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Career Services

National Student Employment Week and Student Employee of the Year

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National Student Employment Week

April 13–17, 2020

Each year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares a full week in April to be National Student Employment Week.

Nearly 2,000 Wright State students are employed through the Student Employment Program.

During National Student Employment Week, Career Services facilitates the celebration of Wright State's annual Student Employee of the Year. Campus supervisors are encouraged to celebrate the contributions of all their student workers and express appreciation for their good work.

Supervisors: How to Participate

NSEW Celebration Ideas for Student Employment On-Campus Supervisors

  • Daily, individual recognitions; one large event for all student employees; or a combination of individual and group events.
  • Give your student employees a round of applause at your department staff meeting.
  • Change your department phone message to announce National Student Employment Week and say thank you to student employees.
  • Post a sign in your department, "We Appreciate Our Student Employees."
  • Have your staff wear special badges that say "Student Employees are GREAT" or "We Appreciate our Student Employees."
  • Design and present certificates of appreciation to your student employees.
  • Create gift bags for each student employee and invite your staff to deposit small items in the gift bags.
  • Present your student employees with flowers.
  • Take group contributions from staff to provide gift cards for meaningful purchases: the bookstore, a coffee shop, a nearby restaurant or a gas station.
  • Take your student employees to lunch, provide pizza in your conference room, or host a carry-in.
  • Nominate your student for Student Employee of the Year (beginning in January monitor your incoming email for information or contact studentemployment@wright.edu).

Send photos and a description of your event to studentemployment@wright.edu.


Student Employee of the Year

2020 nominations are due prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020.

Every year, Wright State University selects an institutional Student Employee of the Year during National Student Employment Week based on the guidelines established by the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) in collaboration with the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).

In 2020, Student Employee of the Year nominations will be evaluated on the eight National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Core Competencies.

A strong nomination will include specific examples, detailed evidence, and overall impact the nominated student employee has had on your department, campus, and community, as related to NACE Core Competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

Information provided on the nomination form may be used in press releases, promotional information and other capacities at the institutional, local, state, regional and national levels.

Wright State University award eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students employed as hourly student employees are eligible.
    • Graduate students are not eligible.
  • Students must be in good academic standing, as defined by the Wright State Undergraduate Academic Standards Policy.
  • Student employees must have worked/be anticipated to work a minimum of six months during June 2019 to May 2020.
  • Student employees are eligible for nomination whether funded through Federal Work Study or Regular budget.

Submit a Nomination

  1. Complete a Nomination Form (Fillable PDF) for each student you are nominating.
    1. Required: You must provide information in the competency categories on the Nomination Form.
      Please provide strong evidence and demonstrative examples of the nominee's competencies.
      While we ask for strong evidence, you are limited to 2100 characters in each comment box, for compliance with MASEA requirements.
    2. Optional: For Wright State institutional use only, you may include a supplemental letter of recommendation to provide the selection committee with further details of the nominee's outstanding qualities and contributions as a student employee.
  2. Submit nominations prior to 4:30 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020.
    1. Upload each Nomination Form as a single file to Wright State FileLocker.
    2. Inside FileLocker, choose to Share each file with Skip Rinehart at skip.rinehart@wright.edu
  3. A selection committee will review nominations and select an institutional honoree.
  4. After the university's selection committee identifies the institutional honoree, that honoree's nomination is forwarded to MASEA for competition at the state, regional, and national levels.
  5. Wright State celebrates the Student Employee of the Year in April, during National Student Employment Week.

Previous Wright State honorees were recognized as State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year.

Questions? Contact:
Skip Rinehart
Coordinator, Wright State Student Employee of the Year
Career Services
937-775-2556
skip.rinehart@wright.edu

Honorees

Judy Cronenwett

University Writing Center
Recognition Year: 
2020

Nominations submitted by David Bringhurst, Director, Academic Support and Jill Tussing, Program Director for the University Writing Center.

Teresa Rapking

Registrar’s Office
Recognition Year: 
2019

Nominated submitted by Nita Teeters, Assistant Registrar

Quoting one office staff member about this year’s Student Employee of the Year, Teresa Rapking, “Her commitment to our office shows in the work she does.”

Olivia Kriel

Wright State Research Institute (WSRI)
Recognition Year: 
2018

Nominated by Liz Wiesman, Wright State Research Institute (WSRI).

Nathan Northern

Chemistry Department
Recognition Year: 
2017

Nomination submitted by Kirby Underwood, Chemistry Department.

Justin Myers

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Recognition Year: 
2016

Nomination submitted by Dr. Silvia Newell, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Adrian Hill (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Veteran and Military Center
Recognition Year: 
2015

Nomination submitted by Amanda Watkins, Veteran and Military Center.

Benjamin Clouse

Department of Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine
Recognition Year: 
2014

Nomination summited by Alaine Dunn, Emergency Medicine Department.

Kristopher Hyde (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Engineering and Manufacturing Lab, Lake Campus
Recognition Year: 
2013

Nominated by Dennis J. Hance, Mechanical Engineering Program.

Ashley Leasure (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Department of Music
Recognition Year: 
2012

Nominated by her supervisor, Dr. Hank Dahlman, Professor of Music, Director - Choral Studies, Director- CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts).

Matthew Porter

Department of Biological Sciences
Recognition Year: 
2011

Nnominated by his supervisor Marcia Wendeln, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Brendan Greaney

Office of Disability Services
Recognition Year: 
2010

Nominated by Jean Denney, Assistant Director of Disability Services.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Nicole Kahle

Department of Biological Sciences
Recognition Year: 
2009

Nominated by Jacqueline Neal, Director of Biology and Pre-Health programs.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Melissa D. Steinke (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Lake Campus Reading Center
Recognition Year: 
2008

Nominated by her supervisor, Judy Brewer, a faculty member in Education and Human Services at the Lake Campus.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Scott Dehart

Department of Modern Languages
Recognition Year: 
2007

Nominated by Dr. David Lee Garrison.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Amanda Smith (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Center for Urban and Public Affairs
Recognition Year: 
2006

Nnominated by her supervisor, David Jones.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Megan Watts

Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Recognition Year: 
2005

Nominated by Steve Farrell.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.