Intern Student of the Year Award Announcement & Instructions

The Cooperative & Experiential Education Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE / CEED) is seeking nominations for outstanding intern students employed during the 2017 Calendar Year (Jan. - Dec.). The winning student will receive a cash award, and will be invited to the 2018 CIEC Conference to receive their award. All nominated students will receive a letter and certificate of recognition for their national nomination.

Eligibility:

Nominated students must:

  • Be nominated by a member of CEED.
  • Be enrolled in a four-year/five-year undergraduate program.
  • The CEED member can only nominate 1 student for each award.
  • Have interned during the year of their nomination.
  • Be majoring and working in any discipline recognized by ABET (Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology).
  • Students who complete an internship in the calendar year nominated are still eligible for the award even if they graduate prior to receiving the award.

An internship is one semester or quarter working full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid, in which the student participates in work related to their major.  It is appropriately supervised on-site and by a university educator, with specific learning objectives and an opportunity for reflection and evaluation.

Award:

  • The winning student will receive a $750 cash award.
  • The winning student will receive a recognition plaque.
  • The winning student will be invited to attend the CIEC Conference in San Antonio, TX to receive their award.
  • Two nights stay at the CIEC Conference
  • One day CIEC Conference registration
  • Up to three additional meal tickets at CIEC Conference Awards Ceremony for guests

The winning student's supervisor or the employer representative will receive:

  • One day CIEC Conference registration

All nominated students will receive:

  • Letter and certificate of recognition for their national nomination.

Nomination and Selection Process:
STEP ONE: Email a nomination packet to Sarah Kostanski. Complete packets must be emailed as an Adobe PDF file and include the following in the specified order:

  • 2017 CEED Student of the Year Nomination Cover Sheet
  • The Statement of Support from the student's employer
  • The Statement of Support from the student's college / university
  • The Statement from the nominated student
  • Student's most recent resume.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION PACKET IS NOVEMBER 3, 2017

STEP TWO: Three to five internship professionals who may represent the academic or industry sector(s) will judge the nomination packets.

STEP THREE: Award Committee Members will be sent all nomination packets.

STEP FOUR: Award Committee Members must respond with their recommendations by December 6, 2017.

The student receiving the highest rankings from the Award Committee Members will be selected as Intern Student of the Year. All nominated students, nominating schools and employers will be notified of the winner by December 14, 2017.

Instructions For Employer Statement:

Statement should be two pages, typed, and double-spaced.

Topics to consider include:

o The student's work-related duties, quantity of work, and quality of work.
o Examples of the student's initiative or creative or original work.
o Examples of how the student was challenged during their internship assignment.
o Any published papers, presentations or other formal presentations of their work.
Please do not include copies. 
o Any recognition or awards from the company.
o The student's involvement in the community. 
o The student's involvement in improving the company internship program.
o The overall impact of this student on the department or company.

Please do not include additional documents.

Instructions for University Statement :

Statement should be two pages, typed, and double-spaced.

Topics to consider include:

o The student's academic performance.
o Examples of the student's initiative or creative or original work.
o Any recognition, honors or awards from the university or other organizations.
o Any leadership positions.
o The student's involvement on campus and in the community.
o The student's service to co-op locally, regionally or nationally.
o The student's relationship with the college / department. 
o The student's character.

Please do not include additional documents.

Instructions for Student Statement:

Must include a copy of most recent resume. Should not exceed two pages.

Statement should be two pages, typed, and double-spaced.

Topics to consider include:

o How internship experiences have impacted college and future career.
o Future career goals.
o Achievements, awards, honors and self initiative both on the job and in school.
o Contributions to the employer, school and community.

Please do not include additional documents.

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