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Download Chapter 1: Encouraging Student Development Through Student Employment by Arthur W. Chickering, Inez Frank, and Vicki Robinson (1.2 MB)

Download Chapter 2: Career Decision- Making Benefits of College Student Employment by Darrell Anthony Luzzo (1.3 MB)

Download Chapter 3: The Student Employment Professional-An Emerging Partner in Student Success by Lee Noel (1.0 MB)

Download Chapter 4: Financing A College Education: Are Students Too Dependent on Borrowing? by Sheri S. Williams and Frank Newman (894 KB)

Download Chapter 5: National Student Employment Survey: Why Students Choose to Work and their Perceptions of the Academic Year Work Experience by Yuko Mulugetta and Dennis Chavez (1.5 MB)

Download Chapter 6: The Effect of Part-Time Work on Academic Performance and Progress: An Examination of the Washington State Work-Study Program by Gordon Van de Water (1.6 MB)

Download Chapter 7: A Proven Approach to Reducing Employee Turnover by Sal D. Rinella and Robert J. Kopecky (1.1 MB)

Download Chapter 8: Academic Benefits of On-Campus Employment to First-Year Developmental Education Students by Carolyn Wilkie and Marquita Jones (1.6 MB)

Download Chapter 9: UPS Study Relates Student Employment to Job Hunting Success After Graduation by Robert Foreman (1003 KB)

Download Chapter 10: The New Entry Level for Career Jobs: Student Working Pays Off by Donald A. Casella and Catherine E. Brougham (1.5 MB)

Download Chapter 11: The Context of Student Employment by Tom Little and Nancy Chinn (1.5 MB)

Download Chapter 12: What Campus Employers Teach Students About Office Politics by Marilyn Moats Kennedy (852 KB)

Download Chapter 13: Using Your Student Employment Experience in the Job Search by Rick Kincaid (968 KB)

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The focus of National Student Employment Association (formerly the National Association of Student Employment Administrators, or NASEA) publications has always been on students in transition. From the freshman moving from high school to higher education, to the senior attempting the transition to professional employment and financial independence, we always have explored how students can better accomplish these linking experiences. Student employment is a hybrid, serving as a bridge between work and school, and ultimately, a link between school and full-time work. Student employment links elements of financial aid, career development, academic learning, experiential education, and personal development. Student employment, in all of these ways, is a bridge, moving the student from point A to point B. Because of this variety, any publication on student employment must necessarily speak to diverse themes. We have organized this publication in four sections: an introduction followed by three themed sections.



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Columbia, SC : National Resource Center for The Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1996.




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Student Employment: Linking College and the Workplace

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