Marketing major Wyatt Smet named Student Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Wyatt Smet, named UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year, at a celebration on April 15, 2019. With Chancellor Gary L. Miller unable to attend, Council of Trustees Chair, Lou LeCalsey, gave remarks and helped Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, present the awards. Jen Jones, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services, discussed the importance of connections made while she was a student employee.

Wyatt Smet with Tim Helein and Jeff Krueger
Wyatt Smet with Tim Helein and Jeff Krueger
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Smet, a senior from Wrightstown, Wis. is majoring in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship. He is the lead student building supervisor for University Recreation – UREC. He was nominated by Kress Center facilities manager Tim Helein. In his role, Smet is responsible for the direct supervision of employees, scheduling, and training, as well as responding to facility emergencies and the enforcement of rules while providing exceptional hospitality.

“Wyatt’s natural leadership creates an environment and culture of respect that our students believe in,” Helein said. “His compassion and ability to lead student employees to make independent decisions is apparent when professional staff is unavailable. What I truly like about Wyatt is his willingness and enjoyment in helping others.”

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This year’s nominees and their nominators:

Nominee Nominator
Jonathan Arvedson Natural and Applied Sciences
Connor Heinz University Union
Elizabeth Johnson Dean of Students Office
Allison Loderbauer Bursar’s Office
Paige Richardson Residence Life
Wyatt Smet University Recreation-UREC
Roosa Turunen Chancellor’s Office, University Advancement and
Marketing and University Communication
Danielle Weber Career Services

Turunen, Weber and Heinz received “honorable mention” from the awards committee.

The call for nominations began in January. Supervisors were asked to nominate their very best student employees from all across our campus. Nominations were collected for several weeks, and we are excited that this year we received eight nominations. Student nominations were judged by a panel of four university faculty and staff who rated them on a scale from one to five in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.

Student Employee facts:

  • 2019.04.16-student-employee-infographic-1200x1553 Total positions filled by student employees: 1,092
  • Total student employees: 832
    Average hourly wage: $9.296
  • Total number of hours worked during period (for hourly-paid student employees): 144,691.25 hours
  • Average number of hours worked per week (for hourly-paid student employees): 9.3 hours
  • ACA recorded hours from Lump Sum appointments: 21,108.75 hours
  • Number of students who received lump sum payments during period: 179 students
  • Total amount paid to all student employees during period: $1,566,547.86

This year’s Judging Committee members are:

  • John Arendt  (from the Environmental Management and Business Institute)
  • Julie Flenz  (from Human Resources)
  • Molly Vandervest  (from Athletics) and
  • Alissa Warpinski  (from Green Bay One Stop Shop)

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Student Employee Awards 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

National Student Employment Week is April 15-19

National Student Employment Week is April 15-19, 2019!  Student employees can take advantage of special free giveaways each day of the week. Supervisors can check out a list of ideas for showing some extra appreciation on the Student Employment website. The week will kick off with a ceremony to announce the Student Employee of the Year award recipient and honor all nominees. This year’s nominees are:

Jonathan Arvedson, Natural and Applied Sciences
Connor Heinz, University Union
Elizabeth Johnson, Dean of Students Office
Allison Loderbauer, Bursar’s Office/Student Billing
Paige Richardson, Residence Life
Wyatt Smet, University Recreation – UREC
Roosa Turunen, Chancellor’s Office
Danielle Weber, Career Services

Watch the UWGB Student Employment Facebook page for more information about the candidates, or attend the program on Monday, April 15 at 2 p.m. in Phoenix B.

On-campus and community service work study job fair set for Wednesday, Mar. 27

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity are hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work study partners. The event will be held Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union.  Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for future positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

On-campus and community service work study job fair Wednesday

The offices of Financial Aid and Student Employment and Human Resources are hosting a job fair for Green Bay Campus employers and community service work-study partners on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union. Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for future positions or connect with job-seeking students at the fair. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake.  If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

On-campus and community service work-study partner job fair

Financial Aid and Student Employment with Human Resources will be hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work-study partners. The event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms, University Union.  Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for future positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

2018 Student Employee of the Year nominees

The Student Employment Office extends a big THANK YOU to all supervisors who took time to submit Student Employee of the Year nominations. A ceremony honoring all 11 nominees will be held on Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in Phoenix B. Watch for more updates about the nominees in future issues of the Log and on the UW-Green Bay Student Employment Facebook page. Award winners will be announced at the program. This year’s nominees are:

Trevor Allcock, Office of Residence Life
Lyddia Calmes, Natural and Applied Sciences
Devin Horvath, University Union
Anna Katner, Marketing and University Communication
Devra Komprood, University Union
Phillip Marcott, Natural and Applied Sciences
Adam Rakers, Shorewood Golf Course
Tracy Tilleman, Bursar’s Office and Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Katie Wanek, University Union
Amanda Wery, Office of Admissions and Purchasing Office
Alycia Winters, Continuing Education and Community Engagement

Handshake (formerly PRO) training Nov. 30

The Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO) system was transferred to a new platform called Handshake over the summer. Attend a training session on using the service on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 103 of the Union. On-campus student employee supervisors received an email invitation with a link to RSVP via Qualtrics on Friday, Nov. 17. Any questions can be directed to Allen Voelker, Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator, at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

Nominees for Student Employee of the Year announced

The Student Employment Office extends a big thank you to all supervisors who submitted Student Employee of the Year nominations. A ceremony honoring all 19 nominees will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10 in Phoenix B, University Union. Watch for more updates about the nominees in future issues of the Log and on the UW-Green Bay Student Employment Facebook page. Award winners will be announced at the program. This year’s nominees are:

Casey Aschliman, Career Service
Rachel Atwood, Public and Environmental Affairs
Nathan Condon, Public and Environmental Affairs
Kate Fonder, The Phoenix Bookstore
Sandra Graybill, Office of Admission
Morgan Jandrin, Cofrin Library (Public Services)
Stephanie Jossart, Continuing Education and Community Engagement
Lexi Kinnard, Kress Events Center
Devra Komprood, University Union
Breanna Linna, Cofrin Library (Archives)
Cassandra Raymond, Art
Casi Schatzman, University Advancement
Brad Schetter, Residence Life
Charlie Schroeder, Human Resources/Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Erin Schroth, Dean of Students
Kailey Trudeau, Facilities Management
Jessica Van Dusen, Chartwells
Dani Weber, Nursing and Health Studies
Skyla Weidemann, Public and Environmental Affairs

Wanted: University Ambassadors

Approximately 30 students serve as University Ambassadors each year. University Ambassadors support UW-Green Bay’s outreach efforts to prospective students and newly enrolled students, including Campus Preview Days, Registration and Resources, and Orientation. They also conduct campus tours, serve on student panels and assist with official University functions and Alumni Association events. Please encourage students to apply for this highly regarded position. Students can learn more about the position by stopping by the Ambassador booth at OrgSmorg from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Applications are available at: http://www.uwgb.edu/student-life/employment/student.asp. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Refer questions to Ambassador directors, Cody Von Ruden and Cassandra Walczak, at 465-2894 or ambassadors@uwgb.edu.