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Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders have the primary responsibility of helping first-year students make a smooth transition to Long Island University by serving as a resource and role model. OL's are expected to have the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with new students and parents. OL's serve as a guide for new students who are making the transition to the diverse academic, intellectual, and social culture of Long Island University.  Approximately 1000+ students are expected to participate in orientation, which has a significant impact on their experience.

Brief Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop and conduct ice breakers
  • Lead a group of 20-30 new students at orientation
  • Assist with the administrative duties of all orientations, including: answering phones, photocopying, assembling mailings and social network management
  • Contribute creatively to the design and personality of orientation days
  • Answer questions from students and parents regarding campus and academic resources and the Brooklyn community

Minimum Qualifications to Apply

  • Be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.5)     
  • Be an undergraduate student, with a minimum of 24 credits
  • Must plan to return to LIU and be registered as a fulltime student for fall, 2012.
  • Must attend all training sessions and orientation dates
  • Cannot be registered for Summer Classes during the day (9am – 5pm)


  • PAID, $10 an hour, up to 15hrs a week, 13hrs on average
  • Receive a $500 stipend & $100 book voucher with successful completion of the orientation summer
  • Receive free LIU Gear!
  • Get to know staff and administrators
  • Enjoy lots of free food
  • Improve your leadership skills in the areas of public speaking, team building, communication and more.
  • Consideration for future Leadership positions in FYP