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Orientation & First-Year Programs (OFYP)

Dear %%First Name%%,

Orientation & First-Year Programs is looking for passionate Carlson School of Management (CSOM) students who are interested in personal growth and new ideas. If you’re looking for an opportunity to develop leadership skills, apply to be a 2018 Orientation Leader!

With this paid internship opportunity, you will:

  • Lead hundreds of students in groups of 12-25 throughout Orientation
  • Train and supervise a group of 10-20 Welcome Week Leaders
  • Develop your own leadership style through positive working relationships, adaptability, and real-world application
  • Develop your understanding of leadership and diversity
  • Work in a dynamic, face-paced, and engaging environment
  • Make $3,800 in addition to room and board during Summer Orientation

“Being an Orientation Leader has provided me with a network of people who are there to help me navigate how to get the most out of my degree. As I am a senior and I start to transition into thinking about my career, I was able to connect with a former Orientation Leader who graduated with the same degree that I am going to have. He was able to walk me through what he did in the first few years after graduation, and what qualities and lessons from his time in school were the most important to him after he graduated. Because of this connection, I feel much more confident in answering the question, ‘What do you want to do after you graduate?’ and I feel like I have a solid set of footsteps to follow in.” - 2016 Orientation Leader

Attend our open house to learn more about the position and ask questions: Monday, October 23 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in Bruininks 131B

Time Commitments:

  • Winter Retreat: January 12-14, 2018
  • Spring Semester Training Class: Every Wednesday from 3:30-7:30 p.m, January 17-May 2
  • Summer Orientation: May 20-July 14, 2018; August 22-27, 2018 (subject to change)
  • Welcome Week Training and Prep: August 17-September 2, 2018

To Apply:

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Sara Daily
Briana Sheffel
Steven Wallace
Shamus Zenk

Student Program Coordinators
Orientation & First-Year Programs