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    National Student Employment Recognition

    National Student Employment Week

    Montana Tech is excited to announce participation in the National Student Employment Association (NCEA) Student Employment Week. We will help recognize the value of student employees during the second complete week of April each year.

    Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)

    Montana Tech will honor one outstanding student during Student Employment week. The Montana Tech winner will be entered in the state competition and have a chance to compete for the regional and national awards.

    Winner of the National competition will receive a cash award of $1,000. The winner will be announced at the start of National Student Employment Week in April.


    Student Employee of the Year winner with award

                   Previous SEOTY Winners

                   2015 Kaitlyn Rudy

                   2014 Kori Dyer

                   2013 Ashley Finch

                   2012 Kyle Murphy

                   2011 Jessica Mazzone

                   2011 Robert N. Gow

                   2010 Amanda Richard

    2016 SEOTY WINNER – Joshua Messenger with Chancellor Blackketter


    Nominate a Student

    Nominate your outstanding student employee! Submit a nomination form to Career Services by February 17, 2017. SEOTY Nomination Form.

    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 this academic year, June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.

    Students will be evaluated on reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and contribution to the employer.

    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 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.

    Ideas provided by Western Association of Student Employment Administrators

    Career Services hosts a variety of events throughout National Student Employment Week, including student drawings.  If your department can donate prizes, please contact Career Services, 406-496-4140 or careerservices@mtech.edu. If you are interested in Student Employment at Montana Tech, please visit our Student Employment page.