Orientation Info Session
Learn about being a UMBC Orientation Advisor!
The Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising has openings available for summer Orientation Advisors! As an advisor, you would attend Orientation sessions where you would meet with students one-on-one to plan out and register for classes. No previous experience is required, and we will provide all training necessary!
Besides compensation, this is a rare chance for:
· Graduate students to gain professional and interpersonal experience.Depending on your field, your time as a student may not open you up to many client-facing interactions, and this is a pathway to gaining that experience. If you are considering a career in academia, meanwhile, advising experience is highly sought-after in faculty openings.
· Part-time faculty to gain advising experience – highly sought-after in faculty openings – as well as to interact with students outside of the classroom. As a faculty member myself, I can absolutely say that my teaching effectiveness has been augmented by my advising experience.
· Full-time faculty to begin to engage with your department’s incoming students at the earliest possible juncture: to give them the best possible head start in their studies (and to make your own future advising appointments easier!).
Graduate students, full-time faculty, and part-time faculty are eligible to be compensated at the rate of $100 per all-day session and $50 per evening session; full-time faculty are compensated through a budget transfer to their departments.
Staff are not eligible for monetary compensation; this is, nonetheless, an excellent opportunity for professional development.
Please let me know if I can provide any additional assistance!
With best regards,
Laszlo Korossy, Ph.D.
Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising