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Every year, approximately 100 current Marquette students welcome the incoming class to Marquette by serving on Orientation Staff (O-Staff) at Marquette Preview and New Student and Family Orientation. Positions include the Orientation Planning Team (4 students), Team Leaders (20 students), Group Discussion Leaders (70 students) and Family Program Assistants (10 students). ALL current Marquette students (who will graduate after May 2015) are encouraged to apply for O-Staff 2015!

The 2014 general Orientation Staff Application is now closed. Check back in December 2014 for details about the 2015 application process.

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Orientation Planning Team (OPT)

The application process for the 2014 Orientation Planning Team is now open!

To apply and view the job description please visit our application on Marquette Career Manager. Download a .pdf version of the OPT application instructions and information, here.

Students selected for the Orientation Planning Team (OPT) work part time during the Spring semester, and full time from late May through the end of August, to plan and coordinate events and staff training. OPT positions include Community Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, Family Coordinator, and Personnel Coordinator, and all positions are paid a stipend for their work. Student chosen for the OPT generally have experience either with Orientation programs, or other large scale programs or events, and are expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills. Preference is given to students with at least two full years of college experience at the time of application.

Team Leaders (TLs)

Team Leaders (TLs) are chosen to facilitate small group discussions and staff student and family events at Marquette Preview (two weeks in June), and New Student and Family Orientation (week before classes begin in August). In addition to the responsibilities of facilitating discussions with new students, Team Leaders also coordinate a team of 4 – 5 Group Discussion Leaders during New Student and Family Orientation. Team Leaders are expected to demonstrate strong leadership skills, and to have some prior experience in leading their peers, and are paid a small stipend for their work during Preview.

Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs)

Group Discussion Leaders (GDLs) are student volunteers that facilitate group discussions, staff events, and generally provide a welcoming atmosphere to incoming students during New Student and Family Orientation. The time commitment for Group Discussion Leaders is concentrated in late August and many students who are chosen are able serve on O-Staff while also keeping a summer job.

Family Program Assistants (FPAs)

Family Program Assistants (FPAs) are student volunteers that staff events and facilitate the Family and Sibling programs at New Student and Family Orientation. The PA position is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with children or for anyone looking to have a career that focuses on adolescents. The PA position requires the shortest time commitment of all the Orientation Staff positions and is ideal for anyone that needs a few more days at home before returning to Marquette.

Questions? Contact Caitlin Wozniak, Coordinator for New Student and Family Programs at caitlin.wozniak@marquette.edu.


Alcohol Initiatives

Alcohol Initiatives

Each student arrives to campus with different experiences with alcohol. Whether you have experience with alcohol or not, or whether you plan to incorporate alcohol into your college experience or not,the Alcohol Initiatives program strives to give you the information you need to make the right decision for you. Visit the Alcohol Initiatives site here.