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Student Employee Appreciation Week

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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 WT, 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 Student Employment Appreciation Week we celebrate our student employees in a variety of ways:

Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)

Congratulations to Samantha Hearn, WT's Student Employee of the Year for 2014.  Hearn, a senior equine industry major from Austin, works for the Attebury Honors Program. She was nominated by her supervisor, Carolina Jones, based on her Reliability, Quality of Work, Initiative, Attitude, Professionalism, and Uniqueness of Contribution.  

2014 SEOTY Winner Samantha Hearn

Other nominees included Rikki Boelens of Gunter, Abbey Coufal of Vernon, Richard "Chase" Cox of Canadian, Karley Edge of Archer City, Christina Hitchcock of Decatur, Hannah Johnson of Sulphur Springs, Alexa Leija of Amarillo, Mariela Mendoza of Turkey, Cinthia Munoz of Bovina, Christopher "Heath" Newkirk of Amarillo, Madison Parkey of Olton, Emily Pinkert of Levelland, Yesenia Rodriguez of Bovina, Andrew Santos of Muleshoe, Taryn Schenk of Canyon, Vitaliy Skorodziyevskiy of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Aaron Slatton of Amarillo, and Rachael Tretow of Vega.

Student Employee Appreciation Events

Student Employment Surveys Raffle
Coffee Break
Student Employment Appreciation Luncheon

Part-time and Summer Job Fair

SEOTY Ceremony and Reception
List of Events

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. Let's encourage our student workers all year long!

Student Appreciation Ideas

Student Employee Certificate of Appreciation



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