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National Student Employment Week

Each year Colorado State University celebrates National Student Employment Week during the second full week of April. This week enables us to thank Colorado State University students for the contributions they make as employees to the University and the surrounding community.

This year, National Student Employment Week will be held April 8 - April 14, 2018. Student Employment Services has partnered with local businesses to offer a wide variety of prizes to student employees as a way of saying thank you. Students may register on RAMWeb for a chance to win merchandise and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses.

Student Employment Services encourages campus employers to recognize the work done by their student employees. Employers honor their student employees during this time in many ways: taking the student employee out to lunch or coffee, luncheons or department banquets, certificates, thank you letters, to name a few. The culmination of events this week is marked by the announcement of Colorado State University's Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY).

2017-2018 Sponsors:

CSU Bookstore, Spoons, Soups & Salads, The Human Bean, Wild Boar, Noodles, James Salon (LSC), Lamar's Donuts, Subway, CSU Athletics Department, Café Mexicali, Obee's Soup Salad Subs, Chippers Lanes' Brake's Plus, Raising Cane's, Miramont Lifestyle Fitness, Chocolate Café, Kilwin's Chocolate & Ice Cream, Walrus Ice Cream, Canino's Italian Restaurant, Costco, Fort Fun, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Jason's Deli, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, The Lyric, Mama Roni's Pizza, Pizza Casbah, RamCard Office, Simply Thai, Smashburger, Smokin Fins, Snooze, Texas Roadhouse, Beau Jo's Locality Kitchen

- Student Employee Recognition Ideas:

  • Treat Day--full-time staff bring in treats for student workers or take students out for an ice cream cone, coffee, or snack.
  • Letters of Appreciation or Letters of Reference
  • Take photos--post student worker photos on the department bulletin board along with what great things they do for your department
  • Coupon booklets--design coupons for free soda, home-baked goodies, etc.
  • Notes home--send a note home to the families of your student workers to tell them how much they are appreciated, what they do, and how terrific they are.
  • Certificates--buy or make low cost certificates and make up serious or silly awards and present them to your student employees.
  • Friendship plants--take cuttings from an office plant and give to each student employee as a "live" connection to the office.
  •  Office decoration--make a banner or signs to hang in the office during National Student Employment Week, or decorate with a fun theme.
  • Office pot luck meal-host an office pot luck with the student employees as guests of honor.

Student Employee of the Year



Student Employment Services sponsors an annual award for the student employee of the year. Outstanding student employees are nominated for this award by their supervisors and one student is selected to represent Colorado State University. Our student employee of the year is eligible for consideration for the state, regional and national awards sponsored by the Western and National Student Employment Associations.

Photo of Student Employee of the Year

Tom Walker - RamRide Data Acquisition and Analysis Coordinator (DAAC)

CSU, Regional, & National Student Employee of the Year


2017-2018 Eligibility Requirements are:

  • Must be enrolled at Colorado State University for both fall and spring semesters as a degree-seeking student.
  • Must have worked or planning to work at least 6 months between July 2017 and April 2018.
  • Must be either work-study or student hourly employees.