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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.

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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.

The applications for both positions are closed for the Summer/Fall 2024 program. If you're interested in being considered for the Spring 2025 or Summer/Fall 2025 orientation sessions, let us know at

Orientation Assistants (OAs):
  • Application Opens: January
  • Employment Timeframe: May-August

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 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
  • Employment Timeframe: August-September

Welcome leaders work during the first few weeks of school to prep for and manage fun welcome events for new students – check out our main page here! 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 for the fall term.

Summer 2024 Orientation Interns

  • Maia Bergan - Orientation Intern
    Maia Bergan - Orientation Intern (She/Her)

    Hi All! My name is Maia (She/Her) and I am beyond excited to get to know you! I am a third year Biology major (+ Sociology Minor), but I plan to pursue a career in higher education. At UWEC, I have been involved in Residence Hall Association, Honors, Chemistry Lab Tutoring, and I am an RA with the Leadership LLC in Oak Ridge Hall. Outside of school and work, I love movies and sitting on Towers Field with my friends!

  • Dylan Baker - Orientation Intern
    Dylan Baker - Orientation Intern (He/Him)

    Hey, my name is Dylan Baker (He/Him) and I’m a third year math education major. I am super excited to be an Orientation Intern this summer so I can share all the amazing things this campus has to offer! On top of being an Orientation Intern, I am a math tutor and I’ve done research for a couple years. In my free time I love to spend time outdoors, go on long walks, go hammocking and hang out with friends!

  • Sam Consiglio - Blugold Welcome Intern
    Sam Consiglio - Blugold Welcome Intern (She/Her)

    Hi everyone! My name is Sam (she/her) and I am a third year Geospatial Analysis & Technology major with a minor in Actuarial Sciences here at UWEC. Some things I’m involved in around campus include the Honors Program, Campus Ambassadors, & Student Senate. Some things I enjoy doing around Eau Claire include going to campus events and exploring new coffee shops in the area. I am so excited to meet you all and cannot wait to welcome you to UW - Eau Claire!

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!