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.