National Student Employment Week (April 7th-13th, 2024).

Supervisor of the Year: Chair: Heather Dunn, Dickinson College.  P: (717) 254-8949

The National Student Employment Association has declared the second complete week in April each year be set aside to recognize the value of student employees and student employment professionals.

The purpose of this week is threefold:

  1. To enhance awareness of student employment and its important role in higher education experience.
  2. To recognize students who perform outstanding work while attending college.
  3. To thank YOU, the employer, who hire students for part-time positions and make the student employment program such a success.

Student Employee of the Year 

Each spring, the National Student Employment Administration (NSEA) coordinates a Student Employee of the Year selection process. The purpose of the selection process is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. 

The process begins at the institution level.  Supervisors have the ability to nominate outstanding student employees to be considered as their Student Employee of the Year.  Supervisors nominate their students in one of five categories: community service, diversity and inclusion, leadership, technology and innovation, and critical thinking. Institutions will choose their winner by using the point scale outlined by NSEA.

Students must be undergraduates and currently enrolled at the nominating institution. Stipend positions will not be considered.  

Members of NSEA will need to submit their winner to be considered for national Student Employee of the Year. 

NEASEA will not be accepting SEOTY nominations for 2024. Members of NSEA should submit their nominations directly to National. Check out the NSEA website for more information. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


NEASEA provides the NEASEA Student Employment Recognition Handbook to our members.  The handbook is a step-by-step guide on how to conduct successful Student Employment Recognition programs and is available to download from the Member area of the NEASEA website.  It includes the following information:

  • National Student Employment Week planning and sample correspondence.
  • Charly Totoro Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year general information, procedures, and sample correspondence.
  • NEASEA Graduate Student Employee of the Year general information, procedures, and sample correspondence.
  • NEASEA Supervisor of the Year general information, procedures, and sample correspondence.
  • Student Employment Recognition forms are also available in the NEASEA Member area.  

If you are not a current member of NEASEA, please review the benefits of being a NEASEA Member and Join Today!


Supervisor of the Year Program

The Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) conducts a selection process to choose an outstanding supervisor whom the organization recognizes as the NEASEA Supervisor of the Year.  The goal of the program is to provide student employee Supervisors with the recognition they so fully deserve.   Supervisor of the Year Information and Nomination materials will soon be available on the NEASEA website. 

2009 marked the Inaugural Year of the Supervisor of the Year Program for NEASEA.  The program begins at an institutional level and progresses to the Regional level.  This award was established to recognize the integral the student supervisor plays in the education of a student employee.  Student supervisors act as mentors and provide education to their students that they cannot gain through the classroom.  Students at colleges and universities across the region are asked to nominate supervisors who they feel are especially worthy of recognition.  

The selection process begins in January at the college/university level and is completed by April at the regional level. Many schools combine the results of their campus level selection process with other events surrounding National Student Employment Week.

It is suggested that the student employment administrators distribute nomination materials to student employees in mid-January. The deadline for campus selections to be transmitted to the Supervisor of the Year (SOTY) Chair is March 3rd. The deadline is strictly adhered to by NEASEA for inclusion in the regional selection process. No exceptions will be made.

Supervisor of the Year (SOTY) Timeline
Please note these dates differ slightly from the SEOTY/GSEOTY timeline.

December: Distribution of materials to NEASEA members.
February 23: SOTY nominations are due at the campus level.
March 1: Deadline for SOTY Campus Selection to be e-mailed to the SOTY Chair.
March 13: SOTY Committee Chair sends campus level selectees to regional level readers.
March 22: Regional Readers–Deadline for return of rankings to SOTY Committee Chair.
April 5: Notification to NEASEA of Supervisor of the Year.

Currently, we are looking for volunteers to participate as a reader in the SOTY regional selection process. As a Reader you would be responsible for Reading and Ranking a group of regional nominees. The time commitment required depends on the number of nominees received but is expected to be approximately 2 hours per reader. Please e-mail me at if you are interested in volunteering your time and talents as a reader for the Supervisor of the Year Program.