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Become a New Student Orientation Leader (OL) or International Orientation Ambassador (IOA)

There are two positions available for full-time undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Connecticut at Storrs to apply for during the Orientation recruitment period.  The recruitment period occurs during the fall semester of each academic year.  This is the only time of the year that we recruit for orientation positions.

These positions are,

  1. New Student Orientation Leader  - Helps to orient freshmen and transfer students during the Mid-May through Mid-July Orientation program.  Also works to orient students during International Orientation that occurs the week before classes begin, and works the final Orientation program that occurs the Friday before classes begin in the fall.  Orientation leaders must work all three programs (May through July, International, and final session) with no exceptions.  If you cannot work all three programs, DO NOT APPLY for this position.
  2. International Orientation Ambassador or IOA - Is a helper to an Orientation Leader during International Orientation that occurs the week before classes begin in August.

While each position has different responsibilities during their respective Orientation programs the qualifications to apply for either position are the same.

As a voice and role model for the University of Connecticut, New Student Orientation Leaders and International Orientation Ambassadors must take care to represent all aspects of campus life without personal bias, be able to relate to a diversity of students, and function as team players.

Qualifications – Abridged Version

  • Full-time undergraduate student enrolled at UConn, Storrs through May 2019;
  • Students must be at least 2nd-semester and attending the Storrs campus by spring 2019 to apply;
  • Good disciplinary and academic standing (2.2 overall GPA minimum);
  • Sensitivity to diversity in all of its forms;
  • Ability to work under pressure and be flexible;
  • Ability to work long hours, early mornings and late evenings.
  • Ability to lead new students through their Orientation programs, even those students who do not want to be there;
  • Leadership development potential;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Ability to solve the situations that may come up and be a team player with a positive attitude and work ethic;
  • Ability to present all aspects of the University without bias to new students; and
  • Ability to enforce University policies (Student Conduct Code) with Orientation attendees.

How to Apply

Each year in early fall, we conduct Information Sessions, outlining the Orientation programs (freshman, transfer, parent & international), the responsibilities, qualifications, benefits and time commitment of being a New Student Orientation Leader or International Orientation Ambassador.  We also describe the application process and compensation. Students interested in either position MUST attend one of these 60 minute information sessions in order to apply to be an Orientation Leader (OL) or International Orientation Ambassador (IOA).

  • Information sessions for the 2019 Orientation Leader positions will be held in October, 2018.
  • Information sessions for the 2019 International Orientation Ambassador positions will be held in February, 2019.

Applications will be distributed after the information session content is covered so be prepared to stay until the end of the session if you want to pick up an application for either position.

Applications WILL NOT be distributed outside of an information session no matter what the circumstance. Students CANNOT pick up an application for a student who did not attend an information session.

Information Sessions – New Student Orientation Leader

Dates, times and Location for Orientation Leader Information Sessions.  Students who are interested in being an Orientation Leader for freshmen and transfer students must attend a 60 minute Information Session to learn about the job and obtain an application.  Applications WILL NOT be distributed outside of an information session no matter what the circumstance. Students CANNOT pick up an application for a student who did not attend an information session.

Dates Time Location
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 7:00-8:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 305
Thursday, October 4, 2018 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 305
Friday, October 5, 2018
3:00-4:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Monday, October 8, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 5:00-6:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 106
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 -8:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 205
Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Friday, October 12, 2018 3:00-4:00 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201

2018 International Orientation Ambassadors (IOA’s)

Information Sessions – International Orientation Ambassador (IOA)

Students who wish to apply for the International Orientation Ambassador position (IOA) must attend a 60 minute Information Session offered in February, 2019.  Applications WILL NOT be distributed outside of an information session no matter what the circumstance. Students CANNOT pick up an application for a student who did not attend an information session.

 

Monday, February, 4, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Tuesday, February, 5, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Wednesday, February, 6, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201
Friday, February 8, 2019 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. McHugh Hall, Room 201