The benefits of being a SOL include many opportunities to build and improve your leadership abilities, self-confidence and communication skills. Our extensive training program makes SOLs some of the best informed, well connected, and close-knit dynamic group of student leaders at UC. In addition, SOLs become well-known, well-respected and successful through the SOL experience.
Selection to this 20-30 member team is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.
What will your responsibilities be as a Student Orientation Leader?
- Welcome new students and family members to UC
- Lead discussion groups with incoming students and family members
- Assist in the preparation, organization and presentation of orientation activities, materials and programs
- Explain academic opportunities and procedures
- Acquaint new students and their families with the campus and campus services
- Conduct both day and evening sessions as needed
- Be a team player in supporting a diverse team of SOLs
- Perform tasks & responsibilities as assigned to ensure a successful Bearcats Bound Orientation and other orientation programs
- Share your UC experience
- Other duties as assigned
What are some of the benefits?
- Earn $2,500.00+
- Free room and board during the Bearcats Bound Orientation program
- Opportunity to travel to Linsley Outdoor Center for the SOL retreat
- Extensive leadership training
- Expect to grow, learn and enhance your leadership & communication skills
- Consideration for future leadership & employment opportunities
- Opportunities to network and make connections with UC faculty, prominent administrators and staff
- Recognition as one of UC’s outstanding student leaders
- Have Fun!
What are some of the qualifications?
- Positive attitude and enthusiasm for UC
- Display a prompt, courteous and friendly attitude toward all
- Must be a full-time returning student for the academic year
- Maintain an undergraduate full time status during the academic year
- Good academic and judicial/disciplinary standing (minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 – some exceptions may be made on a case by case basis)
- Must be free and able to participate on all the mandatory dates listed in the SOL Application packet including all Training & Team meetings, SOL Retreat, Bearcats Bound summer & Make-Up Orientations, planning sessions and programs. This is mandatory with rare exceptions. Please do not apply if you are unable to meet this criterion.
- Must be reliable, punctual, energetic, responsible, flexible, a team player, and demonstrate strong verbal communication skills.
- Must live in the provided residence hall during the Bearcats Bound summer orientation program
- Due to the considerable time commitment involved you will not be able to take classes during the summer quarter from June through early August
- Must sign and uphold the terms of the Student Orientation Leader Contract