Student Employee of the Year
Similar to last year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) will coordinate the annual National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) program independently from the MASEA SEOTY process. If you want to nominate a student for the National Student Employee of the year, your nominating institution must be a current member of NSEA. You can learn more about the eligibility and how to nominate for NSEA SEOTY on their website.
The Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) will once again conduct a separate process so MASEA members can recognize and celebrate their outstanding student employees. The intent of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while pursuing higher education.
Instead of recognizing state winners and a regional winner, there will be five categories and two students (winner and runner-up) will be selected from each category. To start, each institution will conduct their own nomination process. Then, any institution who is a member of MASEA may submit their SEOTY to one of the categories listed below. New in 2024, institutions may submit a different student for each category. A committee of MASEA volunteers will then read nominations and select a winner and runner-up for each category.
All undergraduate student employees at institutions with at least one MASEA member are eligible. Graduate Assistants are ineligible for this award, but may be nominated for MASEA's Graduate Student Employee of Year award (new in 2024). Nominees are not restricted to students employed through the Federal Work-Study program. Nominees must be an employee at an institution that is a member of MASEA.
Students will be evaluated on their contributions in the category they are nominated to by using the criteria in the rubrics listed below.
Nominators will need to complete and submit the SEOTY Campus Selection Form which should be in letter format (2 page maximum - this does not include the cover letter) and include the following requirements:
In order for your institution's student employee of the year to be considered for MASEA Student Employee of the Year, you must email your submission with the required information mentioned above, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59pm CST March 1, 2024. No late 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.
The nominating process is easy! To help you with the process we have some suggested steps listed below: