Dear PennACE Membership Community:
It's time to recognize your talented intern & co-op students for the 2019-2020 JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards! PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate interns and co-op students who have completed their undergraduate internship between August 2018 – August 2019 while enrolled at a PennACE member institution. One recipient in each category is recognized and awarded with a plaque and $250.00 check.
Please take note of these important instructions for the Student of the Year (SOTY) application process:
- All materials except the resume are submitted through online forms.
- The student must complete an online Application Form and Essay (formerly called student statement).
- The resume must be uploaded with the online application.
- The two statements of support (one from internship site; one from College/University representative) are online forms.
- The technical category is now named STEM.
- The internship term (Fall, Spring, Summer) was replaced with "Applicants must have completed their undergraduate internship between August 2018 – August 2019..."
Students can apply for awards in the following categories based on the nature of their internship:
STEM Award: Students must have completed an internship or co-op assignment that is related to (or similar to): engineering, computer science/information technology, sciences or research.
Liberal Arts Award: Students must have completed an internship or co-op assignment that is related to: educational services, social science/service, humanities or human services, government, communication, arts, or entertainment.
Business Award: Students must have completed an internship or co-op assignment that is related to: business, marketing, management, accounting, business development or strategy, or finance.
Associate Degree Award: Students in an Associates program who have completed an internship or co-op assignment in any category (STEM, Liberal Arts, or Business)
Application criteria, instructions, and links to forms are on the PennACE website at www.pennace.info/joanne-day-award. The Student Application Form/Essay and supporting materials (resume, 2 statements of support) are due by Monday, November 18, 2019.
A special thank you to the following individuals for their commitment to participating in the SOTY committee:
Diana Brush, Clarion University
Heather Balas, Mercyhurst University
Anne Landon, Lycoming College
Patty Gochenauer, Penn State Mont Alto
Kristen Fike, Central Penn College
Krissie Doppelheuer, California University
Emma Kovaks, Mercyhurst University
Please share this announcement with your faculty and encourage your students to apply for these awards! If you have any questions, contact Nick Praedin, Member-at-Large, Student of the Year Committee, at PennACESOTY@gmail.com or 484-223-4624.