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Be an Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders play an integral role in the success of New Mexico State University’s Orientation program.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are recognized throughout the NMSU community and are actively involved in assisting all new students with their transition to NMSU. They serve as group leaders, role models, liaisons between various departments and academic colleges, and overall peer educators.

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Traditions

Keep our great institution’s traditions alive by showing your Aggie spirit! As an OL you help pass on NMSU traditions to new Aggies.

Leadership

Grow as a leader! As an OL you will have many opportunities to lead and become an advocate for new students.

Mentorship

Be the voice! As an OL you will help new students become successful and guide them through their journey.

Legacy

Leave your legacy! As an OL you will leave an everlasting mark on New Mexico State University.

As an OL you will have a lot of fun and create lasting memories. 


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Take a look at the complete job description and the program timeline.

What is an Orientation Leader?

Orientation Leaders play an integral role in the success of New Mexico State University’s Orientation program. Orientation Leaders are recognized throughout the NMSU community and are actively involved in assisting all new students with their transition to NMSU. They serve as group leaders, role models, liaisons between various departments and academic colleges, and overall peer educators.

Orientation Leaders participate in an extensive training program that begins in the Spring semester and continues throughout the summer, leading into the first orientation program. They are trained and expected to be knowledgeable about institutional information, group dynamics, and student development issues. Orientation Leaders participate in recruitment and retention initiatives for new students such as Aggie Experience Day, Move-In Day and First Year Walk.

What does an OL do?
  • Assist new students and their family members transition into the NMSU community
  • Represent NMSU in a professional manner
  • Be knowledgeable about NMSU’s campus policies, procedures and services and share this information in a professional manner with new students and their families
  • Assist with all aspects of the Aggie Welcome & Orientation programs
  • Group facilitation of new students or family members
  • Participate in recruitment events for prospective students
  • Work as a team to accomplish the mission and objectives of the Aggie Welcome and Orientation Office and as New Mexico State University
  • Other duties as assigned by the AWO Leadership Staff
How do I become an OL?
    • Full-time undergraduate NMSU Main Campus student, with at least one semester completed by January 2019
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better upon hire and maintained during Spring 2019
    • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll for Fall 2019 semester
    • Cannot be on disciplinary or academic probation at NMSU at any point during the academic year
    • Applicants selected must be available Summer 2019
    • Must be available Tuesday evenings during Spring 2019 from 4:00-8:00pm
    • Summer 2019 courses must be approved by AWO Leadership
Event Date Time Location
OL Application Opens September 17, 2018 8:00am Online 
Barnes and Noble OL Social September 26, 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm NMSU Barnes and Noble
Water Balloon the Dean October 17, 2018 11:00am-1:00pm Outside Corbett Center
Application Deadline October 31, 2018 5:00pm Online
Group Interviews November 2, 2018 TBD TBD
Individual Interviews November 5-15, 2018 Per individuals Appointment TBD
Offers Available November 28, 2018 8:00am Ed. Services Rm 6 (AWO Office) 
Acceptance Letters Due December 3-6th, 2018 5:00pm Ed. Services Rm 6 (AWO Office) 
OL Social January 15, 2019 TBD Ed. Services Rm 7 (Next to the AWO Office) 
First Day of Training January 22, 2019 4:00pm TBA
2019 Orientation Programs May- August 2019 All Day  On Campus