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How to Apply

Selection as an Orientation Leader is a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Find the application below to apply for the 2023 team!

The Orientation Leader application is now closed.

The application for the Orientation Leader team opens every year in the fall. Make sure to follow us on social media for updates regarding the team!


 Application and Selection Process

The application process to be an Orientation Leader is designed to showcase your strengths, personality and what you bring to a team. The application is due Oct. 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 1: Interest Meeting

Attend an interest meeting to hear from professional staff and former Orientation Leaders about what it means to be a part of our office. Learn more about required dates, Spring Training, Training Camp and the Orientation Leader role during New Student Orientation. These are not required, but highly encouraged! A digital recording of an interest meeting can be made available upon request. All interest meetings will be held in Russell House University Union, room 229 on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Noon
  • Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.

Step 2: Apply

Complete the application found on our website. The application is an opportunity for the Office of New Student Orientation to learn more about who you are and why you want to be an Orientation Leader. The application will consist of your information, a few questions and a creative component It is due Oct. 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Step 3: Group Interview

The group interview process provides a setting for professional staff to observe how you work with others in a team setting. All applicants will be required to participate in a group interview in order to proceed with the application process. Group interviews will be held on Oct. 19 and 20. The recommended attire is Gamecock spirit!

Step 4: Individual Interview

After your group interview, the individual interview process provides an intimate setting to share your experiences and desire to serve as an Orientation Leader with professional staff members. Not all applicants will be selcted for an individual interview. Individual interview invitations will be sent out Oct 21. Should you be selected, you will be able to choose an interview time taking place between Oct. 24 - 28. Snappy casual attire is recommended for individual interviews.

Step 5: Selection 

Candidates will be informed of their decision by Nov. 1 through the e-mail submitted in their application. Candidates who were not selected and wish to receive feedback on their interview may request a meeting by emailing  

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