How is the selection process conducted?
will be evaluated throughout the following steps: application questions, group
interview activities, and an individual interview with the Director of New
Student and Family Programs. All applicants will proceed through the
application process and group interview. Only applicant finalists will
participate in the Director of New Student and Family Programs.
When are applications due?
Orientation Leader online application will close on Friday, March 2, 2012 at
Where should I bring my recommendation forms?
letter of recommendation will be accepted at the group interview. The Letter of
Recommendation should be written by a supervisor, professor, advisor, or other
professional staff member who can write about your strengths and abilities as
they relate to the Orientation Leader position. Letters of Recommendation will
not be accepted if they are written by current students, friends, or family
members. Please submit this letter in a sealed envelope with the signature of
the reference on the seal.
What is a complete application?
complete application contains all information you are asked to complete on the
online application. The application cannot be submitted unless you fill-in all
What is Orientation or NSO?
Student Orientation (NSO) at Drexel University is an opportunity for new
students and families to become connected to the Drexel community. Orientation
Leaders (OLs) serve as a crucial component of the NSO program and are charged
with assisting new students and families with their academic, social, and
cultural transition to the Drexel University community. In collaboration with
other NSO staff members, OLs assist in assimilating new students and families
in areas such as academic study, social support skills, and awareness of campus
policies, activities, and services.
What does an Orientation Leader do?
Please see the OL job description on the main page.
How are the OL’s compensated?
Orientation Leaders will beprovided on-campus housing during Orientation Leader Training and SummerOrientation Sessions. One double occupancy room in an on-campus residence hallis provided between Sunday, June 17 and Saturday, August 11, 2012. Meals areprovided during New Student Orientation sessions only. The position paysapproximately $1,500.00 (pre-tax) total upon the completion of the followingschedule:
· June 2012: $500.00 (pre-tax)
· July 2012: $500.00 (pre-tax)
· September 2012: $250.00 (pre-tax) - Contingent on working Fall Orientation and New Student Days
· November 2012: $250.00 (pre-tax) - Contingent on workingFamily Weekend
What type of training will be provided?
Orientation Leader training occurs during
Term Break and weeks 1 and 2 of the summer term.
OLs participating in co-op interviews
during training must communicate all conflicts with the training schedule to
their supervisor as soon as possible. The following list includes some of the topics
that are covered during training:
Student Orientation program information
campus and resources information
effectively with parents, peers, staff and faculty
Can I be an OL if I am on Co-op or taking classes?
Orientation Leader position requires full time availability throughout the
summer term. In most cases, students enrolled in classes or co-op are not able
to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. For this reason, most upper
class students are not able to be Orientation Leaders. There are some special
circumstances that allow upper class students to be hired, please attend an
information session to determine if you are eligible.
What else should applicants know about the job?
Leaders represent not only themselves, but also the entire Orientation Leader
team, the New Student and Family Programs office, and Drexel University as a
whole. As a result, those hired to the position will be held to a high standard
in respect to their conduct on and off the job. The Orientation Leader position
is also a perfect opportunity for students to develop leadership skills in
order to become a student leader in the future.
What if I have additional questions?
There are several ways to get more information about the Orientation Leader Position:
- Attend an Information Session. Specific information is located on the main page.
- Join the Facebook group and post a question.
- Contact the New Student and Family Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 895-1451.