USU

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How Our Students Engage

The mission of the University Student Union (USU) is in part to facilitate a strong connection between CSUN students and their campus community. Department managers design learning-based student work experiences that are intended to involve student employees in enough meaningful campus employment activities to connect them with the campus in substantial and lasting ways.

The USU Exit Survey offers students who are ending their USU employment, voluntarily or involuntarily, a means to consider the success of those efforts. Students may opt not to complete the assessment but the knowledge gleaned from these employment reflections is a trove of information about what works well and what improvement opportunities exist.

Students strongly agreed/agreed that their USU work experience

Contributed to their success as a CSUN student

Was a factor of their remaining at CSUN to the completion of their degrees

Contributed to their campus or community engagement as a Matador

Helped them find purpose in their university experience

Deepened their connection to CSUN through the USU employment experience

 

I invested time in my employment learning process

 

Students strongly agreed/agreed that their USU work experience

  2019 2018
Contributed to their success as a CSUN student 86% 86%
Was a factor of their remaining at CSUN to the completion of their degrees 60% 52%
Contributed to their campus or community engagement as a Matador 94% 94%
Helped them find purpose in their university experience 84% 83%
Deepened their connection to CSUN through the USU employment experience 85% 100%
  2019 2018
I invested time in my employment learning process 98% 100%