Carnegie Mellon University

Each year, in January, nominations are accepted for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Award by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) and the National Student Employment Association (NSEA). This is the 20th year that Carnegie Mellon is participating in this award program which recognizes the outstanding contributions of college students who work while attending college. 

The contributions made by all student employees are important; however, this award seeks to acknowledge the student whose performance is exceptional. Nominees will be judged on reliability, quality of work, initiative, attitude, and contribution to the department. Students would have a track record of producing quality work and communicating effectively with students, staff, faculty, and parents.

The SEOTY nomination process requires the submission of the SEOTY Campus Nomination Form by February 17, 2018. Please fill in the document, save as a PDF, and attach in an email to Pati Kravetz at

All nominated students will be recognized and honored at the Student Employee Appreciation Lunch on April 11, 2018.  The student employee selected as the Carnegie Mellon’s Student Employee of the Year 2018 will be announced at the lunch and will receive a monetary award of $200.00.  This student will have the opportunity to move on to district, regional and national consideration.

The CPDC values your committment to the Student Employment experience.  Every department that nominates a student for the SEOTY will be eligible to win a free breakfast for up to 25 staff and students.  The winning department will be announced at the SEOTY lunch.

For questions or assistance, contact Pati Kravetz, Associate Director for Experiential Learning and Student Employment, at or 412.268.7052.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Cohon University Center, Rangos Hall
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Campus employers: plan now to host your student employees, and join them for lunch to celebrate the great work they do.  At only $7.50 per attendee, it's a very economical way to spend 60 minutes focused on getting to know your employee(s) and to say "Thanks!"  A buffet lunch will be served that includes vegetarian entrees. Entertainment provided by The Originals, a CMU all-male acappella group. 

Registration is now open!  Please reserve your spot before the March 31st deadline.