Every year, approximately 100 current Marquette students welcome the incoming class to Marquette by serving on Orientation Staff (O-Staff) at SPARK (Summer Priority Advising & Registration Kick-off) and New Student and Family Orientation. Positions include the Orientation Planning Team (4 students), Team Leaders (25 students), Group Discussion Leaders (75 students), and Transfer Group Discussion Leaders (10 students). ALL current Marquette students (who will graduate after May 2017) are encouraged to apply for O-Staff 2017! Click below for full job descriptions. Check-out the 2016 Orientation Staff here.
Students selected for the Orientation Planning Team (OPT) work part time during the Spring semester, and full time from late May
through the end of August, to plan and coordinate events and staff training. Four Orientation Planning Team Coordinators will be chosen and the compensation is $9.25/hour. Students chosen for the OPT generally have experience
either with Orientation programs, or other large scale programs or events, and are expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills. Preference is given
to students with at least two full years of college experience at the time of application. The 2017 application is now open. Applications for the position will be taken through Handshake.
Team Leaders (TLs) are chosen to facilitate small group discussions and staff student and family events at SPARK (summer sessions), and New Student and Family Orientation (week before classes begin in August). In addition to the responsibilities of facilitating discussions with new students, Team Leaders also coordinate a team of 4 – 5 Group Discussion Leaders during New Student and Family Orientation. Team Leaders are expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills, and to have some prior experience in leading their peers, and are paid a small stipend for their work during SPARK.
Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs) are student volunteers that facilitate group discussions, staff events, and generally provide a welcoming atmosphere to incoming students during New Student and Family Orientation. The time commitment for Group Discussion Leaders is concentrated in late August and many students who are chosen are able.
Transfer Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs) are transfer student volunteers that facilitate group discussions and staff for events specifically related to incoming transfer students. Transfer students looking to be apart of staff can apply to work with either first-year students or transfer students. The time commitment for Group Discussion Leaders is concentrated in late August and many students who are chosen are able serve on O-Staff while also keeping a summer job.
Questions? Contact Kelly Neumann, Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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