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Orientation 2017: O-Team Application Information

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the O-Team! As an O-Team member, you would have an opportunity to be a part of one or more of the following positions:Summer Orientation: a day-long event designed to provide new students with the opportunity to meet an advisor to register for classes, meet other students, faculty, and staff while also learning more about everything UMBC has to offer

  • Summer Orientation: a day-long event designed to provide new students with the opportunity to meet an advisor to register for classes, meet other students, faculty, and staff while also learning more about everything UMBC has to offer
    • Orientation Peer Advisors (OPAs) will work with over 2,500 incoming students and their families to serve as a resource for advising and class registration as well as their transition to UMBC
  • Welcome Week: a week and a half long series of social and educational events designed to help new students meet other students and learn about opportunities in and out of the classroom
    • Welcome Week Leaders (Woolies) will develop relationships and encourage a group of 25-35 new students to engage with Welcome Week events while also helping with the logistics of Welcome Week
  • Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminar or Transfer (TRS) Seminar: a semester-long course designed to help new students develop academic skills and learn about campus resources for college success
    • IHU/TRS Peer Facilitators will co-teach, on a weekly basis, an IHU/TRS course with a staff instructor during the fall or spring semester

Application Process:

  • Applications will be available online beginning Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Applications are due online no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017
  • All applicants will participate in a Group Interview as well as an Individual Interview
    • Group Interviews will take place on either Thursday, March 2 or Friday, March 3, 2017
    • Individual Interviews will take place on either Wednesday, March 8, Thursday, March 9, or Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Decision emails for all positions will be sent out around Friday, March 17, 2017

Selection Criteria:

  • We are looking for a diverse group of students who possess the following:
    • A desire and the ability to work with a diverse group of students, families, faculty, and staff
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Good academic standing (at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA)
    • Good judicial standing
    • Current undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester at UMBC
    • Leadership potential and problem-solving skills

Questions:

Contact orientationteam@umbc.edu for more information!