INFO SESSION - Be a Summer Orientation Advisor!
Gain experience, forge connections, help UMBC, get paid!
The Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising has openings available for Summer Orientation Advisors! COVID hasn’t slowed us down at all, and Orientation is proceeding as usual – except 100% online. Advisors use Webex to meet with incoming 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 an adjunct faculty member myself, I can absolutely say that my teaching effectiveness has been augmented by my advising experience.
- Full-time faculty and staff 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 $25 per advising session, with most Orientation days having opportunities for approximately four sessions; full-time faculty are compensated through a budget transfer to their departments.
Staff are not eligible for additional compensation, as Orientation occurs during work hours; if given permission to participate, this is an excellent opportunity for professional development.
We are offering these informational sessions for anyone interested or who even just MIGHT be interested in finding out about this exciting opportunity to expand your skillsets, make meaningful connections, serve your departments, and get paid:
All sessions will be held online at https://umbc.webex.com/meet/korossy1 !
For more details, see the application HERE, which is due by April 21, 2021.