Orientation Student Leader Selection Process

2020 Orientation Student Leadership Selection Process 

The New Student Orientation program in the Office of the Dean of First-Year Students is excited to announce that the 2020 Orienation student leadership selection process has begun! We are excited for you to join our team to welcome our newest students to Wellesley. The selection process for 2020 OCs and 2020 OMs is now complete.

  • Orientation Coordinator (OC) selection takes place in November and December of the year prior to Orientation.
  • Orientation Mentor (OM) selection takes place in February and March of the same year as Orientation.

Please click on the positions below to learn more about these roles, selection processes, and timelines.

Questions? orientation@wellesley.edu or 781-283-2327

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Orientation Coordinator (OC) Position

*Note: Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020 OC position.*

  • The Orientation Coordinators (OCs) are a group of six (6) student leaders who serve on the Orientation Core Team and share in the responsibility for planning, implementing the Orientation program for new Wellesley College students, inclusive of academic and social programming, the mentorship program, and communication and marketing efforts.
  • This position is a calendar-year commitment and its responsibilities last from January 2020 through December 2020, with significant responsibility during student leader training and New Student Orientation weeks in mid-August through the start of classes.
  • This position will gain valuable experience with the recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of a team of 60+ Orientation Mentors.
  • Supervision will be provided jointly by the Dean of First-Year Students and Advisor for New Student Programs in the Class Deans’ Office.
  • Specific details on timeline, responsibilities, qualifications are outlined in the position description.
  • The New Student Orientation program in the Office of the Dean of First-Year Students is excited to announce that we're seeking applications for the 2020 Orientation Coordinator (OC) position. We're looking for six passionate student leaders to serve on the Orientation Core Team to lead our 2020 program. Are you:
    • Excited about welcoming students and families to Wellesley?
    • Passionate about building community?
    • Creative, compassionate and team-oriented?
    • Enthusiastic about making a positive change on campus?
    • Interested in helping to reimagine New Student Orientation?
  • To apply, visit the following link or search for #3241599 Orientation Coordinator on Handshake. The Handshake application is due on Friday, November 22 at 11:00pm EST.
    • A supplemental application will be sent upon receipt of the initial application. The supplemental application is due on Monday, November 25 at 11:00pm EST.
  • Important selection process dates:
    • Info sessions:
      • Wednesday, November 6, 6-7pm (SCH 234)
      • Tuesday, November 12, 3:30-4:30pm (SCH 234)
      • Wednesday, November 20, 4:30-5:30pm (SCH Reading Room)
    • Handshake Application deadline: Friday, November 22 at 11:00pm EST
    • Supplemental Application deadline: Monday, November 25 at 11:00pm EST
    • Group and individual interviews: Week of December 2
    • Decision notifications will be sent no later than Friday, December 20
  • For questions regarding accommodations: disabilityservices@wellesley.edu or (781) 283-2434.
  • For general questions: orientation@wellesley.edu or (781) 283-2327.

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Orientation Mentor (OM) Position

*Note: Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2020 OM position.*

*Rising sophomores (2023), juniors (2022), and seniors (2021) are eligible to apply*

*Effective Fall 2020: the OM position's responsibilities will now conclude with New Student Orientation.*

  • Do you want to:
    • be part of the New Student Orientation family?
    • mentor a group of incoming students?
    • share your Wellesley experience?
    • welcome new students hOMe?
  • If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should apply to be an OM!
  • Visit the Student Leader Selection & Training website for application details and instructions
    • Want to learn more? Attend an info session (for OM, RA, ASC and AMP positions):
      • Wed, Jan 29 2:30-4pm (PNE 239)
      • Thu, Jan 30 4-5:30pm (PNE 239)
      • Tue, Feb 4 1-2:30pm (FND 120)
      • Thu, Feb 13 2:30-4pm (Harambee House)
      • Fri, Feb 14 1-2:30pm (FND 120)

 

Position Overview

  • The Orientation Mentors (OMs) are a group of 60+ student leaders who provide guidance, support, and information to new students and their families as they join the Wellesley College community through mentoring a group of new students, partnering with first-year faculty advisors, and executing New Student Orientation (NSO) programming.
  • OMs are tasked with supporting new students in their transition to Wellesley during NSO including, but not limited to:
    • Helping first-year, transfer, and exchange students acclimate to the college environment, and introducing them to the intellectual, interpersonal, multicultural, technological, and institutional facets of student life at Wellesley College through programming, events, and info-sharing.
    • Contributing to new students’ personal development as independent thinkers, and providing an informed perspective to new students as they begin to make meaning of their college experience.
  • OMs are also tasked with supporting NSO programming, including working with Orientation Coordinators (OCs) to execute event set-up, facilitation, and clean-up, in addition to collaborating with first-year faculty advisors and staff members to jointly support new students in their transition.
  • Supervision will be provided jointly by the OCs, Dean of First-Year Students, and Advisor for New Student Programs in the Office of the Dean of First-Year Students.
  • In addition to traditional first-year students, some OMs support special populations, such as transfer students, gap-year students, exchange students, and students in the Wellesley Plus program.
  • Specific details on timeline, responsibilities, qualifications are outlined on the position description.