Student Leadership Application and Process

The First-Year Experience Student Leader Application:

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for all of the FYE Student Leader positions.  Below you will find a link to the online application, position descriptions and more.  Please be sure to read through the information thoroughly prior to completing the application.

 Position Descriptions:

 Click on the position(s) of interest for more information.

 Fall Welcome Ambassador

First-Year Seminar Co-Facilitator*

Orientation Student Leader

 Transfer Student Ambassador*

 *Students who are hired for either of these positions will automatically serve as a Fall Welcome Ambassador and expected to attend and participate in all Fall Welcome training and schedule activities.  Please be sure to read the position description for the requirements and commitments pertaining to the Fall Welcome Ambassador position.

 Application Process:

 All first-time applicants applying for multiple positions or only the Orientation Student Leader position must complete the FYE Student Leader Application, submit a resume along with two names and email addresses of references, participate in a group interview (dates listed below) and attend an individual interview.

 Applicants applying for only the Fall Welcome Ambassador position must complete the FYE Student Leader Application, submit a resume along with two names and email addresses of references, and participate in a group interview (date listed below).

 Returning Fall Welcome Ambassador and First-Year Seminar Co-Facilitators must complete the FYE Student Leader Application and submit a resume along with two names and email addresses of references. Returning applicants may be asked to participate in an individual interview.

Applicants who need an individual interview will be notified and be asked to sign up for a scheduled time.

 Group Interview Dates:

Applicants applying for the Orientation Student Leader, First-Year Seminar Co-Facilitator/Fall Welcome Ambassador, or Transfer Ambassador/Fall Welcome Ambassador positions will be required to sign up for one of the following group interview dates at the time of application.

 Friday, February 9 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 Friday, February 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Saturday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 Saturday, February 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 Saturday, February 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 Applicants applying for only the Fall Welcome Ambassador position will be required to sign up for one of the following group interview dates at the time of application.

 Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 Saturday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 Individual Interview Dates:

Applicants who will need an individual interview will be notified and given the opportunity to sign up for an individual interview which will take place starting February 12 through March 16.

 Application:

 Anyone interested in applying for one of the First-Year Experience Student Leader positions must complete the online application.  As part of the online application process, applicants will be asked to submit a resume.  The resume must contain the following information, at a minimum, name, phone number, local address, previous schools (if you transferred to WMU), academic status (FR, SOPH, etc.), major(s) and minor(s), cumulative WMU GPA (after fall 2017 semester), honors and awards, and any leadership organizations, positions, and job experience (volunteer and paid) that will benefit you in one of the FYE Student Leadership positions.

For assistance with completing a resume, Career and Student Employment Services has a number of resources available including the Career Resource Guide and the Career Zone.  In addition, the Haworth College of Business can offer assistance through the Zhang Career Center.

Applicants applying for multiple positions or only the Orientation Student Leader position will have until Monday, February 5 at 8 p.m. to complete the online application.

Applicants applying for only the Fall Welcome Ambassador position will have until Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. to complete the application process.

 Applicants will need the name and email addresses of two references who can speak to the applicants’ leadership skills.  Applicants applying for the First-Year Seminar Co-Facilitator position for the first time and took FYE 2100, must use their primary instructor as one of the two references.

THE APPLICATION CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED ONE TIME AND MUST BE COMPLETED IN ONE SITTING.  BE SURE TO HAVE THE RESUME AND EMAIL ADDRESSES AND NAMES OF TWO REFERENCES AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME.

Click Here to Access the FYE Student Leader Application

For questions regarding the application process, please call the First-Year Experience Office at (269) 387-2167.