Meet our SEE Trainers

What is SEE Training?

Two one-day professional seminars will teach you the skills critical to the success of every student employment professional and 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.

Expert trainers will provide well-researched, practical information you can apply immediately. Attendees will receive a broad range of important student employment information, access to experts in the field, the opportunity to share information with colleagues, a training manual, and a certificate of completion.

Training sessions are offered in each of NSEA's four regional organizations- WASEA, MASEANEASEA, and SASEA - throughout the year.

NSEA Membership is not required.

Who Should Attend

  • Student employment administrators
  • Financial aid advisors
  • Human resource coordinators
  • Career counselors
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Business and agency representatives
  • Anyone interested in student employment

What Topics are Covered?

Legal Issues in Student EmploymentJob Development and FWS in Student Employment
Employment RegulationsProgram Management and Administration
Employing International StudentsStudent Eligibility & Earnings
Forms: I-9 & W-4Location and Development
Connect, Engage, and AppreciateOff-Campus Employment
Hiring ProcessCommunity Service
Training and DevelopmentMarketing Your Program


What are the Benefits?

Whether this is your first or fourth time, you will gain valuable information to help you build and maintain a strong student employment program that benefits your institution.

  • Up-to-date information on Federal Work Study regulations
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues in the field
  • Access to expert trainers and resources
  • Potentially reduce the risk of institutional liability
  • Earn SHRM Recertification Credits

2023  Training Opportunities

All 2023 training opportunities are closed. Please check back for 2024 dates.


Chicago, Illinois (before MASEA Conference) - Registration Full

Date: June 5 & 6, 2023
Location: The Flats at East-West University
Registration Options & Price:
  • Track A on June 5, $190
  • Track B on June 6, $190
  • BOTH tracks, $375

Vancouver, Washington (before the WASEA Conference) - Registration Full

Date: June 5 & 6, 2023
Location: The Hilton, Vancouver WA
Registration Options & Price:
  • Track A on June 5, $190
  • Track B on June 6, $190
  • BOTH tracks, $375

Boston, Massachusetts (before NEASEA Conference) - Registration Full

Date: July 24 & 25, 2023

Location: The Collonade Boston Hotel
Registration Options & Price:

  • Track A on July 24, $190
  • Track B on July 25, $190
  • BOTH tracks, $375

Savannah, Georgia (before NSEA Conference) - Registration is Full

Date: November 6 & 7, 2023, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Savannah - Riverfront
Registration: Open with conference registration.  SEE training only registration is coming soon.
Options & Price:
  • Track A on November 6, $190
  • Track B on November 7, $190
  • BOTH tracks, $375

Springfield, MA - Canceled; please check back for more dates in 2024.

Date: December 7 & 8, 2023, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: American International College, Springfield, MA

Dawn Frieson – SEE Trainer

Dawn Frieson is the Director of Student Employment Services (SES) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Dawn brings over 20 years’ HR experience spanning the private, public and non-profit sectors. SES supports the BGSU community as the University’s centralized human resource office for student employees by educating employers and students as to the value of employment as an integral part of students’ overall educational experience at BGSU.

Dawn has been a SEE Trainer since 2016 and has presented at several NSEA/MASEA conferences.

Stefanie Rich – SEE Trainer

Stefanie Rich is a professional with 25 years of human resources and payroll experience. She has worked at the University of Dayton for 20 years, spending 12 years in Human Resources and 8 years in Student Employment.  She has provided assistance to employees in the areas of benefits, staffing, compensation, Banner, and Handshake.  Since 2017, she has been a Student Employment Essentials trainer for NSEA.  She enjoys connecting with peers and sharing her accumulative knowledge on Student Employment with them.

Kelly Wentz – SEE Trainer

Kelly Wentz manages the on-campus student employment operations at Gonzaga University. As the Associate Director of Student Employment at Gonzaga University, she enjoys talking with students on the benefits of working while in school and assisting them in being work-force ready after their time in college. Kelly earned her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University in 2016 and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northwest Nazarene University in 2001. In her spare time, she enjoys puzzles, reading and spending quality time with her family!

Desiree Noah – National SEE Trainer

Desiree Noah is the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator at Clatsop Community College and has over 15 years’ HR experience within the private and public higher education setting. She earned her M.B.A in Human Resources from La Sierra University in 2010 and her B.F.A. in Fine Arts also from La Sierra in 2002. She has been a SEE Trainer since 2016 and a National Trainer since 2020. 

Nedra Goodrich – National SEE Trainer

Nedra began her 29 year career with Texas Tech University in September of 1992 in the Payroll office of Human Resources.  She became the Federal Work Study Coordinator in 1998 in the Student Financial Aid Office.  In 2005 she attended SEE training and joined both NSEA and the SASEA.  Having a beginning background in Financial Aid and Student Employment, SEE training answered a lot of her open questions. 

She has remained active in both organizations, first serving on the SASEA board as Vice President, then President-Elect, President and Past – President, in 2016 she was asked to step back on the board in the position of President then served in 2017 as Past-President and then stepped back in as President in 2018 and now serves as Past-President again.  During her first Presidential year she also began serving as a Director on the National Board.  The following year she was elected to serve as the VP of Administration.  Her next steps on the NSEA Board were President – Elect and then in 2013 the National President.  In addition, she co-presented in 2012 with Lynn Hoehn at the SASEA conference and then at the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) conference in Manchester, England.  She also served as the Scholarship Chair and also on the Ad hoc committee for the hiring of a new NSEA office manager twice.  In 2014, she attended Train-the-Trainer and became a regional trainer and then a few years later became a National Trainer.  She is currently serving as the SEE Training Coordinator on the SASEA board, and a National Trainer for NSEA.

“Both associations mean so very much to me and I will go above and beyond to do whatever is needed to keep them as successful as possible.”

On a personal note, she has been married to the love of her life for almost 34 years.  They have 3 wonderful children that are all adults and keep her and her husband hopping. 

Amber Weaver-Shifflett – National SEE Trainer

Amber Shifflett is the Student Employment Manager at James Madison University.  She has been in this role for 15 years. Amber leads her team within the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships in training hiring managers, processing hiring paperwork, and guiding student employees through their college years. Through employment opportunities, students are able to acquire tangible work experience while pursuing their educational goals. Amber believes that behind every good student employee is a well-trained supervisor. As a member of SASEA and NSEA, as well as being a SEE trainer for the last 9 years, she plans to prepare student employment administrators to become the best they can be for their student employees and supervisors. Amber brings relatable experiences and humorous examples to her SEE training sessions.

In addition to her role as a student employment professional, Amber is in the Adult Degree Program at James Madison University where she is continuing her education in Human Resource Development. 

Paula McLain – National SEE Trainer

Paula is a Senior Human Resources Generalist and manages the student employment program at Northwest Missouri State University. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business, teaching Principles of Management. She has been a SEE Trainer since 2013 and a National SEE Trainer since 2015. She currently serves as the Vice President of Professional Development for the NSEA Board of Directors.  Paula enjoys meeting new people as she trains and sharing information that can assist someone with program improvements.