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Orientation Program Assistant

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.


  • Assist in all aspects of Freshman Orientation and Welcome Week, including room set-ups, program technical needs, supply chain management, check-in support, and luggage management
  • Provide disability accommodations support and manage golf cart transportation
  • Support the Orientation Leaders and Student Coordinators as needed
  • Narrate and provide technical support to the theatrical production, Pieces of the Puzzle


  • Open to currently enrolled undergraduate students only
  • Past experience as an OTE student leader/employee is preferred, but not required
  • Thorough knowledge of Orientation & Transition Experiences and the University of Minnesota
  • Ability to handle many projects at once
  • Strong organization skills and initiative
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs
  • Positive attitude
  • Friendly and outgoing customer service approach
  • Ability to comprehend a multi-dimensional program and predict areas of need

Application Instructions

To apply, email a resume and a letter of intent that answers the following questions to the Operations Coordinator ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  1. Please describe how you can make a positive impact on a new students’ transition to the U of M. If you have worked in Orientation & Transition Experiences previously, also describe your motivation for applying for this new position within our office.
  2. Select a previous work experience, leadership opportunity, or other activity and describe why that experience makes you qualified for this position.
  3. Please list any activities that you will be involved in during the summer (mid-May through early-September). This includes classes, internships, other employment, SPAT camp, CA training, WWL training, planned vacations, study abroad, etc.
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