Orientation Leaders

Be a Fall 2019 Orientation Leader!

Did you know that UC Berkeley has more than 8,000 international students from more than 135 different countries? Berkeley International Office (BIO) hosts orientation events before the start of the fall semester to welcome new international students and help them adjust to their new life at UC Berkeley. BIO is looking for 15-20 outstanding Orientation Leaders (OLs) to help facilitate orientation activities in August 2019.

Time Commitment

  • OL Training: TBD, August 2019
  • Orientation: TBD, August 2019

Qualifications

OLs must:

  • Full-time student at UC Berkeley in good academic standing — we welcome both international and domestic students
  • Possess leadership, problem-solving, and team-building skills as demonstrated by past leadership experience
  • Be available for all of the above listed training and orientation events

Orientation Leader Duties:

  • Serve as a role model and resource to new international students and their families during orientation week
  • Perform in orientation skits addressing common cultural transition issues of international students at UC Berkeley
  • Facilitate ice-breakers and lead team-building activities
  • Participate on student panels or give presentations for new international students and their families
  • Assist in preparation, implementation, and evaluation of International Student Orientation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by BIO staff

Why Should I Apply?

Serving as an OL is a great opportunity to explore your leadership traits and develop intercultural communication skills, plus it's an excellent addition to your resume! Foster a mentor-mentee relationship in an office renowned for its high-performance culture. You will also receive an Orientation Leader T-shirt and a Cal bag!

How do I Apply?

Please fill out the application form

Questions?

Contact Anna McCreedy at ammccreedy@berkeley.edu.