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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 5 of the SOAR dates (listed below), plus Fresh Start on Thursday-Friday, August 23rd-24th.

  • Friday, May 18th
  • Thursday, May 24th
  • Thursday, May 31st
  • Thursday, June 7th
  • Friday, June 15th
  • Friday, June 22nd
  • Thursday, June 28th
  • Wednesday, July 20th


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

  • Thursday, February 15th from 5-7 pm in the Student Life Programming Room
  • Monday, February 19th from 7-9 pm in the Alumni Lounge

Ready to Apply??

Apply online and submit your resume via the Cardinal Career Network from January 29th-February 26th. 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!