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Calvin Sweeney- 2021 Student employee of the Year posing with his trophy

Submit Your Nominations By 

Thursday, FEB 3, 2022 @ 11:59 PM.

Click Here to Submit Your Nomination Packet 

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates the annual National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) program in collaboration with MASEA and our member institutions. The intent of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while pursuing higher education.

The process begins at the institutional level. Supervisors may nominate an outstanding employee for recognition as their institutions’ student employee of the year. Then, any institution that is a member of MASEA may submit their selected student employee of the year for State and Regional consideration. If the Regional winner is from an institution that is also an NSEA member, the student will be moved forward for National consideration, as well.

RULES AND REGULATIONS for Student Employee of the Year 

1. Students must have worked for at least 6 consecutive months (Completed by May 2022) 

2. Students must be a student employee through On-Campus Student Employment ( Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants are not eligible) 

*Graduate students in student employment roles are eligible to win at the institutional level but are not eligible at the regional or national level. In the event a graduate student wins, the University of Toledo will forward the runner-up to the regional level. 

3. Only one student per department can be nominated 

4. Nominations will be judged based on the nomination letter submitted by the supervisor. The readers will be using the eight NACE Career Competencies to assess the student's development in their student employment role.

Full Nomination Rubric 

How To Nominate Your Student 

Submission Instructions


Nominations will need to include a cover letter that contains the following information:

  • Student Name (First and Last)
  • Student Email Address
  • Student Job Title
  • Supervisor Name
  • Supervisor Email
  • Department where the student position is held


Nominations should be in letter format (2-page maximum-this does not include the cover letter) and include the following requirements:

  • Briefly describe why you are submitting the student for recognition
  • Briefly outline your student employee's accomplishments over this past year and/or how they have contributed to the workplace
  • How does this student exhibit NACE competencies in their position? Please provide specific examples.
  • Closing statement


Please email the nomination packet to Josh Vail at StudentEmpServ@UToledo.Edu by 11:59 PM on Thursday,  February 3, 2022.

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Last Updated: 6/21/22