Graduate Student Affairs

Graduate Orientation Leaders

What is an Orientation Leader?

Graduate Orientation Leaders are Stevens students who volunteer to assist with many aspects of New Student Orientation. 

What do Orientation Leaders do?

Orientation Leaders take on a wide variety of tasks during Orientation, from greeting new students and leading campus tours to answering new students' questions and assisting with administrative tasks.

What kind of training do OLs receive?

All Orientation Leaders attend a mandatory 3-day training to prepare them to excel in their positions. Training includes an extensive review of Stevens-specific information, team-building exercises, and leadership development activities. The final day of training will be held off-site in New York state at a Project Adventure course. 

Required Dates

August 7-9: Orientation Leader Training

August 12-14: New Student Orientation

Qualifications & Responsibilities

Be a full-time graduate student in good academic standing (2.5+ GPA)

Be positive and enthusiastic at all times

Be reliable, responsible, flexible, and willing to help 

Be confident, sincere, and have great communication skills

Relate well with a variety of people including new students, faculty members, and staff 

Treat all students professionally and with confidentiality

Be knowledgeable about Stevens policies, people and programs 

Top 10 Reasons to be a Graduate Orientation Leader

1. Make awesome new friends

2. Positively impact the lives of new students

3. Enhance your resume for job applications

4. Meet influential faculty and staff members

5. Enhanced communication skills

6. Practice working as a team

7. Network with new students

8. Complimentary admission to Welcome Week trips and activities

9. Free backpacks, t-shirts & more!

10. Delicious food at training and Orientation


Is this position paid? No. 
Can I be a SAGE Program Assistant and an Orientation Leader? Yes!
Do I need to be available for all six of the days listed? Yes! 
Can I apply even if I'm not sure of my summer plans? Yes, but you will need to make a final decision by April 11. 

Application Process

  1. Attend an information session. Only students who attend will be granted access to the online application.*
  2. Access the application through Duck Sync, read and answer all questions thoroughly, attach a copy of your resume, a photo of yourself, and the contact information for one professional reference
  3. Select a group interview time
  4. Submit your application by the deadline (Friday, March 7 at 5:00 pm)

*If you are unable to attend one of the sessions, please contact no later than Friday, February 21 to schedule a one-on-one session. 

Interview Process 

All applicants will participate in a group interview on one of the following dates: 

Tuesday, March 24 2:30-4:00
Friday, March 28 3:00-4:30
Monday, March 31 1:00-2:00 

Group interviews will include large group discussion and activities. Students can dress in casual clothes. 

On April 4, students will be notified whether or not they have been hired to serve as Orientation Leaders. 

If you have any questions, please contact