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Transfer Student Leader (TSL)

Transfer Student Leaders are responsible for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment during Welcome Week’s Transfer Track programs. 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. This position requires availability from August 25-September 5, 2021.

  • Address questions and concerns from transfer students’ and their guests
  • Facilitate campus tours
  • Participate in panel discussions and lead workshops
  • Perform various duties as assigned throughout Transfer Track
  • Host students and lead sessions during Welcome Week Transfer Track
  • Complete Welcome Week Training from August 25-31
  • Provide programmatic support to the Welcome Week Program from September 1-5

Reports to: Evan Witt, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Development & Jason Castillo, Student Leadership Intern


Plans for Welcome Week 2021 are being developed to offer an in-person experience in alignment with recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota COVID protocols. As students apply to this position, we will not require any student to deliver in-person responsibilities beyond their comfort levels. The modality of the program is subject to change and will be communicated with leaders throughout the process. Please see dates and details below.

  • Undergraduate transfer students
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Knowledge of the U of M transfer process
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated awareness of self and others
  • Ability to think critically and be adaptable to situations
  • Ability to work independently
  • Not planning to study abroad before September 7, 2021 and will not graduate prior to December 2021
  • Be confident interacting with students and families
  • Set a personal example of what you expect of others
  • Adapt behavior in response to team or organizational needs
  • Develop cooperative relationships among the people with whom you work
  • Know when to work alone and when to consult with others
  • Seek out challenging opportunities that test your own skills and abilities
  • Take responsibility for and be accountable to your actions
  • Have a clear understanding of how you define diversity
  • Work in situations where the rules are not always clear
  • Learn how to operate in an environment where plans may change with short notice

*All dates, times, and responsibilities listed below are subject to change based on University’s COVID response plan

  • Friday, April 16: Application Deadline
  • Monday, April 19-Wednesday, April 28: Individual Interviews
  • Friday, April 30: Notification
  • Wednesday, August 25- Friday, August 27: TSL Training, Approximately 9am-5pm daily
  • Monday, August 30-Tuesday August 31: Welcome Week Support, Hours vary between 8am-8pm daily
  • Wednesday, September 1-Sunday, September 5 Welcome Week: Transfer Track, Hours vary between 8am-8pm daily

Transfer Student Leaders will be paid $12.00 per hour.

Launch the Transfer Student Leader Application

TSL Applications have closed, but we are accepting additional applications on a rolling basis.  If you are interested in applying, email Evan Witt (

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