Student Employee of the Year

Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Indeed, the University depends on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the campus. To recognize these contributions, the Office of Student Employment selects a Student Employee of the Year. Each year, all supervisors are given the opportunity to nominate one of their student workers to receive this award.

The guidelines for Student Employee of the Year selection have been established by the National and Midwest Associations of Student Employment Administrators (NSEA/MASEA). The Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) is a student who, in their work role, exemplifies reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. Career Services and other members of the University of Dayton community recognize the campus Student Employee of the Year at a celebration during National Student Employment Week, in April. 

Selection Process and Deadline

Supervisors must submit the Nomination Form by 5:00 on Thursday, February 15, 2018. A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner. Only one nomination per student. Only one student employee may be nominated per office. (Please use your office’s official title including department and area.) The information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities. 


Students must have been employed through Student Employment for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018 (anticipated). Nominated graduate students must be hourly student employees; they do not qualify if they are graduate assistants. 

Selection Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following qualities: Reliability, Quality of Work, Initiative, Professionalism, Uniqueness of Contribution 

Tips for Completing the Nomination

The selection committee can only make decisions based on the information provided. Please try to provide examples and evidence that specifically demonstrate the qualities on which students are evaluated. Point out specific or key accomplishments and state why the student is outstanding. Describe when the nominee went above and beyond or made a significant contribution to the department or university.

Per NSEA/MASEA guidelines, please include information and examples about the following areas:

-The nominee's greatest attributes, as they relate to the job
-How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations
-The quality of the nominee's work and work style
-The nominee's leadership skills, initiative, and motivation
-The impact the nominee has had on your department, campus, and community
-The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other student employees

Supervisors: Submitting a Nomination

Complete the Nomination utilizing the format contained in the link below.

To use the link:

-Save on your desktop
-Fill out the form
-Save on your desktop
-Email to

Nomination link 2018:

Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.

A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner. The campus winner will be considered for the state, regional and national award.

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