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OL Compensation & Timeline

Lead the way this summer!

We're excited about your interest in the SDSU New Student Orientation Leader program! Our program offers an opportunity for personal and professional growth that is both challenging and rewarding. Please read through the following information carefully. If the OL program seems like the right fit for you, please submit your application materials by Monday, January 24. Instructions for completing your application can be found below.

Compensation and skill development

Base compensation. OLs will be compensated at a rate of $10.00 per hour for all training, program preparation, and New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions.

Summer benefits. Housing provided for summer sessions (if needed). Lunch during sessions provided. Uniform polo, name tag, fanny pack provided.

Marketable skills for your future. In 2021, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified the top 10 attributes employers want to see on new college graduates' resumes, including: leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, verbal communication, strong work ethic, initiative, analytical thinking, adaptability, and interpersonal skills. The OL program places emphasis on development in these and other areas to help our OLs enhance existing skills and develop new ones. Participation in our program can prepare you for future leadership roles, internships, and employment.

Employment timeline

2022 Spring Training and Programs

  • Weekly team training - Every Thursday 4:30-6:00 p.m. (begins February 17, not including Spring Break or Easter break)
  • OL team retreat - February 25 (6:00 p.m.) through February 26 (4:00 p.m.)

2022 Summer Training and NSO Sessions

  • Training and program preparation - May 31-June 10 (excludes weekends)
  • OL team retreat - May 31 overnight
  • NSO sessions - month of June, final dates TBD; additional dates in August TBD

2022 Fall Sessions and Programs

  • Meet State (opening weekend) - OLs can expect to have hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of move-in weekend (August 18-20)
  • NSO sessions - sessions for spring 2023 admits will be held in November, December and January (one per month)

Application process

Step 1. Request application from sdsu.orientation@sdstate.edu. Complete application and send to above email. Applications due by January 24.

Step 2. Schedule your individual interview time. This will be a rolling interview process, to be scheduled with NSO professional staff and student coordinator. Follow the directions at the end of the application to sign up for a time via Signup Genius.

Step 3. Notification and subsequent steps. Notice of offers sent on February 4. Accept or decline position by February 7. Attend training sessions every Thursday in the spring beginning February 17 (4:30 p.m., location TBD).