Big congratulations are due to former Kaplan student Steven Salama, who has just been recognised at the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards at the University of Brighton.
Steven was presented with the ‘Step up to Leadership’ award, which considers students who have shown leadership skills and initiative in part-time work during their studies. As a winner at both a local and regional level, he will now be a contender in the UK-wide competition.
Steven is currently working at RDF, a software company in Brighton. We got in touch to ask him about what he’s been doing there:
"I work as a Junior Developer at RDF, fixing bugs, implementing new change requests, and maintaining and supporting various projects. My manager nominated me for the award for my hard work at the company. Now I have been automatically entered in the national competition, which covers the all the regions of the United Kingdom!”
Clearly this is a fantastic achievement. We were eager to find out how former Kaplan student Steven felt about receiving an SEOTY award:
"The nomination made me very happy, and winning the award was just amazing. The fact that my company nominated me is a very good indication that they are happy with the quality of my work. It will be great to have on my CV, as it helps promote the values and experience that I can bring to a company.”
He’s right, of course. A SEOTY award is a great way for students to boost their CV profile and stand out from the crowd. We’re extremely happy for Steven, and proud to have played a part in his educational journey.
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