Orientation Staff: Be a Part of the Tradition


Every year, approximately 100 current Marquette students welcome the incoming class to Marquette by serving on Orientation Staff (O-Staff) at Marquette Preview and New Student and Family Orientation. Positions include the Orientation Planning Team (4 students), Team Leaders (20 students), Group Discussion Leaders (70 students) and Family Program Assistants (10 students). ALL current Marquette students (who will graduate after May 2014) are encouraged to apply for O-Staff 2014!

The 2014 Orientation Staff Application is now closed. Check back in fall 2014 for details about the 2015 application process.

Orientation Planning Team (OPT)

Students selected for the Orientation Planning Team (OPT) work part time during the Spring semester, and full time from late May through the end of August, to plan and coordinate events and staff training. OPT positions include Community Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, Family Coordinator, and Personnel Coordinator, and all positions are paid a stipend for their work. Student chosen for the OPT generally have experience either with Orientation programs, or other large scale programs or events, and are expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills. Preference is given to students with at least two full years of college experience at the time of application.

The application process for the 2014 Orientation Planning Team is now closed. Looking for more information about the 2015 Orientation Planning Team? Please see the OPT Application Information Packet for more details.

Team Leaders (TLs)

Team Leaders (TLs) are chosen to facilitate small group discussions and staff student and family events at Marquette Preview (two weeks in June), and New Student and Family Orientation (week before classes begin in August). In addition to the responsibilities of facilitating discussions with new students, Team Leaders also coordinate a team of 4 – 5 Group Discussion Leaders during New Student and Family Orientation. Team Leaders are expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills, and to have some prior experience in leading their peers, and are paid a small stipend for their work during Preview.

Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs)

Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs) are student volunteers that facilitate group discussions, staff events, and generally provide a welcoming atmosphere to incoming students during New Student and Family Orientation. The time commitment for Group Discussion Leaders is concentrated in late August and many students who are chosen are able serve on O-Staff while also keeping a summer job.

Family Program Assistants (FPAs)

Family Program Assistants (FPAs) are student volunteers that staff events and facilitate the Family and Sibling programs at New Student and Family Orientation. The PA position is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with children or for anyone looking to have a career that focuses on adolescents. The PA position requires the shortest time commitment of all the Orientation Staff positions and is ideal for anyone that needs a few more days at home before returning to Marquette.

Orientation Staff Training 2014
The Orientation Staff training schedule is now available for the 2014 staff members.

Questions? Contact Caitlin Wozniak, Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs at caitlin.wozniak@marquette.edu.


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