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Interested in Becoming an Orientation Leader?

Are you enthusiastic, positive, and looking for a meaningful job that can also be a lot of fun? We are searching for a staff of knowledgeable, friendly Student Orientation Leaders to help new Cardinals and families in their transition to SVSU!

Responsibilities Include:

- Sharing your SVSU experience and Red Pride!
- Facilitating group interactions and guiding students through scheduled orientation activities!
- Assisting parents and family members at Parent Orientation. 
- Explaining academic opportunities and procedures.
- Assisting with the online course registration process.
- Participating with and supporting fellow Student Orientation Leaders as part of a diverse team.
- Attending the full 4-day Orientation Leader Training/Retreat (including overnight).


- Gain leadership experience!
- Improve your group and individual communication skills!
- Develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, & other students!
- Meet new people, and make a difference in a new college student’s life!
- Earn income while working with an amazing team of Leaders!

Minimum Qualifications:

- Must be currently enrolled, with minimum of 12 credit hours earned at SVSU.
- Minimum 2.75 cumulative SVSU GPA.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
- Demonstrated involvement in campus organizations and activities.
- Positive attitude and enthusiasm about SVSU.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
- Ability to work with a diverse student population.
- Knowledge of the mySVSU portal registration process, and ability to troubleshoot if needed.
- Availability to attend the full 4-day Training/Retreat including overnight stays from May 2nd-5th, and most SOAR dates (listed below).

  • Friday, May 12th
  • Friday, May 19th
  • Thursday, May 25th
  • Friday, June 2nd
  • Friday, June 9th
  • Thursday, June 15th
  • Wednesday, June 21st
  • Thursday, July 20th
  • Wednesdy, August 16th


We will be at the Summer Job & Internship Fair on January 31st from 11-1 in the Rotunda. Come get answers to your questions and learn more about this opportunity! 

Ready to Apply??

Apply online and submit your resume via the Cardinal Career Network from January 30th-February 24th. Completed applications will include your resume, a cover letter, and your written responses to the following prompts (1 total typewritten page or less):

  • Why do you want to become an Orientation Leader?
  • In your opinion, what is the most important part of Orientation?
  • If selected, what would you be hoping to accomplish through this experience?


Contact us at or call 989-964-4070!