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UMD National Student Employment Week
April 10-15, 2016


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 employees.

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 Wisconsin.

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 $150.00
• 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.

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