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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We adopted a classroom! You can, too!

Christmas in August! The University of Denver Enrollment Division, which includes Admission, Financial Aid and Student Employment, partnered with Adopt-A-Classroom to donate art and writing supplies to Mrs. Brittany Philipsen's second-grade class at Fletcher Elementary in Aurora, CO. We wish the class of 26 students a very happy and productive year.  

Friday, July 22, 2011

Staying in touch: A newsletter for our employers

A few weeks ago, we were so happy to introduce our inaugural newsletter for off-campus employers. Each month, we plan to feature an employer and a website tip that should make recruiting DU students easier. We featured AMI-Wellness Home Health Services this month.

Pictured: Jacob O'Neil, 2011 DU graduate and AMI associate

Six DU students currently work at AMI in administrative positions! Please take a moment to read our first newsletter edition and don't forget to give us your feedback here or in an email to If you are an employer who would like to receive these monthly updates, sign up here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Vital Resource

The vitality of the Denver Public Library is illustrated with three numbers: more than 450 staff members annually lend roughly 10 million items to residents via 24 locations throughout the city, according to the Library website. Such a massive organization naturally has varied and steady staffing needs. You can find and apply for open Library positions here. Often, the Library has part-time openings suited for students' demanding schedules. Not so surprisingly, it's also a great general resource for job seekers. Take a look at this Library page for links to career magazines and journals, salary advice, and the "Complete Career Collection." We also like the Library's practical round-up of local job listings and job listing sites. On a closing note, have you heard about the popular "I Geek" campaign to support public libraries across the U.S.?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Local Links: World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly marked the day to raise awareness for millions of people who are "forcibly displaced and stateless."

The UN Refugee Agency this week introduced its multimedia "One" campaign, with the aim of sharing powerful, personal stories from refugees around the world. The campaign will last six months.

Right here in Denver, the African Community Center offers resources to refugees who have fled to the Rocky Mountain region to escape persecution in their home countries. The center keeps a list of ways you can help on its website. Currently, the center is hiring tutors through DU's Community Service Work Program. A comprehensive list of organizations in the region devoted to assisting refugees can be found here.

Friday, May 27, 2011


University of Denver students in search of employment should consider opportunities at DU. As the Human Resources department attests, "When you join the DU staff, you become part of an action-oriented organization committed to both leadership and to confronting the great issues of the day."

Available positions can be found at Select Search Jobs from the menu in the top left corner. Now, for the tricky part. Some students mistakenly use the job category search criteria, selecting student from the drop down menu. Please avoid this search option. Make sure the word any appears in the box. Try using the keyword search criteria instead. Our office suggests narrowing your search by entering a keyword such as part-time. Our search today yielded about a dozen opportunities suited for students. As always, if you have any questions, leave a comment or send us an email at

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DU Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Washington, D.C. – As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored the University of Denver as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. DU was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. 
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll.
"As members of the class of 2011 cross the stage to pick up their diplomas, more and more will be going into the world with a commitment to public service and the knowledge that they can make a difference in their communities and their own lives through service to others, thanks to the leadership of these institutions," said Patrick A. Corvington, Chief Executive Officer of CNCS. “Congratulations to the University of Denver and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities. We salute all the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle tough national challenges through service.”
At a minimum, 1,400 DU students engaged in academic service-learning and more than 2,500 DU students engaged in community service in the 2009-2010 academic year, according to the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning. At least 4,000 DU students engaged in some kind of community service, contributing more than 540,000 hours to help build better communities. Student Employment helps facilitate service through its Community Service Work Award Program. Details about the program can be found at For more information about ways to get involved in community service through DU, you can also contact or

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Suburban Job Hunting

The University of Denver is a private university dedicated to the public good. Naturally, many of its students seek careers in public service. The City and County of Denver and its suburbs are a treasure for students who seek experience in fields such as governance, event planning, engineering, and project management. Student Employment maps out employment opportunities below.

Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch is a 22,000-acre master-planned community tucked about 12 miles south of Denver. Interestingly, the community has been named "Tree City" for 23 consecutive years. It lists open positions at

Greenwood Village
The City of Greenwood Village has its own song! Approximately 14 miles south of Denver, it has a long history, too, with settlers arriving from the east and mid-west during the Gold Rush. The city is searching for a paid engineering intern and part-time assistants in its Public Works and Community Development departments. Apply for Greenwood Village jobs at

Commerce City
Commerce City is Denver’s suburban neighbor to the northeast (it's Civic Center is pictured above). By car from DU, it's roughly a 23 minute commute. Forbes Magazine recently rated Commerce City the second fastest growing city in Colorado and 16th fastest growing city in the nation. For the summer, Commerce is searching for a paid engineering intern, as well as a range of instructors for its recreational services. Find and apply for positions at

Of course, don't forget about the City and County of Denver. As summer approaches, Denver seeks lifeguards, golf course attendants, and more. Visit for the details. 

Just 10-years-old, the City of Centennial is about 11 miles from the University of Denver. Find open government positions at Job hunters might also want to check for opportunities at the newly developed Streets at SouthGlenn, pictured above.

Arapahoe County and The City of Littleton are both accessible by Light Rail, so bookmark these websites, too. Remember, students with work awards can forge community service partnerships with government agencies. Read more about the benefits here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New to DU?

Student Employment welcomes the incoming class at DU. We know there is a lot of information to absorb, so we've compiled a few helpful video links for our new students.

Learn how to accept your financial aid award at:

Undergraduates, get a preview of what awaits you at orientation:

Students with a work award in their financial aid package can learn more about the program here:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

DU Names Student Employee, Student Team of the Year

His resume rivals some professionals twice his age.
By June, the 23-year-old will have earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Somehow, he found time last quarter to work 20 hours a week, complete a full load of courses, and launch and maintain an entire social media network for a national diversity training company. He helped nearly double participation in a University of Denver diversity retreat in less than two years. If you don’t know his name, you should. Meet Joel Portman, the 2011 DU Student Employee of the Year.
University of Denver Director of Financial Aid Chris George announced the winner of the annual title Wednesday at the Ice Cream Social Awards Ceremony in the Gottesfeld Room of the Ritchie Center. The Math Department Team – comprised of Sarah Caulkins, Nikki Chen, Grace Horwath, Juan Valles and Molly Webber – was named Student Team of the Year. 
For the last two years, Portman has built a foundation of practical knowledge in diversity issues as a program coordinator at the Center for Multicultural Excellence at DU. Prior to joining the staff, the St. Louis native volunteered his time at the center.
“Joel is mature, wise, and professional beyond his years,” according to his supervisors, Johanna Leyba,  the Assistant Provost for Inclusive Excellence, and Thomas Walker, Program Director of Intergroup Relations  & LGBTIQ. “Many people on and beyond the campus have assumed he was a full-time, veteran staff member based on how he carries himself and represents the university.”
When the Center for Multicultural Excellence lost an assistant director last spring, it was Portman who filled the gap, ensuring the center’s major projects – the Diversity Summit, Voices of Discovery Intergroup Dialogue Program and Diversity and Unity Retreat – had proper administrative support.
His employment has been an integral part of his learning experience at DU. “I’m able to bring a different perspective to the table (in class),” he says. Even better in his eyes: “The work I’m doing here impacts the entire campus.”
Plus, “CME is more like a family than an office,” Portman says. While CME staff keeps work fun, they confront serious social justice issues, often involving issues of identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation and privilege. One of their goals is to create a more welcoming campus. Joel wants to extend that mission to the larger, business world.
The Eagle Scout and former Hillel staffer says he feels obligated to use his privileges – as an educated, white male – to shape a more equitable world.
“My theory is there is a lot of potential in this world,” Portman says. “I’ll do whatever I can do to make sure everyone has an equal part at the table.”

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Essential Pieces: The Math Department Team

These nominees for Student Team of the Year have a formula for success. Earlier this year, the Math Department student employees ensured an important tenure and promotion deadline for faculty was met, according to their four nominators. They also performed essential in-take duties for the math class of 2014.

The assistants serve as "the face of the department" to visitors and telephone callers, according to nominator Don Opplinger, a math course coordinator. They also act as greeters and essential support staff at national and international conferences. Sarah Caulkins, Nikki Chen, Grace Horwath, Molly Webber and Juan Valles "have office schedules that generally don't intersect, yet they communicate with one another through a series of emails and sticky notes. This enables them to work effectively toward common goals," observes nominator Liane Beights, assistant to the department chair. Beights also notes that Sarah, a math major, devotes her extra time to tutoring other students in calculus and Grace created a entire book of policies, procedures and instructions for future Math Department employees. Cheers to this successful team!

Essential Pieces: Volunteers in Partnership

The DU students behind Volunteers in Partnership have a bold mission. They devote their time to students, parents, faculty and staff from eight Denver area middle and high schools in an effort to promote self esteem in students and encourage them to seek higher education or career training. The program's motto is "students helping students." Their devotion led to their nomination for Student Team of the Year.

"These (DU) students are dedicated to both the community and the DU campus. They go above and beyond their job responsibilities and volunteer their time and effort to do community service," remarks their nominator, Carole Burgess, the Assistant Director of Special Community Programs at DU. A big applause for the force behind Volunteers In Partnership!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

An Essential Piece: Mary Van

After less than two years of employment in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Denver, Mary Van anticipates tasks that need to be completed. It makes life a lot easier for her supervisor and nominator, Laurel Shurtleff, the department's budget manager.

"Mary undertakes work assignments with initiative and pride," according to Shurtleff. In addition to working as an administrative assistant and managing her courses, Van has volunteered her time to World Vision and Boys & Girls Club. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee is a sophomore who is majoring in business. Cheers to Mary for all her hard work.

An Essential Piece: Greg Hisscock

In his position as Aquatics Coordinator for DU Recreation, there is no doubt about it: Greg Hisscock is swimming, not sinking. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee was hired as a swim instructor, but quickly took on additional duties, eventually working cooperatively with four different supervisors.

He assists with retail for DU athletic events, serves as the Hilltopper Swim Meet Manger, and helps organize a variety of collegiate swim meets. His nominator, Hilltoppers Head Coach Shawn Smith, attests Hisscock has streamlined the preparation process for swim meets and brought a heightened sense of organization to operations. Hisscock is a second-year graduate student of forensic psychology. We salute his exceptional work!

An Essential Piece: Rachael Dudley

Deborah Bain hires about 50 students each year. The Events and Operations Manager at the University of Denver Driscoll Student Center says she has never employed a student as reliable as Rachael Dudley. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee is a building coordinator at the center. Her duties include supervising customer service staff, managing events and general troubleshooting.

Bain's simple declaration sums it up: "I never have to worry when Rachael is on duty." Dudley is a student in the 4/1 program, which will enable her to earn her MBA in one year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An Essential Piece: Jonathan Stiefel

To say that Jonathan Stiefel's position requires patience and skill would be an understatement. As an IT technician for the School of Engineering and Computer Science, he diagnoses and repairs university-owned computers."It is very helpful to have someone who can just sit down, and work on (repairs) independently, and then report to me when the problem is fixed without needing much guidance," observes his nominator and supervisor, IT Director Tim Sheu.

Sheu also remarks, "Jonathan stands out to me for his enthusiasm and interest in the job. He has interest in not just his own duties, but the more technical aspects of the other parts of my job." Stiefel is a junior at DU who is majoring in engineering.

An Essential Piece: Becca Roy

Becca Roy is often the first person to greet alumni, donors and students who contact the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Denver. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee does so pleasantly and professionally.

"Her positive attitude and ability to think analytically will serve her well in her future endeavors. She is a joy to have on the team," according to Cheri Stanford, her nominator and the associate director of Alumni Programs. In addition to working 15-20 hours per week on campus, Roy volunteers her service to nonprofits, including The Brick Foundation. She is a second-year graduate student of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Congratulations, Becca, on your nomination!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An Essential Piece: Justin Ritter

While many of his peers sleep in, Justin Ritter is at the office of Human Resources at the University of Denver. He arrives early, around 7:50 a.m., to switch on computers and make coffee. "These functions are not in his specific job duties, but he steps up for the team and helps out with the opening of the office without being asked," writes Recruiting Specialist Sean Lipsey, who nominated Ritter for 2011 Student Employee of the Year.

Ritter, a sophomore who is majoring in International Studies, finds new and efficient ways to perform tasks and patiently guides staff and faculty candidates through the online application process. "We have always been able to count on Justin, and that means a lot to our department," remarks Lipsey. Thanks, Justin, for all your hard work.

An Essential Piece: Anna Patrick

Attention to detail, lots of patience, and advanced customer service skills. These are a few of the qualities Anna Patrick exhibits as an administrative assistant in the Office of Financial Aid at the University of Denver. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year has mastered procedures and policies so well, she is able to provide guidance to new staff members, according to one of her nominators, Shawn Murphy, Associate Director of Financial Aid Programs.

"I wish we had 10 Annas," remarks Chris George, Director of Financial Aid, "but thankfully, her legacy will continue with leadership of the younger Work-Study staff." Patrick is a second-year graduate student in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She graduates in June. Congratulations to Anna on a well-deserved nomination.

Monday, March 28, 2011

An Essential Piece: Joel Portman

Joel Portman far exceeds expectations. Not only is he reliable and exacting in his work, the 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee has implemented processes that improve the overall quality of work at the University of Denver Center for Multicultural Excellence, according to his nominators, Johanna Leyba, Assistant Provost for Inclusive Excellence, and Thomas Walker, Program Director of Intergroup Relations.

Leyba and Walker attest Portman has built a strong network of student leaders, administrators, faculty and staff, which he draws upon to encourage engagement in CME projects. During a staff change, Portman stepped up, handling the organization of key CME programs, including the 2011 Diversity Summit, Voices of Discovery, and the Diversity and Unity Retreat. Portman plans to graduate in June through the 4/1 program. He will have earned a bachelor's degree in International Studies and master's in Business Administration.

An Essential Piece: Anna Milner

The Suitts Center for Graduate Career Services at the Daniels College of Business is a busy place. It seems to be the perfect fit for Anna Milner, who thrives on multi-tasking and staying occupied at work, according to her supervisor, Patty Hickman, the Center's Assistant Director.

"What makes Anna unique," observes Hickman, "is the consistently high quality of her work, her dedication and enthusiasm for all that she does, her ability to relate well with a wide variety of people, and her positive attitude toward all tasks."  Milner is a second-year graduate student at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. She graduates in June. Congratulations on your nomination, Anna!

Friday, March 25, 2011

An Essential Piece: Jeannette Le

"If we define 'quality' as 'the ongoing process of building and sustaining relationship by assessing, anticipating, and fulfilling stated and implied needs, than it is safe to say Ms. Le offers an exceptional quality of work at all times," writes Matthew Scarborough of his 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee, Jeannette Le. He further describes her as a "leader both inside and outside the office."

The senior, who is majoring in French, helped implement a blog for the DU Department of Languages & Literatures to promote projects and events. With more than three years of experience at the department, she had the know-how to welcome Mr. Scarborough to the office this year and pass on departmental policies and procedures. Le is also active in her community, serving as the Vice President of Finance for the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and volunteering her translation support to a Denver based non-profit, The Convergence Project. Congratulations on a well deserved nomination, Jeannette.

An Essential Piece: Hannah Katz

You know you've made an impact when co-workers view your graduation as bittersweet. Hannah Katz, a 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee, has won the admiration of staff at the Office of Student Affairs at Sturm College of Law. The administrative assistant graduates this June.

Katz will receive a master's degree in sport and performance psychology. She also earned her bachelor's degree at DU and readily shares the institutional knowledge she has gained over the years with fellow students and members of the Denver legal community. Her job also entails working at law school events. Thanks, Hannah, for all your excellent work!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

An Essential Piece: Samson Eberhart

Great attention to detail is a must in Human Resources at the University of Denver. Samson Eberhart demonstrates this trait in spades, according to his co-workers. He also shows great professionalism, handling inquires at the Human Resources front desk and interacting with current and prospective DU staff and faculty members.

In addition to working and studying International Business, the DU sophomore also is active in the Pioneer Leadership Program. Congratulations to the 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee.

An Essential Piece: Mali Darr

Conscientious. Competent. Dedicated. Reliable. These are a few of the words Mali Darr's co-workers draw upon to describe the 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee. Darr is an administrative assistant at the University College.

She has been employed with the school of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver since she began her studies at DU as a freshmen. The now junior is majoring in electronic media arts design. Thanks, Mali, for all your hard work.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

An Essential Piece: Jen Cupp

Working at the Office of Career and Professional Development at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies requires a broad skill set - the ability to meet deadlines, the patience for impeccable data entry, an eye for detail and organization, and strong communication skills. Internships Specialist Jen Cupp excels in all these essential areas, according to her supervisor, Associate Director Melissa Martin.

The 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee is a second-year graduate student of International and Intercultural Communication. She has worked at the Office of Career and Professional Development since 2009. Cheers to Jen for all her excellent contributions.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An Essential Piece: Tarika Cefkin

Tarika Cefkin embodies the best attributes of the Nathan Yip Foundation: she loves people and works hard to lift the spirits of those who surround her, according to the foundation's president, David Thomson. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year has contributed to the foundation in myriad ways since stepping into her position as executive assistant about a year ago. She coordinates corporate outreach efforts, distributes a web-based newsletter and helped the foundation achieve its most successful fundraising campaign to-date. The funds will enable the foundation to build schools in China and Ethiopia.

Grieving parents Jimmy and Linda Yip founded their philanthropic organization in 2002 to honor their son, Nathan, who died in a car accident at only 19-years-old. Nathan often traveled with his parents to rural China and was struck by the poverty and lack of opportunity. Today, the foundation exists to realize Nathan's dream of bringing opportunities to impoverished children in China, Haiti, Mexico, Africa and the U.S.

Cefkin, a recent graduate of the International and Intercultural Communication Program, plans to continue her work with the foundation. Congratulations to Tarika and the Nathan Yip Foundation for their inspired work.

An Essential Piece: Monica Carroll

For the last year and a half, Monica Carroll has eased the minds of Certified Public Accountants at Holben Hay Balzer CPAs LLC. Firm Administrator Donna Mills describes the music major as punctual, reliable and professional.

As a file clerk, Carroll handles a variety of detailed projects for the firm. From the 10th floor where her office is located, Carroll gets the perk of a spectacular mountain view. She also is gaining real world experience to complement her minor in business administration. Carroll plans to graduate this June. The Office of Student Employment salutes her contribution to Hay Balzer CPAs LLC.

Monday, March 21, 2011

An Essential Piece: Brittany Bybee

In the Office of Student Affairs at the DU Sturm College of Law, there is a noticeable difference when Brittany Bybee isn't on the clock. The 2011 Student Employee of the Year Nominee makes the office run more smoothly, handling student and faculty inquiries in a friendly and approachable manner, according to her supervisors and nominators, Katie Vilders, Dan Vigil, and Lauri Kraus. 

Bybee is a first-year graduate student in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. The Minnesota native is studying International and Intercultural Communication. Thanks, Brittany, for all your hard work.

An Essential Piece: Robert Boyd

Spring greetings from the Office of Student Employment! We are gearing up for our campus-wide celebration of National Student Employment Week, April 11-15. Our theme this year is "Essential Pieces." In anticipation of the celebration, we'll reveal our Student Employee of the Year Nominees on this blog over the next two weeks. Each day, we'll introduce you to two nominees in the morning and the afternoon.

So, meet Nominee Robert Boyd, a media relations assistant for DU Athletics and Recreation.
Boyd, a senior who is studying International Business, has been employed with Athletics and Recreation for four years. He is a tremendous asset to the department, managing day-to-day media relations for the university's golf teams, according to his nominators, Erich Bacher, Director of Media Relations, and Nicole Dupes, Associate Director of Media Relations. His assistance with media relations for the gymnastics team and his professional demeanor proved so invaluable, his supervisors sent him to California to be the media point person during a competition. Boyd is the first student in the department to have earned such an honor, according to Bacher and Dupes. Thanks for all your hard work, Robert!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Denver mayor proclaims National Student Employment Week

Denver Mayor Guillermo Vidal this week proclaimed April 10-16, 2011, National Student Employment Week. The University of Denver Office of Student Employment sought the proclamation to recognize the valuable contributions of student employees, on- and off-campus, and the important role of employers in education.

“We are so honored the mayor paused from his busy schedule to salute student employment. For hundreds of DU students, it is a vital part of the educational experience – providing real world experience, an alternative to student loans, and preparation for the job market,” said Joslyn Robich, Assistant Director of Student Employment at DU.

In the second week of April, DU will join universities and colleges across the nation in celebration of National Student Employment Week, an initiative launched through the National Student Employment Association. This year’s celebration at DU, “Essential Pieces,” will include various appreciation events and will culminate with an ice cream social awards ceremony at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 spotlighting the University’s Student Employee of the Year. This year, 18 students, who excel in diverse positions on- and off-campus, have been nominated for the title.

This fiscal year, nearly 1,000 DU students are employed through the Federal Work-Study Program, which permits students to earn money for educational expenses through employment. More than 10 percent of those students work in community-service positions designed to improve the quality of life for Denver residents. Students who have gained off-campus employment through the Office of Student Employment’s online job board, at, care for children, serve as administrative assistants, tutor individuals, and contribute to the greater Denver area in many other ways.

According the editor of the National Student Employment Association Almanac, “Such employment reflects the democratic ideals of educational opportunity for all and emerges from the practical concept that gainful employment experiences are an essential part of learning. Through such work, students learn how to take care of themselves and develop a meaningful ethic.”[1]

The Office of Student Employment urges the DU community to participate in Student Employment Week in April. For participation ideas and more information, please e-mail or call (303) 871-6795.

[1] Ramsey, B. (1999). National Student Employment Association Almanac.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Nomination Countdown

Five more days left to nominate an exceptional University of Denver student for the Student Employee of the Year contest. The winner will receive a personalized DU hockey jersey, recognition at our annual ice cream social, and the chance to compete in a national contest that carries a $1,000 reward.

Thank you to participants in today's Nomination Writing Workshop, held in partnership with the DU Writing Center. For nominators who couldn't make it to workshop, here are a few tips from the Writing Center's Eliana Schonberg and Geoffrey Bateman:
  • Think about why you are nominating this student. What sets him or her apart from present and past co-workers and peers?
  • Generate a list of specific examples that illustrate why this employee deserves recognition.
  • Explain how this employee has made your life easier.
  • Review the attributes of past Student Employee of the Year winners (here and here). 
Nomination forms for the competition can be accessed here and should be sent to by Feb. 15. DU staff and faculty can schedule an individual appointment at the Writing Center for guidance during the nomination writing process.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

From DU to BU

For Ally Veneris, a lot has changed in a year. The University of Denver 2010 Student Employee of the Year graduated and accepted a position in 2011 as the operations coordinator at Boston University's Office of Orientation. "So far, moving to a new city and working at a new university has been a wonderful experience; the BU community has been extremely welcoming and I feel that I am getting valuable exposure to a different aspect of higher education," Ally recently told the Office of Student Employment. 

Ally was nominated for Student Employee of the Year for her work as a peer advisor at the DU Study Abroad office. She implemented a variety of new processes during the three years she worked there, including a “Study Abroad 101” session now required for all prospective study abroad students. Her Work-Study position prepared her for her role at BU. "Working in the Study Abroad office at DU taught me a lot about working at a university and providing programs for students, and it has been rewarding to transfer those skills into my new role, especially my role as the direct supervisor for the 15 student workers in our office," Ally told us. "Supervising students is very rewarding, but it is also challenging and I now appreciate the supervisors I had at DU even more than I did before."

The 2011 Student Employee of the Year contest is now underway. A workshop for supervisors who would like to nominate students will be held Thursday at Penrose Library. All nominations are due from supervisors by Feb. 15. The winner will be announced April 13 at our annual ice cream social.

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's FAFSA time!

Have you submitted your FAFSA yet? It is an essential piece to be considered for a Work-Study award. Read this Reuters post for more information.