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Be sure to join us for a fun week of events celebrating Student Employment Week! Student employees both on-campus and off-campus or students who are interested in becoming student employees are welcome to join us for some fun-filled days of activities. Student Employee supporters, supervisors, faculty, and staff are also welcome to join us to show campus-wide recognition and support of our student workforce.

Why We Celebrate

Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student-employee experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities that allow them to ultimately pursue and articulate personal, professional, and/or career goals.

On our campus and throughout communities, student employees perform invaluable services. Most schools and surrounding businesses depend on the contributions of this talented workforce for the efficient operation of the campus and community. Join us as we recognize our student workforce and enhance awareness of student employment and its important role in the higher education experience!
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Nomination Process

Student Employee of the Year

NOMINATION DEADLINE: All nominations are due to the Office of Career and Professional Development by Wednesday, January 25th at 5:00 PM.

You may email your form to or drop it off at Classroom Center 113.

NOMINATION FORM: Please fill out the corresponding nomination form completely prior to submission. Nominators will select one category that best fits their student employee’s outstanding qualities and contributions. The nomination categories were designed by the National Student Employment Association. You can learn more about NSEA here.

Please contact with questions about the nomination process.

Winners Receive  
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Student Employment Recognition Ceremony
April 10 | Legacy Hall | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Student Employment Week starts off with the highlight of the week announcing our Student Employee of the Year and Graduate Student Employee of the Year. Department supervisors, faculty, and staff from across campus nominate outstanding student employees to be considered for this prestigious honor. This ceremony celebrates all nominees for Student Employee and Graduate Employee of the Year. We encourage the student’s supervisor, coworkers, friends, family, and other supporters to attend this ceremony. Help us show our student employees how much we appreciate them!

SEOTY Winner Circle
Student Employment Week Pop Up
April 11 | CC 113 space | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Pop on over to our office and spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize and learn about our upcoming events. Chalk it up on our windows and let us know about your student employment experience. Keep an eye on our social media to see if your comment or question is featured in our upcoming posts.

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Student Employee Celebration Luncheon 1950’s Sock Hop
April 12 | Legacy Hall | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Student employees ROCK… so let’s celebrate with a 50’s Diner Party including burgers, hotdogs with all the fixings, and a root beer float bar for dessert! This event kicks off with a 50’s dance presented by our very own West Texas A&M University Dance Program. Learn how to shake your BUFFALO with a chance to dance with WT’s finest. This entertaining number will be followed by an inspirational message from WT alumnus Paola Albarran. Hear her inspiring student employment journey that started at WT and lead her to a career as a News Anchor/Executive Producer & Mgr., KEYU Telemundo Amarillo & owner of Jorge's Mexican Bar & Grill. Following the program, play some 50’s trivia at your table for a chance to win some exciting prizes!

The luncheon is free to WT Students and supervisors whether employed on-campus or off-campus. A reservation is REQUIRED to attend this event. Off-campus student employees are welcome to invite their employers to campus to celebrate with us! Please contact our office by phone at 806.651.2345, email, or stop by in person (CC 113) to make your reservations. Reservations are open Monday, March 20th - Wednesday, April 5th at 5:00 PM. To ensure an accurate headcount for catering, reservations will not be accepted past the deadline.

Paola Albarran Square
Part-time Job and Internship Fair
April 13 | Pedestrian Mall | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Employers from the local area as well as campus employers will be at WT ready to hire students just like you! Part-time jobs, internships, and summer opportunities will be available for students from all majors. Log in to your Handshake account to see the list of employers that are set to attend. If you need some help developing a resume or polishing an existing, make an appointment with one of our staff here.

PTJ and Internship Fair
Ways to Celebrate Student Employees
  • Write a personalized thank you note from your office
  • Make baked goods or give their favorite treats
  • Post shootouts on your department’s social media
  • Decorate their space
  • Treat them to lunch
  • By basic school items that mean a lot to students (highlights, note cards, pens, scantrons)
  • Even if you can’t do much do something to recognize their accomplishments and contributions
  • Research other creative ideas to help them feel celebrated
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