New Student Programs Staff
Become an Orientation Leader
Applications for the 2015 Orientation Leader position have now closed. Please contact New Student Programs for more information.
Here's a little bit more information about the orientation leader selection process:
Review of Application: The online application will help us learn more about you as an individual and will ask about your interest in the position, past work experiences, and personal interests. Upon completing your application, you will be asked to sign up for a group interview time.
Group Interview: (mandatory) The group interviews help us get to know you better and learn how you work in a team environment and what unique qualities you can bring to the group. During the group interview, you will be observed by our selection committee who will be looking at your communication skills, ability to manage a group, and overall personal attitutude.
Individual Interview: (pending invitation) The individual interview will be held with the Director of New Student Programs (NSP) and the NSP Student Coordinators. The candidates will be asked questions about your involvement on campus, your position on diversity, why you want to be an orientation leader, and your personal and professional goals. We may also provide you with some mock scenarios and ask how you would respond.
OL Training Course: (pending invitation) All orientation leaders are required to complete a one-credit leadership course in the Spring semester. This class is typically held on Tuesday afternoons (3:30-5:30pm) and will cover various topics on leadership, personal strengths, group dynamics and university knowledge. Students must complete this course with a minimum passing grade in order to be extended a full offer of employment as an orientation leader.
If hired, orientation leaders will work throughout the summer of 2015 and the following winter cycle (based on availability).
Meet the 2014 Orientation Team!
The Office for New Student Programs prides itself on maintaining a student-centered focus in all its programs and services. The student leaders who work in our office share a passion for UMass Boston and welcoming new students to all this university offers.
Director of New Student Programs
Lauren Boothby Braun, M.Ed
Student Assistant Coordinators
Kylie Bowen, Management '16
Carian Diaz, Sociology '16
Michelle Kelleher, Exercise & Health Sciences '15
Grant Ryan, Psychology '14
2014 Head Orientation Leaders
Sarah Bolden, Spanish '16
Kathleen Elliott, Political Science '16
Zainab Hussein, Exercise and Health Science '16
Annie Rodriguez, Anthropology '16
Teresa Ruscito, Nursing '15
Melanie Santos, Exercise and Health Science '16
2014 Student Orientation Leaders
Ashish Ahuja, Management, '17
Shifa Beshir, Biology, '16
Alyssa Benalfew, Philosophy and Public Policy, '17
Angela Butler, Earth, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, '17
Joe Carlin, Biology, '17
Ciro Castaldi, Management, '17
Kimberly Contreras, Biology, '17
Bobby Croke, Communication, '15
Meaghan Fischer, Nursing, '16
Tylor Hart, Biochemistry, '15
Shubhankar Joshi, Biochemistry, '17
Warda Khurram, Biology, '16
Christine Lattouf, Biology, '17
Linh Nguyen, Biochemistry, '16
Daniel Pavlotsky, Communication, '17
Arturo P. Ortiz, Psychology, '16
Jonathan Prudent, Criminal Justice, '15
Christopher Reardon, Management, '15
Marisa Silva, Criminal Justice, '16
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