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 2016) are encouraged to apply for O-Staff 2016!
The Orientation Staff application process for the 2015 season is now closed.
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.
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) 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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