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 Winners 2018
On April 10, 2018 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|
|Raffi Donatich, BK '19||Nancy Kuhl||Beinecke Library|
|Maria Eduarda Santana, JE '20||Adriane Steinacker||Physics|
|Benito Flores, TC '20||Bianca Li||Information Technology Services|
|Jaster Francis, BR '20||Anthony Riccio||Sterling Memorial Library|
|Cesar Garcia Lopez, ES '18||Greg Watkins-Colwell||Peabody Museum|
|Andrew Lingenfelter, MC '19||Shyam Shankar||Applied Physics|
|Harper Loonsk, ES '18||Kathryn Dunn||Ezra Stiles College Head of College Office|
|Leah Shrestinian, MC '18||Daniel Jones||Yale University Art Gallery|
|Pong Trairatvorakul, ES '18||Sofya Zeylikman||Center for Engineering Innovation and Design|
|Sydney Young, SM '18||Oren Kanner||ITS Campus Community Technologies|
Y-Work Award nomination process
Supervisors may nominate their student employees. 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.
Nominations for the 2019 Y-Work Award will be available in February 2019.
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.