Orientation Advising Info Session (In-Person)
Faculty, Grad Students, Staff - Help New Students, Get Paid!
The Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising has openings available for Summer Orientation Advisors! Advisors meet with incoming students VIRTUALLY from June through August in one-on-one sessions to plan out and register for classes. No previous experience is required, and we will provide all training necessary!
- 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!).
- Staff to engage in professional development in ways that may not be otherwise available – and then bring those skills back to your home department. Orientation advising requires and trains diverse skillsets, such as one-on-one academic advising and counseling, university-wide policies and protocols, inter-office collaboration, and much more!
Staff are especially encouraged to apply. As Orientation normally happens during business hours, we cannot compensate you separately for Orientation Advising activities, but request that you be excused from other duties to make time for advising. Even participating for just two or three days over the Summer is a help to us, requires only a few hours of your time in total, can be a big benefit to your department, and to you directly!