2019 Orientation Student Leader Selection Process

New for 2019: Orientation Student Leadership Selection Process 

The New Student Orientation program in the Class Deans' Office is excited to announce that we are combining the student leaders in the First-Year & Transfer Mentor and Orientation programs into a new comprehensive structure, called the Orientation Mentor program. This program is comprised of two student leader positions:

  • Orientation Coordinators (OCs)
  • Orientation Mentors (OMs)

This new structure will provide more opportunities for professional development and collaboration, and a scaffolded and holistic framework for welcoming our newest students to Wellesley.

More information about these positions, the selection processes, and timelines are below

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

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Orientation Coordinator (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 reponsibilites last from January 2019 through December 2019, 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.
    • Orientation Mentors (OMs) (a separate position) are tasked with mentoring a group of new students before, during, and after Orientation through the end of the first semester; partnering with first-year faculty advisors; and executing Orientation Programming.
    • Please note: The OM position is a combination of what were previously called Ask-Me Orientation Leaders and First-Year/Transfer 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 on the position description.
  • Orientation Coordinator applications are no longer being accepted for Orientation 2019.

 

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Orientation Mentor (OM) Position

Note: The OM position is a combination of what were previously called Ask-Me Orientation Leaders and First-Year/Transfer Mentors in 2018. *Rising sophomores (2022), juniors (2021), and seniors (2020) are eligible to apply*

  • 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!
  • Learn more about the OM position and other student leadership opportunities, attend a Spring info session:
    • Spring information session times and locations coming soon.
  • Applications for the OM position are due February 15, 2019.
  • Visit the Student Leader Selection & Training website for application details and instructions.

 

 

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 programming.
  • OMs are tasked with supporting new students in their transition to Wellesley during New Student Orientation and their first semester, 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.
    • 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 executing New Student Orientation programming, including 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 Orientation Coordinators (OCs), Dean of First-Year Students, and Advisor for New Student Programs in the Class Deans’ Office.
  • In addition to traditional first-year students, some OMs support special populations such as transfer students and exchange students.
  • Specific details on timeline, responsibilities, qualifications are outlined on the position description.