Orientation Home at The University of West Georgia

Log On

Orientation Team and Information

We are currently interviewing students for the 2015 Orientation Leader team!!! Please read the information below to apply to be an orientation leader!
ORIENTATION LEADER JOB DESCRIPTION  

We’re looking for the best of the best, could that be you?

Click here to apply to be an Orientation Leader (NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TWO ON CAMPUS REFERENCES PLEASE SUPPLY THEIR NAME AND CONTACT INFO) 
Application due date is October 10th! First round interviews will take place Oct the 14th-17th.

Not sure if the position is the right fit for you? Come to one of our 3 interest meetings in Sept. and Oct. Interest meeting dates are: September 11, September 16 and October 1st. All interest meeting will be held at 8:00pm in the Campus Center Ballroom 108.1.

Orientation Leader Team Information:

Our team consists of:            
36-40 Student Orientation Leaders                                              
8 Parent Orientation Leaders                                            
4 team leaders

What are the expectations of an Orientation Leader?
- Attend and complete all training requirements.
- Training for new OL’s will be held every Friday in February & March.
-All OL’s will attend both Training Retreats dates are tbd (usually held in May)
-Live in provided on-campus housing during Orientation Programs and Training
-Learn everything about West Georgia!|
-Participate in every Orientation session including Transitions Orientation (see list of dates below)
-Lead Group discussions about campus policies, procedures, activities, facilities and services.
- Give tours, encourage student participation and commit to getting a little silly.
-Serve as a role model and representative of UWG.
-Additional responsibilities as assigned. 

What are the Qualifications to apply?
-A Minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average during time of application and time of employment.
- Lack of honor or judicial offenses – please contact Melinda Bellemare Hofius with any questions 678-839-4734 -Commit to attending all training and orientation program days
-Free from other commitments. Orientation Leaders will NOT be able to take any Maymester or June Courses. Students can take Online courses.
-Must have a positive attitude, relate well with students and parents, and demonstrate a responsible attitude.

  What are the benefits of being an Orientation Leader?
- Opportunity to enhance your interpersonal skills, knowledge, confidence, and service to others – it’s also great for your resume!
-Housing during training and during 2-day Orientation sessions
-You get paid! $7.25 an hour in the form of a stipend. Usually $1,700-$1,900 (depending on number of orientation sessions) that's dispensed in 3 or 4 payments over the summer.
-Meals during all Orientation sessions and leadership retreat are all provided. 
-You get UWG Gear! (tshirts, bookbag, umbrellas etc.)
- It’s FUN! Seriously, Orientation is tons of FUN!