The following email was sent to members on December 16, 2020:


Good Afternoon!

Needless to say, 2020 has brought about changes in the way we work, learn, and socialize. SEOTY/GSOTY for 2021 is also being celebrated differently. NSEA, with the support of members who attended the NSEA conference, has decided to honor the top 3 student submissions from each region.

NSEA will not be issuing a monetary award for 2021. 

NSEA is not requiring the usual form to be submitted. They are only requiring a one page letter highlighting the student's accomplishments. Please note the following:

1. There is no restriction on the length of employment for the student

2. In place of "nomination" we will be using "submission" as there isn't one winner

3. Please refer to the NACE core competencies fact sheet to assist supervisors with their submission


The process for GSOTY will remain the same as in the past, letter of recommendation and job description. 


The Board has decided that as a region, we will still offer monetary awards to the top 3 submissions and our Graduate Student Employee of the Year in the amount of $250. The other state winners will receive $100.


Please see time table below for 2021


December 2020

Regional Coordinators distribute announcement

January 29, 2021

SEOTY letters of recognition are due to campus Student Employment Office

February 21, 2021

Top letters of recognition from institutions are due to Regional SEOTY coordinator

March 5, 2021

Regional SEOTY Coordinators submit top three letters of recognition to the SEOTY Pro

March 8-30, 2021

NSEA will reach out to those being recognized for additional information for recognition during NSEW

April 11-17, 2021

Nation Student Employment Week observed

This information will also be available on our website soon.

Wishing you and your loved ones health and joy in the coming New Year. 

Happy Holidays,