It’s National Student Employment Week 2013, and this year nine University of Iowa undergraduates demonstrate how students keep a university working.
“Each year, more than 8,000 students hold part-time and work-study positions across campus,” says Cindy Seyfer, senior associate director for the Office of Student Financial Aid. “They make remarkable contributions to the university, and often find that working part time serves their academic and career goals, too.”
Shuhui Lin, who works in International Programs, was recognized for her leadership and creativity in organizing and promoting a program that orients UI international students to the academic environment and cultural customs of the United States.
Read on to learn more about Lin’s work, and see the full list of recognized students on Iowa Now.
Shuhui Lin, International Student and Scholar Services
Lin is a peer assistant with the Life in Iowa program in International Student and Scholars Services in UI International Programs. The Life in Iowa program orients new international students. The job includes running events, creating promotional materials, and developing strategies to boost participation.
Nominators Robert Gutwein and Michael Bortscheller, both educational support services specialists, credit Lin’s work for more than doubling attendance as events. Her creativity, initiative, and confidence help international students feel welcome.
Lin is originally from Guangzhou, China.