WHO WE ARE...
We are a group of student leaders dedicated to
Highlighting campus and academic resources at Texas A&M University.
Learning and developing personal and professional leadership style.
Building relationships with peers and connecting with new Aggies and their families.
Developing communication skills with peers, new students and adults.
Rewarding opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Guiding meaningful conversations and interactions between new students.
Aggie Orientation Leaders play a vital role in supporting New Student and Family Programs in welcoming all new undergraduate students and their families to Texas A&M University during their New Student Conference and Howdy Week. As an Aggie Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to help create a memorable New Student Conference experience for the newest freshmen and transfer students and their families as they transition to Texas A&M. Aggie Orientation Leaders help assist our office with our New Student Conference check-in process, lead small group discussions with about 25-30 new students, and answer questions from students and families about Texas A&M and College Station.
We are looking for students with positive attitudes and who believe they have the stamina for a long summer of New Student Conferences (NSC). We seek students who are ready for an experience of a lifetime and are wanting to grow personally and professionally along the way. We want students who are committed to the idea of servant leadership, value the diverse values and opinions of others, and exhibit excellent teamwork and communication skills. Ultimately, we want students who love Texas A&M and want to share that love to all new students, their families, and guests.
Aggie Orientation Leaders will assume their responsibilities in April 2024, attending Saturday/Sunday trainings; an online, asynchronous training between late April and early May; and a week of intensive training after final exams conclude in May. Aggie Orientation Leaders are expected to attend all mandatory trainings during the spring and summer, including Summer Intensive Training Days and the Aggie Orientation Leader Retreat.
Aggie Orientation Leaders are expected to work all New Student Conferences. The official schedule for 2024 NSCs can be found on the New Aggie Website. During summer NSCs, Aggie Orientation Leaders can expect to work 15-25 hours/week during the summer, based on the New Student Conference schedule.
Yes, you can apply to be an Aggie Orientation Leader as a first-year student. Applicants for the Aggie Orientation Leader position must be a current, full-time Texas A&M undergraduate student through the Fall 2024 semester. Blinn Team students are invited and encouraged to apply.
Aggie Orientation Leaders will need to be in the Bryan-College Station area in order to work over the summer. Our office does not provide summer housing for students to live on- or off-campus. If you need to find off-campus summer housing options, please visit the Off-Campus Student Services website.
Students selected for the Aggie Orientation Leader position may take in-person summer classes during their employment. Please note that commitment to being an Aggie Orientation Leader means committing to working all NSCs, unless prior approval from supervisor has been provided. Additionally, commitment to working during peak orientation times, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. is expected. Applicants should express their interest in taking in-person summer classes during the interview process.
In addition, you are expected to plan summer vacations and/or co-curricular activities around our summer break (late July – early August).
Students selected for the Aggie Orientation Leader position may hold an outside job during the duration of their employment. However, Aggie Orientation Leaders are advised to communicate with their supervisor as soon as possible and ensure activities do not conflict with position responsibilities. Approval will be provided on a case-by-case basis, as NSFP must ensure NSC coverage.
No, but it can only help! New Student & Family Programs is looking for all kinds of students, personalities, and experiences. The Orientation Leader position is designed to help students learn and grow, regardless of one’s involvement on campus. The Orientation Leader position also can serve as a student’s first way to get involved on campus.