Student Orientation Leaders

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2019 Student Orientation Leader (SOL) Application Now Available

Applications are due: 11:59pm on Friday, January 25, 2019

Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs) will represent the UC Blue Ash student body for incoming students and their families during Orientation and Convocation programs over the summer. They will welcome, greet, and mingle with new students and provide guidance and support throughout orientation and convocation. SOLs will facilitate small group discussions and lead campus tours, they will assist with advising and registration, and they will serve as liaisons between the faculty, staff, and new students. 

Note: UC Blue Ash Student Ambassadors are selected DIRECTLY FROM the pool of SOLs. (In other words, you must be a SOL in order to be eligible for the Student Ambassador program). UC Blue Ash Student Ambassadors serve as the “face” of the student body and actively engage in college events and programs. In exchange for their commitment to serving the college, Ambassadors earn a full scholarship for tuition and fees during their term.

2019 SOL Information Sessions

  • Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Walters 100
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Walters 100
  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Walters 100

How Did the 2018 SOLs Describe Their Experience?

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Orientation Leader Responsibilities 

  • Serve as UCBA student representatives at orientation and convocation
  • Welcome, greet and mingle with new students and their family members
  • Provide up-to-date and accurate information about the UCBA campus
    and resources
  • Facilitate small group discussions with new students
  • Provide guidance and support to students, peers, and colleagues

Benefits of Being an Orientation Leader

  • Hourly wage compensation ($8.30/hour) for training, orientation, and convocation
  • Eligible to apply to be a UCBA Student Ambassador (scholarship for tuition and fees if selected)
  • Cultivate leadership, teamwork, and public speaking skills.

Time Commitments

Orientation Leaders will be expected to serve approximately 100 hours between March and September. The time commitments for SOLS are as follows:

Training

Time:

You must be available for all of the training sessions.

  • Wednesday, March 27: 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, April 3: 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, April 10: 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, April 17: 5-8pm
  • Wednesday, April 24:  5-8pm
  • Tuesday, May 7: 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday, May 8: 9am-4pm 

Responsibilities: Engage with teammates and campus partners during training session. Required to complete one project (e.g., with partner, present to the rest of the team about a campus resource) to pass the training review.

Orientation

Time:

Must be available for 15 of 20 orientation programs between April and August. We offer orientation programs for summer-start first-year students, fall-start transfer students, and fall-start first-year students. Dates are determined by mid-February.

Responsibilities: During each orientations session, Orientation Leaders will provide support during orientation set-up, check-in, advising and registration, and the family transition program. Orientation Leaders will also lead campus tours, facilitate small group discussions, and direct large groups.

Convocation

Time: 

  • Training: During Mid-Summer Retreat (July 2019)
  • Program: Thursday, August 22: 8am-2pm

Responsibilities: Available for convocation training and serve as Orientation Leaders during New Student Convocation in late August. Orientation Leaders will provide guidance and support to new students during New Student Convocation. They will facilitate small group discussions and articulate important campus information to new students.


Application Criteria

  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about UC Blue Ash College
  • Friendly and engaging with students and their families; able to make positive first impressions
  • Model of inclusivity for new students and teammates
  • Dedicated to the team and responsible for committing necessary time
  • Comfortable taking leadership position on campus
  • Reliable and Responsible
  • Punctual
  • 2.5+ GPA
  • At least one semester of UCBA Student Experience
  • Completed application (will be active on October 15, 2018)
  • One recommendation form (will be active on October 15, 2018)

2019 Student Orientation Leader (SOL) Application Now Available

Applications are due: 11:59pm on Friday, January 25, 2019


Contact Information

Chris Dziekan
Muntz Hall • Room 123

Phone: (513) 745-5773
Email:  Dziekacr@uc.edu