Orientation Leader Supplemental Application

Orientation Leader Student Assistant Position

Job ID: 4169637


The Orientation Leader position requires a serious commitment to Cal State LA and to helping new students and parents transition into the University community. Orientation Leaders assist in the preparation and implementation of all freshmen, transfer, and parent orientation programs during the spring and summer terms. They help new students explore Cal State LA’s academic programs, campus resources, and student organizations while familiarizing them with university policies and procedures. Orientation Leaders are required to undergo extensive training and are expected to represent the University to the best of their abilities at all times.

We are looking for candidates in excellent academic standing (2.5 cumulative GPA and higher). We welcome students from all backgrounds and identities to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact New Student and Parent Engagement at 323.343.3195 or [email protected].


  • A team player              
  • Articulate
  • Eager to help others           
  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Responsible
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn 


  • Assist with planning and execution of orientation sessions for freshmen, transfer students, and parents
  • Conduct expert campus tours
  • Facilitate small and large group sessions and deliver campus life presentations
  • Assist students with the registration process (GET, schedule information, etc.)
  • Attend all of the trainings and meetings
  • Deliver outstanding customer service
  • Other duties as assigned


  • $14 p/hr
  • Exclusive Cal State LA gear
  • Access to special events and campus opportunities
  • A great time working with a team and developing your leadership abilities


  • Mandatory in-person training during the spring semester (12-13 weeks, up to 5 hours per week)
  • Mandatory attendance at Boot Camp prior to the start of Orientation (1st week of June)
  • Very Important: Minimum summer availability of 24 hours per week (exceptions will not be made to accommodate other on- or off- campus employment)
Section I - Personal Information
Please note: ALL email communications will be sent via Cal State LA email
Section II - Student Information
GPA will be verified.
Section III - Questions
Please answer the following questions clearly and completely. Attach additional sheets if necessary.
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Section IV - Letter of Recommendation
Please attach a Letter of Recommendation written by a full-time staff or faculty member at Cal State LA or your immediate previous institution, or from a current or previous supervisor. The Letter of Recommendation should address the applicant’s attitude, initiative, interpersonal communication skills, and reliability. The recommender may also include special qualities or skills that make the applicant a superior candidate. Letters should be kept to a single page, if possible.
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