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Interested in Becoming an Orientation Leader?

Are you enthusiastic, positive, and looking for a meaningful job that can also be a lot of fun? We are searching for a staff of knowledgeable, friendly Student Orientation Leaders to help new Cardinals and families in their transition to SVSU!

Responsibilities Include:

- Sharing your SVSU experience and Red Pride!
- Facilitating group interactions and guiding students through scheduled orientation activities!
- Assisting parents and family members at Parent Orientation. 
- Explaining academic opportunities and procedures.
- Assisting with the online course registration process.
- Participating with and supporting fellow Student Orientation Leaders as part of a diverse team.
- Attending the full 4-day Orientation Leader Training/Retreat (including overnight stays and evening social events).


- Gain leadership experience!
- Improve your group and individual communication skills!
- Develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, & other students!
- Meet new people, and make a difference in a new college student’s life!
- Earn income while working with an amazing team of Leaders!

Minimum Qualifications:

- Must be currently enrolled, with minimum of 12 credit hours earned at SVSU.
- Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
- Demonstrated involvement in campus organizations and activities.
- Positive attitude and enthusiasm about SVSU.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
- Ability to work with a diverse student population.
- Knowledge of the mySVSU portal registration process, and ability to troubleshoot if needed.
- Availability to attend the full 4-day Training/Retreat including overnight stays from May 7th-11th, and at least 12 of the 15 of the SOAR dates (listed below), plus Fresh Start on Thursday-Friday, August 22nd-23rd.

  • Tuesday, May 14
  • Friday, May 17
  • Thursday, May 23
  • Wednesday, May 29
  • Friday, May 31
  • Wednesday, June 5
  • Friday, June 7
  • Tuesday, June 11
  • Friday, June 14
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Friday, June 21
  • Friday, June 28
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Tuesday, July 23
  • Tuesday, August 13


Stop by one of our Info Nights to meet current Orientation Leaders, ask questions, and have some fun!

  • Dates and Times TBA 

Ready to Apply??

Apply online and submit your resume via the Cardinal Career Network from January 28th-February 24th. Completed applications will include your resume, a cover letter, and your written responses to the following prompts (1 total typewritten page or less):

  • Why do you want to become an Orientation Leader?
  • In your opinion, what is the most important part of Orientation?
  • If selected, what would you be hoping to accomplish through this experience?


Contact us at or call 989-964-4070! 

Contact Us
(989) 964-4070(989) 964-4070


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