keep a close eye on the OSE Twitter page to get an inside look at National Student Employment Week.