Student Employee of the Year

Since 1989, the Student Employment Office has honored the contributions of outstanding student employees at Boston University and outstanding supervisors through the Student Employee of the Year program.

Each year, all supervisors are given the opportunity to nominate one of their student workers to be recognized and receive this award. Supervisors are asked to submit a nomination form along with a letter of recommendation commenting on the student’s reliability, initiative, quality of work, leadership skills, and the impact made on his or her department.

Nominations are read by a panel of five judges comprised of a cross-section of staff from across the University. Judges rank the nominations, using the attributes listed above as a guide, and the winners are determined by the judges’ scores. Awards are given to an Undergraduate and a Graduate Student Employee of the Year, two Outstanding Service Awardees, and one Supervisor of the Year. All who are selected for an award and all nominated students and supervisors are honored at a reception in April.

Finally, each year the nominations of the students chosen as Boston University’s Graduate and Undergraduate Student Employees of the Year are submitted to the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) for consideration for state, regional, and national recognition.

Currently, nominations are being accepted for 2024 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Employee of the Year. If you supervise a student who goes above and beyond in the performance of their job, consider submitting a nomination. It’s a great way to show your appreciation for all your student’s hard work and to help us celebrate another successful year of student employment!

Click here for more information on the 2024 nomination process.


We also encourage you to take a look at previous Student Employee of the Year awardees!