WMU News

Orientation student leader referrals sought

Jan. 21, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's Office of Admissions and Orientation encourages members of the campus community to identify students who would be good summer orientation leaders.

A total of 36 students with strong leadership skills are needed to help new students make their transition to WMU. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. An online application is available at <www.wmich.edu/admi/orient/osl.html>.

The students who are hired receive a $2,800 summer salary, room/board, and additional compensation for completed activities.

Orientation student leaders participate in a variety of activities, explains Adrienne MacKenzie, coordinator of orientation, including 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.

MacKenzie says qualifications for the student orientation leader position include excellent communication skills, a 2.3 minimum grade point average, leadership experience or potential, and flexibility.

In addition to identifying orientation leader candidates, faculty and staff are asked to nominate students for the position by completing the online application or sending an e-mail to <adrienne.mackenzie@wmich.edu>.

Interested students should contact the orientation office by visiting Room 2070 Seibert Administration Building or calling (269) 387-2167.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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