Student Employee of the Year
Every year the office of Student Employment along with their Advisory Council reviews nominations for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY). The students are evaluated based on their Contribution of Work, Disposition, Initiative, Adaptability and Reliability. Students receive a $1000.00 scholarship for the following academic year along with recognition during the Student Affairs Leadership and Legacy award ceremony and the Student Employee Appreciation Brunch.
The 2017-18 SEOTY Award recipient is Sara Vess a sophomore elementary education major originally from Indian Land, South Carolina. Sara was nominated based on her passion for work and her commitment to the Appalachian Child Development Center. Sara states that "I have dreamed of being an elementary teacher my entire life. I am achieving this dream through my job at the CDC. My passion is for all children to know that they matter. I want to teach and reach each individual who enters my classroom!" Congratulations Sara!
Student Employment Appreciation Brunch
Every fall semester the Office of Student Employment honors all student employees with an appreciation brunch. This year's brunch was provided by Waffle House. During the event, every student employee in attendance receives Career Development Center sponsored door prizes, and can register for larger raffle gift baskets which are given away every 10 minutes. The baskets are arranged and wrapped beautifully by all student employees from our department. Each basket contains items donated from various departments across campus.
This year students participated in writing a short essay for a drawing of two tickets to this year's football bowl game. They were asked to describe how their employment experience has helped them for their future careers. The winner of the two tickets to the New Orleans Bowl was Jon Garst. Garst wrote, "I have learned how to work on a team, be a loyal member of a staff and deal with conflicts. Although being a Resident Assistant can be tough, it makes all of the hard work that much more rewarding. Many of my future positions are due to my love and passion for Student Employment."