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President's Student Employee of the Year Award

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President's Student Employee of the Year Award

The President's Student Employee of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding student employee who has made a positive impact on the university and has demonstrated an exceptional quality of work and commitment to the university’s purpose and core values.

Congratulations to the 2021 Student Employee of the Year Award recipients!

The nomination period for the 2021 awards ended on 01/22/2021.

The winner receives a certificate and an award of $500, sponsored by the Office of the President. The UT Austin winner is entered in the regional competition sponsored by the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators.

In addition, ten nominees are chosen as finalists and will receive an award of $100, sponsored by the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Who is Eligible for Nomination?

Only students employed in hourly-paid non-academic and academic student jobs as well as Resident Assistants are eligible for this award. The Graduate School oversees awards for salaried Graduate Academic student employees.

Additionally, only student employees who are assigned to work approximately 240 hours between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021 are eligible for nomination.

Nomination Guidelines

Any staff member, faculty member, or student can nominate an eligible staff member for an award.

Award recipients are selected based on the quality of the nomination, and not on the quantity of nominations they receive. Nominations selected for an award will provide specific details about the staff nominee and address how they have exceeded expectations and demonstrated an exceptional quality of work.

The Student Employee of the Year and finalists will be notified in March. They will be formally recognized in April as a part of National Student Employee Appreciation Week!

2021 President’s Student Employee of the Year Award Winner

Congratulations to senior Malini Josiam, recipient of The University of Texas at Austin 2021 President's Student Employee of the Year Award!

Malini is a Mechanical Engineering Major in the Cockrell School of Engineering and works as a Student Program Assistant with Women in Engineering where she represents the office wearing many hats including a lead coordinator for Girl Day at UT Austin, a panelist for precollege recruitment programs, and a presenter in the Measuring What Matters program with local non-profits among other responsibilities.

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