Holding a student leadership position provides you with an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the UMBC community.
As a student leader, you’ll be able to gain valuable professional experience (that you’ll be able to add to your resume), develop new friendships and make great college memories!
While there are countless ways to get involved in student leadership roles, including holding positions in student organizations, we’d like to highlight some unique “peer advisor” positions on campus that will give you the opportunity to share your experiences and wisdom with new students and students in transition, and play an important role in supporting student success.
Orientation Peer Advisor (OPA) – Be a part of a close-knit team of students who welcome new students and their families to campus during the summer and winter terms during New Student Orientation.
Welcome Week Leaders (Woolies) – As part of the Woolie team you will serve as a resource to all incoming students during Welcome Week, supporting students in their transition to campus and helping them connect to events and upcoming opportunities. Application for 2019 will be available in early March!
IHU Peer Facilitator – IHU Peer Facilitators are an integral part of all Introduction to an Honor’s University (IHU) courses, assisting instructors in course preparation, lesson implementation and serving as a resource to students throughout their time in the course. Application for 2019 will be available in early March!
OAPA Peer Advisor – *Shameless plug for our office, the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising!*
We will be taking applications in late February/March from students interested in helping to staff our front desk, providing informal advising to students, and assisting in the planning and implementation of various office-sponsored events, primarily targeting students who are exploring majors or who are interest in allied health professions.
Undergraduate Admissions A-Team – Do you have an interest in sharing your UMBC spirit with prospective and incoming students? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a variety of positions for students interested in promoting UMBC and helping students navigate the admissions process.
Resident Student Association (RSA) – Be a part of a student-run, representative organization that works alongside Residential Life staff to advocate for the needs and well-being of students living on campus, as well as encouraging students to engage in their housing community.
Transfer Student Network (TSN) Leaders – TSN Leaders will assist prospective, incoming, and current transfer students with their transition into UMBC by leading workshops and other programs, and serving as the face of OCSS at the front desk. Application will be available at the end of the semester via UMBC Works!