Orientation leader application 2015 - University of Missouri

Orientation Leader Application
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Orientation Leaders welcome new international students to campus by picking them up from the airport, guiding them through
orientation, and serving as a contact to new students after orientation. OLs are the face of international student orientation –
they represent UMSL, promote intercultural interaction, and help new students adjust to life on campus. OLs share their
knowledge about the university and St. Louis – both formally (through short presentations) and informally (through interaction).
The OLs serve in a leadership and mentoring role to new students, linking them to resources and activities available on
campus and in the community.
To learn more about International Student Orientation, visit our website: www.umsl.edu/international
Or contact: Rebecca Kehe, International Student Advisor – [email protected] 314-516-6780
Mon, Jan 4
Thurs, Jan 7 - Sun, Jan 10
1pm – 3pm Orientation Leader Training
1 to 4 Airport pick-ups or shuttle rides, anytime between 7am and midnight, or Explore St. Louis
Mon, Jan 11
Day 1 ISO 7:00am – 5:30pm Orientation; 7pm-9pm International House party
Tues, Jan 12
Day 2 ISO 7:00am – 5pm Orientation; 5:30-9pm Galleria Mall outing
Wed, Jan 13
Day 3 NSO 7:00am – 5pm Orientation
*Working hours may shift slightly, so flexibility is important. You will have a break period during orientation. You will also spend time
preparing your presentation and emailing students.
OLs receive a $200 stipend for their work. You will also receive lunches and a t-shirt during orientation.
Enrolled for Spring 2016 semester
Minimum 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate)
A valid U.S. driver’s license and access to a car is preferred but not required
Knowledge about UMSL resources and student services
Effective communicator and team player
Must attend MANDATORY training on Monday, January 4, 2016
All applicants must submit an application form. Responses are due Friday, November 20. Upon submitting an application,
applicants will choose a group interview session to attend. You must submit a paper application and attend a group interview
to be considered for the position:
Nov 20:
Nov 30 – Dec 4:
Dec 11:
Completed applications due by 5pm to [email protected] or MSC 261
Group Interviews
Employment decisions made for position
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Orientation Leader Application 2016
I live: on campus / off campus
Cell Phone:
Class Standing:
Graduate Student
Minor: ____________________ Expected Graduation:
May Aug Dec 20____
Transfer Student: Yes / No Other colleges attended:
Please indicate your current and past work experiences (including part-time positions). Include any jobs you will
have on-campus or off-campus during the weeks of orientation. If you will be employed with another
department during orientation, please list your work schedule for the weeks of January 5-11 and January
12-18 in the spaces below, or attach another sheet with that information.
Position & Hours per Week
Please list any out-of-class activities that you are involved in:
Position Held
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ADDITIONAL REQUIRED QUESTIONS | Please type your answers to the following questions.
1. What is your motivation for being an International Ambassador?
2. Name ONE thing you wish you had been told during Orientation (International or Domestic).
3. What topic would you most like to present on during orientation?
working in the US
making American friends
driver licenses
getting involved in student organizations, on-campus sports, etc
living in St. Louis
saving money in the US
other: _____________________________
4. Which activity would you prefer to do during arrival weekend?
 airport pick-ups
 go on shuttle rides with students to grocery stores/Target
 go on Explore St. Louis excursions to places like the Arch or CWE
Do you have any conflicts with any of the time commitments required? If yes, please explain.
Do you have a valid driver’s license, access to a car, and car insurance? Yes / No
I understand that, if selected, I, _________________________________ will be required to sign an agreement to serve in the
following student positions (Orientation Leader). I will attend ALL scheduled meetings regarding the position, be available
for student position requirements, abide by the policies/procedures of the University, and that aside from my academic
courses I will put my responsibilities in my position first. I understand that failure to comply with the above stated agreement,
or falsify any part of my application can result in termination of employment. I understand that my application is not
considered complete until the application and answers to questions have been turned in before the deadline on Nov. 20th by
5:00 pm. I understand and give permission for my current academic and disciplinary standing to be verified, including my
Signature: ______________________________________________Date: ________________________
The University of Missouri – St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability or status as a disabled
veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. UM St. Louis is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Kehe at [email protected] or 314-516-6780
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