Orientation Leaders

Summer 2019 Orientation Leaders group shot
Orientation Leaders (OL) are amazing student leaders who help make your orientation experience what it is! The OLs are excited to welcome you to Cal State LA, and are dedicated to making your orientation one of the best days possible. The morning of your orientation day, you will be introduced to the entire Orientation Leader team, as well as get a chance to meet your personal OL who will be working with you and your small group throughout the day. OLs are students here, just like you, so be sure to ask them all your questions!

Interested in joining the OL team?

The Orientation Leader position at Cal State LA is a paid student assistant position. We invite students from all years (freshman, second year, etc.), all majors, undergrad and graduate, and all identities and backgrounds to learn more about and apply to join the OL team!
Current Cal State LA students interested in joining the OL team must turn in an application during the fall semester, attend training during the spring semester (if selected), and be available to participate in ALL of the Orientation sessions during the summer.
Instructions to Apply:
  1. Log onto Handshake and create a profile.
  2. Find the Orientation Leader job listing.
  3. Click "apply externally."
  4. Upload the Career Developmenet Center application ONLY.
  5. Click "apply externally"again so it will be sent to our department (New Student and Family Programs)
  6. Then, submit your supplemental application and letter of recommendation to the New Student and Family Programs office, Student Affairs Building, room 106. You may also email the supplemental application and letter of recommendatoin to [email protected]
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Andrew Blanco
Orientation Leader Coordinator

Hello Everyone! My name is Andrew Blanco and I am a fourth-year student who is about to accomplish their BA in Communication. I talk A LOT. 

But I also lead A LOT with work at the Center for Student Involvement and New Student & Parent Programs, Vice President of Lambda Pi Eta (Comm Studies Honor Society), and am an avid event goer around campus. You will most likely see me dancing around campus at events. So feel free to say what all Comm majors say: Hello!

Sophia Martinez
Orientation Leader Coordinator
Laura Cortes Morales
Developer Squad Leader

Along with being a first generation college student I am also a DACA recipient. ¡Si Se Puede! I’ll be graduating this year with a B.A. in English and a minor in Latin American Studies. Woot woot! But it doesn’t stop there! Fall 2020 I’ll be back to do my credentials!

Omar Gomez
TOP Squad Leader

Hey Everyone! My name is Omar Gomez and I am in my third year studying the beautiful major of Natural Science. I am the Current president of Talons Orientation/ Student Partnership Organization. I’m the definition of a Social Butterfly and I love meeting new people. 

Jessica Merino Ibanez
Spirit Squad Leader
Alex Tzarax
Genius Squad Leader