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2019 orientation leaders

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders are the fun, knowledgable, and VERY enthusiastic Cardinals who will be waiting to guide you through your Orientation program!

Interested in Becoming an Orientation Leader?

Are you enthusiastic, positive, and looking for a meaningful job that can also be a lot of fun? We are searching for a staff of knowledgeable, friendly Student Orientation Leaders to help new Cardinals and families in their transition to SVSU!

Responsibilities Include:

  • Sharing your SVSU experience and Red Pride!
  • Facilitating group interactions and guiding students through scheduled orientation activities!
  • Assisting parents and family members at Parent Orientation. 
  • Explaining academic opportunities and procedures.
  • Assisting with the online course registration process.
  • Participating with and supporting fellow Student Orientation Leaders as part of a diverse team.
  • Attending the full 4-day Orientation Leader Training/Retreat (including overnight stays and evening social events).


  • Gain leadership experience!
  • Improve your group and individual communication skills!
  • Develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, & other students!
  • Meet new people, and make a difference in a new college student’s life!
  • Earn income while working with an amazing team of Leaders!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled, with a minimum of 12 credit hours earned at SVSU.
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
  • Demonstrated involvement in campus organizations and activities.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm about SVSU.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Knowledge of the mySVSU portal registration process, and the ability to troubleshoot if needed.
  • Availability to attend the full 4-day Training/Retreat including overnight stays, and a majority of the upcoming season's SOAR dates and Fresh Start. 

Ready to Apply?

This job will post to Handshake as soon as we begin accepting applications. 


Contact us at or call 989-964-4070.


Wickes 117
(989) 964-4070

International Programs
Wickes 230
(989) 964-4473