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Student Leadership Opportunities: Orientation


There are four steps to follow when applying for Orientation Leader or Orientation Coordinator.

1.  Fill out online application

2.  Obtain a faculty/staff recommendation

3.  Sign up for an interview time at the HAWC front desk.  Applicants for both OL and OC positions must bring a resume with them to their interview.  If you are overseas, a supplemental set of questions will be sent to you once the application process is complete. 

4.  Read the First Year Seminar Mentor information, and check the box indicating your interest in the program on your application if you would like to be a Mentor in the fall.

New Student Orientation Leader (Approximately 100 positions) Application deadline will be posted early spring 2017 for the fall.


New Student Orientation (NSO) Leaders provide assistance to incoming students while supporting Pepperdine's Christian mission. NSO Leaders provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to their incoming peers and their families during orientation in August. Leaders help students with move in, assist with informational sessions, participate in new student activities and are available to answer general questions. NSO Leaders must attend training sessions prior to NSO and are required to serve through the duration of NSO. OL's return to campus Thursday, August 17, 4 p.m.

Orientation Leader Application 

An application and faculty/staff recommendation are required.  

Orientation Leader Recommendation Form  

New Student Orientation Coordinator (Approximately 8 positions) Application deadline will be posted early spring 2017 for the fall.

New Student Orientation (NSO) Coordinators provide leadership, mentoring, and guidance to the Orientation Leaders as they prepare them to serve the incoming students during orientation in August. Coordinators are responsible for elements of orientation planning and implementation, OL training, and information sessions. This position requires dedication, a servant heart and a commitment to Pepperdine's Christian mission. Students must have served as an Orientation Leader in order to be eligible to apply for the position of Coordinator and must be available for training prior to NSO. OC's return to campus Sunday, August 13, 5 p.m.

Orientation Coordinator Application 

An application and faculty/staff recommendation are required.

Orientation Coordinator Recommendation Form

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