National Student Employment Week
April 10 - 14, 2017
Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant to any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.
At K-State, our student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Indeed, many departments depend on the contributions of this reliable workforce for their daily operations. During National Student Employment Week, we celebrate our student employees in a variety of ways.
Events and Giveaways
Monday, April 10
- McCain Monday Giveaway: Enter to win two McCain Performance Series tickets to “100 Years of Broadway” on May 14, 2017.
Tuesday, April 11
- Treat Yourself Tuesday Giveaway: Five lucky students will be awarded $10 JP's Sports Bar and Grill gift cards.
- Student Employee of the Year Award Ceremony — 4 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center. Finalists, their families, friends and supervisors/nominators are invited to participate in the third annual award ceremony, where the 2017 Student Employee of the Year award winner will be announced.
Wednesday, April 12
- Wildcats Forever Wednesday Giveaway: Two students will be awarded 2017-2018 Wildcats Forever memberships which include a membership T-shirt, a collectible glass and a membership card with discounts to favorite places in town.
- Putting Your Strengths to Work — 3 p.m. in the Berney Family Welcome Center Theater. Join the Career Center and K-State StrengthsQuest as they lead an interactive panel discussion about how students can leverage their top 5 talent themes in the workplace. Hear from fellow students and campus leaders about how they use Strengths to improve self-engagement and achieve desired success.
Thursday, April 13
- Take $25 Off Thursday Giveaway: Four winners will receive a $25 promo code to be used online at shop.kstatesports.com.
- Where Wildcats Work — 4 p.m. in the Berney Family Welcome Center Theater. Listen to a panel of recent alumni share their career journey.
Friday, April 14
- Feel Good Friday Giveaway: Five students can enter to win a $10 gift card for their next salon service at Bellus Academy.
- Chester E. Peters Lecture Series — 10 a.m. in Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union. Hear Dr. Adam Peck, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University speak about Engagement and Employability: Integrating Transferable Skills in the Complete College Experience. Sponsored by the K-State College of Education.
- Feel Good Friday at the Rec: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Rec Complex. Get a free massage from the professionals at Bellus Academy.
Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year award (SEOTY)
Do you have a student worker who goes above and beyond the call of duty? Someone who makes your life easier and your office/department a better place? A student employee who exemplifies the Principles of the Wildcat Way?
- Nomination deadline: February 10, 2017
- Complete the campus nomination form in its entirety.
- Preview of nomination form (pdf)
Please complete each section thoroughly. It is recommended that nominators provide specific examples of the student’s exemplary work.
Students will be evaluated based on the nominator's description of their abilities in the following categories on a scale of 0 - 3 (see below):
|Reliability||Overall consistency in attendance and work performance.
|Quality of Work||Completion of work tasks that exceed expectation in the following area.
|Initiative||Ability to assess and initiate things independently, act or take charge before others.
|Professionalism||The skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well.
|Defining Story||Provide an example of the positive impact the nominee has had to your department, campus or community.
Nomination Rating Scale:
0 = Blank or off topic. No example provided or example provided is off-topic
1 = Limited. Nominator provided limited information and description of nominee’s ability in this category. Examples provided were vague and immeasurable
2 = Successful. Nominator provided specific examples of nominee’s ability in this category, however, the examples provided did not fulfill all of the criteria
3 = Exceeds Expectations. Nominator provided specific and measurable examples of nominee’s ability in this category that exceeded the criteria, and documented that this occurred on a frequent basis
Any undergraduate or graduate student who is on student employee payroll, and serves in an official student employee position is eligible to be nominated. Graduate Assistants-GA’s, Graduate Research Assistants-GRA’s, and Graduate Teaching Assistants-GTA’s are ineligible. In order for a nominee to be selected as a finalist, the nominee must be a Kansas State University student in good standing with the university.
Students must have been employed for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017 (anticipated).
For questions, please contact Anthony YBarra at email@example.com or (785) 532-6956.
Department: Recreational Services
Nominated by: Jason Brungardt
Department: Recreational Services
Nominated by: Travis Redeker
Department: Applied Aviation Research Center | K-State Polytechnic Campus
Nominated by: Travis Balthazor
Department: Academic Assistance Center
Nominated by: RJ Youngblood and Stephanie Bannister
Department: Engineering Extension
Nominated by: David Carter
Department: New Student Services
Nominated by: Cole Grieves
Department: Hale Library
Nominated by: Alyssa Bruce
Department: Study Abroad Office
Nominated by: Joe Milostan
Department: Division of Communications and Marketing
Nominated by: Ashley Martin
Department: Unmanned Aircraft Systems | K-State Polytechnic Campus
Nominated by: Kurt Carraway
Department: Horse Unit
Nominated by: Kallie Emig and Tasha Dove
Department: New Student Services
Nominated by: Kiley Moody
Department: Catalyst Center
Nominated by: Rusty Earl
Department: K-State Libraries
Nominated by: Felisa Osburn, Jason Coleman, and Lisa Loberg
Department: Pilots Program
Nominated by: Shay Dodson
Ways to Celebrate
Recognition is an important part of expressing appreciation for the valuable work our student employees do. There are lots of ways you can celebrate your student workers that cost little — and mean a lot.
- Throw a pizza party, potluck, do-it-yourself sundae bar, foot long sub party; have a popcorn machine in your office; serve cake & punch; have a hamburger/hot dog BBQ
- Host scavenger hunts with prizes for the winners
- Decorate office doors or bulletin boards with posters expressing appreciation to student workers and listing all students’ names
- Arrange for administrators to do some "reverse" job shadowing -- partner with a student worker for a day or even an hour, to see what kinds of duties are involved
- Organize trivia contests with prizes for winners
- Distribute certificates of appreciation
- Recognize your students on social media using #WildcatWay to join the conversation