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West Texas A&M University 
Intern of the Year
Award

 Download guidelines and nomination instructions
Download Application Form
Use the Application Form as the cover sheet for your nomination packet.
 
The WT Intern of the Year Award is designed to honor an outstanding student who has participated in an internship and   exhibited unusual skills and/or made a significant contribution to their employer. These internship experiences are typically out-of-the ordinary, ground breaking experiences. 
 
Faculty, staff and employers are encouraged to nominate students they know of who have participated in these types of exceptional intern experiences.  

Student eligibility:

  • classified as a junior, senior or a graduate student.
  • participated in their internship between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. 

Award:

  • The recipient will receive a $750 cash award courtesy of the Phillips 66
  • The recipient and their employer will receive a recognition plaque
  • The recipient is automatically submitted for the national Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) Academic Intern of the Year award. 

Additional Information:

  • Each site sponsor should nominate only one WT students for the award.
  • The awards committee reserves to right to determine award eligibility.

If you have a question about eligibility, please contact the Steve Sellars in the WTAMU Career Services Office  -  CC 113, (806) 651-2345, ssellars@wtamu.edu

Nomination Packet:  

  • Application Form
  • Student Résumé
  • Student Statement
  • College/University Support Statement
  • Site Sponsor Support Statement 

Student Statement: 
Two-page double-spaced executive summary briefly discuss the following:

  • How the internship experience impacted college and future career.
  • Achievements, awards, honors and self-initiative both on the job and in school.
  • Contributions to the employer, school, and community.
  • Any other pertinent information to support the nomination.
  • Future career goals. 

College/University Support Statement: 
Two-page double-spaced executive summary briefly discuss the following:

  • The student’s academic performance
  • Examples of the student’s initiative, creativity, or original work
  • Any recognition, honors or awards from the college/university or other organizations
  • Any leadership positions
  • The student’s involvement on campus and in the community
  • The student’s character 

Site Sponsor/ Employer Support Statement: 
Two-page double-spaced executive summary briefly discuss the following:

  • The student’s work-related duties, quantity of work, and quality of work.
  • Examples of the student’s initiative or creative or original work.
  • Examples of how the student was challenged during their co-op/internship assignment.
  • Any published papers, presentations or other formal presentations of their work. (Do not include, just discuss)
  • Any recognition or awards from the company.
  • The student’s involvement in the community.
  • The student’s involvement in improving the company co-op/internship program.
  • The overall impact of this student on the department or company.
* Any other pertinent information to support the nomination.  

Process: 

Deadline: October 1, 2014: Complete nomination packet must be received by this date
Oct 1-15--WTAMU Intern-of-the-Year Committee reviews application
Oct 15-Nov 1—Winning student notified and presented with award and recognition plaque. 

Nominations Must Include:

  • Application Form 
  • Student Résumé
  • Student Statement
  • College/University Support Statement
  • Site Sponsor Support Statement

Nomination packet should be e-mailed to:

Steve Sellars
Experiential Education Coordinator
West Texas A&M University
(806) 651-2345
ssellars@wtamu.edu

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