Carnegie Mellon University

Apply to be a 2020 Orientation Counselor!

The application for the Orientation Counselor position is available in late fall and due in January on an annual basis.

Students will be notified if they are invited to interview in late February, interviews will be conducted in March, and applicants will be notified of the final selection by early April.

Please note that both new and returning Orientation Counselor applicants should complete the Orientation Counselor application.

Email the Head Orientation Counselors with questions about the OC position

Carnegie Mellon University's First-Year Orientation program exists to support new first-year and transfer students as they transition to the university.

The Orientation Counselor (OC) role is an important campus leadership position that helps incoming students with their intellectual, social, emotional and cultural transition to the Carnegie Mellon community. OCs are assigned to a specific housing community and floor to serve as a main point of contact and support for those students throughout the Orientation program. Strong Orientation Counselor applicants will have a desire to build genuine, one-on-one relationships with first-year students and OCs, a commitment to inclusion and the support of minoritized student populations, and strong community building skills to connect new students to each other and campus resources. OCs are provided guidance and supervision by Orientation Leaders, Head Orientation Counselors, and professional staff.