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 guide these students through a smooth transition to life on campus. They are directly involved in IntroDUCKtion and Week of Welcome. Learn more about being an SOSer.
Applications for the 2017 Student Orientation Staff are closed. Applications for the 2018 Student Orientation Staff will be announced at a later date.
Timeline for hiring and responsibilities of SOSers:
Student Ambassadors and Multicultural Recruiter-Ambassadors (MCRs)
The Ambassador Program is the University of Oregon's primary student recruitment team. The program’s staff of current students recruits prospective students through campus tours, open house events, phone calls, and off-site fairs and receptions. 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.
Application and Job Description
The 2016-17 Ambassador Staff mid-year application is now closed. Applications will reopen again at a later date.
Ambassadors will staff the Ford Alumni Information Desk, give campus tours to visitors, call admitted students and act as a student representative at off-site recruitment events when needed. Duties also include asking and answering questions, referring questions to appropriate departments, working Duck Preview and Duck Days events, ensuring the accuracy of information given, and other duties as assigned. Our program is in the process of constant change and growth. Ambassadors are expected to be comfortable with change. Hours and shifts will vary based on need and your class schedule.
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.
Student Involvment Coaches
Following the SOSer experience, SOSers will continue employment as Student Involvement Coaches. An Involvement Coach works individually with new students to help them find a fitting involvement opportunity at the UO. Involvement Coaches will need to interpret a new student's interests and passions and match them to one of the many opportunities at the UO.
Methods to assist new students in matching their interests with involvement may include personalized email, call, and text, as well as possible one-on-one conversations. Involvement Coaching will take place through the first six weeks of classes during the fall term.
This opportunity is only available for former SOSers and Student Ambassadors.