We have many opportunities to be involved in recruiting and orientation at the University of Oregon.
Student Orientation Staff
Student Orientation Staff (SOS) members are an elite staff of current undergraduate students who represent the University of Oregon. They are the first to engage all new students as they enroll at the UO, and it is their job to facilitate these students in a smooth transition to life on campus. They are directly involved in IntroDUCKtion and Week of Welcome.
The application for the 2014 Student Orientation Staff is now open. Please note that there are five open-ended questions at the end of the application, which appear below. We recommend you work on them in a separate document before beginning the online application. The application is due Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. There will be a multi-step interview process that may involve submitting a resume. You will be notified of our decision by February 21. Please note: You do not need to submit a letter of recommendation. However, you will be asked to provide two references, one of whom must be a UO faculty or staff member.
- Please tell us about an experience you had transitioning to the UO.
- Why do you want to be a member of the Student Orientation Staff?
- Please tell us about one specific contribution you made to an organization you’re involved in on campus.
- Please tell us about one UO faculty/staff member who has influenced you in a positive way.
- If you could change one thing about your own orientation experience, what would it be and who would it benefit?
The Student Ambassador Program combines two of the most effective and well-received recruitment tools at the University of Oregon. The program’s staff of current students recruits prospective students through phone calls and campus tours. Often serving as the first contact prospective students have with the UO, ambassadors act as the UO’s public face, representing what it means to be a Duck to a large and varied audience.
While maintaining the same workload as all ambassadors, multicultural recruiter-ambassadors specifically focus their recruitment efforts on underrepresented students, especially in their close work and presentation of Connections open house events. These students have an in-depth knowledge of multicultural recruitment issues and a broad base of involvement with campus services and resources related to cultural diversity.
Applications and Forms
- Recommendation Form (PDF)