Spending the day with some of the most involved students on campus can get anyone excited about coming to college. Our orientation assistants and Blugold Welcome leaders are the best of the best and are ready to welcome you to your new home. They’ll help you understand student life, answer your questions and will be a resource for you when you start classes.
Want to join our team next summer?
New Student Orientation is looking for energetic, engaged students to work for our team - and we have two positions open each year. Our positions offer competitive pay AND options for free housing during employment. If you are interested in event planning and coordination, marketing, communication, and/or are just looking for an awesome summer or fall job, you won't find a better fit.
Orientation Assistants (OAs):
- Application Opens: CLOSED
- Application Link
- Employment Timeframe: May-August 2024
OAs help welcome incoming students and their families to campus through a variety of fun programs and events during the summer. This position will offer a guaranteed 30-40 hours per week with competitive pay, as well as free housing on campus. You’ll gain significant communication, leadership, and program planning skills and collaborate with a variety of offices across campus.
Blugold Welcome Leaders:
- Application Opens: March 4, 2024
- Application Link (will be here once open)
- Employment Timeframe: August-September 2024
Welcome leaders work during the first few weeks of school to prep for and manage fun welcome events for new students – check out our list of events from last year! Welcome leaders get the chance to work both on and off-campus, connect with community businesses, and gain substantial event planning experience. Options for early move-in will also be available to those living in the residence halls.
Summer 2024 Orientation Interns
Being an orientation assistant was one of the most fun, rewarding, and impactful jobs I’ve ever had. From working with the advisors, to developing your leadership and community building skills, to having the opportunity to welcome new Blugolds on campus, and of course making new friendships with your fellow OA’s, you are truly in for a fun summer!