Nominate Your Student Employees

Student Employee, Supervisor, and Team of the Year Nomination Processes

Do you have a student employee, team, or supervisor of student employees that you would like to recognize? National Student Employee Appreciation Week at IUPUI is an excellent time to appreciate and to showcase your amazing staff and supervisors. Each year, student employment offers a campuswide nomination process to staff, faculty, student employee supervisors, and student employees to show recognition and appreciation. Nominees and nominators are invited to an exclusive celebration dinner in April where the top nominations will be announced and recognized. Please review the sections below to identify nomination criteria and submission information for each award.

Nomination deadline for all awards:
February 17, 2018
  • Student Employee of the Year

    Eligibility

    Nominees for Student of the Year must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a current employee with a minimum tenure of six months part time or three months full time between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018 (anticipated dates).
    • Work in a part-time, nondegreed position either on campus or in the Indianapolis community.
    • Be currently attending IUPUI.

    Your nomination letter should use concrete examples to answer the questions below and should not exceed one and a half pages in length.

    • What is your relationship to the student?
    • Why should the student be considered for Student Employee of the Year?
    • Please describe any challenges or obstacles your student has had to overcome to meet the abovementioned criteria and to excel academically.

    Please describe how the student has met or exceeded their job expectations in the following areas:

    • Reliability
    • Quality of work
    • Initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Uniqueness of contribution

    Check back in January for a short video tutorial outlining the above criteria and tips on how to write and format your nomination letter!

    Who can nominate a student employee?

    • Direct supervisor
    • Staff member who works with the student
    • Other students and student employees 
    • Faculty who work with the student

    State, Regional, and National Competitions

    IUPUI's Student Employee of the Year will automatically be entered as a candidate for the state, regional, and national competitions with a chance to win cash prizes:

    • State winners will receive a certificate and check for $75.
    • The regional winner will receive a plaque and a check for $150.
    • The national winner will receive a $1,000 cash award.

    Submit your nomination

  • Supervisor of the Year

    Eligibility

    To be considered for Supervisor of the Year, nominees must meet the following criteria:  

    • Be a full-time or part-time IU employee.
    • Supervise student employees as part of the supervisor's official job description.

    Nomination Criteria

    Your nomination letter should use concrete examples to answer the questions below and should not exceed one and a half pages in length.

    • What is your relationship to the supervisor?
    • Why should he or she be considered for Supervisor of the Year?
    • Please describe any challenges or obstacles your supervisor has had to overcome to meet the criteria listed below or to excel in his or her role. 
    • Please feel free to share a relevant story that supports your nomination.  

    Please describe how the supervisor has met or exceeded his or her job expectations in the following areas:

    • Mentorship
    • Professionalism 
    • Excellence in leadership

    Check back in January for a short video tutorial outlining the above criteria and tips on how to write and format your nomination letter!

    Who can nominate a supervisor?

    • Direct supervisor
    • Staff member who works with the supervisor
    • Student employees 
    • Faculty who work with the supervisor

    State and Regional Competitions

    IUPUI's Supervisor of the Year will automatically be entered as a candidate for the state and regional competitions with a chance to win cash prizes:

    • State winners will receive a certificate and a check for $50.
    • The regional winner will receive a plaque and a check for $100.

    Submit your nomination

  • Team of the Year

    Eligibility

    To be considered for Team of the Year, team members must meet the following criteria:

    • Be currently employed with the university
    • Have two or more students working on campus in the same department
    • Work in part-time, nondegreed positions either on campus or in the Indianapolis community
    • Be currently attending IUPUI

    Nomination Criteria

    Your nomination letter should use concrete examples to answer the questions below and should not exceed two pages in length.

    • In what ways does the team support students' professional and personal development? 
    • How has this team's contributions made a difference in the IUPUI and Indianapolis community?

    Please describe how the team has met or exceeded expectations in the following areas:

    • Professionalism
    • Cultivation of culture of inclusiveness, diversity, and service
    • Innovation

    Check back in January for a short video tutorial outlining the above criteria and tips on how to write and format your nomination letter!

    Who can nominate a team?

    • Direct supervisor
    • Staff member who works with the student employee team
    • Other students and student employees 
    • Faculty who work with the student employee team

    Submit your nomination

The video above will discuss the requirements and suggestions on how to write your nomination letter.

Contact Us

Office of Student Employment
Taylor Hall, Third Floor
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Phone: (317) 274-4859
Email: future@iupui.edu