Celebrating Student Employees
- Student Employee of the Year Award
- Tips for Recognizing Student Employees [PDF]
- Student Employee Certificate of Appreciation Template [PDF]
- NSEAW Flyer [PDF]
National Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 7–13, 2013
The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) designates one week each year for universities and colleges across the country to recognize the substantial contributions of students who work on campus.
Here at UT Austin, over 10,000 students are employed by the university, playing a key role in our educational, research, and operational excellence. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. At the same time, they develop important skills and experience.
The Division of Student Affairs partners with Human Resource Services in sponsoring National Student Employee Appreciation Week activities. In addition, all schools, colleges, and departments in the university are encouraged to take the opportunity during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, and throughout the year, to thank their student employees and let them know that their efforts are valued. Please download our tips on ways to recognize your student employees [PDF]. A template for a Certificate of Appreciation [PDF] is also available for your use.
A highlight of National Student Employee Appreciation Week is the culmination of the annual competition for the UT Austin Student Employee of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding student employee who has made a unique contribution to the university and has demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism. All nominees for the award were honored at an event sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs on April 8, 2013.
In addition, Human Resource Services hosted an open house on April 11, 2013, for the student employees who have participated in the Student Employee Excellence Development Program.
The Student Employee of the Year Award and the Student Employee Excellence Development (S.E.E.D.) Program are supported by donations to the University Operations Student Employee Recognition Program fund. Donations in any amount are welcome!