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Students working in OTE have the ability to enhance their leadership, communication and technical skills and abilities to prepare them for their future careers. These paid positions vary from hourly to stipend.

The mission of Orientation & Transition Experiences is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students potential for personal and academic success. OTE communication is viewed by over 5,500 incoming freshmen, around 3,000 incoming transfer students, and approximately 6,000 parents of new students. We also design and print posters and publications shared around campus, design and print 17,000 copies of the Gopher Guide, and produce numerous electronic communication items (eNewsletter, social media, etc.) for all current freshmen and transfer students.

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.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with OTE staff to plan and create various print and electronic communication items (publications, posters, flyers, postcards, signage, electronic displays, and digital graphics for web, email, and social, etc.)
  • Build, edit, and send mass emails; manage mailing schedule and recipient lists; create reports to document email metrics
  • Edit and update content on OTE website, MyU web portal, social media, and U Minnesota mobile app guides
  • Develop and propose design concepts for programs; approved proposals are developed (iterative process) and applied to all communication items
  • Facilitate communication process: get content from staff, submit to editor, make edits and submit for approval, and move into production (files sent to printer and/or make electronic edits)

Required Qualifications

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite design programs (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc.), with experience designing for print and web
  • A strong interest in electronic communication (design and launch of email marketing campaigns, mobile apps, content management systems, HTML, etc.)
  • Have a good understanding of all aspects of digital communications and social media
  • Be able to quickly learn new things, particularly on the technical side
  • Ability to work with professional staff to understand project needs, ask clarifying questions, and communicate regularly with team members
  • Ability to juggle many projects, be a creative problem solver, be detailed and organized, and have a conceptual aptitude
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the Google (sites, groups, apps, etc.), Drupal, U Minnesota (Guidebook), MyU web portal, Salesforce Marketing Cloud (ExactTarget), and other electronic tools utilized by the U of M
  • An understanding of web standards and an excitement for emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of U of M branding standards
  • A strong interest in visual communication, infographics, and multimedia

Details

  • Internship starts in March or April and will go through September 2018 (if you graduate before fall 2018 you are not eligible to apply)
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per week during spring 2018; work hours take place between 8-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (may require some irregular hours); 25-40 per week in the summer
  • Possibility of staying on for Fall 2018
  • Pay is commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be full-time students in good academic and judicial standing

Applications

  • This position has been filled. If you have questions please contact Bill O’Connor at oconn301@umn.edu.

Position Title: Event Staff Captain
Positions Available: 2
Work Days and Hours:

  • Prep: August 13-17, 20-25 hours
  • Event Staff Training & Work Week: August 20-24, 20-25 hours
  • Welcome programs: August 27 – September 3, 40 hours
  • Wrap-up: September 4-7, 5 hours

Duties/Responsibilities

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. This position will act as a team of Event Staff Captains that will manage the Event Staff and Welcome Week Headquarters together. Specific duties and shifts will be divided between the Event Staff Captains.

Event Staff Captain will be expected to assist with the following specific tasks:

  • Manage 15-20 Event Staff members
  • Collaborate with other student leader staff such as Student Program Coordinators, Student Interns, and Orientation Program Assistants
  • Coordinate and manage staff training, schedules, apparel, and meals
  • Manage daily signage inventory process
  • Manage supply assembly and inventory process
  • Maintain daily operations of Welcome Week headquarters
  • Create and manage an inventory system for Welcome Week
  • Manage entrance and scanning of students into Welcome Week events
  • Manage the collection, organization and scanning of attendance into database
  • Maintain professionalism when working with students, WWLs, and other staff
  • Manage Welcome Week Hotline

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ability to lead by example and serve in a shared leadership/supervisory role amongst peers.
  • Attention to detail and follow through.
  • Ability to create a fun work environment, even in stressful moments.
  • Ability to communicate the status of projects with Event Staff Captain partner(s) to ensure proper follow through and completion of tasks.
  • Must be available to work during the dates listed above in the section titled “Work Days and Hours”
  • Demonstrate responsibility in maintaining a work schedule
  • Must be in good academic standing (at, or above a 2.50 GPA)

Preferred:

  • Past OFYP student leader and/or employee.
  • Be moved into fall housing no later than August 13, 2018

Program/Unit Description

The mission of Orientation & Transition Experiences is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize student’s potential for personal and academic success.  Visit ote.umn.edu for more information.

Application Instructions

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Evan Witt at evanwitt@umn.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The OTE Marketing Intern works directly with sponsors, community partners, and University collaborators to manage OTE projects that help to offset program costs. This includes advertising sales for the Gopher Guide (the official University planner), sponsorship agreements with Explore U vendors, and other promotional opportunities. The marketing intern will also have the opportunity to plan and facilitate social media for OTE.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage database of OTE sponsors and vendors, both current and potential
  • Monitor and respond to email and phone calls from sponsors and vendors, managing details and relationships
  • Coordinate and implement various sales and solicitation efforts throughout the year for events, publications and meals.
  • Collect and analyze feedback from different sponsors and vendors pertaining to their experience with OTE
  • Assist in event planning, such as Explore U, during Welcome Week
  • Track results of solicitation and recruitment efforts
  • Work consistently with other staff members in charge of programs, communications, business operations, technology and graphic design
  • Partner with office assistants in completing front desk tasks such as answering the phone during busy season
  • Create content and posts for various OTE social media outlets

Specific Duties/Projects Include:

  • Solicit advertisements for the Gopher Guide student planner during fall and spring semesters and work with communications team to track ad sales/placement
  • Solicit Explore U participants during spring semester and summer
  • Assist in developing cohesive marketing content for all solicitation elements of OTE
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing Explore U, a local business fair for over 4,000 new students
  • Create reports on various projects
  • Back up Office Assistants when needed, knowing basic functions of this role including the programs and operations of the OTE Office
  • Solicit restaurants for student/leader/staff meals during programs and assist in coordinating meals during welcome programs
  • Support professional staff with sending invoices and tracking payments from vendors
  • Support Assistant Director in management of OTE sponsorships
  • Work with professional staff to implement social media strategies

The intern will leave this position with the following skill set:

  • Extensive experience in sales of both advertisement and access to target demographics
  • Ability to determine an external constituents’ need and to articulate an appropriate solution
  • Project manage both large and small-scale marketing efforts
  • Understand the steps of coordinating a large event
  • Experience in an office setting and managing work among a team of professionals
  • Ability to create professional communication and develop professional relationships

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Is punctual, reliable and consistent
  • Is approachable, positive, friendly, and has a proactive customer service philosophy
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Has patience and the ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Strong communications skills in-person, via email, and on the phone
  • Can multitask, prioritize and work in an environment that is stressful at times
  • Enjoys working as part of a team, but is equally comfortable working independently
  • Has a student-centered philosophy when working with vendors

Preferred Additional Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in sales or solicitation
  • Knowledge on marketing to both a university and a corporate demographic
  • Proven ability to manage projects
  • Knowledge about Orientation & Transition Experiences

Supervisor: Bill O’Connor (oconn301@umn.edu), Assistant Director of Communication, but intern will also work with other professional staff members throughout the year on additional projects.

Time Commitment: December 2019 - Fall 2020

  • 10 hours per week during the school year (December 2019 will be limited hours for training purposes)
  • Approximately 20-30 hours per week during the summer
  • Candidates must be available through September 2020
  • In fall of 2020, there is potential to be rehired through fall 2021

Applications

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to Bill O’Connor at oconn301@umn.edu

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.

Time Commitment

  • Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. during the school year and 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the summer. Qualified candidates must be available to work within our office hours for at least 8 hours per week during the school year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer. 

Responsibilities

The Office Assistant position reports directly to the Associate Director of Operations. This position supports Orientation & Transition Experiences by greeting and assisting guests of the office, professionally communicating with incoming students, parents, and campus contacts via email and telephone, maintaining office organization and cleanliness, and other duties as assigned. This position supports an office of 9 professional staff, approximately 30 student employees, approximately 30 student leaders, and nearly 450 student volunteers. This position may, in addition to the duties above, offer support in one of the following areas:

  • Offer support and assistance to professional staff thorugh engagement in various projects
  • Pursuing an active role in managing and maintaining front desk operations, including answering phone calls
  • Supporting office initiatives and events related to the matriculation process
  • Balancing academic responsibilities with the requirements of the position
  • Identifying and communicating logistical counts for Orientation programming
  • Assisting with Orientation & Welcome Week logistics

Qualifications

Required:

  • Adaptable and dependable
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and a strategic thinker
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiar with professional office environment
  • Proven ability to communicate in a professional manner, both verbally and in-writing
  • Strong aptitude for retaining detailed information
  • Interest in helping new students and families transition to the University of Minnesota
  • Willing to learn about the people, resources, services, opportunities, and policies at the University of Minnesota
  • Enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota and be in good academic standing

Preferred:

  • Past Orientation & Transition Experiences student leader and/or employee

Application Process

This position is no longer accepting applications. 

The Check-In Team 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.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Set up and organization of supplies and materials for each day
  • Checking in of new students and parents (including handing out materials and answering questions/concerns)
  • Clean up after check-in is complete
  • Facilitating late students/parents checking in
  • Other projects/tasks as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Is punctual, reliable and consistent
  • Is approachable, positive, friendly, and has a pro-active customer service philosophy
  • Multitasks and has strong organizational skills
  • Has a strong aptitude for retention of detailed information and can accurately explain this information to others
  • Has a team-oriented attitude
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills
  • Is patient and is able to adapt to changing situations and details 

Time Commitment

  • Mornings in June, July, and August

Application Process

This position is no longer accepting applications. Applications will re-open mid spring 2020.

The Operations Intern helps to manage operational components for the Orientation & Transition Experiences office and its programs. A primary responsibility is managing the Orientation Check-In process for new, incoming students and their guests during Orientation, and to assist with the implementation of the Check-In process for Welcome Week. It is essential that the individual hired for this position has exceptional interpersonal skills, customer service skills, and can work autonomously or with a team. 

Responsibilities

  • Co-supervises a team of 10 Check-In Staff members.
  • Helps to manage the check-in process for freshmen, transfer, and Welcome Week.
  • Processes invoices, employee expenses and financial documents for the office.
  • Schedules meetings, interviews and events for the office.
  • Serves as a supervisor for the Office Assistant team.
  • Provides administrative support for the program, including preparation of program materials.
  • Serves as a positive representative of the University and Orientation & Transition Experiences.
  • Completes other projects/tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate:

  • Shows initiative, is punctual, reliable and consistent, approachable, positive, friendly, and has a pro-active customer service philosophy
  • Demonstrates the ability to multitask and has a strong aptitude for detailed information
  • Has a team-oriented attitude, excellent problem-solving skills, able to adapt to changing situations and details
  • Displays strong interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills, and has the potential to develop these skills.
  • Demonstrates time-management skills, flexibility, and ability to motivate self and others
  • Has the ability to work well independently, as well as with a diverse staff
  • Enrolled full-time at the University of Minnesota, in good academic standing at the time of application, and intend to be enrolled as a full-time student for Fall 2019

Preferred: 

  • Previous leadership experience with Orientation & Transition Experiences

Time Commitment 

The Operations Intern will maintain a schedule of 12-15 hours/week during the spring semester, 20 hours/week in May, 40 hours/week during summer programming, and 12 hours/week during the fall semester. 

Application Process

This position is no longer accepting applications.

The OL Application is closed. You can check your application status at 2020 Orientation Leader application

Orientation Leaders are responsible for administering a successful New Student Orientation and Welcome Week. Both programs focus on providing a quality transitional experience for new students. Additionally, the Orientation Leaders work as a team to recruit and prepare a volunteer team of 350 Welcome Week Leaders.

New Student Orientation will occur on various dates between June 2-July 10 and August 21-27, 2020. The role of the Orientation Leaders is to lead groups of new first-year students and their parents/guests and to educate them on campus resources and student life issues as part of their transition to the University.

Welcome Week is September 2-September 7, 2020 and is the second step in a first-year student's transition. First-Year students will move/come to campus and participate in programming to assist in their transition to the University. OLs train and supervise the Welcome Week Leaders and staff Welcome Week events.

Qualifications

Continuing students must be in good academic standing, at, or above a 2.3 GPA. New students will be allowed to apply with no GPA on record. Graduate students and students studying abroad with departure date prior to September 6, 2020, and students graduating in May 2020 are not eligible to apply.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are selected based on their ability to work well with others, communicate effectively, and commit to a rigorous schedule. OLs must display public relations skills and maturity of judgment. Additionally, OLs need to have patience, flexibility, strong organizational skills, and be willing and ready to learn. They should be resourceful and capable of assuming a leadership position with little supervision.

Time Commitment

*All dates are subject to change.

Spring Semester

OLs participate in training on issues such as facilitation, peer supervision, equity and diversity, sexual violence and health, conflict management, communication skills, and a variety of other leadership topics. The goal of training is to support and challenge OLs as they develop the leadership and facilitation skills needed for the position. OLs will also be responsible for the recruitment and training of the Welcome Week Leaders during the Spring.

  • Winter Retreat, January 24-26, 2020
  • Wednesday meetings from 3:30-7:30 p.m., January 22-May 6
  • Welcome Week Training Sessions in Spring 2020

Summer

OLs are expected to attend daily summer training on program logistics prior to Orientation and again prior to Welcome Week. These training sessions focus on presenting specific workshops, leading campus tours, understanding University policies, and becoming more knowledgeable about various organizations and resources on campus.

  • Residence Hall Move-In: May 17
  • Summer Training: May 17-June 1 (approx. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily)
  • Freshman Orientation: June 2-July 10 and August 21-27 (approx. 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.) 
  • Welcome Week Training: August 21-27 (approx. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily)
  • Welcome Week Leader Prep Week: August 28-September 1 (approx. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily)
  • Welcome Week: September 2-September 7 (approx. 8 a.m. - 12 a.m. daily)

Orientation

The following will be expected of OLs during New Student Orientation:

  • Present to large audiences of new students.
  • Facilitate small group discussions.
  • Participate in Pieces of the Puzzle theatrical production.
  • Support the logistics of the orientation program.
  • Live in a University Residence Hall from May 17-July 10. (this may change)

Welcome Week

The following will be expected of OLs during Welcome Week:

  • Prepare & implement training for Welcome Week Leaders.
  • Plan and oversee Welcome Week Prep Week activities and projects.
  • Attend Welcome Week and provide support to staff and activities.
  • Present to large audiences of new students.

Compensation

$4,000, plus room and board May 17 - July 10, 2020

Application and Selection process

Eligible applicants will go through a three-tiered selection process. The schedule for the selection process is below.

  1. Applications are due at 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 30th.
  2. Applications will be reviewed and students moving forward will be invited to participate in a group interview. This notification will take place on November 7, 2019 and group interviews will be on November 10 and 12, 2019.
  3. Students moving on from the group interview round will be invited to participate in an individual and college interview to take place between November 16-December 10. Students selected for an individual and college interview will be notified on November 15, 2019.
  4. Students selected to be a 2020 Orientation Leader will be notified on December 12, 2019.

Open House

  • Join us at the Orientation Leader Open House on October 15 from 6pm-7:30pm in Tate 105. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the position in person with previous Orientation Leaders.

Call 612-624-1979 or email orstaff@umn.edu

The mission of Orientation & Transition Experiences (OTE) is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success. OTE serves over 5,500 incoming freshmen, around 3,000 incoming transfer students, and approximately 6,000 parents of new students.

The OTE Social Media Intern will oversee social media and online interactions during New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Orientation & Transition Experiences is seeking a social media intern to manage a concentrated focus on social media activity, interaction, and assessment for our programs (Orientation, Welcome Week, etc.). This student will oversee all OTE social media accounts and engagement, create and manage content, and assess and report on the efficacy of all OTE social media efforts. The ideal candidate should have a genuine passion for social media, content strategy, and online engagement.

Requirements:

  • Advanced experience using Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube for personal AND professional use.
  • Willingness to attend OTE events and programs and post from your mobile device
  • Experience using social media analytics
  • Ability to create reports and explain results
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks

Preferred:

  • An understanding of communication strategy
  • Photography and/or videography experience
  • A desire to understand current trends in social media and a willingness to recommend new platforms, social media education, etc.
  • Genuine enjoyment with online AND face-to-face interactions

DUTIES

  • Manage the “Big Picture” plan for all OTE social media efforts
  • Execute social media posting and engagement
  • Work closely with professional staff and student leaders to encourage engagement, and provide training for staff and students to understand policy, procedures, and expectations
  • Update current department social media plan as needed
  • Measure and assess the effectiveness of all social media efforts and report back to staff

DETAILS

  • Internship starts in May and will go through September 2018 (if you graduate before fall 2018 you are not eligible to apply)
  • Hours TBD
  • Pay is commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be full-time students in good academic and judicial standing

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

This position has been filled. If you have questions please contact Bill O’Connor at oconn301@umn.edu.

Position Description

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.

Responsibilities

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 (to be hired early summer 2018).

Student Transition Experience Interns will be expected to assist with the following:

  • Support the planning execution and evaluation of all student transition experiences within Orientation & Transition Experiences:  At Home in MN, Transfer Student Network (Coffee Chats, Hangouts, etc)
  • Plan, execute and evaluation programming for Living Learning Communities serving out-of-state students (At Home in MN), transfer students (Leaders in Transition), and second year students (Second-Year Experience).
  • Assist with recruiting, hiring and training of Transfer Insiders (approx. 10 students) who serve as peer mentors for transfer students.
  • Identify and develop timely content for the Class of 20XX eNewsletter, Transfer Insider emails, Transfer Student Engagement emails, communication to second-year students, and websites that serve all three populations.
  • Engage first-year, transfer and second year students through social media efforts in “U of M Transfers”, “Class of 20XX” and “Second Year Experience” Facebook pages
  • Maintain and document attendance records for all events.
  • Assist with research efforts through evaluation and data analysis
  • Communicate trends gathered from events, social media, research, etc with appropriate professional staff.
  • Respond to questions and inquiries from students through management of specific email accounts.
  • Support the Coordinator of Student Transition Experiences with other duties as related to the position.

Apply at z.umn.edu/STEIntern Job Code #329068

The mission of Orientation & Transition Experiences (OTE) is to provide quality transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success. OTE serves over 5,500 incoming freshmen, around 3,000 incoming transfer students, and approximately 6,000 parents of new students.

The OTE Student Web Developer will assist with many technical projects related to New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, and other first-year programs.

Essential Functions

Student Web Developers will develop dynamic web content with a focus on communications and marketing. They will evaluate accessibility and usability concerns, and execute improvements. Students are required to have working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Projects include data-driven web applications, website development (focusing on UX and strategic communication), and problem solving through server-side programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 30% Tool development, maintenance, and code re-engineering for existing web applications.
  • 20% Development of new dynamic web pages and web applications
  • 20% Regular content updates to existing dynamic applications
  • 20% Other duties as assigned (for example: technical support of professional staff)
  • 10% Server, database, and backup administration

Essential Qualifications

  • Current University of Minnesota student enrolled at least half-time (undergraduate student, 6 credits; graduate student, 3 credits)
  • Must have web development experience using a server-side scripting language such as PHP, Python, or Ruby.
  • Experience with some variety of SQL and writing complex queries directly or via active record
  • Must have experience in dynamic website design with core web standards.
  • Must be comfortable working in a Linux environment
  • Must possess proofing and cross-browser debugging skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Drupal administration and development
  • Experience with AJAX and/or JQuery
  • Experience with the Apache web server
  • Experience with Emacs, Vim, or equivalent
  • Mercurial, Git, or other version control experience

Opportunity for Skill Development on the Job

Students will have the opportunity to be mentored by the OTE technical specialist, and will report to the assistant director of communication. Student will interact with many staff members in a professional business setting to help brainstorm technical solutions and educate end-users regarding current technical tools/solutions.

Responsibility/Accountability

  • Acknowledges when mistakes/missed deadlines occur and knows when supervisor should be alerted
  • Adheres to basic policies, procedures, and understands staff roles
  • Presents himself/herself in a friendly and professional manner
  • Stay current on latest technical solutions
  • Demonstrates ability to gather and analyze research and information
  • Seeks instruction from supervisor and/or technical specialist
  • Initiates requests for clarification of unclear tasks, procedures, or how to correct errors
  • Demonstrates clear and effective communication with supervisors and team members
  • Demonstrates good judgment on when to defer questions, complaints, and issues to supervisor

Details

  • We are currently not hiring for this position. If you have questions please contact Bill O'Connor at oconn301@umn.edu.
  • Approximately 10-15 hours per week; work hours take place between 8-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (may require some irregular hours)
  • Salary Range: $11-13 per hour; pay is commensurate with experience
  • Applicants must be full or part-time enrolled students in good academic and judicial standing

TSL Applications will be available at the start of the Spring semester. Please check back in January. 

Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs) assist Orientation staff in leading Transfer Orientation and transfer welcome programs. In this role, TSLs answer questions and address concerns from transfer students and their guests, facilitate campus tours, participate in panel discussions, and host students and lead sessions during transfer welcome programs. By working in a team, TSLs develop invaluable leadership and communication experience.

If you have questions, contact transfer@umn.edu

Responsibilities

TSLs will assist the OTE professional staff with Transfer Orientation and transfer welcome programs. They will:

  • Address questions and concerns from transfer students’ and their guests
  • Facilitate campus tours (East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul)
  • Participate in panel discussions and lead workshops
  • Perform various duties as assigned throughout Transfer Orientation
  • Host students and lead sessions during Welcome Week Transfer Track (Summer) and Transfer Welcome Day (January)

Qualifications 

The minimum qualifications for TSLs are:

  • Undergraduate transfer students 
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA and good disciplinary standing
  • Knowledge of the U of M transfer process
  • A positive attitude about the U of M transfer experience 
  • Willingness to learn and collaborate on a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Reliability, responsibility, maturity and a proven willingness to help new students

The ideal candidate has the ability to work with individuals from various backgrounds, is customer-service focused, has knowledge of the transfer process, is able to handle multiple tasks, can work in high stress situations, demonstrate flexibility, and has creative problem-solving skills.

What do past TSLs have to say about the position? 

"Being a [TSL] has made the biggest impact on my experience here at the U. As a leader I have learned to step outside my comfort zone in order to help incoming transfer students feel at ease during their transition. Being a [TSL] is an unforgettable experience knowing the impact our team has on transfer students and working with a team that has become family." - Alex, 2019 TSL

Time Commitment

Date(s) Program/Event Hours
February 12, 2020 Application Due 11:59 p.m.
February 20 and 24 Interviews  
February 26 Notification  

February 29, 2020

TSL Kickoff Meeting/Retreat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

March 3, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 18, 2020

March 24, 2020

April 7, 2020

April 14, 2020

Spring Trainings

All Dates 5:00-8:00 p.m. 

Except March 18, 3:30pm-6:00pm

July 7-10, 2020 Summer Training 9:00a.m.-7:00 p.m. daily

July 14 - 22, 2020
August 19 - 20, 2020
August 26-29, 2020

Transfer Orientation Rotating Shifts between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
August 24-25, 2020 Welcome Week Transfer Track Training TBD
August 26- August 29, 2020 Welcome Week Transfer Track TBD

January 2021

Dates to be Determined

Transfer Orientation Rotating shifts between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
January 24, 2021 Transfer Welcome Day TBD
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