Orientation Leader Program- Hiring Closed for 2019

The Orientation Leader Program employs the talents of a select group of continuing students to provide new Thurgood Marshall College students and their families with a satisfying and worthwhile experience during the New Student Orientation program.

Through the New Student Orientation Program, Orientation Leaders have the opportunity to develop personal and professional skills while working with the Thurgood Marshall College staff. Additionally, the Orientation Leaders will meet and work with new freshman and transfer students, develop leadership skills, make valuable contributions to Thurgood Marshall College, and have fun.

Orientation Leaders are expected to be available for all spring quarter training dates, and September training and orientation dates.  Specific dates can be found in the drawers below.  Please note: Marshall College does not hold Orientation at the end of June.

Please review the job description and information below.  To submit an application, please use the link in the left navigation bar.

Mandatory Trainings and Orientation Dates

All students selected for the 2019 Orientation team are required to attend all orientation leader trainings as well as participate in all assigned aspects of the program.


Orientation Leader training will take place in two phases: Spring Quarter and September.
  • Spring Quarter training: Thursdays, Weeks 1-10, from 2:00-3:20 PM.
  • September Training: Friday, September 14 - Monday, September 17. Orientation Leaders must be available for training on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will take place between September 18 and September 22. Selected orientation leaders must be available to work during these dates.

Welcome Week

Orientation Leaders may be asked to volunteer time (when possible) during Welcome Week (September 23-26).


Program Coordination: implement the orientation program; develop team-building and involvement opportunities for new students and families; assist in the evaluation of the programs.

Group Leadership: lead small group discussions; direct campus tours; establish a rapport with student, and demonstrate effective management of group dynamics and conflicts.

Role Modeling: display sensitivity to different cultures and an awareness of multi-culturalism; encourage commitment to academic success; and exemplify Marshall College spirit and pride.

Peer-Advising: effectively communicate the Marshall College academic curriculum; and provide information on student development opportunities and other university services and programs.

Administrative Tasks: assist with various duties including orientation packets preparation, creation of directional signage, set-up of meeting areas, run errand, working check-in and check-out tables, and assist with the set up and clean up.

Participate in orientation skits concerning student life, residential life and academic life at UC San Diego

Application Process

Applications Available Online: Monday, December 10, 2018 – Friday, January 18, 2019

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:00 -3:00 p.m. - TMC Administration Building, Room 126  
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:00 -3:00 p.m. - TMC Administration Building, Room 127  

Application DUE: Friday, January 18, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Individual Interviews: January 23 - February 1  

  • After review of applications, the Marshall College Leadership team will invite applicants, via their UCSD e-mail account, to interview for the Orientation Leader position.  Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes.

Decision Letters Sent to Candidates: Friday, February 8, 2019 

Hiring Decision by Candidate: Friday, February 15, 2019