The Student Transition Experience Interns are responsible for the development and implementation of small (5-20) and mid-sized (50-250) events and programs serving first-year students, transfer students, second-year students, and other special sub-populations of students. Specific duties will be divided between a small team of 2-4 Student Transition Experience Interns but include event planning and logistics including budget planning, supply ordering, marketing, implementing, and following up with about 5-8 events per month.
- Offer support and assistance to professional staff through engagement in various projects.
- Pursuing an active role in supporting front desk operations, including answering phone calls, if the Office Assistant requires support.
- Supporting office initiatives and events related to the matriculation process.
- Balancing academic responsibilities with the requirements of the position.
Position Specific Responsibilities
- Support the planning and execution of all student transition experiences programming within Orientation & Transition Experiences
- Support the transition experience of all new students starting after orientation, including during Welcome Week and through the academic year.
- Plan, execute, and evaluate programming for Living Learning Communities serving out-of-state students (At Home in MN), transfer students (Transfer Student Experience), and second year students (Second-Year Experience) and other populations who may need additional support (BIPOC, First-Gen, Commuter, etc.)
- Assist with recruiting and training of Transfer Insiders (approx. 10-20 students) who serve as peer mentors for transfer students.
- Submit content for the Class of 20XX Newsletter, Transfer Student Engagement emails, Second Year Experience eNewsletter, and websites that serve all three populations.
- Engage first-year, transfer, and second-year students through social media efforts as well as within Salesforce communities (training will be provided)
- Maintain and document attendance records for all events.
- Communicate trends gathered from events, social media, research, etc. with appropriate professional staff.
- Respond to questions and inquiries from students through the management of specific email accounts.
- Support the OTE professional staff as needed during OTE events.
Reports to: Assistant Director of Transition Experiences and Special Populations
- Desire to serve new and continuing students transition to and through the University.
- Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills
- Desire to work in a flexible and team focused atmosphere
- Undergraduate students enrolled full time (13+ credits) through Spring 2023
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- 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 Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023
- Preferred Qualification: Prior involvement with a program that serves new students
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
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Schedule & Important Dates
This position is intended to average 15 hours per week throughout the summer 2022 and the 2022-23 academic year.
- July 5: Training & Onboarding begins
- Mid-July through Mid-August: STE Program Planning & Support
- Wednesday, August 31-Sunday, September 4: Welcome Week Support, hours vary between 8am-12am daily*
- Academic Year: STE Program Planning & Support
*You can anticipate working up to 40 hours per week from mid-August - September 6 (Welcome Week).
During the academic year, interns have the opportunity to request time away during break periods and/or work more than 15 hours if previously agreed upon or requested by the supervisor. There is an opportunity but no guarantee for students to return for a second year in this position.
STE interns are paid $13 per hour