Conferences

Conference Information Links
Call for Conference Presenters | Conference Registration Fees | Cancellation & Refund Policies
Conference Objectives | SET Training | SEE Training | NSEA Above and Beyond Certificate Program
Conference Newcomer’s Session | Hotel Information | Community Service Project | What to Bring
Conference Schedule & Workshops

Call for Conference Presenters
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Conference presenters are integral to the professional development of student employment professionals at all levels of their career. The NSEA Conference Committee is looking for dynamic presenters for best practices, presentations, panel discussions, and deep dive sessions.

Presenters and panel facilitators will receive a FREE registration to the Student Employment Tutorial (SET) training that will take place after the conference on Friday, October 27, 2017. If selected as a conference presenter, you will contribute to the advancement of your profession.

The Conference Program Proposal form can be found here. Complete and submit this form by Friday, June 9, 2017. Please send additional presentation materials to nseaconference17@gmail.com. Accepted presenters will be notified by June 23, 2017.

Registration Coming Soon


Conference Registration Fees
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Member is defined as a paid member of NSEA or SASEA. Information about becoming an NSEA or SASEA member is available online.

Conference registration includes: One (1) admission to conference general and breakout sessions, plus all meals noted on the conference schedule.

NSEA or SASEA Member Registration submitted by September 29, 2017 $415
NSEA or SASEA Member Registration submitted after September 29, 2017 $465
Non-Member Registration submitted by September 29, 2017 $565
Non-Member Registration submitted after September 29, 2017 $615
SEE Training Track A Registration $189
SEE Training Track B Registration $189
Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training Registration for NSEA/SASEA Members $59
Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training Registration for Non-Members $69

Cancellation & Refund Policies
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NSEA hopes everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend; however, NSEA knows that plans can change. The NSEA Cancellation and Refund Policy as follows:

Conference Refund and Cancellation Policy
The NSEA Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to the annual NSEA conference.

  • Conference registration canceled on-line on or before October 6, 2017 is refundable but subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrants canceling after October 6, 2017 will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual; the invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant's membership status.
  • In the event NSEA must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, NSEA will refund the cost of registration. However NSEA does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training Refund and Cancellation Policy
The NSEA SEE Training Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows.

  • Refund eligibility for SEE training cancellations or non-attendance is decided by the individual region that is hosting the training.

Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training Cancellation Policy
The NSEA SET Training Cancellation and Refund Policy will be as follows to assure consistency and is applicable to SET training and webinars held by NSEA.

  • Registration fees cannot be refunded for NSEA SET training. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual; the invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant's membership status.
  • In the event that NSEA must cancel a SET training due to unforeseen circumstances, NSEA will refund the registration fee. However NSEA does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include charges made for the registrant's travel and lodging.

Unforeseen Circumstances Defined for Refund and Cancellation Policies:
"Unforeseen Circumstances" is used to describe an event that is unexpected and prevents NSEA from continuing with a conference or training. Examples of such circumstances can include but are not limited to inclement weather or other natural disasters, site unavailability, technology challenges, and presenter absence.


Conference Objectives
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  • Discover methods and means for recognizing and promoting student employment at our campuses.
  • Enhance a common understanding of the roles student employment professionals play and how we enhance student learning.
  • Understand how and where change is occurring within student employment, higher education, and federal regulations.
  • Develop the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to execute ethical and effective student employment programs.
  • Refresh your individual and community spirit.

Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training
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More information will be coming soon


Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training
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SEE Training is comprised of two one-day, professional seminars that will teach you the skills critical to the success of every student employment professional as well as to your university's student employment program. These "hands-on" workshops immerse participants in all aspects of running a successful student employment office and provide a framework for you to sharpen existing skills and acquire new ones.

Track A: Legal Issues in Student Employment
  • Employment Regulations
  • Developing Training Programs
  • Employing International Students
  • I-9's and W-4's
  • Interviewing & Selection
  • FERPA
Track B: Job Development & FWS in Student Employment
  • Federal Work Study (FWS) - ProgramManagement and Administration
  • FWS - Student Eligibility
  • FWS - Job Location and Development (JLD) Administration
  • Marketing Your Student Employment Program
  • FWS - Allowable Employment
  • FWS - Off-Campus Programs
  • FWS - Community Service

Expert trainers will provide you with a training manual and well-researched, practical information you can apply immediately, and you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues. At the end of the day, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. Click here for more about SEE Training.


NSEA Above and Beyond Certificate Program
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This professional development program combines the best of NSEA's conference sessions and volunteer opportunities into one unique program that honors the commitment of members to not only explore areas within student employment but to expand their own personal growth.

Program participants will be awarded an NSEA Professional Development Certificate upon completion of all requirements.


Conference Newcomer's Session
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NSEA is all about people sharing their ideas, time and energy. If you are new to the association or you are interested in getting involved, we would like to meet you. This is your chance to meet the NSEA Board of Directors, other members, and learn more about the association. Refer to the actual conference schedule for meeting location and time at the beginning of the conference.


Hotel Information
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SHERATON VIRIGINA BEACH OCEANFRONT HOTEL
3501 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA

Oceanfront Bedroom View Hotel Exterior Hotel Lobby

Hotel Reservation Information
Reservations can be made by calling (757) 425-9000 or on-line at https://goo.gl/3g1kNK. If calling, inform the reservationist that you are attending the NSEA Conference to ensure the NSEA room rate. The NSEA Conference rate is available until October 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM ET.

All reservations must be guaranteed by a deposit of the first night's room rate and tax, or guaranteed with a major credit card. Reservations not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be billed the first night's room rate and tax as a cancellation fee.

Check-in is 4:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.

Hotel Reservation Deadline
Sunday, October 1, 2017 is the last day to reserve a room at the NSEA Conference rate. Reservations made after the deadline may be accepted depending upon hotel space and rate availability.

Hotel Early Departure Fees
The hotel will charge a $75 early check-out fee if a member with a room reserved at the NSEA Conference rate checks out prior to the reserved check-out date.

Hotel Room Rates
Room rates are per night and do not include applicable state and local taxes. The NSEA Conference rates are:

$129 — Ocean front Standard King/Queens (single, double, triple, or quad)
$119 — Partial View King/Queens (single, double, triple, or quad)

NSEA Conference rates will be available October 22-27, 2017.

Hotel Parking
Valet parking is available and complimentary.

Hotel Transportation


Community Service Project
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Each year attendees participate in a community service auction to raise funds that are donated to a local charity.

More information will be coming soon.


What to Bring
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  • Item(s) for the Silent Auction and/or items for the charity
  • Business cards for networking with other attendees

Those attending their first NSEA Conference should know that the membership goes all out to make them feel welcome and at home! Many new student employment professionals enhance their training and develop valuable contacts at the conference. Returning participants agree that they get great ideas and solve pressing issues by networking with colleagues so remember to bring plenty of business cards.

The weather in Virginia Beach in October is in the mid to upper-60's, dropping into the lower upper 40's at night. Layer, layer, layer.


Conference Schedule & Workshops
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The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Annual Conference co-hosted by the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators (SASEA) provides pertinent training through a variety of relevant workshops geared towards the participant's professional development.

Attending this conference provides the opportunity for professionals to learn and train with other administrators from a wide range of states and types of institutions. Student Employment professionals come together to connect and collaborate on best practices, emerging trends and, most importantly, to build long-lasting relationships. There is always a wide a range of training topics, including the latest federal update.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Twenty-Four Engaging Session Presentations
  • ABC's of JLD, FederalWork-Study & Community Service
  • Marketing and Promotion Ideas
  • International Student Employment
  • Professional Development Tools & Strategies

Tentative Conference Schedule
The conference schedule will be posted here when it is finalized.

The conference will begin at 8:00 AM Wednesday, October 25, 2017 and will end late afternoon Thursday, October 26, 2017.

On Friday, October 27, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, a post-conference Student Employment Tutorial (SET) training will be offered. More information will be coming soon.




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