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Dear College of Liberal Arts Student,

Are you looking for a growth opportunity that will set you apart in terms of leadership and interpersonal skills? Do you want to develop as a leader and get paid for it? Orientation & First-Year Programs is now recruiting students to be 2015 Orientation Leaders!

As a part of this valuable internship experience, you will:

  • lead and facilitate groups of 15-25 students during Orientation.
  • train and supervise a group of 12-20 Welcome Week Leaders.
  • develop your leadership style through collaboration, flexibility, and real-life experiences.
  • work in a dynamic, fast-paced, engaging environment.
  • make $3,500 (along with room and board) during Freshman Orientation.

“Being a student leader on campus makes an incredible impact on … other students/faculty on campus. In addition, (it gave me) a better understanding and overall positive attitude about the U of M as well as learning skills like public speaking, time management, and pushing myself outside my comfort zone.”

Drew ~ Psychology Major and former Orientation Leader


Time Commitments:

  • Winter Retreat, January 16-18, 2015
  • Spring Semester meetings every Wednesday from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Freshman Orientation: May 26-July 17, August 26-September 1 (subject to change)
  • Welcome Week Leader Training Sessions: Saturday, Feb. 21; Tuesday, Feb. 24; Saturday, March 28; Tuesday, March 31; Saturday, April 18; and Tuesday, April 21
  • Welcome Week: September 2-7

Apply online at Applications are due Monday, November 10.

Don't pass up this opportunity: Apply today. For more information about the position, call 612-624-1979, contact a student program coordinator by email (below), or visit


Amy Bartos (
Michael Dixon (
Kelsey Neigebauer (
Drew Wandschneider (

Student Program Coordinators

Orientation & First-Year Programs
612-624-1979 |