Student Employee Recognition

Student Employee Appreciation Week

Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.

Link to the National Student Employment Association for more information.

Student Employee of the Year: What is SEOTY?

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. The award winner receives a $1,000 cash award! The NSEA President or a designated representative from the NSEA Board will visit the national winner's campus to present the award.


Each region sets its own eligibility criteria for student nominees, which generally call for some minimum length of employment, possibly a minimum GPA, and possibly a minimum number of hours per week the student must be working.


The Student Employee of the Year Committee has selected a winner for UNC’s inaugural Student Employee of the Year. The winner and runners-up will be announced at the Recognition Reception during Student Employee Appreciation Week (April 10-16). Keep checking back for updates on the week’s activities and the Recognition Reception.