As I have mentioned in previous posts, this past fall, I was a Civilian Student Orientation Leader (OL)! I loved this job and, through that job, developed a passion for orientation.
Within the Orientation Staff, we have eight OL's, and two Student Orientation Coordinator's (SOC's). While the OL's function under the SOC's in terms of guiding new students, facilitating team building activities and working with the SOC's to design projects and carry them out in the implementation phase of orientation. The SOC's hold an upper-level responsibility of designing events, carrying out the plans, and facilitating whole-group activities to occur before, during, and after orientation.
After volunteering to participate as an OL at the Spring Semester Orientation, I knew that I wanted to continue with my passion for orientation and apply for the executive SOC position. After a thorough application and an in-person interview, I am beyond proud to announce that I was selected as the 2020-2021 Student Orientation Coordinator!
To top it off, in two weeks I will be attending the National Conference for Orientation Developers (NODA) Conference! This conference is held in Southern, NY every year, and orientation leaders from all over the New England area gather together to share ideas and thoughts about college orientation and what we can do to improve.
I am so stoked to be apart of this, I cannot wait to share my experiences!