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While summer might be over – we are already planning for the next year! Get your khaki shorts ready, because it’s Charger Nation OL season! In this packet you will get information on: • • • • •

What is an UAH Orientation Leader (OL)? Being #ChargerNation Bound The benefits of being an OL Orientation Important Dates OL Selection Process

It is our mission to select a diverse staff! We encourage all applicants.

What is a UAH Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders (OL’s) are UAH Leaders who will act as sources of support and information for new freshmen and transfer students. They play a major role in facilitating the adjustment of new students and their families to the University of Alabama in Huntsville. OL’s will share accurate information about the academic and social resources of UAH, while working collaboratively with faculty, professional staff, and student staff from other areas on campus.

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So what does that really mean? • • • • • • • •

Being a #ChargerNation Bound OL

Be a Leader at each First-Time Freshman & Transfer Orientation Session for the Year Assist in the preparation of orientation activities and materials Be of service to incoming students and their family & guests Acquaint new students and parents with campus services and building locations through campus tours Aid in the development of class schedules Serve as a positive role model & give good soundadvice to new students at UAH Lead group discussions. Topics include but are not limited to diversity, alcohol, and safety Encourage participation of new students at orientation to increase their familiarization with campus & resources.

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Benefits of being an Orientation Leader • A fun and informative training program that will prepare you for future leadership responsibilities in student life. This includes attending the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop in Clemson, SC. • The chance to meet hundreds of new students • Summer housing from late May to midAugust in one of the residence halls • Free meals at each orientation session • $1,500 Stipend, paid through biweekly pay periods • Orientation Leader Uniform (Polo & T-shirt)

OL Selection Process What makes a great


• Ability to work with diverse populations. • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude. • All applicants must be in good academic standing. This includes: o Attending undergraduate courses in the Fall 2013 Semester and continued enrollment until Spring 2015. o Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 after the conclusion of Fall 2013 • Applicants must be in good judicial standing. • All OL’s must sign and uphold the orientation leader contract

• Applicants must demonstrate campus involvement, good customer services skills, and knowledge about the university. • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, motivation, and professionalism. • The ability to work as a team leader. • The ability to adapt to new situations. • Demonstrated interpersonal communications & public Must have pride in the CHARGER NATION! speaking skills. • Proven troubleshooting and You must be willing to laugh & have fun! problem solving skills. Acting & Dancing will be a part of the OL job!

Important Dates. By Applying to be an OL you are saying “Heck yeah! sign me up for all of this!” OL training & meetings

10/30 2/17/2014 3/13-3/16/2014 4/5/2014

#FCW: OL Meet & Greet Admitted Student Day SROW: Clemson, SC Open House

ALSO: 1-hour per week team meeting (TBD) during the Spring Term

Important Dates. By Applying to be an OL you are saying “Heck yeah! sign me up for all of this!”

Tentative Orientation Dates First-Year Freshman: Monday-Tuesday June 9-10 Thursday-Friday June 12-13 Monday-Tuesday June 16-17 Monday-Tuesday July 14-15 Thursday- Friday July 17-18 Thursday-Friday August 14-15

Transfer: Thursday, May 22 Thursday, June 19 Monday, July 21 Tuesday, August 5 Friday, August 8 Monday, August 11

*Dates are subject to change

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Submit an online application by Complete a scheduled individual interview Complete a group interview Candidates will be informed of their hiring status by Accept/Decline the position is due by

October 18, 2013 October 21-23, 2013 October 24-25, 2013 October 26, 2013 October 28, 2013

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Interest Sessions: 10/9/2013 OR 10/10/2013 6-7 PM UC 131

Charger Nation @UAHNSO Contact: Jenny Russell UC 106A

UAHuntsville New Student Orientation Apply at

2014 Orientation Leader Interest Book  

2014 Orientation Leader Interest Book