Becoming an Orientation Leader
Research has shown, early preparation is the key to doing well in your courses. Undergraduate Advisement & Orientation hires undergraduate students each semester to serve as Orientation Leaders. Orientation Leaders are high energy student leaders who specialize in working with incoming first year and transfer students to ease the stress of transitioning to a new school. OL’s serve as role models and mentors to help all incoming students acclimate to life at Baruch.
Apply to to be an Orientation Leader
We are accepting applications for Summer 2023! Stop by the Office of Undergraduate Advisement & Orientation, NVC 5-215, to inquire about the application process. The deadline to apply for Summer 2023 is February, 24th.
Top 5 Reasons to become an Orientation Leader
- Gain critical leadership, communication, public-speaking, and decision-making skills.
- Contribute to your community by serving as a peer mentor.
- Enhance your resume.
- Develop essential skills that you can use in your life after Baruch.
- Have a fun and exciting winter/summer job and make great friends!
- Assist in the organization, preparation and presentation of all Orientation activities.
- Act as a leader and representative of Baruch College in all meetings, workshops and Orientation-related functions.
- Serve as a peer mentor to all incoming students.
- Understand and be able to teach new students the functionality of the CUNYfirst system.
- Be familiar with all aspects of the Baruch Community including: important policies, campus resources, student activities, and extracurricular leadership or learning opportunities.
- Appropriately respond to parent, student, staff, and faculty inquiries regarding the Baruch orientation program.
- Be aware of FERPA and understand issues of confidentiality.
- Be able to make appropriate referrals to campus resources.
- Minimum GPA of 2.8
- Be in good disciplinary standing with the College
- Full participation in the Orientation Leader training days
- Have excellent organizational and communication skills and clear attention to detail.
- Understand and believe in the purpose of Orientation.
- Demonstrate a mature, responsible, and professional demeanor.
- Display a willingness and positive energy when assisting students.
- Be flexible and adaptable to the unique orientation schedule and the unpredictability of orientation programming. Expect the unexpected.
- Previous leadership and peer mentoring skills preferred.