Student Employee of the Year

Student employees play an incredible role in all aspects of the University of Iowa. Each year, supervisors recognize students who go above and beyond to make a difference in their units and throughout the university.

Through this annual award, the Pomerantz Career Center, in partnership with NSEA (National Student Employment Association), recognize the best student employees from campuses across the country. FilePast Student Employee of the Year Winners


Nomination & Selection Process - PDF iconsee flyer

Student supervisors are provided a standard PDF iconnomination form asking to recognize their students for performance in these key nomination criteria:

  1. Reliability
  2. Quality of Work
  3. Initiative
  4. Professionalism
  5. Uniqueness of Contribution

Nominations received are put into three employment categories and a winner is selected from each category, followed by an overall campus winner. The three employment categories are:

  1. Administrative Support
  2. Student/Campus Services
  3. Science, Health, and Engineering


Awards & Recognition

Each nominated student receives a Student Employee of the Year electronic power bank to show our appreciation for their efforts.


The winners are grouped in the following categories:

University of Iowa Campus Winner: Top campus winner

Category Winners: Administrative, Campus Services, Science |Health |Engineering

Certificate of Distinction:

All winners are awarded with the Student Employee of the Year water bottle, a framed certificate signed by the President, and are invited to attend a reception along with our Student Supervisor of the Year winners at the President’s house.