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Orientation Leader

The Orientation Leader specializes in working with incoming first year and transfer students to Baruch College. The OL will be responsible for assisting first year and transfer students successful transition to Baruch. It will be their responsibility to serve as role models and mentors to these first year students and help them acclimate to life at Baruch.

Chief Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the organization, preparation and presentation of all Orientation activities.
  • Act as a leader and representative of Baruch College in all meetings, workshops and Orientation-related functions.
  • Serve as a peer mentor to all incoming students.
  • Understand and be able to teach new students the functionality of the CUNYfirst system.
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the Baruch Community including: important policies, campus resources, student activities, and extracurricular leadership or learning opportunities.
  • Appropriately respond to parent, student, staff and faculty inquiries regarding the Baruch orientation program.
  • Be aware of FERPA and understand issues of confidentiality.
  • Be able to make appropriate referrals to campus resources.
  • Complete assigned paper work and administrative tasks in a timely manner.
  • Assist the office with other duties as assigned.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the T.E.A.M. Baruch leadership development program offered by the Office of Student Life.
  • Full participation in the weekend Orientation Leader training program.
  • Save the Dates! Saturday & Sunday, April 25th and 26th
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8.
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the College.
  • Applicants will all be required to schedule a brief (20 minute) interview.

Top 5 Reasons to become an Orientation Leader:

  1. Gain critical leadership, communication, public-speaking, and decision-making skills.
  2. Contribute to your community by serving as a peer mentor.
  3. Enhance your resume.
  4. Develop essential skills that you can use in your life after Baruch.
  5. Have a fun and exciting winter/summer job and make great friends!

Time Commitment:

  • Two-day, weekend training program:
    • Save the Dates! Saturday & Sunday, April 25th and 26th
  • Working at least 80% of Orientation days during the Orientation season.
    Winter: December and January (approximately 10 of the 13 scheduled Orientation dates)
    Summer: May, June, July, August (approximately 24 of the 30 scheduled Orientation dates)

Orientation dates have not yet been scheduled for summer 2015. Generally we have at least one orientation session, sometimes two during a given day. There are usually two free weeks (first week of July and first week of August) for vacations. You will learn the schedule at your training session(s).