WMU News

Orientation leaders sought for summer positions

Jan. 25, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- WMU staff and faculty are asked to lend a hand to the Office of Admissions and Orientation by identifying students who would be good orientation leaders. A total of 34 students with strong leadership skills are needed for the summer orientation program to help new freshmen and transfer students make the transition to WMU.

The activities orientation student leaders will participate in include facilitating small groups of new students and parents, explaining academic opportunities and procedures, and assisting in the development of class schedules and the registration process. Qualifications for the positions include excellent communication skills, a 2.3 minimum grade point average and good organizational skills and flexibility. Orientation student leaders receive a $2,800 summer salary and additional compensation for completed activities.

In addition to identifying students, faculty and staff are asked to post signs and make announcements in classes regarding the positions. Information about the positions was recently distributed on campus.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28. Interested students should contact the orientation office by visiting 2120-9 Seibert Administration Building or by calling 387-2167.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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