A man and a woman posing with a plaque
2024 Student Employee of the Year Award Winner, Yolanda Antonio

National Student Employment Week

Student employees play a vital role in working in many areas of the university and are an integral part of the success of our campus! Montana Tech is excited to announce participation in the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Student Employment Week to help recognize the value of student employees during the second complete week of April each year.

Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)

Each year, the Student Employment Coordinator will email a Call for SEOTY Nominations to all student employee supervisors. A committee of campus professionals will review nominations and choose one Student Employee of the Year. During National Student Employment Week, Montana Tech will announce the SEOTY winner.

Previous SEOTY Winners

2024 Yolanda Antonio
2023 Jay Yoder
2022 Ellie Berreth
2021 Cody Hennessy
2020 Dakota Brown
2019 Undergraduate: Sarah Lane
2019 Graduate: Sara Magallon
2018 Jay Hillygus
2017 Cole Carpenter
2016 Joshua Messenger
2015 Kaitlyn Rudy
2014 Kori Dyer
2013 Ashley Finch
2012 Kyle Murphy
2011 Jessica Mazzone
2011 Robert N. Gow
2010 Amanda Richard

Nominate a Student

Nominate your outstanding student employee! Request a nomination form and more information from the Student Employment Coordinator, studentemployment@mtech.edu.

Montana Tech encourages interested departments to nominate the best student employee.

Selection Criteria

Student nominees must have completed or will expect to complete, at least three (3) months full-time or six (6) months part-time employment during the time frame of June 1 to May 31.

Students will be evaluated on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies.

National Student Employment Week

Acknowledge your student employees during National Student Employment Week - second full week of April.  Here are a few ideas:

  • Decorate your office doors or bulletin boards with signs expressing appreciation to your student employees (list their names).
  • Post photos of your employees with term of service and/or other unique qualities.
  • Write personal thank-you notes or give certificates of appreciation.
  • Take your student employee(s) to lunch in the Marcus Daly Dining Hall or their favorite restaurant.
  • Have a pizza party, pot-luck, sub sandwich party, or do-it-yourself sundae bar in your office.  Have a cake break.
  • Take time to say, “Thanks for all you do!”
  • Write a letter to the editor of the Technocrat to thank your student employees and highlight the work they do in your department.
  • Give a small gift or certificate as a token of your appreciation.
  • Have the department head or other official send them a thank you letter.
  • Provide treats throughout the week.

Ideas provided by Western Association of Student Employment Administrators

If you are interested in Student Employment at Montana Tech, please visit our Student Employment page.

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