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Every year, approximately 100 current Marquette students welcome the incoming class to Marquette by serving on Orientation Staff (O-Staff) at Marquette Preview and New Student and Family Orientation. Positions include the Orientation Planning Team (4 students), Team Leaders (20 students), Group Discussion Leaders (75 students), and Transfer Group Discussion Leaders (10 students). ALL current Marquette students (who will graduate after May 2015) are encouraged to apply for O-Staff 2015!

The 2015 Orientation Staff Application will open on January 19, 2015. Check back here for a link to Marquette Involvement Link. In the meantime, check out the positions below and start working on your resume!

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Orientation Planning Team (OPT)

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. OPT positions include Community Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, Family Coordinator, and Personnel Coordinator, and all positions are paid a stipend for their work. Student 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 2015 OPT application process is now closed.

Team Leaders (TLs)

Team Leaders (TLs) are chosen to facilitate small group discussions and staff student and family events at Marquette Preview (two weeks in June), 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 Preview.

Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs)

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 serve on O-Staff while also keeping a summer job.

Transfer Student Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs)

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 Caitlin Wozniak, Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs at caitlin.wozniak@marquette.edu. Orientation Staff Logo


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