National Student Employment Week- April 13 - April 19, 2014


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


2014 Office Decorating Contest - This year, 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 Monday, April 14, 2014 and the winning office will receive a pizza party for up to 25 people. To participate, contact Jay Skipworth:, 334-844-3864 by April 9, 2014.


Student Employee of the Year - 2014

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.

  • Must be a current Auburn University student in good academic standing enrolled for the Spring 2014 semester.
  • Must have worked three (3) months full-time or six (6) months part-time between July 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014 (anticipated) for a total of at least 240 working hours during this time period.
  • 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.

To nominate a student, complete the online nomination form by Friday, February 7, 2014. Only one student nomination per nominator. Complete nominations include the following:

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

Two (2) winners will be chosen by the selection committee; one employed on-campus and one employed in the Auburn/Opelika community. 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. You can be a sponsor in one of the following ways:

  • Offering a discount or special promotion during the month of April to Auburn University student employees who present a pay stub and a Auburn student ID. Examples: $5 off a meal, free pastry with purchase of coffee drink, 10% off any purchase, reduced admission prices, buy one get one free, etc.
  • Provide an item for the Student Employee of the Year winners' (qty: 2) giftbags. Suggested items include: gift cards, gift baskets, t-shirts, tickets, professional portfolios, etc.
  • Provide promotional items to be handed out to students during the week or to be placed in Student Employee of the Year nominees' goodie bags (approx: 25-40). Suggestions items include: pens, cups, coozies, t-shirts, coupons, etc.

For more information please visit the Supporter Information Page or contact Jay Skipworth at 334-844-3864.

Thanks to the 2013 Donors and Sponsors!


2013 On-Campus Student Employee of the Year

TJ Nguyen and his nominator, Mary Lou Ewald | College of Sciences and Mathematics Outreach

2013 Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year

Meghan Sadler and her nominator, John Simms | The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2014

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