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Become an Orientation Leader (OL)!

General Information about Orientation Leaders at PSU

Thank you for your interest in the 2014-2015 Orientation Leader position. Our application has now closed. We encourage you to check back in Fall 2014 to learn more about next years positions.

Joining the PSU Orientation Team allows you to hone and expand your leadership skills while connecting new students and their families to the PSU community. We hire a new team during each academic year that includes both new OLs and returning OLs. Not only will you form a strong bond with your teammates, other students, and PSU representatives, you will also have the ability to help all new students acclimate to campus.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Orientation: Advising and Registration Days, Quarterly Orientation Programs, Family Orientation, International Student Orientation, Viking Days, New Student Convocation, and Party in the Park
  • Provide information about a variety of topics to entering students and their families
  • Present a positive image of the University by facilitating campus tours and information sessions
  • Assist incoming students with academic advising and course registration
  • Initiate and develop open communication with students and family members during Orientation
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, other OLs, and students in order to facilitate the success of all components of the Orientation program
  • Participate in all OL training activities
  • Participate in the continual evaluation process of all Orientation programs

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive student wages
  • PSU gear and nametag
  • Networking with PSU Faculty and Professional Staff
  • Learning valuable knowledge/insight that will enhance your PSU student experience

Typical Application and Selection Time Line:

  • Fall term:
    Recruitment begins
  • Winter term:
    Applications available
    Information Sessions in January
    Applications due in January
    Interviews occur in February
    Selection in March
  • Spring term:
    Training begins
  • Summer term:
    Additional training
    Begin welcoming students!