Leadership & Employment
Orientation & Transition Experiences values the leadership development of all students.
In our work as experts in transition, we know that students who are involved on campus are more likely to be successful academically and continue on to graduation. In an effort to model and provide these opportunities, OTE offers a range of paid and volunteer positions for students as early as their first year to find community on our campus.
Whether you are looking to volunteer or get hands on experience in your field, there is an opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills while helping students transition and be successful at the University of Minnesota.
The Orientation Leaders administer a successful New Student Orientation and Welcome Week, all focused on providing a quality transitional experience for new students.
Are you an undergraduate student looking for an exciting leadership experience? Do you want to help first-year students find their sense of belonging at the University of Minnesota? Then apply to be a Welcome Week Leader!
Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs) assist Orientation staff in leading Transfer Orientation and Transfer Welcome Days.
The Welcome Week intern will help manage the operational components that include planning, training, and execution of the Welcome Week program. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Welcome Week.
The Operations Crew plays a crucial role in our office. This paid, leadership experience helps to ensure the success of Welcome Week (WW) from the front lines and behind the scenes. Members of the Operations Crew have a strength in providing excellent customer service, managing details and logistics, and are committed to the success of new students.
The Office Assistant plays a crucial role in our office. The responsibilities of this position include receptionist and information referral point for new students, parents, office staff and University departments.
The Transfer Student Network connects Transfer Insiders to new transfer students to offer advice and stories of their transfer experiences. The Transfer Insiders are transfer students who have made a successful transition to the U of M and are committed to enhancing the transfer student experience.
The Student Transition Experience Interns are responsible for the development and implementation of programs and communications serving first-year, transfer and second-year students. Specific duties will be divided between both Student Transition Experience Interns. This position reports to the Coordinator of Student Transition Experiences.
The Transfer Student Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and administering Transfer Orientation and Welcome Programs. The Transfer SPC will work together with 4 other Student Program Coordinators as a team to implement training and programs. They report directly to the Assistant Director of Orientation.
The Communication and Design Intern will assist with many projects related to New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs. The ideal candidate should possess exceptional graphic design skills, a strong interest in communication strategy, and the desire to build on your experience as a communications professional.
The Marketing Intern works directly with sponsors, community partners, and University collaborators to manage OTE projects that help to offset program costs.
The Student Web Developer will assist with many technical projects related to New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs.
The Social Media Intern will oversee social media and online interactions during New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs.
The Orientation Program Assistant will assist in all aspects of Freshman Orientation and Welcome Week, including room set-up, program technical needs, supply management, check-in, luggage, accommodations, assisting new students and guests, supporting Orientation Leaders and Coordinators as needed, narrating Pieces of the Puzzle, and other projects as assigned.