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 responsibility of the Orientation Leader position is to 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 Check-In Staff play a crucial role in our office. The responsibilities of this position include checking in students and parents for Orientation and students for Welcome Week.
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.
This position manages the Event Staff team through providing leadership, offering direction and ensuring the success of Welcome Week (serving freshman & transfer students) from behind the scenes. Two captains will be hired.
Event Staff is a volunteer team that helps ensure the success of Welcome Week (WW) from behind the scenes. Students who have been Welcome Week Leaders or Transfer Student Leaders, who want to be involved with OTE in a different way, have a strength in managing details and logistics, and are committed to the success of new students would make excellent Event Staff members.
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 OTE 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 OTE Marketing Intern works directly with sponsors, community partners, and University collaborators to manage OTE projects that help to offset program costs.
The OTE Student Web Developer will assist with many technical projects related to New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs.
The OTE Social Media Intern will oversee social media and online interactions during New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs.