2021 Student Employee and Student Supervisor of the Year Nomination Form

Please complete the below nomination form describing the accomplishments which you feel qualify the candidate to be considered for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) or Student Employment Supervisor of the Year (SESOTY) awards. There may be several nominators within your organization/department, please combine your comments and submit only one nomination for each candidate. You may nominate more than one student or supervisor for each award. The deadline for 2021 nominations has been extended to February 21, 2022.

Nomination Form

Student Employee of the Year

The SEOTY nomination should be as comprehensive as possible, citing reasons and examples of outstanding work. Nominations will be judged on the following characteristics: Career & Self Development, Communication, Critical Thinking, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Professionalism, Teamwork, and Technology. Keep the following qualities in mind while composing your nomination:

  • Career & Self Development - Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.
  • Communication - Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and
    perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.
  • Critical Thinking - Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.
  • Equity & Inclusion - Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.
  • Leadership - Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.
  • Professionalism - Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.
  • Teamwork - Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.
  • Technology - Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

In order to be eligible for consideration, student employees must have worked a minimum of 6 months part-time (or three months full-time), during the selection period which is from June in the prior year through May of the current year.

Nominees are not restricted to students employed through the Federal Work Study Program. All student employees are eligible for consideration.

Student Employment Supervisor of the Year

Nominations for the SESOTY will be judged on the following characteristics: mentoring, professionalism and leadership provided to the student employee(s). By including information and examples about the following areas, you will likely be touching upon the selection criteria.

• The nominee’s greatest attributes, as they relate to their supervision.
• How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations as a supervisor.
• 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 student employees.
• The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other student employment supervisors.