Recognizing Student Employee Contributions
Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.
Of course, a primary motivation for most students is the need to help pay for their education. Many students are able to earn a significant portion of their college expenses, thus avoiding the debt burden so common with college graduates today.
At UVM, student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Indeed, most UVM depends on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the entire campus.
It is appropriate to set aside a special week to draw the awareness of others, both on campus and off, to the contributions student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill.
National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)
The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) has declared that the second complete week in April each year be set aside to recognize the value of student employees and student employment professionals. UVM participates in this selection process and chooses a Student Employee of the Year to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending UVM.
The purpose of this week is threefold:
- To enhance awareness of student employment and its important role in higher education experience.
- To recognize students who perform outstanding work while attending college.
- To thank YOU, the employer, who hire students for part-time positions and make the student employment program such a success.
- Eligibility Each region sets its own eligibility criteria for student nominees, which generally call for some minimum length of employment, possibly a minimum GPA, and possibly a minimum number of hours per week the student must be working. Generally student workers may be classified as "regular Work-Study", institutional hourly wage, graduate assistants, or even Co-op students to be nominated.
December 2, 2013 Regional Coordinators distribute announcement and application materials to their members and NSEA members in their region. February 17, 2014 SEOTY nominations are due to the campus Student Employment office. March 3, 2014 Notification of campus winners is due to the Regional Chair. March 17, 2014 Regional Coordinators submit the regional winners to the NSEA VP of Membership Services. March 31 - April 4, 2014 National Student Employee of the Year is selected and winner's school notified by NSEA President. April 13 - 19, 2014 National Student Employment Week observed.
National SEOTY winner announced and runner-up finalists notified.
National SEOTY award is presented at winner's campus.
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