USC Aiken Recognizes Student Workers

April 15, 2015

Aiken, SC – Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan has designated Monday, April 20, 2015 as Student Employee Appreciation Day at the University of South Carolina Aiken.

USC Aiken has over 200 students who work on campus performing countless services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative, while balancing work with academics. Many students continue their work throughout the summer. Student employees can be found on the front lines, behind the scenes, and everywhere in between supporting the mission of the university.

Recent studies cited by the American Council on Education (ACE) using U.S. Department of Education data show that students who work between 10 and 20 hours per week perform better academically than others. Students in a campus job related to their academic interests or career aspirations have even higher rates of persistence and degree completion, according to ACE. In addition to defraying their cost of education, they hone time-management skills and better prepare themselves for the job market upon graduation.

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.