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Orientation Staff Selection

2013 NSO Staff Photo

2013 Orientation Staff

The Welcome Advisory Board

The Welcome Advisory Board is an organization of Drexel students who support the orientation, transition, and retention of new students. Board members assist in welcoming new students and families to Drexel University at welcome events throughout the year, including Orientation, New Student Days, and Family Weekend. 

Join the Orientation Staff Selection Facebook group for immediate updates and answers to your questions.

There is one, common application and timeline for all undergraduate positions. Membership is open to students of all class levels, majors, and backgrounds. 


Staff selection normally happens early in the winter term. Check this website often for more information about how to become an Orientation Leader in 2015.

Step 1: Attend an Information Session

Information sessions are not mandatory in order to apply. During the Information Session we will go over the selection process and outline the benefits and responsibilities of each position. Past Orientation staff members will be on hand to talk about their experience and answer your questions.

Step 2: Complete the Common Application

All positions are available through the common application. The application link will be available early in the winter term.

Step 3: Participate in a Group Interview

Applicants for General Board Membership and Orientation Leader are required to participate in a Group Interview. Applicants will indicate their availability on the application and receive an email with their assigned Group Interview date, time, and location. Participation in a group interview will allow us to observe your leadership skills as outlined in the Qualifications section of the Position Description.

Students qualified to sit on the Welcome Advisory Board will be offered positions after the group interview. Those also qualified to be an Orientation Leader will be offered an interview at this time.

Step 4: Orientation Leader Interviews 

Candidates for the Orientation Leader position are required to participate in an individual interview. Those who are offered a position, will serve as an Orientation Leader. Those who are not offered a position, will retain their membership on the Welcome Advisory Board as a general board member.

Graduate Student Positions

Student Life Internship

Student Life Interns play an important role in carrying out the mission of Student Life by working collaboratively with other interns, students, professional staff, faculty members, and administrators. Interns work as part of the Office of Campus Engagement (OCE) team, sit on the Orientation planning comittee, supervise and provide guidance to Orientation staff members, coordinate Orientation Leader (OL) training, support major OCE events, plan and facilitate workshops during Summer Orientation, and manage major functional areas of Orientation.

The Student Life Intern position is available through the NODA Internship Program.

MSHE Co-op

Students in Drexel University's Master of Science in Higher Education (MSHE) graduate program often use New Student Orientation as a way to complete their co-op requirement. Orientation provides the perfect opportunity to collect data about attitudes, satisfaction, and motivation of Orientation participants and their families. Below are past MSHE student's Co-op Report titles.

  • Kreigel, L. (2011). Drexel University New Student Orientation Assessment (Masters Co-op Report). 
  • Enzmann, T. (2013). Transfer Student Orientation: A Case Study on Orientation Programs and How they Benefit Transfer Students (Masters Co-op Report).

Please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs for more information MSHE Co-op positions.

Contact Information

Please contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs for more information about Orientation staff positions.


Telephone: 215.895.6221