The Student Employee of the Year Award aims to recognise
students who work part time alongside their studies. National winners of the
Student Employee of the Year Award receive a number of different prizes and
they have the opportunity to attend ‘SEOTY winners emerging talent programme’,
this is also open to regional winners.
Petru Tarabuta won the Off Campus Step Up To Leadership
awards in 2015 for his work as a Student Ambassador at National Instruments.
Here he give's an appraisal of the emerging talent programme.
"The Emerging Talent
programme I attended in Liverpool, as part of the SEOTY 2015 national awards,
was a productive experience. There I got the chance to meet many of the SEOTY
regional winners from around the country, all of them high-achieving and
ambitious students. The programme itself focused on developing team-work and
leadership skills. It consisted of a three hour workshop where we grouped
ourselves in teams of 4 or 5 and proceeded to solve a few different tasks. One
of the challenges was to order, as a team, the most important ten attributes of
a good team player, from a list containing twenty or so qualities. Then, the
team had to present and explain in front of the other four teams why those
skills were the most important to them. Selecting and ordering those ten
attributes reflected the team’s view of what the core qualities of a team
player are, and required some thought, as all the attributes to start with were
desirable. While presenting, the questions from the fellow students from the
other teams were difficult, but fair. The atmosphere was one of intelligent
people, studying a wide variety of courses, but with one common quality: the
discipline and capacity for hard work that got them the regional awards. I am
glad I attended the Emerging Talent programme."
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