UMD National Student Employment Week
April 14-18, 2014
National Student Employment Week is celebrated across the nation during
the month of April.
UMD Human Resources' Office of Student Employment encourages campus departments to take time during
National Student Employment Week to celebrate the contribution of our
nearly 1,500 student employees to UMD. Let your student employees know
how much their hard work is appreciated.
UMD is a member of both MASEA (Minnesota Association of Student Employment
Administrators) and NSEA (National Student Employment Association), non-profit
associations involved with supporting and promoting student employment
as an educational experience for students, as well as an alternative to
financial aid and an aid for students to prepare for a meaningful career.
NSEA encourages each member institution to offer a Student Employee
of the Year (SEOTY) competition to recognize excellence of student
How the NSEA National Student Employee of the Year is Selected:
Each spring, NSEA coordinates a selection process and chooses the National
Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) to recognize the outstanding contributions
and achievements of students who work while attending college.
The process begins in the four regions and only members of NSEA or one
of NSEA's regional affiliates - WASEA, MASEA, SASEA, and NEASEA - may
nominate their student workers. From the four regional winners, NSEA chooses
a National Student Employee of the Year.
Once the UMD Student Employee of the Year has been selected, the nomination
is forwarded to MASEA who selects the winner for the State of Minnesota,
and the winner for the Midwest Region. Fourteen states make up the Midwest
Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and
The nomination of the winner for each Region is then forwarded to NSEA
for nationwide competion. NSEA is comprised of four regions: WASEA (13
western states), MASEA (14 midwest states), SASEA (12 southern states),
and NEASEA (11 northeast states plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico).
• Each campus winner will receive a certificate and congratulatory
letter from MASEA
• The state winners will receive a certificate and check for $75.00
• The MASEA regional winner will receive a plaque and a check for
• The MASEA winner will be submitted for the NSEA Student Employee
of the Year Program
To guide you in the nomination process, read the Guidelines in Nominating for the "Student Employee of the Year" competition.
UMD is proud that we have had two UMD student
employees who have won the nationwide competition, namely: Erik Stromstad,
Kirby Student Center (2003) and Justin Hallquist, Facilities Management
(1999). They won against thousands of nominations from
all member institutions throughout the United States.