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The OL serves as a leader, supporter, facilitator, and coach to new first year and transfer students in an effort to provide a seamless transition to UW-Parkside. As a team, we provide high quality education, support, and transition resources to nearly 500 first year, 400 transfer students, and 250 family members/guests. Orientation Leaders get students excited about their Parkside journey and help to instill a sense of Parkside Pride in all of their endeavors.

1.      Serve as a leader and guide to a group of 12-18 students for each New Student Orientation session (facilitate small group meetings, conduct campus tours, etc.).
2.      Assist with the logistical execution of each session (check-in, parking, programs, etc.).
3.      Participate in summer transfer one stop events.
4.      Serve as a resource for students and parents/guests during New Student Orientation sessions by providing answers to questions that are honest and appropriate.
5.      Hold a minimum of four office hours (April – August & December – January).
6.      Participate in one large group speaking opportunity that includes leading Parkside cheers and chants.
7.      Serve as a facilitator during the week of the Kick Start program for select incoming first year students in August.
8.      Participate fully in the first two days of Ranger Welcome and then on an as needed basis for the remainder of the week.
9.      Assist with social media outreach and efforts. Volunteer for “takeover” events and actively engage followers.
10.   Actively recruit the 2024 Orientation Leader Team via participating in recruitment events (fall 2023) and providing recommendations.

Other duties as assigned. 

Please download the application packet from our website for more information regarding the position, as well as our dates and commitments.