More than 1,300 students have contributed their time and talent to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) as student employees. Many of our departments depend on these students to keep their areas functioning on a day-to-day basis. As always, in the spring, it’s time to recognize those outstanding student employees for their dedication to UNO.
To nominate a student employee for Employee of the Year, please complete the nomination form.
All nominations must be received by April 16, 2021.
2021 Student Employee Of The Year Guidelines
All students employed in Student Worker or Work Study positions. Graduate assistants and teaching assistants are not eligible.
Eligible Terms of Employment
Students must have been employed for a minimum of 6 months between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 (anticipated).
Students will be evaluated on the following qualities:
- Dedication and professionalism
- Uniqueness of the student employee’s contribution
(In case of a tie, uniqueness of contribution will be the deciding factor.)
Please address all four criteria specifically in your nomination letter so that the selection committee can more effectively compare the candidates.
The nomination letters will be read and evaluated by a committee made up of campus staff who deal with student employees in one way or another. No person working with any of the nominated students will be on the committee. The committee members will each evaluate the nomination letters and assign them points according to the criteria listed above. The committee will then meet to discuss their evaluations of the nominating letters and review their votes to choose the Student Employee of the Year. In case of a tie, the criteria of “uniqueness of the student employee’s contribution” will be the deciding factor in the committee’s final vote.
The student or students chosen as the Student Employee of the Year will receive a monetary award and a plaque.
Student Employee of the Year Awardees will be notified with their department and announced in the Maverick Daily and Bullseye.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.