Carnegie Mellon University
Orientation Counselor Application

Orientation Counselor Application

General Roles and Expectations

    • Be available for trainings and throughout Orientation Week
    • Understand the role that Orientation plays in the lives of new students at Carnegie Mellon University
    • Serve as mentor and academic and social role model for first year students
    • Have the ability to see things from the perspective of our new students, their family and guests
    • Exhibit the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members
    • Value differences in others and promote an understanding of respect for various opinions, values and cultural backgrounds
    • Communicate accurate information to new students regarding campus resources, policies and regulations
    • Work collaboratively with Residence Life Staff, Housefellow staff and other members of the Division of Student Affairs
    • Facilitate and lead small group discussions
    • Represent Carnegie Mellon before student organizations, faculty, campus departments, administrators, alumni, new students and their families
    • Promote the cultural, academic, social, recreational and spiritual opportunities available in Pittsburgh
    • Orientation Counselors must have a 2.50 cumulative QPA and be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student for next fall

Important Dates

February 23, 2018 - Application due and deadline to sign up for group interviews. Applicants will select a preferred interview time when they complete the application.

February 26, 2018 - March 4 - OC group interviews

By April 13, 2018 - Applicants notified

April 29, 2018 - Mandatory OC training

August 12-17, 2018 - Mandatory OC training

August 18-26, 2018 - Orientation 2018!!!

For questions

Anne Witchner, Director of Orientation - 412-268-4886