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Dear %%FULLNAME_%% officer,

My name is Mike Dixon, and I am a Student Program Coordinator for Orientation & First-Year Programs. We are exited to let you know that we are in the process of recruiting 2015 Orientation Leaders!

I would love to attend a %%FULLNAME_%% meeting in the near future, perhaps this week or next, to speak to your leadership and members about the wonderful experience of being an Orientation Leader! If this isn’t possible or you aren’t having any meetings soon, I’ve included a description of the job and some of the benefits below.

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

  • Lead and facilitate groups of 15-25 students during Orientation
  • Train and supervise a group of 12-20 Welcome Week Leaders
  • Develop a leadership style through collaboration, flexibility, and real-life experiences
  • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced, engaging environment
  • Make $3,500 in addition to room and board during Freshman Orientation

Time Commitments:

  • Winter Retreat, January 16-18, 2015
  • Wednesday meetings from 3:30-7:30 p.m., January 21-May 6 (spring semester)
  • 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

To Apply:

  • Apply online at - due Monday, November 10
  • • Learn more about the position by attending an Information Session and grab a snack! Presentations run every 15 minutes.
    • Monday, October 20: CMU 323, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 22: SPSC 108, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • Friday, October 24: CMU 324, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    • Monday, October 27: CMU 323, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, October 29: Appleby Hall 127, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Thank you so much for your time, and again, I’d love the opportunity to speak to your group! Please let me know if this is a possibility!


Mike Dixon (
Student Program Coordinator

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