International Student Orientation Leader
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
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- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- Pennsylvania State University
- Student Engagement and Intercultural Learning
As the locus for one of the University’s primary strategic goals, Global Programs is an area of growth and opportunity for students seeking to gain global experience and competency in international education. Global Programs is seeking multiple orientation leaders (both undergraduate and graduate) who will lead new students through International Student Orientation. These student leaders will help Penn State welcome our incoming international students by facilitating information sessions, guiding students to events/social gatherings and assisting with moving students from temporary housing to permanent on-campus housing. Orientation leaders are a key component to a successful orientation and transition process. International Orientation Leaders can work Summer 2019 orientation (June 20-25) and are required to work Fall 2019 orientation (Graduate orientation: August 11-14, Undergraduate orientation: August 15-21). You must be enrolled as a Penn State student in the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters to be considered. A complete application will include both a 1-page resume and 1-page cover letter. We encourage both international and domestic students to apply! International students offer great perspective on the international transition process and experience, while domestic students offer a valuable perspective on American culture and college life in the United States. Successful applicants will demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team, strong leadership skills, genuine concern for new fellow Penn State students, flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, strong communication/interpersonal skills, and a willingness to welcome and assist new international students who do not speak English as their first language. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse group of students and champion Penn State’s commitment to the inclusion of students of all backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. Previous experience studying abroad or working with international students is a plus.
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