National Student Employment Week

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Student Employment Recognition Event

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Crawford Hall

Every year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week.   Student employees are an integral part of the Drew Community and bring exceptional talents to our work environments. Our student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. On-campus employment offers career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation. In addition, through the Federal Work-Study Program several local non-profit and government agencies hire Drew students to work in community service positions for their organizations. National Student Employment Week  recognizes the contributions our student employees make throughout the year. Student Employee Supervisors and co-workers are encouraged to celebrate this week and take a few moments to recognize the work of student employees.

Student Employee of the Year

Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) is a national competition, sponsored by the National Student Employment Association. This competition begins at the campus level when supervisors are invited to nominate outstanding student employees in each of their departments. Out of those students nominated , one is selected to receive the title of Drew University Student Employee of the Year.

Nomination Information

Eligibility Requirements: Undergraduate students employed on-campus, and graduate students who are on student employee payroll and who are performing student employee jobs are eligible. Students must be paid via the Drew University payroll system for work completed at Drew or at a local Federal Community Service Partner and be enrolled at least part-time . This does not include: Resident Advisors, Graduate Assistants, or Teaching Assistants. Students must have worked or be anticipated to work a minimum of six months part-time ( or three months full-time), during the selection period which is from June 2017 through May 2018.

Important Information about Nominating: Nominations will only be accepted from Faculty, Staff, and Federal Community Service Partners.

Selection Criteria: Students will be evaluated by the planning committee which includes representatives involved in student employment across the campus on the following qualities:

  • Reliability
  • Quality of Work
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism
  • Uniqueness of Contribution

Nomination Form:  2018 SEOTY nomination form.  Only nominations submitted on this form will be accepted.  Send completed nomination form to All nominations must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Selection Process: One campus winner will be chosen by the planning committee during the month of February. The Student Employment Center will submit the campus winner’s name to compete at the regional level in March. A regional winner is then submitted to the national competition.

Awards: On the campus level, two additional students will be selected and honored along with the one award for Student Employee of the Year! All nominees are honored at a ceremony held each spring during National Student Employment week.

2017 Student Employee Recognition Ceremony