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Orientation Leader

The Office of Student Activities and Resource Center, which executes new student orientation, employs enthusiastic and resourceful student representatives of our diverse undergraduate population as orientation leaders to assist with summer and spring new student orientation.

Orientation leaders (OLs) provide information and support to new incoming students as well as serve as a role model and resource.

Please review below for additional requirements and expectations. The application will go live on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Thank you for your interest in becoming an orientation leader!

Conditions of employment:

Qualifications: Leaders must be undergraduate students at NYU Poly and are required to have been enrolled during the in the fall and spring terms prior to their employment and to have been in good academic and judicial standing for both terms. OLs should be able to assume leadership roles and complete all assigned tasks. Positive representation of NYU Poly is required. Commitment to serving students, parents, and other Institute staff; including diverse populations, and a customer service philosophy are necessary. Previous experience in a team or previous leadership experience is helpful, but not required.

We are looking for a diverse group of students who possess the following qualifications:

  • Good academic and disciplinary standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5)
  • Campus or Community involvement (i.e. service, extra-curricular activities, etc.)
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to work with diverse students, parents, faculty and staff
  • Desire to be a leader and role-model, including on-campus, on-line and in the community
  • Flexibility and ability to think on your feet
  • Desire to assist new students in their transition to the School of Engineering

Time commitment: Orientation leaders are required to attend all training sessions and staff meetings. Orientation leaders may not have other time commitments during assigned orientation program sessions (tentatively August 19 - 30, 2013), however, many leaders have outside employment, with your orientation schedule taking precedence over outside employment. All selected leaders will be given a schedule of expected coverage in advance so that you may plan personal time accordingly. Training begins during the Spring 2013 semester. Tentative Mandatory Dates are for the following Fridays: April 5, 12, and 19.

Application process: Applications are now open for 2014.

Please complete the online application below. The short answer essay part of the application is designed to better inform us about your personal background, work history, academic pursuits, and interest & motivation for becoming an Orientation Leader. Please be clear and concise in your written responses. Applications must be submitted online no later than Friday, March 7, 2014. Please note, your essay responses will determine your hiring so please make sure you are professional when responding.

Staffing decisions will be made by Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Email notification will be sent to all candidates to inform them of their hiring status.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Jackson at sjackson@poly.edu or 718-260-3972.