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The National Student Employment Association sponsors an annual program to find the top-rated student employee in the country. The competition begins at the campus level when supervisors nominate outstanding student employees in  their departments. One student is selected as UW-Green Bay's Student Employee of the Year, and their nomination advances to regional level review through the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators. In addition to the Student Employee of the Year program, the Student Employment Office coordinates a week of events to celebrate the importance and impact of all student employees across campus. 


Nominations for the 2020 Student Employee of the Year program are due February 14, 2020.  The winner will be announced and all nominees will be honored at a special ceremony during National Student Employment Week.

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Eligibility Requirements

All UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate student employees are eligible for consideration, Work Study and regular. To be considered an eligible employee, students must be paid via the UW payroll system for work completed at UW-Green Bay and be enrolled at least part-time through UW-Green Bay. Graduate students must be performing student employee jobs to be eligible. (We're sorry, but the following positions cannot be considered: Graduate Assistants or Teaching Assistants.)

Students must have worked or be anticipated to work a minimum of six months part-time (or three months full-time), during the selection period which is from June of the prior year through May of the awarding year.

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Selection Criteria

Students will be evaluated by a campus review committee on the following eight National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Core Competencies:

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

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All nominees are honored at a ceremony held each spring that kicks off the week of celebrations honoring all students who work while attending college.

  • Each UW-Green Bay nominee is presented with a gift bag and certificate of congratulations from UW-Green Bay.
  • The UW-Green Bay winner is presented with a plaque
  • The nomination form for the UW-Green Bay winner is submitted to the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators and considered for state, regional, and/or national titles.
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