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2015 NSEA/WASEA Annual Conference--November 4-6, 2015
WASEA Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training--November 2-3, 2015
Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California

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Conference Information Links
Registration Fees | Cancellation & Refund Policy | Conference Objectives
Student Employee Essentials Training | NSEA Above and Beyond Certification Program
Conference Newcomer's Session | Hotel Information | Airport/Transportation Information
Community Service Project | What to Bring | Attire/Weather | Things to do in San Francisco
Conference Schedule and Workshops

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Registration Fees
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Conference Registration includes: one (1) admission to conference general sessions and workshops, plus all meals noted on the conference schedule.

Registration submitted through September 14, 2015 $395
Registration submitted after September 14, 2015  $445
SEE Training Track A Registration, October 15, 2015 $189
SEE Training Track B Registration, October 15, 2015 $189

Conference participants must be a member of National Student Employment Association (NSEA) and/or Western Association of Student Employment Administrators (WASEA) to attend. Membership applications must be submitted separately from the conference registration.

The membership dues are as follows:

  NSEA Individual Dues: $125.00
  WASEA Individual Dues: $ 60.00

Cancellation & Refund Policy
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(This policy applies to the NSEA/WASEA 2015 Conference)

NSEA hopes everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend; however, NSEA knows extenuating circumstances do occur. The NSEA Cancellation and Refund Policy will be followed to assure consistency.

Conference registration canceled on-line on or before 10/21/2015, is refundable and subject to a $20 administrative fee. If you have not paid your conference registration by this date and are canceling, you will be billed a $20 administrative fee.

Registrants canceling after 10/21/2015, will be responsible for the full amount due whether they have paid or not. If you fail to attend the conference after registering without officially canceling, you will be liable for the full amount due whether you have paid or not.

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

Registration fees may be transferred to another individual at your college/university who is a member of NSEA or the regional association co-hosting the conference and or event.

Conference Objectives
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  • Enhance a common understanding of what roles student employment professionals play and how we enhance student learning.
  • Discover methods and means for recognizing and promoting student employment at our campuses.
  • 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 Employee Essentials Training
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Student Employment Essentials (SEE) is NSEA's premier training for new and seasoned professionals. The information and instruction gained at this training is valuable for both the quality of student employment programs and the knowledge gained by the professionals administering the services. NSEA provides training that includes all of the components necessary to make your student employment program successful.

The Western Association of Student Employment Administrators will offer Student Employment Essentials - the Foundation for Effective Student Employment Programs training the two days before the conference. Tracks A & B are offered separately, but members are encouraged to attend both for maximizing their success as student employment program administrators.

Track A is offered on Monday, November 2, and Track B on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Each track costs $189 and begins promptly at 9:00 am and concludes at 5:00pm. Registration for the SEE trainings is a separate cost from the conference. Training will include the following topics:

Track A - Legal Issues in Student Employment

  • Employment Regulations
  • Developing Training Programs
  • Employing International Students
  • I-9s and W-4s
  • Interview and Selection

Track B - Job Development and FWS in Student Employment

  • 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

Participants will gain enhanced knowledge, skills, and abilities that will help them with their personal and professional goals in addition to the following:

Track A

  • Important legal information that could save the participant's university millions of dollars in litigation.
  • Review of Fair Labor Standards Act, IRS rules, FERPA and ADA compliance;
  • Regulations concerning employing internationals students;
  • Crucial information on interviewing students for jobs;
  • Methods of training supervisors.

Track B

  • Department of Education guidelines for Federal Work Study;
  • Help in setting up a FWS Community Service Program, developing jobs and maintaining employer relations;
  • Steps for reporting the FWS Community Service requirement, calculating earnings and using program models from other schools;
  • Tools for setting up, promoting, reporting and maintaining a successful Job Location and Development Program;
  • Marketing techniques to bring in more jobs and more students;
  • Tips on involving faculty in student employment programs.

NSEA Above and Beyond Certification 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 for completing the requirements.

The conference schedule will indicate which breakout sessions are designated as "Above & Beyond". You will sign-in at the session and then record your attendance to be used as one of the program requirements. You can link to the NSEA Above & Beyond Brochure for more information on the requirements of this program.

Conference Newcomer's Session
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NSEA is 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.

Hotel Information
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Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
2500 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Outdoor Pool
Outdoor Pool

Meeting Rooms
Meeting Rooms

Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant
Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant

Reservation Information

The hotel has created a reservation webpage for NSEA Annual Conference attendees. To reserve your room, go to, enter the required information, and then jot down the reservation confirmation number displayed at the end for future reference.

All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Last date to reserve a room at the NSEA conference rate is October 9, 2015. At the cut-off date the hotel will release the 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 organization's group rate.

Hotel Room Rates

Room rates are per night and do not include applicable state and local taxes. The NSEA conference rates are as follows:

$179 - single occupancy   $179 - double occupancy
Add $20.00 for each additional person.
You must identify yourself as a member of the NSEA Annual Conference to receive this rate.

Airport/Transportation Information (from hotel website)
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Vehicles entering San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge ($6) and the Bay Bridge (between $4-$6 depending on the time) are required to pay a toll. See below for alternate forms of transportation from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the hotel.

  • Airport Shuttle: Shuttles to Fisherman's Wharf are readily available outside the Baggage Claim area of both airports. Best recommendation is to use Airport Express Van Service. Prices range from $16-$28 per person when booked in advance. To reserve, contact our Concierge or visit
  • BART: From Baggage Claim at SFO, follow the signs to the airport Tram and take it to the SFO BART Station. Once at the SFO BART station, purchase each traveler a ticket with enough fare to the Embarcadero Station (about $8/person). There is only one train departing from the SFO Station, board the first train that arrives. The train ride takes about 25 minutes. Exit at the Embarcadero Station and follow signs to the Market Street/Ferry Building exit. Once on Market Street, walk North towards the Ferry Building (big building with a clock on it), and continue towards the Embarcadero Street bus stop. Once at the bus stop, board the F Market Streetcar heading west towards Fisherman's Wharf ($2/person, exact change required). The streetcar ride takes about 10 minutes. Exit streetcar at Powell Street stop. To walk to the Hotel, stay on Jefferson Street, walking west, towards Mason Street. At Mason Street turn left towards Beach Street. The hotel is located at 2500 Mason Street (one block).
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available throughout the city and airports, and are usually very familiar with the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel. Taxi rates to/from San Francisco International Airport average $40, and taxis to/from Oakland Airport average $60. Some taxis offer a credit card payment option for your convenience, but please ask the driver at the beginning of your trip. The Concierge at the Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel can also arrange Town Car service for any transportation needs (to/from the airports for an average of $75).

Driving? Here is a map of the area.

Community Service Project
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This year's NSEA Community Service outreach efforts will benefit Project Night Night (PNN), a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that provides homeless children across the country with the basic nighttime essentials they need to feel recognized, warm, ready to learn, and valued. Founded in 2005, Project Night Night distributes 25,000 "Night Night Packages" annually. Each package contains a new security blanket, age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal -- all nestled inside a canvas tote bag.

To benefit Project Night Night, NSEA will hold a silent auction on the second day of the conference, Thursday November 5. To help you choose your "perfect donation item", Project Night Night has provided the following list of donation ideas:

What to Bring
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  • Items for the resource table that you wish to share with other attendees (program manuals, handouts, marketing tools, etc.)
  • Item(s) for the Silent Auction and/or donations for the Conference Charity
  • Business cards for networking with other attendees
    Those attending their first NSEA conference should know that the National Student Employment Association welcomes all new members and counts on all current members to assist newcomers in answering questions and offering information on the conference format and programs offered by the association. Many new student employment professionals enhance their training and development with valuable contacts at the conference. Returning participants agree that they get great ideas and solve pressing issues by networking with colleagues. So don't forget to bring plenty of business cards.

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The month of November has an average high temperature of 64 degrees and average low temperature of 51 degrees. Even on nice days, the steep hills can change the weather drastically. Some hills can be very windy while others are warm. Best thing to do is pack layers and wear them. Also, bring a comfortable pair of shoes with a lot of support--the hills in San Francisco are pretty steep.

Things to do in San Francisco
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Alcatraz Island (Golden Gate National Recreation Area, .1 miles from hotel)
Alcatraz Island is one of Golden Gate National Recreation Area's most popular attractions. You can explore the prison remnants and explore the West Coast's first lighthouse.

Cable Car Turnaround (Beach Street and Hyde Street, .1 miles from hotel)
This is the only moving National Historic Landmark. You can ride the Cable Car to all other San Francisco attractions.

Pier 39 (Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, .3 miles from hotel)
San Francisco's #1 attraction is Pier 39. Come to see the sea lions and street performers while shopping and dining.

Ghirardelli Square (900 North Point Street, .3 miles from hotel)
Ghirardelli Square, once a factory for the chocolate company by the same name, is now a place of specialty shops, restaurants and galleries. The view of Alcatraz is amazing from Ghirardelli Square.

North Beach (.4 miles from hotel)
Known to many in the city as "Little Italy", amazing restaurants are throughout this neighborhood that is adjacent to Chinatown.

Chinatown (1.0 miles from hotel)
San Francisco has one of the largest and most diverse Chinatowns in the world. Here you will find restaurants, stores and mini malls.

Golden Gate Bridge (2.0 miles from hotel)
This iconic suspension bridge has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.

Conference Schedule and Workshops
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The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Annual Conference is co-hosted by the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators (WASEA) and 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 broad 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. We always offer a wide a range of training topics, including the latest federal update.

  • Keynote speakers
  • Engaging sessions
  • Sessions for all levels and areas of student employment
  • Marketing and ideas
  • Professional development tools and strategies

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