Skip to main content
A-Z Index Calendar Directory Portal Shop

Be an Orientation Leader

Learn about being a Summer 2024 Orientation Leader.
Apply ASAP for consideration.

Tour guide

Position Description

Orientation Leaders (OLs) will represent WVU at New Student Orientation throughout the summer months, mainly during May and June. OLs assist prospective students and their families during day-long orientation sessions by sharing information about resources and services on campus, providing excellent customer service, and showcasing the WVU campus and its community. 

OLs will participate in various tasks throughout each day including, but not limited to:

  • Welcoming participants
  • Talking with students one-on-one
  • Answering questions about the University
  • Leading group discussions and activities, providing outreach to students via phone communication, etc.

OLs should be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about WVU, and have excellent communication skills and a customer service-oriented attitude.

Popular Questions

Job Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the University and its programs and services
  • Possess good communication skills, adaptability, leadership experience and have a desire to help incoming students succeed
  • Responsibility, reliability, confidence and self-motivation
  • Customer service-oriented attitude
  • Analytical skills with ability to make sound decisions under pressure
  • Full-time student (not graduating before December 2024)
    • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Conditions of Employment

OLs will be contracted to work Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., from May 23-June 28, as well as July 8 and July 12. NOTE: This does not mean that you will work these hours every day, but you should not plan for anything else during these hours pending your assigned schedule.

OLs will also expected to work January (spring) orientation and all open house events from the point of hire forward. These dates will be given to you well in advance. Other event opportunities are available, as well as the possibility to work a regular weekly schedule throughout the year in the Office of Admissions.

OLs must complete and attend all training sessions. Training will take place May 23-31 (excluding the weekend and Memorial Day on May 27).

OLs cannot take summer classes in-person during the first summer session.

page showing blocks for each day of the month

Application Process

Apply ASAP to be considered. We will hire until positions are filled.

Apply on Handshake