Applications for this position are now closed and will open again in Fall 2019!
Orientation leaders (OLs) are a team of dedicated & diverse undergraduate students whose primary responsibility is to assist new students and their families with their transition into the Texas A&M University community and Aggie Family. They serve as resources, facilitators, and official representatives of the University during New Student Conference (NSC) programs. Becoming an Orientation Leader is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.
- Serve as a role model and resource to students while representing the University professionally
- Share knowledge about the University’s history, campus resources, and expectations. When appropriate, they refer guests to additional resources and campus departments
- Facilitate engaging and well-organized small group meetings for new students
- Help students and families acclimate to the physical campus by leading campus tours, providing directions, and escorting them to sessions
- Proactively provide customer service to guests throughout the New Student Conference Program
- Develop and display a level of understanding regarding social justice, diversity, and inclusion
- Assist in the preparation of New Student Conference activities and materials
- Serve as a source of information regarding academics, policies and procedures, campus services, activities, building locations, and all other aspects of life at TAMU
- Represent Texas A&M University, The Offices of the Dean of Student Life, Office of New Student & Family Programs, and the Aggie Orientation Leader Program as it relates to the Core Values, Honor Code, behavioral contract, and organizational constitution
Please note that throughout training and the job itself, requirements may be added or removed.
Individual commitment to all training and employment dates is essential to the success of the Orientation Leader team. If you have a conflict with any of the employment dates and would like to know if you are still eligible to apply for the position, please contact Meridia Sanders at MeridiaS@studentlife.tamu.edu or 979-845-5826. Dates are subject to change. Please note 12th Man OLs are required to attend all training & retreats, and must be available for at least 50% of the Summer NSCs.
|Welcome Meeting||February 7th , 6 – 8 PM|
|New Orientation Leader Retreat
|February 8th – 10th
(depart at or after 5pm on 1st & return on 3rd at or by 1 PM)
|Training||Thursdays, 6 – 8 PM
February 14th , February 21st , February 28th
March 7th, March 21st, March 28th
April 4th , April 11th, April 18th, April 25th
|Family Weekend||April 12th – 14th|
|OL Intensive Training Days||May 20th – 23rd|
|New Student Conferences||May 23 – 24, May 29 – 30, May 30 -31
June 4 -5, June 5 – 6, June 6 – 7, June 11 – 12, June 18-19, June 19 – 20, June 20 – 21, June 21 – 22, June 25 – 26, June 26 – 27, June 27 – 28
July 9 – 10, July 10 – 11, July 11 – 12, July 16 – 17, July 17 – 18, July 18 – 19
|Team Banquet||Thursday, July 18th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM|
|August New Student Conferences||August 14, August 15 – 16, August 20 – 21|
|Howdy Week||August 18th – 25th|
- $7.25 per hour; 29 hours during NSC weeks
- Most meals provided during summer training & NSC sessions (May – August)
- NSC Uniform: staff polos, nametag, and additional TAMU orientation gear
- Parking Pass (must have valid TAMU parking pass to use)
In addition to compensation you will have the opportunity to,
- Gain both leadership and professional experience including time management, group facilitation, cultural competency, and public speaking
- Learn more about the University's history, traditions, opportunities, and services, and share this knowledge with incoming students and their families
- Develop professional relationships with staff, students, and their family members & guest
- Gain knowledge about the history, traditions, & services of TAMU
- Be part of a supportive team of student leaders while having an unforgettable summer experience positively impacting the transition of new students and their families
- Uphold the 6 core values of Texas A&M University
- Current TAMU undergraduate degree-seeking student who is enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours at TAMU, and will not graduate before December 2020
- Have a grade point average (cumulative) of 2.25 at the time of application to be maintained throughout the position
- Students are hired on a conditional basis until final grades are posted
- In good standing with the Student Conduct Office and the Academic Honor System Office at the time of application through the end of the position commitment
- Available for all required training's, NSC dates, & Howdy Week (see mandatory dates)
- Exhibit commitment to the mission of the Office of New Student & Family Programs
- Demonstrate a desire to learn about TAMU, its resources and services, it people, and its programs and to share the information with others
- Possesses the following role model qualities: maturity, responsibility, initiative, motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, integrity, a strong and positive work ethic, and a commitment to personal and team development
- Exhibit leadership potential
- Exhibit good interpersonal communication and group presentation skills
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Orientation Leaders may not be employed by another on-campus office/entity during the summer
- Orientation Leaders may not take courses during summer mini session, session I, and session II, outside of online courses unless selected to be a 12th Man OL
- All orientation team activities take precedence over other activities and employment
Applications will open in Fall 2019 for Summer 2020!
- Individual Interviews
- Group Interview (by invitation only)
- Selection Announcement
- Background Check
Are you passionate about Texas A&M and looking for a way to make a positive impact?
Apply to be a 2020 Orientation Leader. Applications will open in Fall 2019.
Complete the interest form below to be the first to know when the application opens.