April 11-15 was Rollins’ Student Employee Appreciation Week, a time for Rollins to thank all its student employees for the hard work they do throughout the year.
This week featured daily events and festivities, starting with Monday’s on-the-go breakfast where employees could enjoy free coffee, juice, and muffins on Bush Lawn.
Tuesday was the Professional Image Project and LinkedIn Profile day, where student employees could learn how to create a better online profile. Considering how many modern day employers find potential employees through online avenues, this is a vitally important aspect of finding a career. Park Avenue Pizza was provided for the student employees as an added bonus.
Wednesday gave student employees the opportunity to receive professional headshots for their online profiles. First impressions are more important than ever in a technological age, and a blurry or otherwise unpolished profile picture could cause the employer to pass you over in favor of someone who looks more professional and committed to their career.
Thursday featured a creativity luncheon where student employees could take a break from their day-to-day activities. The luncheon allowed students to participate in small crafts including origami, personalized desk frames, and more. Once again, Park Avenue Pizza was provided for the student employees.
Friday was raffle day, giving student employees the chance to win prizes such as gift cards from Starbucks, Target, and Visa in an exciting end to the week’s activities.
This week helped show the appreciation for student employees that Rollins faculty and community feels year-round.
Being both a student and an employee is incredibly time-consuming, and the gratitude Rollins expressed towards its student employees was a welcome acknowledgement of the hard work they do each and every day to support the community.