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.

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Open Paid Positions

Operations (Ops) Crew

The Operations Crew serves as a valuable resource in assisting new students and their family members with the start of their transition experience and provides a first impression of the university. The Operations Crew Members implement the check-in program for first-year and transfer summer orientation programs for new, incoming students and their guests. The Operation Crew also facilitates the check-in, attendance management, and event staffing for Welcome Week.

Apply for Ops Crew

Student Transition Experience (STE) Intern

The Student Transition Experience Interns are responsible for the development and implementation of events and programs serving first-year, transfer, second-year, and other special sub-populations of students. 

Apply to be an STE Intern

Office Assistant (OA)

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.

Apply to be an Office Assistant

Orientation Program Assistant (OPA)

Orientation Programming Assistants (OPAs) are responsible for logistical support of Orientation and Welcome Week which includes event set-ups, supply management and delivery, disability accommodations, and other projects as assigned. 

Apply to be an OPA

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Open Volunteer Positions

Welcome Week Leader (WWL)

Welcome Week Leaders are a team of volunteers who help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment during Welcome Week. Welcome Week focuses on providing a quality transitional experience for new students and helps new students prepare for their life at the U of M through planning, exploring campus, building community, and participating in campus traditions.

Learn More & Register to be a WWL

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Open Professional Positions