2014 Orientation Leader Position

The Orientation Program is now accepting applications for 25-30 Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2018, and new transfer, exchange and visiting students. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will work for both International Student Orientation (ISO) and New Student Orientation (NSO).

Orientation Leaders work with Resident Advisors to mentor and guide students during both ISO and NSO. Orientation Leaders also help manage events, including welcoming international students at airports, working at residence hall arrival sites, informational forums and social events.

Orientation Leaders may also work more closely with a subgroup of new students such as transfer, exchange, and visiting students. Please indicate your preference for these specific duties on the application form.

Expectations: Orientation Leaders are expected to return to campus on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. All Orientation staff must attend training sessions on August 21-23, participate fully during both ISO and NSO (August 24-August 31). Any other commitment during this time period must be pre-approved by the Director of Orientation.

Qualifications: Students from the class of '15, '16 & '17 are eligible to apply. Successful candidates must be reliable, enthusiastic, and compassionate with good verbal communication skills, a positive attitude about campus life, culturally sensitive and experience working with diverse student populations.

Terms and Benefits:

Period of work: August 21-August 31, 2014
Stipend of $200
Free room and board

Applications: Click here to apply online.

Application Deadline: Applications are due by January 31, 2014 by 5:00pm

Questions? Please contact:

New Student Orientation
orientation@wesleyan.edu
860.685.2143

Please note:
If you apply to be an Orientation Intern and would also like to be considered for the OL position, you do not need to submit both applications. Please only submit the Intern application.

Also, due to potential scheduling conflicts, if you are a Residential Life Staff Member (RA, HM, CA) or a Peer Advisor for the 2014-2015 academic year, you will not be eligible for the Orientation Leader position.