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National Student Employment Week

Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student employee 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.

On their campuses and throughout their communities, student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Indeed, most schools and surrounding businesses depend on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the campus and community.

Each year Texas A&M University celebrates National Student Employment Week during the second full week of April. National Student Employment Week enables us to recognize and thank Texas A&M students for the contributions they make as employees to the University and the Bryan/College Station community.
Supervisors
Looking for ways to celebrate National Student Employment Week in your office? Visit our Ways to Celebrate NSEW page.
Each year Texas A&M University celebrates National Student Employment Week (NSEW), during the second full week of April. NSEW enables us to thank Texas A&M students for the contributions they make as employees to the University and the surrounding community.

NSEW will be held April 8-14, 2018. Each year the Student Employment Office partners with local businesses to offer several discounts and a wide variety of prizes to student employees as a way of saying thank you.

During National Student Employment Week there are several on-campus events that are designed for student employees. During the week we will have two days of campus resource tables where student employees are encouraged to stop by, play games, win prizes, pick up free promotional items and discounts. You will also have a chance to meet Student Employment Office personnel and find out how the Jobs for Aggies website can work for you!  Event tables will be located on the east side of Evans Library.
Student Employee of the Year ceremony  (by invitation only)
TBD
The ceremony honors all Student Employee of the Year nominees and awards two outstanding student employees, one employed on-campus and one employed off-campus. The ceremony concludes with the announcement of the on- and off-campus Student Employee of the Year award recipients. Each recipient is awarded a scholarship sponsored by the Association of Former Students.
Supervisors
Looking for ways to celebrate National Student Employment Week in your office? Visit our Ways to Celebrate NSEW page.
National Student Employment Week (NSEW) presents a unique and rare opportunity for your business to have an on-campus marketing presence. Just as in previous years, all sponsors will be recognized on promotional signage at each event and in all marketing materials. You can be a sponsor in any of the following ways:
  • Offering a discount or special promotion during the month of April to TAMU student employees who present a pay stub and a TAMU student ID. Examples: $5 off a meal, free Danish with purchase of coffee or drink; 10% off any purchase; reduced admission prices; buy one get one free, etc.
  • Provide an item to be included in the drawing to take place during NSEW. Examples: Gift cards; Gift baskets; T-shirts; Tickets, etc.
  • Provide promotional items to be handed out to students during the week.
Thank you to those who have already committed their support!

For more information on National Student Employment Week, please contact the Student Employment Office at 979-845-0686 or jobsforaggies@tamu.edu.
During National Student Employment Week festivities, the Student Employees of the Year Awards Ceremony will honor two outstanding student employees selected from nominated candidates, one employed on-campus and one employed off-campus. Award recipients will receive a scholarship sponsored by the Association of Former Students. In addition, the Class of 56’ Student Employee Endowment Scholarships will be granted to a nominee(s) meeting the award criteria.
Nominee Criteria
  • Must be a Texas A&M University - College Station student currently performing in the Student Employee capacity.
  • Working an average of 12 - 25 hours per week with their main focus being school.
  • May be undergraduate or graduate but not a Graduate Assistant nor Teaching Assistant.
  • Must have been employed a minimum of six (6) months by February 2, 2018.
  • Must be enrolled at least ½ time (6 hours undergraduate, 5 hours graduate) at Texas A&M - College Station.
  • Must be maintaining a 3.0 GPR or above during the semesters that the student is employed (to be calculated by Student Employment Office).
The nomination period for the 2018 Student Employee of the Year awards will open in early January 2018.
Please keep the following guidelines in mind:
  • Must be nominated by supervisor or staff member.
  • Each office may only nominate one student for every 100 student employees in the office (Please use your office’s official title including department and area).
  • Only one nomination form per student. All subsequent forms WILL NOT be reviewed. You may attach two additional support documents that are each no more than 2 pages in length. Additional letters may be uploaded until 11:59 pm, February 2, 2018.
  • University staff and community employers will score the written nominations. The student employees selected will be announced during the Student Employee of the Year award ceremony and reception held in April.
  • Qualified nominees, two guests of their choice, as well as the nominator are invited to attend the ceremony for a total of four attendees per nomination.
  • Qualified nominees will be requested to submit a 5X7 portrait photo to be featured at the ceremony.
Should you require additional information, please call (979) 845-0686.
Tips for nominating your student employee
  1. It is best to gather all letters of support and additional documentation before completing the nomination form. Please note that you may only attach two additional support documents that are each no more than 2 pages in length. If you must upload documents after the form is submitted, please save the confirmation email, as it has specific instructions on how to do this.
  2. Nominations will be reviewed for minimum eligibility requirements. Only students meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will be reviewed and recognized at the awards ceremony in April. The most common reason a student does not meet the minimum requirements is that their GPR during semesters worked is below a 3.0 (although their overall GPR may be at or above a 3.0). The Student Employee of the Year should be maintaining academic performance while working.
  3. Reviewers will be reading for specific examples of how this student demonstrates the following: Reliability, Quality of Work, Initiative, Professionalism, and Uniqueness of Contribution. Avoid only using general statements.
  4. Please limit nominations to one per office. If you are part of a large department, be as specific as possible as to what area you are in to help us track nominations per office.
  5. The nominators of the students selected as Student Employees of the Year will be notified well in advance to the awards ceremony to ensure they will attend.

Do you have a WEIRD job? The Student Employment Office would love to hear about it! Tell us why your job is the weirdest in 250 words or less and email a picture of you on the job to jobsforaggies@tamu.edu. To show our appreciation for your weird work, the top weirdest job submission will RECEIVE A PRIZE and be recognized during National Student Employment Week held each year!

The 2017 Weirdest Job Contest WINNER: Beth Silvy

Beth is a graduate research assistant in the Sink Aquaculture Laboratory: "It is my job to collect semen (milt) and eggs from adult southern flounder for the purpose of creating gynogenetic clones of the mother. In essence, I am creating transgendered flounder for the purpose of stock enhancement. Male southern flounder grow more slowly and much smaller than female flounder, by eliminating males in a production system; this process not only saves money, but time and effort."

Guidelines for submissions:
  • Currently enrolled Texas A&M students employed on or off campus are eligible to enter.
  • You must currently be employed in the position.
  • Photos should demonstrate as much as possible why the job is unique. Entries without a photo will NOT be considered!
  • Photo size should be no larger than 500 KB.
  • Only photos in jpeg or gif format will be accepted.
  • Entries are limited to 250 words or less.
Entry dates for Spring 2018 TBD.
This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a Texas A&M faculty or staff member who has had a profound impact on a student employee or student employment as a whole.  Nominations are accepted from faculty, staff, and students and the award is presented annually at the Student Employee of the Year Awards Ceremony held each April.
The 2017 Student Employment Impact Award was presented to:
Dr. Hisham Nar-El-Din, a Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering.  
Nominees must:
  • Be a Texas A&M faculty or staff member working full or part-time
  • Supervise, mentor, train, develop and/or provide professional development to student employees
To nominate an individual:
  • Information regarding the nomination process for the 2018 Impact Award will be available in December 2017
The Student Employee of the Year Award was established by the National Student Employment Association to encourage higher education campuses to honor one outstanding student employee for excellence on the job and in their academic pursuits. In 2007, Texas A&M expanded its program to present two student employee of the year awards, the Texas A&M Community Student Employee of the Year and The Texas A&M Campus Student Employee of the Year. Congratulations to all our exceptional student employees who have been recognized through the years for their accomplishments.
 
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Student Employee Award Received
Jason Mock '99 1999 Student Employee of the Year
Dwain Sparling ‘00 2000 Student Employee of the Year
Preston Pratt ‘01 2001 Student Employee of the Year
Samuel Heardmon ‘02 2002 Student Employee of the Year
Kelley Dees Amort '04 2003 Student Employee of the Year
Lindy Williams Pieratt ‘03 2004 Student Employee of the Year
Kathleen Harris ‘01/’02/’06 2005 Student Employee of the Year
Hannah Peterson ‘05 2006 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Karen Heiner Nall ‘06 2006 Community Student Employee of the Year
Linda Lowe ‘08 2007 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Mathew Griffith ‘06 2007 Community Student Employee of the Year
Meagan Martinez ‘07 2008 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Alison “Kendall” Sullins ‘08 2008 Community Student Employee of the Year
Matthew Moss '11 2009 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Heather Evans ‘10 2009 Community Student Employee of the Year
Eric George ‘09 2010 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Heather Bowden ‘11 2010 Community Student Employee of the Year
Allison Raborn ‘11 2011 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Brandi Sence ‘11 2011 Community Student Employee of the Year
Ashley Payne ‘12 2012 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Kaitlin Mohr ‘14 2012 Community Student Employee of the Year
Ann Clark '13 2013 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Regan Dittmar '13 2013 Community Student Employee of the Year
Dunae Crenwelge '15 2014 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Zachary Cannon '14 2014 Community Student Employee of the Year
Chelsa Thomas '15 2015 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Jena Boyd '15 2015 Community Student Employee of the Year
Joel White '17 2016 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Kurtis Kemper '17 2016 Community Student Employee of the Year
Shelby Schiefelbein '18 2017 Campus Student Employee of the Year
Hannah Hoffman '17 2017 Community Student Employee of the Year
On the occasion of their fiftieth anniversary, the Texas A&M Class of 1956 established the Class of 1956 Student Employee Endowed Award to assist outstanding student employees in the completion of their degree. Congratulations to all our exceptional student employees who have been recognized through the years for their accomplishments.
 
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Student Employee Award Received
Julian Coleman III '09 2009 Class of '56 Award
Matthew Moss '11 2009 Class of '56 Award
Ieva Romenkova '12 2010 Class of '56 Award
Nicole Sohns '11 2010 Class of '56 Award
Megan Campbell '12 2011 Class of '56 Award
Ashley Payne '12 2011 Class of '56 Award
Ann Clark '13 2012 Class of '56 Award
Ashley Payne '12 2012 Class of '56 Award
Angela Dreiss '14 2013 Class of '56 Award
Branson Rogers '14 2013 Class of '56 Award
Kimberly Johnson '14 2014 Class of '56 Award
Joshua Herrington '15 2014 Class of '56 Award
Brittany Hagan '16 2015 Class of '56 Award
Caroline Peterson '17 2015 Class of '56 Award
Joel White '17 2016 Class of '56 Award
Kurtis Kemper '17 2016 Class of '56 Award
Shelby Schiefelbein '18 2017 Class of '56 Award
Corie Depue '18 2017 Class of '56 Award

SEOTY & Impact Award Winners