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An Aggie Orientation Leader's primary role is to build connections with new students and help form a sense of belonging on campus. Additionally, OLs serve as a resource and role model to new Aggies. OLs help provide students and their families with a seamless transition to Texas A&M. As an OL, you will help assist our office with our New Student Conference check-in process for students and families; lead small group discussions with about 20-25 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.
Students selected for the Aggie Orientation Leader position are required to attend all Orientation Leader training during the spring semester, including weekly Spring Training and the Orientation Leader Retreat. Students are also expected to attend all summer Orientation Leader training prior to New Student Conferences.
OLs are required to work all New Student Conferences, listed in the OL position description. The official schedule for 2023 NSCs can be found on the New Aggie website.
OLs are also expected to help with all New Student & Family Programs events, including Howdy Week and Family Weekend.
Yes, you can apply to be an Aggie Orientation Leader as a first-year student. Any full-time, degree-seeking Texas A&M student can apply for the position. In order to be eligible for the 2023 Orientation Leader position, students must be full-time Texas A&M students through Summer 2023.
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.
Aggie Orientation Leaders are permitted to take one class per summer term at Texas A&M, and it should not conflict with required work or training hours. Classes must be in an asynchronous, fully online format and no more than one class per summer term (Summer I and Summer II). If hired, OLs will be expected to communicate their intended class schedule with their supervisor before registering.
Summer classes and any other commitments including part-time jobs, internships, or volunteer opportunities must NOT conflict with any required training and New Student Conference; AND must be approved by your supervisors in advance.
In addition, you are expected to plan summer vacations and/or co-curricular activities around our summer break.
Students are allowed to have another on-campus job, but they can work no more than 10 hours/week with their other on-campus job during weeks that New Student Conferences are held. During weeks that there are no New Student Conferences, students can work up to 40 hours/week with their other on-campus job.
During the summer, we expect the Orientation Leader position to be the priority due to the time commitment and you will not be allowed to miss Orientation Leader commitments for another job. If you plan on having another on-campus job, you must communicate with your supervisors in advance of your intent to hold another on-campus job.
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.
Aggie Orientation Leader Applications are CLOSED
Orientation Leader applications are closed!
- Review the Orientation Leader position description.
- Be sure to note the important dates listed within the Position Description.
- Click on the "Orientation Leader Application" button below to learn more and apply! (button will appear once applications open)