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National Student Employment Week

​National Student Employment Week (NSEW) is an annual celebration dedicated to honoring and recognizing DePaul's student employees! It's part of a national week of recognition as universities across the country celebrate the outstanding contributions and achievements of their student employees.  We celebrate NSEW at DePaul to acknowledge the incredible impact our 5,000 student employees have on our campus community! ​

DePaul NSEW 2024: April 8th - 11th

Stay Tuned for More Details about NSEW 2024!​

Monday 4/8: Office Decorating and Button Making

Complete this form to reserve Office Decoration Kits by April 1st.​

Tuesday 4/9: Professional Development Day

Wednesday 4/10: Department Dodgeball Tournament

Thursday 4/11: Celebration Day -- Carnival; SEOTY/SUPOTY winners and Office Decorating winner announced

Submit your Nominations Now!

Each year, as part of the National Student Employment Week celebration, DePaul's Office of Student Employment coordinates a selection process to choose and recognize both a Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) and Supervisor of the Year (SUPOTY). These awards recognize the hard work and contributions of stellar on-campus student employees and managers.

Managers: Complete this Form​ to Nominate a 2024 Student Employee of the Year

Students: Complete this Form to Nominate a 2024 Supervisor of the Year

2023 Student Employee of the Year

SEOTY 2023 Winner - Bella Cesario
Student Employee of the Year Winner, Bella Cesario.

We present the 2023 Student Employee of the Year award to Bella Cesario!

We have had numerous very capable student workers in the First-Year Program, but I think it is fair to say that Bella Cesario is an exceptional asset to our office. In addition to being ever cheerful and on top of any task, Bella has served as a friendly mentor to several new hires always addressed the needs of stressed incoming student and the ever more stressed parents with a deft and personable touch and does an incredible creative job of making bulletin boards that pique the interest of passersby. Her March decorations, for instance, not only acknowledged St Patrick’s Day but also honored Women’s History Month, I would say Bella is indispensable except for that fact that she will, of course, eventually graduate”.

2023 Supervisor of the Year

SUPOY 2023 Winner - Megan Gamiz
Megan Gamiz, Supervisor of the Year Winner, with student nominators.

We present the 2023 Supervisor of the Year award to Megan Gamiz!

As a supervisor, Megan has been my mentor in adjusting to this country as an immigrant and helped me enhance my academic and social experience at DePaul. She has demonstrated exceptional abilities in guiding and supporting colleagues and students alike. She has made time to listen to our concerns, offer advice, and provide guidance in a manner that is respectful, compassionate, and constructive. 
She has taken a deep interest in learning and celebrating my culture and making me feel included in my diversity. Her communication and listening skills have been instrumental in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters growth and development.

Congratulations to all of the 2023 Nominees!

Check out last year's NSEW activities:

April 10-13, 2023

NSEW Schedule
Click to download the 2023 NSEW schedule of events.

Monday, April 10: Office Decorating Day

Show your office pride by decorating the office as a team. All participating offices will have the chance to win a prize for the best decorated office. Email by Thursday, April 6th to request a complimentary decorating package. Quantities are limited!

Tuesday, April 11: Professional Development Day & Dodgeball Tournament 

McDonalds -  How to Impress Recruiters 

12 pm - 1pm

Register on Handshake.

Student employees are encouraged to attend this virtual session to learn how to speak about their on-campus work experience when job seeking, and how to impress a recruiter when interviewing for jobs.  

 Dodgeball Tournament

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Dodgeball Tournament
3:00-5:00pm, Room 312
Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center
Participate in the Dodgeball Tournament at the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center.

Submit your team to by Thursday, April 6th. Snacks, fun competition and team bonding will be provided.

Click here for full Dodgeball rules and regulations.


Thursday, April 13: National Student Employment Appreciation Day & Carnival  

This is a day dedicated to thanking your student employees. Celebrate student employees by bringing in lunch/treats, planning team building exercises or handing out department awards. 

This day also recognizes our Student Employee of the Year, as well as our Supervisor of the Year. All nominees will receive a certificate of excellence and recognition in the OSE community. Share your celebration pictures and stories via social media using #DePaulNSEW. 


Step Right Up to the Student Employee Appreciation Carnival! Join us for carnival themed treats, games, and prizes from 12pm to 3pm in the Student Center room 120 A/B. Open to all student employees. Register on Handshake.