Orientation Advisors (OAs) provide incoming students and their families with a high quality introduction to SUNY Geneseo. This introduction highlights Geneseo's spirit, mission, academic engagement and co-curricular programs. They assist with all Orientation events and play a vital role in helping to facilitate the adjustment of new students to the Geneseo community. Each staff member works collaboratively with a team of about twenty OAs, three Student Orientation Coordinators, and the Director of New Student Programs to produce and facilitate Geneseo's student and family Orientation programs. The Orientation Advisor position is an outstanding opportunity for any student interested in gaining leadership skills.
The Orientation Advisor will work with other staff members to facilitate the Orientation program by:
Orientation Advisors live on campus and work full-time from May 31-July 14, 2013, with additional responsibilities for WOW '13 and January Orientation 2014. Summer Orientation program hours will include days, evenings, and weekends. During Orientation sessions, the staff works long days and evenings. OAs must be present for all trainings and orientation sessions. Therefore, no additional employment commitments are possible for the term of appointment. When feasible, requests may be made for days off between sessions and approved by the Director of New Student Programs.
There will be one weekend of mandatory staff training, tentatively scheduled for April 27-28, 2013. Additionally, OAs who have not graduated will return to Geneseo by August 21, 2013, to assist with Weeks of Welcome 2013 activities. OAs help new students move into the halls, facilitate programs throughout the first two weekends, and act as a resource for new students.
|Transfer A||June 17, 2013|
|Transfer B||June 19, 2013|
|FY Session 1||June 24-25, 2013|
|FY Session 2||June 27-28, 2013|
|FY Session 3||July 1-2, 2013|
|FY Session 4||July 8-9, 2013|
|FY Session 5||July 10-11, 2013|
Orientation Advisors will gain significant leadership experience; develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, and students; and learn effective communication skills. Additionally, OAs will receive the following:
Click here to begin your application. The OA application is set up through KnightLink. You'll need to log-in with your Geneseo e-mail and password. You are able to save and return to your application. You will be asked to provide contact informationfor two references. Your references must be full-time staff or faculty members. RAs cannot be used as a reference.
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