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Student Employment Programs Awards

Information regarding the nomination forms for the 2021 Student Employment Programs Awards will be posted here in January 2021.​


The Student Employment Programs Awards are designed to honor the student employees and supervisors who support the work of the university through their employment with academic departments, administrative offices, and off-campus community service agencies. These students and supervisors make vital contributions to the university and our community.

The date of the 2021 Student Employment Awards Ceremony will be announced soon. Invitations to this ceremony will be sent after all nominations have been collected. The winners of the Student Employee of the Year Award and Supervisor of the Year Award will proceed for regional recognition with the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA). Finalists from MASEA will proceed for national recognition with the National Student Employment Association (NSEA).

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater.
  • Students must have been employed by ISU for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 (anticipated).

Students may be nominated in one of six categories. These categories are:

  1. Less than one year of service
  2. Two years of service
  3. Three years of service
  4. More than three years of service
  5. Graduate Assistant
  6. Student Team of the Year

Supervisors may be nominated for one category:

  1. Supervisor of the Year

Selection Criteria:

Students will be evaluated on the following characteristics:

  • Communication
  • Digital Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Intercultural Fluency
  • Career Management
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Supervisors will be evaluated on the following characteristics:

  • Mentoring
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership

Student Information needed to complete the nomination form:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • University ID Number
  • Major
  • Year in School

Supervisor Information needed to complete the nomination form:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Department


A panel of judges will select the most distinguished student employees and supervisors in each category. The judging panel consists of individuals, including representatives from faculty, administrative staff, support staff, community members, and students. Each judge will rate the nominations independently. Ratings will be combined to determine the students and supervisors to be honored in each category. Multiple nominations are permitted, but the strongest nominations are those that have broad support. Please confer with other staff in your area before making a nomination. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact via email Brianne Karazsia or 812-237-3257. Student Employment Programs is managing the nomination process and the awards ceremony.