Y-Work Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Employees

The Yale College Dean's Office (YCDO) and Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid (UFA) have created the Y-Work Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student Employees in order to celebrate the many positive experiences of student employment on campus and to highlight great opportunities for and critical contributions by our student employees. The Y-Work prize will be awarded annually to a handful of current undergraduates whose dedication to their on-campus job has had a positive impact on the community through one of Yale’s departments, offices, labs, libraries, museums, residential colleges, or other part of campus.

Y-Work Award Nominations

All current undergraduate students who have worked a term-time job are eligible regardless of pay grade, financial aid eligibility, or federal work study participation.

The deadline for nominations for the Spring 2019 award has now passed. The Y-Work selection committee will review nominations and announce award recipients in April. If you have any questions about the nomination or selection process, please email y.work@yale.edu


Y-Work Award Winners 2018

On April 8, 2019 Dean Chun announced the ten students selected as winners of the inaugural Y-Work Award. Winners and their supervisors were recognized at a reception in April at the Dean's Residence.

Y-Work Award Winner Nominated By Department/Office
Katherine Brumberg, TC '19 Jay Emerson & Winston Lin Statistics & Data Science
Joe Doran, TC '20 Margaret Clark & Debbie Rueb Trumbull College
Maria Gargiulo, PC '19 Jay Emerson & Winston Lin Statistics & Data Science
Paige Hollis-Villareal, JE '19 David Brooks & Kristin Elliott Yale Hospitality
Lily Mirfakhraie, DC '19 Elisa Rodriguez Cell Biology
TJ Noel-Sullivan, SY '20 Xinyuan Chen Information Technology Services
Donovan Sabog, BK '19 John Yi Undergraduate Admissions
Sarah Siegel, TC '19 Stephanie J. L. Waite Office of Career Strategy
Odette Wang, BR '20 Jessica Sack YUAG Education Department
Max Yuhas, TD '20 Tom Migdalski Athletics


Student employment at Yale

Summer and term-time on-campus employment is a core student experience at Yale and an opportunity for our students not only to invest in their education, but to extend their learning beyond the classroom and make valuable and lasting contributions to Yale’s community. Student employees, including both those who receive financial aid and those who don't, help to shape Yale through their work across the entire campus. Learn more about student employment at Yale and see current available jobs on the Student Employment website.