A&M International Seeking Summer Orientation Leaders

Energetic, enthusiastic Texas A&M International University students who have a grade point average of at least 2.0 and meet other requirements are invited to apply for paid positions as Summer 1998 Orientation Leaders.

A&M International Orientation Leaders will represent the University to new students and their parents during the University's New Student Orientation in July and August. They will also present workshops, conduct campus tours, create and perform a skit on campus life, and organize activities for the Orientation program.

Orientation Leader positions begin May 21 with an overnight training retreat at University Village, A&M International's on-campus student housing, from May 21 - 23. Orientation Leaders will also work approximately 10 hours per day during Orientation Programs. Three Orientation Programs are scheduled: an overnight program July 29 - 30, a one-day Program August 8, and an evening Program August 24. Additional working hours may also be scheduled.

Gabriela Mendoza, Associate Director of Student Development, said the training Orientation Leaders receive will help them to be better communicators and better leaders.

"The Orientation Leaders program is a wonderful opportunity for our students to enhance their interpersonal, public speaking, and project management skills," Mendoza said.

Students interested in applying for Orientation Leader positions must meet the following qualification: have at least a 2.0 grade point average, have completed at least 12 credit hours at A&M International, and be preregistered for the Fall 1998 semester.

Additionally, applicants must attend a mandatory information session on Friday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in Bullock Hall room 201. Students may register to attend the session at the Office of Student Development, located in the Kinesiology/Convocation Building room 107.

Students unable to attend the mandatory session must make alternate arrangements with David VerMilyea, Director of Student Development, 326-2282, or Gabriela Mendoza, Associate Director of Student Development, 326-2280.

To apply A&M International students must submit the following to the Office of Student Development by 5 p.m. Monday, April 13: an application and two letters of reference from a faculty member or University administrator. Applications are available from the Office of Student Development, Kinesiology/Convocation Center room 107, and the Office of Career Planning and Placement, located in the Sue and Radcliffe Library room 157.

For more information on the A&M International Orientation Leaders, call the University's Office of Student Development, 326-2280, or visit offices in the Kinesiology/Convocation Center room 107.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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