National Student Employment Week

April 12th - 16th, 2021

Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week (NSEW) that takes place the second week of April each year.

Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.

Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative on campus and throughout the community. Indeed, most schools and surrounding businesses depend on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the campus and community.

We are humbled and excited to recognize the WASEA Student Employee of the Year Winner, Finalists, and State Winners!

The three finalists listed below will also be recognized by NSEA for their incredible contributions. 


2021 WASEA Student Employee of the Year

Ruby LeClair
Western Washington University

2021 Finalists

Daylin Dennis
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Kaylie Hayashida
University of Hawai'i, Manoa

2021 State Winners

California: Mubai (Isabella) Huang (MiraCosta College) 
Colorado: Daylin Dennis (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Montana: Cody Hennessy (Montana Technological University) 
Hawaii: Kaylie Hayashida (University of Hawaii. Manoa) 
Utah: Shelby Morse (Utah State University) 
Washington: Ruby LeClair (Western Washington University) 
Wyoming: Cory Riggs (University of Wyoming)