National Student Employee of the Year Award

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) sponsors a program for a Student Employee of the Year Award(SEOTY). Nominations are due to the University of Richmond Office of Student Employment by February 1, 2024. A committee at UR will review the nominations and pick one winner that best meets the criteria of at least one of the NSEA award categories, and then submit that nomination to the national committee.

We will recognize our institutional winner and all campus nominees during National Student Employment Week (April 7-13). 

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. This year, NSEA is going to award winners in each of the following categories: Community Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Technology & Innovation, and Critical Thinking. 

In 2023, our campus winner, Michael Kyle, won national recognition in the category of Critical Thinking for his work as a Lead Peer Advisor in Career Services!

Nomination of a candidate requires a one-page submission letter using our online form highlighting the student’s accomplishments.

As you will see in the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Competencies list, the National Student Employment Association modeled their categories off of this competencies list, and this worksheet may be a good place to start when writing your nomination letter. Please submit SEOTY questions to Caitie Hoeckele in the Office of Student Employment.

Campus Recognition

We enjoyed hosting a catered reception last year recognizing all of our nominees. All of our worthy finalists were also recognized on the Student Employment website all year, and the initial announcement appeared in Spiderbytes. Be sure to check back here for more details.