Student Employee of the Year

In an effort to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of our student employees, the Student Employment Office is pleased to announce Messiah’s first annual Student Employee of the Year Award. If you have an outstanding student working in your department, this is your chance to express your appreciation. Any undergraduate who has been employed a minimum of three months full-time or six months part-time between June 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 (for Messiah, students who started no later than the beginning of Fall semester) may be nominated for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award. The following prizes will be given in a Student Employee of the Year Celebration ceremony which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 during our Student Employee Appreciation Week event.

Student Employee of the Year- $150

Honorable Mention Awards (2) - $50 each

In addition, the person selected as the Messiah College Student Employee of the Year will be automatically nominated for additional awards at the State, Regional and National levels.

The contributions made by all student employees are important, however, this award seeks to acknowledge the student whose performance is exceptional in one or more areas including, but not limited to, leadership, problem solving, customer service, teamwork, or just going above and beyond to greatly exceed expectations for the position. Nominees will be judged by committee review in the following areas: communication, digital technology, problem solving, professionalism/work ethic, intercultural fluency, career management, leadership, and teamwork. Students should show a consistent pattern of producing quality work and communicating effectively with co-workers, our students, staff and faculty, and/or external constituents.

Please assist us in recognizing the outstanding work of student employees by sending in a nomination. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Employment Office.


Nomination Form Click here to download the form. The PDF form will include more details. The form is a PDF fillable form. You will need to download it to your computer in order to be able to fill out the form.
Rubric Click here for the scoring rubric. Supervisors should use this rubric as a reference when nominating their student employees and filling out the nomination form. This rubric will be used by the National Student Employment Association Student Employee of the Year nominations for 2020.
Submission Deadline February 10, 2020. This is a hard deadline. Nominations after this date will not be considered.
Return to Student Employment, electronically via email.
Winner Announced April 15, 2020, during our Student Employee Appreciation Week
Poster If you would like to view or print the poster we created, you can download it here.