Student Employee of the Year
The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates the annual National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) program in collaboration with MASEA and our member institutions. The intent of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while pursuing higher education.
The process begins at the institutional level. Supervisors may nominate an outstanding employee for recognition as their institutions’ student employee of the year. Then, any institution who is a member of MASEA may submit their student employee of the year for State and Regional consideration. If the Regional winner is from an institution that is also an NSEA member, the student will be moved forward for National consideration, as well.
In order to be eligible for consideration, student employees must have worked a minimum of six months part-time or three months full-time during June 2020 to May 2021 (anticipated).
Nominees are not restricted to students employed through the Federal Work-Study program. All undergraduate student employees at institutions with a least one member of MASEA are eligible, with the exception of Graduate and Teaching Assistants. Nominees must be an employee at an institution that is a member of NSEA, as well as MASEA, in order to be submitted to NSEA as the MASEA regional winner.
Students will be evaluated on the eight National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Core Competencies:
· December 4, 2020 - Regional Coordinators distribute announcement and application materials to members in their region.
· February 1, 2021 - SEOTY nominations are due to the campus Student Employment office.
· February 15, 2021 - Notifications of campus winners are due to the Regional SEOTY Coordinator through online submission.
· March 5, 2021 - Regional SEOTY Coordinators submit the top three regional nominees to the NSEA VP of Administrative Services.
· March 22 - March 26, 2021 - The tope three nominees from each region will be recognized from NSEA.
· April 11 - April 17, 2021 - National Student Employment Week observed. National SEOTY winner announced and runner-up finalists notified. National SEOTY award is presented at winner's campus.
· State winners will receive a certificate and check for $50.00
· The regional winner will receive a plaque and a check for $100.00. Winners will receive the monetary award for the highest award they win.
· The regional winner and two runner-ups will be submitted for the NSEA Student Employee of the Year Program if the institution is also a member of NSEA.
· SEOTY Scoring Rubric Full list of criteria and scoring rubric
In order for your institution's student employee of the year to be considered for state, regional, and national Student Employee of the Year, you need to submit the Campus Selection Submission for your campus winner HERE. No additional materials or previous forms will be accepted. Please note: the information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities.
For more information, please contact Tricia Stouder, MASEA Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Employee of the Year Implementation Tips
The nominating process is easy! To help you with the process we have some suggested steps listed below:
2020 MASEA/NSEA Student Employee of the Year
Lilian Minor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
2020 MASEA State Winners:
Illinois - Vivian Vaughn, Loyola University Chicago
Indiana - Bruno Reinert, Ball State University
Iowa - Hannah Peterson, Iowa State University
Kansas - Alimu Gulifeila, Pittsburg State University
Kentucky - Kennedy Garret, University of Pikeville
Michigan - Maureen Miller, Michigan State University
Minnesota - Katelynne Schatz, College of St. Scholastica
Missouri - Zoe Jones, Missouri Western State University
Nebraska - Noah Journey, University of Nebraska Kearney
North Dakota - Kayleigh Veerkamp, University of North Dakota
Ohio - Julia Hoban, University of Dayton
South Dakota - Phusada Sheehan, Dakota State University
West Virginia - Kayla Tokar, West Virginia University
*+Wisconsin - Lilian Minor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
*Indicates Regional Winner
+Indicates National Winner