UC Blue Ash College

Student Orientation Leaders

Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs) represent the UC Blue Ash student body for incoming students and their families during Orientation and Convocation programs over the summer. They welcome, greet, and mingle with new students and provide guidance and support throughout orientation and convocation. SOLs facilitate small group discussions and lead campus tours, they assist with advising and registration, and they serve as liaisons between the faculty, staff, and new students.

2021 Applications

The application period for 2021 Student Orientation Leaders is now open.

All applications and online recommendations due by Friday, January 22 by 11:59 pm.

Student Orientation Leader Responsibilities

  • Serve as UCBA student representatives at orientation and convocation
  • Welcome, greet and mingle with new students and their family members via an online video program (i.e. Zoom, Webex, Teams)
  • Provide up-to-date and accurate information about the UCBA campus and its resources
  • Facilitate virtual small group discussions with new students
  • Provide guidance and support to students, peers, and colleagues

Benefits of Being an Orientation Leader

  • Hourly wage compensation ($8.70/hour) for training, orientation, and convocation.
  • Eligible to apply to be a UCBA Student Ambassador (scholarship for tuition and fees if selected as an Ambassador).
  • Cultivate leadership, teamwork, and public speaking skills.

Time Commitments

Orientation Leaders will be expected to serve approximately 100 hours between March and August. The time commitments for SOLS are as follows:

Training

You must be available for the paid training sessions.

  • Wednesday, March 31 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 7 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 4 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 5 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 16 (SOL Mid-Summer Retreat) from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Responsibilities: Engage with teammates and campus partners during training sessions.

Orientation

SOLs must be available for 35 out of 45 orientation programs between April and August. We offer orientation programs for summer-start first-year students, fall-start transfer students, and fall-start first-year students. Orientation dates are determined by mid-February.

Responsibilities: During each orientation session, SOLs will provide support during technology set-up, check-in, and various online presentations. Student Orientation Leaders will also lead virtual campus tours, facilitate small group discussions, etc.

Convocation

Thursday, August 19, 2021: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Responsibilities: Available for convocation training and serve as Orientation Leaders during New Student Convocation in late August. SOLs will provide guidance and support to new students during New Student Convocation. They will facilitate small group discussions and articulate important campus information to new students.

Application Criteria

  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about UC Blue Ash College
  • Friendly and engaging with students and their families; able to make positive first impressions online
  • Model inclusivity for new students and teammates
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Responsible for committing to the necessary time
  • Comfortable taking leadership position
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Punctual
  • 2.5+ Cumulative GPA
  • At least one semester of UCBA Student Experience by Spring 2021
  • Completed application (due by 11:59pm on Friday, January 22, 2021)
  • One recommendation form (due by 11:59pm on Friday, January 22, 2021)

Note: We are anticipating being online during the summer 2021 orientation season. This could switch to in-person orientation sessions if health conditions change in Ohio. We will notify SOLs of this change and train them accordingly.

How to Apply

The application period for 2021 Student Orientation Leaders is now open.

All applications and online recommendations due by Friday, January 22 by 11:59 pm.

Information Meetings

  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Tuesday, December 1
  • Tuesday, January 12
  • Thursday, January 14

Resources

Contact Information

Chris Dziekan | Program Manager for Orientation and Leadership Development
Muntz Hall | Room 123
Phone: 513-745-5691
Email: dziekacr@uc.edu