National Student Employment Week

April 15-19, 2019

GW Celebrates Our Student Employees

This year GW will join with universities across the country in celebrating National Student Employment Week from April 15-19, 2019. This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the significant impact that student employees make on campus and in the surrounding community.

GW Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year Awards

Congratulations to everyone nominated for the GW Student Employee of the Year Award or the GW Supervisor of the Year Award! Also, a big thank you to all of nominators for recognizing the excellence in services provided by each of the nominees. 

Upwards of 5,000 GW students work across campus in one of approximately 200 on campus departments or at our 30 off-campus FWS partner sites. They are greeting prospective future students, guiding students through writing assignments, stocking our library shelves, managing events and websites, and working professors on research projects. Our off-campus student employees are explaining exhibits at the Smithsonian, tutoring young children, researching political policies, and assisting with marketing campaigns.

GW student employees are a crucial part of the fabric of GW; they help keep the institution running and act as ambassadors in the DC community. Through their dedication and hard work, they uphold the GW values of communication, community, diversity, excellence, sustainability, respect, service, and teamwork.

We encourage everyone to take a moment to thank the GW student employees who you encounter across our campuses and in the city for doing such exceptional work at our university and in our community. They are putting their academic knowledge into action and are learning skills that will serve them well in the future.

To celebrate National Student Employment Week 2019 the GW Center for Career Services is hosting or participating in a series of events:

Door Decorating Contest

Show your appreciation for your student employees through our 2019 National Student Employment Week Door Decorating Contest! Doors will be judged on visual impact, neatness, completeness, originality, and personal touch.

To participate, please submit a photo of your decorated door (or door substitute) to [email protected] by the end of the day on April 15th, 2019. Winners will be announced at the Student Employee Appreciation Breakfast, and the winning department will be awarded two dozen Captain Cookie cookies to share!

Student Employee Appreciation Breakfast

Friday, April 19, 2019

Marvin Center Continental Ballroom

9:30 AM - 11:00AM (Drop In)

Award winners will be announced at 10:00 AM. 

Please RSVP here.


Pick Up Your Nomination Packets at the Day of Excelence

Monday April 8, 2019

Kogan Plaza - Center for Career Service's Table 

noon - 4:00 PM 

Day of Excellence is a community-wide celebration of appreciation and acclamation. Held on Kogan Plaza, this event provides members of the community the opportunity to engage directly with an act of recognition that is meaningful to them, from making "paper plate awards" for a student organization to sending a note of appreciation to an impactful professor or staff member. Nominees should stop by to receive their nomination packets!


Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year Nominees
Camilla Shanley
Caroline Racke
Giovanna Kupiec
Hadeel Saad
Helen Solomon
Isabella Luizzi
Jenna Campolieto
Jennifer Peterson
Jessica Makler
Jonathan Kvilhaug
Kate Uesugi
Kayley Nagle
Kelsey Ohm
Lucy Hummer
Madalena Monnier-Reyna
Noelle Purcell
Olivia Eggers
Quinn O'Brien
Sabrina Zuskov
Sarah Cho
Vasudevan Kushalnagar 


Graduate Student Employee of the Year Nominees
Archit Khurana
Hannah Bui
Jinyi Luo
Juliana Balla
Katherine Weingartner
Kushal Malvania
Laura Dekle
Lauren Danielowski
Melody Fung
Parisa Nazarijam
Preethy Janarthanan
Remle Scott
Sara Toledo
Stephanie Hansen
Stephanie Melendez


Supervisor of the Year Nominees
Dr. Amita Vyas
Professor Arthur
Wilmarth Carliss
Kenneth Schappelle
Kristen Burnell
Lynaya Morris
Matt LeBlanc
Maya Williams
Mia Augostini
Milinda Balthrop
Naomi Rothwell
Nichole Webster
Olga Reghay
Olutola Ogunrinde
Raoul Gabiam
Rong Li
Rose A. Essiem

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Student employment is more than just earning a paycheck!