National Student Employment Week- April 13 - April 17, 2015

 

Each year Auburn University celebrates National Student Employee Appreciation Week during the second full week of April. While part-time jobs offer students career enhancing opportunities, students as employees make substantial contributions to the operation of the University and the local community. The Career Center encourages Auburn Univeristy departments, colleges and offices as well as Auburn/Opelika area businesses to celebrate student employee contributions during Student Employee Appreciation Week. Student Employee Appreciation Week enables us to thank Auburn students for the contributions they make as employees to the University and the surrounding community.

Student Employee Appreciation Week Events

 

2015 Office Decorating Contest - A Student Employee Appreciation Week tradition, the Auburn University Career Center is sponsoring an office decorating contest to encourage departments to recognize their student employees in fun and creative ways. Judging will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 and the winning office will receive a pizza party for up to 25 people. To participate, contact Alexandra Reiner at adr0028@auburn.edu or 334-844-3867 by Wednesday, April 8, 2015 to let us know your office and employees will be participating.

2015 Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards
The Student Employee of the Year Awards is a hallmark of National Student Employment Week. The awards are a part of a larger, national competition which includes any college or university who wishes to participate. Students employed both on and off campus, as well as their supervisors, can be nominated for their outstanding job as student employees or supervisors and potentially win one of three awards - On-Campus Student Employee of the Year, Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year. Please read below for criteria and the nomination process.

The annual awards ceremony will be hosted during National Student Employment Week in which all nominees and nominators will be invited to attend. Refreshments, recognition of nominees, and awards will be given. Student winners are eligible to continue on to the Regional and National Level competition at which monetary prizes are awarded. Auburn University hosted the National On-Campus Student Employee of the Year in 2013!

Student Employee of the Year - 2015

During National Student Employment Week festivities, the Student Employee of the Year Recognition Ceremony will honor two outstanding student employees selected from nominated candidates, one employed on-campus and one employed in the community.

Eligibility
  • Must be a current Auburn University student in good academic standing enrolled for the Spring 2015 semester.
  • Must have worked three (3) months full-time or six (6) months part-time between June 2014 and May 2015 (anticipated).
  • May include undergraduate or graduate students who are on student employment payroll (this does include Resident Assistants).
  • Graduate, Research, or Teaching Assistants are NOT eligible.
Nominations

Nominations are due by 5pm, Friday, February 6, 2015.

In order to have your nomination considered for the awards, they must include the following:

  1. Appropriate Nomination Form (required) - Complete and submit online
        On-Campus Student Employee Nomination Form
        Off-Campus Student Employee Nomination Form
  2. Letter of Nomination - only ONE letter considered for each nominee
        Two page limit
        Letter must be submitted via online nomination form noted above as an attachment

Tips for a Great Student Nomination Letter

Student Employee Selection Criteria

An independent selection committee comprised of University staff members and community employers will rate the following qualities for each nominee:

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

Supervisor of the Year - 2015

During 2015's National Student Employment week festivities, the Auburn University Career Center has added a new award to honor an Outstanding Supervisor of the Year. This supervisor must directly supervise student employees.

Eligibility
  • Must be a direct supervisor of an Auburn University on- or off-campus student employee.
  • Nominees must be nominated by one of their student employees or a colleague who is knowledgeable of their student employee supervisory skills.
  • Student employee does not have to be nominated for an award for the supervisor to be nominated.
Nominations
Nominations are due by 5pm, Friday, February 6, 2015. In order to have your nomination considered for the award, they must include the following:
  1. Appropriate nomination form (Required) - complete and submit online.
        Supervisor of the Year Nomination Form
  2. Letter of Nomination - only ONE letter considered for each nominee
        Two page limit
        Letter must be submitteed via online nomination form note above as an attachment.
Tips for a Great Supervisor Nomination Letter

 

Supervisor Selection Criteria
An independent selection committee comprised of university student employess will rate the following qualities of each nominee:

  • Serves as a Role Model
  • Provides Encouragement
  • Shows Commitment to Auburn University
  • Is Approachable
  • Provides Constructive Feedback

Process

Once nominations close on February 6, 2015, the review committee will rank the nominees and determine top 3 candidates in both student categories and a top candidate in the supervisor category. The top 3 candidates in both student categories will interview with the review committee and based on the rankings and evaluation of responses during the interviews winners for both the On Campus Student Employee of the Year and the Off Campus Student Employee of the Year will be determined. The Supervisor of the Year Award will be determined based on the required nomination form and letter of support provided by the student nominator.

The recipient of the on-campus award is eligible to compete for the regional Student Employee of the Year (SASEA). The regional winner will compete for the title of National Student Employee of the Year. Regional and National winners receive cash awards.

     

Support Opportunities

National Student Employment Week (NSEW) presents a unique and rare opportunity for your business to have an on-campus marketing presence. All support will be recognized on the event website and in all marketing materials.

Our varying levels of sponsorship or donor opportunities are outlined on our Supporter Information Page. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a partner, please contact Alexandra Reiner at adr0028@auburn.edu or 334-844-3867.

Thanks to the 2014 Donors and Sponsors!

 

2014 On-Campus Student Employee of the Year



Kullen Avery Williams with Associate Provost, Dr. Constance Relihan
Nominated by Paula Dale, Office of Information Technology

2014 Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year



Owen Meadows with Associate Provost,
Dr. Constance Relihan

Nominated by John Simms, The Hotel at Auburn University

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2014

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