Student Employee Recognition

Upward of 4,500 GW students work across campus with over 250+ on-campus departments and throughout DC in our 30 off-campus FWS Partner Organizations. On-campus student employees are greeting prospective future students, guiding peers through writing assignments, stocking our library shelves, managing events, and websites, and working with professors on research projects, while our off-campus student employees are explaining exhibits at the Smithsonian, tutoring young children in our community, researching political policies, and assisting with marketing campaigns. These things and more are what GW students are able to achieve through student employment!


GW student employees are a crucial part of the fabric of our university. 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. When you see GW student employees working across our campuses and in the city itself, please take a moment to thank them for doing such exceptional work at our university and in our community.

    National Student Employment Week 

    Each year, GW joins with universities across the country in celebrating National Student Employment Week. This annual event is celebrated the second full week in April and is dedicated to recognizing the significant impact that student employees make to GW and the surrounding community.


    2024 National Student Employment Week is April 8 - April 13!

    2023-2024 Awards

    Student Employee Awards


    Undergraduate Nominees:

    • Brooke Moses (Winner, Community Service Award)
    • Alys Barton (Winner, Critical Thinking Award)
    • Karilyn Domer (Winner, Leadership Award)
    • Rachael Clark
    • Lillian Smith
    • Catalina Campos
    • Sophie Papiernik
    • Megan Olearnick
    • Genevieve Manise
    • Grace Rafferty
    • Axcel Sanchez
    • Korsal Lim
    • Lauren Parra
    • Elizabeth (Liz) Paul

    Graduate Nominees:

    • Shakir Enam (Winner, Impact Award)
    • Yoon Hong Park (Winner, Professionalism, Effective Communication & Interpersonal Skills)
    • Sarbaja Adhikari
    • Dan Carlson
    • Dilrose Karakattil
    • Shumel Siraj
    • Mitali Thepade
    • Oscar Fang
    • Adonia Sequeira
    • Samuel Huber
    • Alexandra (Ally) Schaerf


    Supervisor of  the Year Award

    • Abreeya Darda (Winner, Supervisor of the Year)
    • Janihya Gilmore
    • Maddie Soufleris
    • Carsyn Baxter
    • Mike Cook
    • Mallory McPherson-Wehan
    • Emma Custis
    • Elise Greenfield
    • Johnny Irias-Puerto
    • Anouar Harbili
    • Nicole Feliz
    • Richard Alvarez
    • Ziad Alkhoja
    • Dasom Lee
    • Tasnia Shahjahan
    • Abreeya Darda
    • Matt Eliot
    • Andrea DeLisa
    • Matthew Kewley
    • Meredith Connelly
    • Richa Bhatt
    • Brianne Anderson
    • Juliana Carvahlo
    • Rachel Clark
    • Craig Evans
    • Nicole Feliz
    • David Bonilla
    • Elisa Becker
    • Thomas
    • Ikuko Turner
    • Gina Harris
    • Kathryn Bibler
    • Jessica Palermo


    #NSEW Shout-Outs

    Show your appreciation and gratitude to student employee or a supervisor of a student employee by submitting a #NSEW2023 Shout-Out Form. Student Employment will utilize submission text, images, and videos during NSEW on our social media accounts for our virtual celebration. Submissions must be received by April 5, 2024.

    Submit a NSEW Shout-Out



    Student Employees at Work Picture Contest

    We invite student employees and departments to share pictures of students as integral members of the department's team. This can include just the student employee or the student employee(s) with work colleagues. The may be used on the Student Employee Applicant portal and during Student Employment promotions.

    Submit Your Picture!

    Everyday Student Employee Recognition

    Everyday thanks and recognition can go a long way toward making your student employee feel appreciated and recognized for their hard work.

    Here are some ideas of ways to help your student employees feel appreciated throughout the year:

    • Prepare a care package for your student employees near midterms or finals with favorite snacks and items to help them de-stress.
    • Remember and recognize your student employees' birthdays, and acknowledge religious holidays they may support.
    • Maintain a culture of kindness and inclusion in your office. Encourage everyone to support each other and celebrate their excellent work.
    • Write thank-you notes to student employees when they complete a project or go above and beyond their usual responsibilities.
    • Create a poster or wall in your office introducing and celebrating your student employees.
    • Include student employees in appreciation events for full-time staff in your office.
    • Support your student employee's desire to expand their knowledge through training and new responsibilities.
    • Extend an open offer to write letters of recommendation or provide a reference for your student employees throughout their time at GW and beyond.
    • Say "thank you"!