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National Student Employment Week

Celebrating the Contributions of Student Employees 

The Career Services Center, partnered with Human Resources, participates in National Student Employment Week in April every year to recognize the wonderful student employees that serve the University of Central Missouri.

2019 Student Employee of the Year Reception


1st Place - Emma Gibbons

Emma works for the Career Services Center. She received a $500 award sponsored by State Farm - Joe Good.


2nd Place - Emily Kroesen

Emily works for Residence Life. She received a $250 award sponsored by Southwestern Advantage.


3rd Place - Allie Ratliff

Allie works for the Career Services Center. She received a $100 award sponsored by Northwestern Mutual (representative unable to attend).

UCM National Student Employment Week

Student Employees

Allow Us to Show Our Appreciation

Timeline of Events for 2020 - April 13th-17th


Student employees are encouraged to stop by the Career Services Center (Ward Edwards 1200) to enjoy a free coffee and bagel bar from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 

Be on the outlook for a surprise in your UCM student email account.

The UCM Student Employee of the Year Reception is for all UCM student employees and their supervisors. This reception will be held on Wednesday, April 15th from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Elliott Student Union 237.

Student Employee Appreciation Day - Departments, express your gratitude to your student employees for their contributions to your office.


Recognizing Student Employee Contributions

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

The Career Services Center at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) is a member of NSEA.  Here at UCM, over 1,000 students are employed by the university, playing a key role in our educational and operational excellence.

Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. At the same time, they develop important skills and experience that will assist them in their future careers.

UCM Student Employee of the Year Nomination Process

The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.

To be considered for this award, students must have been employed a minimum of three months full time or six months part-time. This may include students working off campus in community service or tutoring programs. 

Nominate a Student Here

Students will be evaluated on the following qualities:

  1. Communication
  2. Digital Technology
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Professionalism/Work Ethic
  5. Intercultural Fluency
  6. Career Management
  7. Leadership
  8. Teamwork

The UCM Student Employee of the Year Committee is comprised of staff from various offices across campus.

Timeline of Events for Supervisors

2019 Timetable

December 2, 2019

Regional Coordinators distribute announcement and application materials to their members and NSEA members in their region.

February 14, 2020

SEOTY nominations are due to the Career Services Center.

March 2, 2020

Notifications of campus winners are due to the Regional SEOTY Coordinators.

March 20, 2020 

Regional SEOTY Coordinators submit the regional winners to the NSEA VP of Administrative Services.

March 23 - March 27, 2020

National Student Employee of the Year is selected and winner's school is notified by the NSEA President.

April 12 - April 18, 2020

National Student Employment Week observed. National SEOTY winner announced and runner-up finalists notified. National SEOTY award is presented at winner's campus.

Training Opportunity for Supervisors

Michelle Taylor from Human Resources will be hosting a training from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14th, in Ward Edwards TBD for supervisors of student employees. Topic: TBD.


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