2016 MASEA Conference: 55 Years Building Student Success
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Early Bird Rates End Friday!

Registration is open and early bird rates end this Friday, May 13, for the 2016 MASEA Conference at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Champaign, Illinois! This year's theme celebrates MASEA's 55th year supporting student success across the Midwest by empowering student employment professionals! The deadline to register for the 2016 MASEA Conference is May 31st.

Conference Highlights:
  • Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training - Limited space still available for Track A - Legal Issues in Student Employment (June 19) and Track B - Job Development and Federal Work-Study (June 20).
  • 15+ Concurrent Sessions Presented by your Colleagues
  • Keynote Speakers to Inspire and Inform
  • Campus Experiences on the UIUC Campus
  • Networking and Relationship Building with Colleagues
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Local Charity
  • ... and much more!
Register now for the 2016 MASEA Conference!

Conference Session and Keynote Preview!

Rhiannon Clifton, director of strategic programs and outreach with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Media, will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the 2016 MASEA Conference! Rhiannon will discuss research and strategies for working with millennial students and preparing them for life after college. 

Daniel Mann,
director of the office of student financial aid at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will serve as our closing keynote speaker, addressing federal and local initiatives and laws which impact student employment and higher education. 

Concurrent Sessions Include:

  • International Students: Cultural Differences
  • The Student Engagement Debacle: Discussion and Solutions
  • Transferable Skills Needed for Career Readiness
  • Innovation in Career Development
  • Assessment of Student Employment Programs
  • 60 Seconds: Successful Campus Collaborations
  • Making Employers Work for You: How Employer Engagement Can Strengthen Your JLD Program
  • Community Based Federal Work-Study: Creating a Program that has Universal Impact
  • Make your Student Employment Program Indispensable
  • A Diversified Programmatic Approach to Student Employment & Development
  • Tracking Student Employee Work Hours and Leveraging Technology

Silent Auction

Each year, MASEA selects a local nonprofit organization to serve as the beneficiary of the annual Silent Auction held during the MASEA conference. This year, MASEA has selected Cunningham Children's Home located in Urbana, Illinois. Cunningham Children's Home provides expert care to help kids learn positive coping and behavior skills, to achieve realistic academic goals, and to develop the life skills necessary to be successful in our community. Learn more about Cunningham Children's Home at 

Start thinking about items, baskets, novelties, etc. you can donate for the silent auction! All conference attendees will have a chance to bid on the items and all proceeds will benefit Cunningham Children's Home.

Check out the iHotel and Conference Center, the home of MASEA 2016!

Early Bird Rates End Friday

Click Here to Register Today!

The deadline to register for the 2016 MASEA Conference is May 31st.
Student Employment Essentials Training (SEE):
Track A & B June 19 & 20, 2016 $378.00*
Track A only (Legal Issues in Student Employment) June 19, 2016 $189.00*
Track B only (Job Development & FWS) June 20, 2016 $189.00*

* Lunch is provided in the cost of attendance at SEE Training

MASEA 2015 Conference Registration (June 21-23):
MASEA Member Registration submitted through May 13, 2016* $265.00
MASEA Member Registration submitted after May 13, 2016 $290.00
Non-Member Registration submitted through May 13, 2016 $340.00
Non-Member Registration submitted after May 13, 2016 $365.00

*MASEA members who register by May 13, 2016 will be submitted in a drawing to receive one $50.00 gift certificate at Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar located in the iHotel and Conference Center which expires June 26, 2016.

Register for MASEA 2016 Today to Secure the Early Bird Rate!

Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training

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 - Sunday, June 19
  • Employment Regulations
  • Developing Training Programs
  • Employing International Students
  • I-9's and W-4's
  • Interviewing & Selection
Track B: Job Development & FWS in Student Employment - Monday, June 20
  • Federal Work Study (FWS) - Program Management 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
Click Here to Register Today!
Learn more about University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign here!

iHotel and Conference Center

The iHotel is a contemporary designed four-star property featuring 125 luxurious hotel room accommodations in Champaign, Illinois. The hotel and conference center is located on the south campus of the University of Illinois in the heart of The Research Park. The adjoining 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art Illinois Conference Center features 12 conference rooms; two large ballrooms and ten meeting rooms.

Hotel Room Rate for Conference Attendees: $139.00 per night

The iHotel provides MASEA Conference Attendees with numerous features including:

  • Spa at the I: Rejuvenate yourself in our tranquil spa with a selection of soothing signature services performed by massage therapists licensed through the State of Illinois. All sessions must be booked 24-hours in advance through Guest Services.
  • Free WiFi access in all areas
  • 24-Hour Access to Fitness Center
  • Full-service restaurant and bar featuring a complete menu and signature culinary cocktails with an inviting outdoor patio
  • 24-Hour concierge services
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Willard Airport (CMI), Illinois Terminal and any University of Illinois campus buildings
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning service
  • In-room refrigerator, personal safe and personal coffee maker with every guest room

Hotel Reservation Information
Reservations can be made by calling 217-819-5000 or through the following URL:

Inform the reservationist that you are attending the MASEA Conference. All reservations require a guarantee with a major credit card. In the case of a cancellation, 24 hours' notice before the day of arrival required. To ensure room availability, reserve your room early.

The last day to reserve a room at the MASEA conference rate is May 19, 2016. At the cut-off date the hotel will release unreserved rooms for general sale and determine whether it can accept reservations from the attendees based on a space- and rate-available basis at the organizations group rate.

Special Thanks to the 2016 MASEA Conference Planning Committee!

Kim Hull, Pittsburg State University
Stephanie Morris, University of Kentucky
Kris Parker, Carleton College
Stefanie Rich, University of Dayton
Robert Smith, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Clarissa Thompson, Augustana College
Candice Washington, The Ohio State University
Mark Watts, Grinnell College
Eric Wordlow, Columbia College Chicago
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