FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has 872 student workers on campus; 93 of these are graduate students and 779 are undergrads. They work anywhere from a few hours a week to several hours every day. Their tasks can be anything from answering phones to working on the grounds to teaching classes.
To recognize the invaluable work these students do, each year IPFW’s Career Services and Financial Aid offices asks for nominations for Student Employee of the Year. Fifteen students were nominated this year and each was nominated based on the five areas of teamwork and collaboration, commitment, excellence in attitude, initiative and creativity, and problem solving. A committee of five IPFW professionals reviewed the nominations and selected two winners, one graduate and one undergraduate student.
Paul Hastings is the undergraduate recipient. He works in the Mastodon Advising Center (MAC) and was recognized for his initiative and drive. He is a top student worker in MAC because, without it being assigned to anyone, he completed a spreadsheet that his supervisor mentioned would be helpful. It's initiative like this that all employers desire in their employees and MAC wanted to recognize Paul for it.
Sasha Allgayer is the graduate recipient. He works for the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) as the producer of the weekly television series Arts Weekly, and was recognized for his commitment to IPFW and the arts. Sasha treats his assistantship like a career with a high level of professionalism in what can be a high-stress environment. Not only is he elemental in the production of Arts Weekly, he also maintains their Facebook page which is committed to the show and promotes all the VPA arts events.
Each recipient was given a plaque and a cash award to be used for schooling. For more information, contact Karen Campbell, assistant director of career development, at 260-481-0689 or email@example.com.
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