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Student Leadership Opportunities

Orientation Advisors

New Student Services (NSS) spearheads orientation for thousands of freshman and transfer students each year, ensuring they successfully transition to campus and register for classes. Each year, NSS interviews and hires a diverse group of talented students to develop, plan and execute the summer orientation program.

If you are looking for a fun and rewarding leadership opportunity, working with a diverse and socially conscious group of campus leaders, then consider applying to become an Orientation Advisor (OA). OAs are important representatives for all incoming students — they are among the first people new students and families meet! The on-campus housing, meal-plan, and stipend are simply the generous monetary benefits of becoming an OA.

Develop your skills in countless ways, make life-long friendships, and become a true ambassador for The University of Texas at Austin as an Orientation Advisor!

We are currently recruiting Orientation Advisors for the summer 2016 orientation program. Interested students must attend an info session in order to receive an application:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
8:30-9:30 p.m., Liberal Arts Bldg (CLA) 0.126

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m., Student Services Building (SSB) G1.310

Sunday, October 18, 2015
8:30-9:30 p.m., Jester Center (JES) A121A

Thursday, October 22, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m., Flawn Academic Center (FAC) 21

The deadline to submit the online application is Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 4 p.m.

When submitting your application online, you must sign up to attend Orientation Advisor Selection Day on Sunday, November 15, 2015. There is an initial application screening process prior to Orientation Advisor Selection Day. If you are not chosen to participate, you will be contacted via email before 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015.

Returning Orientation Advisors

Returning OA’s have the opportunity to apply for the following positions: Returning Orientation Advisor, Summer Orientation Support Coordinator, and Summer Orientation Support Staff member.

Other Leadership Opportunities

In addition to the orientation positions, New Student Services offers a digital media internship and an opportunity to intern for Horns Helping Horns, an NSS program that serves independent students who arrive at UT Austin with little or no family support and very limited resources. NSS also hires graduate assistants on a yearly basis.

Below you will find a list of all student opportunities offered in our office, their availability, and a PDF description of the position with contact information. To see which positions are currently open, please check our Open Positions tab.

Undergraduate Leadership Positions

 
All Positions
 
Position TitleOffice AreaPosition Description
New Orientation AdvisorNSSOrientation Advisors (OA) are important representatives for all incoming students - they are among the first people new students and families meet. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks. Develop your skills in countless ways, make life-long friendships, and become a true ambassador for The University of Texas at Austin.
Returning Orientation AdvisorNSSThe Returning Orientation Advisor (ROA) position plays a critical role in planning and implementing summer orientation for new freshman and transfer students. Only former New Orientation Advisors are eligible for the role of the ROA. If selected, students will lead committees, assist in the training of New Orientation Advisors, and provide leadership to the orientation program. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks.
Orientation CoordinatorNSSThe Orientation Coordinators (OCs) are an integral part of the orientation program at UT Austin. After a couple years of experience in the program, the Orientation Coordinators take on an elevated leadership role to help manage operations. The OC staff works closely with the full-time professionals in the planning, training, and execution of the orientation program. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks.
Summer Orientation Support CoordinatorNSSSummer Orientation Support Coordinator (SOSC) is a former Returning Orientation Advisors who possess strong communication and organizational skills and who exhibit a strong customer service focus and knowledge about the orientation program. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks.
Summer Orientation Support StaffNSSSummer Orientation Support Staff (SOS) are former Orientation Advisors who possess strong communication and organizational skills and who exhibit a strong customer service focus and knowledge about the orientation program. SOS staff receive $9.10/hr.
ULN: Digital Media InternNSSThe Digital Media Intern for New Student Services will expand digital outreach to newly admitted and enrolled students at the University of Texas at Austin. The Digital Media Intern receives financial support through the ULN program.
ULN: Horns Helping HornsNSSThe Horns Helping Horns (HHH) Intern will help establish a peer mentor model for current and new HHH students and will be paid a monthly stipend of $500.

Graduate Leadership Positions

 
All Positions
 
Position TitleOffice AreaPosition Description
Graduate AssistantNSSThe Graduate Assistant will work on most major area projects, from Orientation Advisor selection to publications. There may also be an opportunity for special projects. Administers programs for undergraduate students during their first-year on campus, including pre-semester and summer orientation sessions, Longhorn Welcome events at the beginning of the fall semester, and other projects that assist in new student transition. Stipend of $1,100 per month, in-state tuition and insurance.

Undergraduate Leadership Positions

 
Open Positions
 
Position TitleOffice AreaPosition Description
New Orientation AdvisorNSSOrientation Advisors (OA) are important representatives for all incoming students - they are among the first people new students and families meet. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks. Develop your skills in countless ways, make life-long friendships, and become a true ambassador for The University of Texas at Austin.
Orientation CoordinatorNSSThe Orientation Coordinators (OCs) are an integral part of the orientation program at UT Austin. After a couple years of experience in the program, the Orientation Coordinators take on an elevated leadership role to help manage operations. The OC staff works closely with the full-time professionals in the planning, training, and execution of the orientation program. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks.
Returning Orientation AdvisorNSSThe Returning Orientation Advisor (ROA) position plays a critical role in planning and implementing summer orientation for new freshman and transfer students. Only former New Orientation Advisors are eligible for the role of the ROA. If selected, students will lead committees, assist in the training of New Orientation Advisors, and provide leadership to the orientation program. Compensation includes an hourly wage, housing in an on-campus residence hall, a meal card for use during scheduled work or training hours, and Bevo Bucks.

Graduate Leadership Positions

 
Open Positions
 

No positions are currently open.


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