WMU News

Orientation office seeking referrals for 36 student leader positions

Jan. 9, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Office of Admissions and Orientation encourages members of the campus community to identify and/or nominate students who would be good summer orientation leaders. A total of 36 students with strong leadership skills are needed to help first-year students make their transition to WMU.

Adrienne MacKenzie, coordinator of orientation, notes that the students who are hired will receive a $2,900 summer salary, room/board, and additional compensation for completed activities. Those activities include serving as facilitators for small groups of new students and parents, providing information about academic procedures and opportunities at WMU, and helping new students develop their class schedules and familiarize themselves with the registration process.

To qualify for the orientation student leader position, applicants must be flexible and have excellent communication skills, a 2.3 minimum grade point average, and leadership experience or potential.

Referrals and nominations may be made by sending an e-mail message to MacKenzie at <adrienne.mackenzie@wmich.edu>. Interested students may call the orientation office at 387-2167.

An online application is available at <www.wmich.edu/admi/orient/osl.html> while printed applications are available at residence hall front desks and the orientation office, Room 2070 Seibert Administration Building. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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