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National Student Employment Week (NSEW)

Every year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week (NSEW). It was established to increase public awareness and to recognize students who work while attending college. It’s our chance to thank UIC student employees for their hard work and dedication! In 2023, it will be held April 10th-14th, 2023. For the past thirty years, in conjunction with NSEA, UIC has celebrated National Student Employment Week.


2022 Student Employee of the Year Heading link

“As a tutor, she brought a calmness, and approachable personality to each session. I was immediately blown away by her maturity and hard work. After working with her for just one semester, I knew she would make a great student tutor administrator. Almost four years later, she continues to tutor but her main role is our ASAP tutor administrator. She creates schedules for 12-18 tutor staff, matches tutor requests, and checks our data reporting on a weekly basis. Her due diligence doesn’t go unnoticed, professors, students and staff have commented in appreciation of her many talents and her “can do” attitude to any idea presented. I quote one instructor’s email of thanks to me:

Her willingness to facilitate classroom management and student needs are well beyond her role and have made teaching with tutors from ASAP a breeze. Her professionalism and high quality of work are strong attributes to her success, but her passion to continually help others no matter their roles in the room stand out to me the most.”

Amanda is one step ahead of the game. Before I can ask for an update on a project, she provides one. As a critical thinker, Amanda thinks of ways to be more efficient and creative and will often proactively share them in our meetings. In my experience, the best staff are the ones you don’t need to nag to get a job done, and ones that can self-lead. Amanda has the perfect balance of overseeing her own work and checking in with me to see if there is any additional input. She didn’t need any transition time to fulfil the role, perhaps it’s because she has always taken leadership roles throughout her life, since it seems to come naturally. Amanda can navigate and figure out anything. And on top of that, the quality of her work is so top notch that I expect many of these trainings to be used for semesters well beyond this academic year. ASAP services students across campus, and it is all possible from our outstanding student staff, which is a direct product of outstanding leadership, in particular, Amanda.”

Viviana Kabbabe-Thompson, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences

Amanda N. Montoney, Teaching Aide, College Applied Health Sciences Administration

Amanda N. Montoney

Teaching Aide, College Applied Health Sciences Administration

Student Employee of the Year Heading link

Departments can nominate student employees based on their exceptional work performance.

Nomination letters must have an attached nomination form along with a letter of support.

Nomination Criteria for Student Employee of the Year

  • Overall excellence in all aspects of work performance and position responsibilities.
  •  Overall service orientation that is consistently responsive.
  •  Currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago for at least six (6) credit hours.
  •  Working as a student employee (e-class SA) for the current department for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Employee’s unique contribution to their hiring unit (i.e. quality of work, quantity of work, initiative, creative/originality, ability to meet challenges, impact on unit or department).

Deadline: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 by 5:00pm via (Subject Header: SEOTY 2023).

Supervisor of the Year Heading link

Student Employees can nominate their department supervisor based on their excellent mentorship and leadership performance.

Nomination letters must have an attached nomination form along with a paragraph of support.

Nomination Criteria for Supervisor of the Year

  • Must be an active 100% FTE Supervisor at UIC that hires under Student Employment (e-class SA)
  • Provides mentorship and training to students to enhance professional development
  • Enhances student employee’s skill development
  • Supervisor has excellent communication with student employee and provides feedback/assistance with work performance
  • Provides an understanding of being a student and student employee

Deadline: Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 by 5:00pm via (Subject Header: SUPER 2023)


Career Development Webinars

Ready, Set, Career! Heading link

Do you work on-campus? Did you know that you’re developing essential career readiness competencies in your part-time job? Join this workshop to learn more on how to connect your experience to your career!

Monday, April 10, 2023         2:00PM-3:00PM CST         SCE Tower, Room 713


Get the Facts! Student Employee Panel Heading link

In this panel with student employees, we will ask questions about working on-campus, the value of a part-time job, and their tips for students interested in on-campus employment!

Tuesday, April 11, 2023      1:00PM-2:00PM CST     SCE Tower, Room 713

Work, Life, Balance! Heading link

We will discuss the importance of work/life balance and share methods/activities on how to keep that balance while being a student!

Thursday, April 13, 2023     1:00PM-2:00PM CST   SCE Tower, Room 713