Supervisor of the Year

Student supervisors play an incredibly important role, not only for the University, but for the students that they lead. The level of importance that supervisors play in the overall education experience of their students has been highlighted in the incredible number of nominations written by students over the first two years of the award.

Through this annual award, the Office of Student Employment and the University recognize the terrific leadership and workplace environment that student supervisors have created within their department.


Nomination & Selection Process - PDF iconsee flyer

Student employees are emailed a flyer asking to recognize their supervisors for performance in these key nomination criteria:

  1. Provides excellent training, coaching, and professional development opportunities to student employees
  2. Helps the student connect learning in the classroom to experiences on the job
  3. Assists the student in connecting job skill development to future professional employment
  4. Showcases how much they care about the student as a person


Awards & Recognition

Each nominated supervisor receives a Student Supervisor of the Year mug to show our appreciation for their efforts.

The winners are grouped in the following categories:

University of Iowa Campus Winner: Top campus winner

Certificate of Distinction: Overall top 7

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


FileHistorical Winners