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Student Leader Recruitment

Student Leader Recruitment is the joint effort of Orientation and New Student Programs (ONSP) and the Center of Multicultural Initiatives (CMI). The goal of Student Leader Recruitment is to streamline three recruiting and hiring processes into one simple process for students interested in attaining leadership positions within ONSP and CMI. If you are interested in becoming an Orientation Group Leader, CMI Peer Mentor or a CORE Ambassador, you'll only have to go through one recruitment process.
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Peer Mentor

Peer mentors provide guidance and model academic and social success to their mentees and to the campus community. 

Position Qualifications
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing with the university and residence halls
  • Must be in sophomore standing by fall 2015
  • The ability to perform responsibly in a leadership role
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Positive role model
Compensation and Contract Commitments
  • One full week of training during summer 2015
  • Represent CMI office at orientations and other University events
  • Work up to 8 hours bi-weekly during the 2015-16 academic school year
  • Compensation starts at $8.15/hour based on hours you work
  • Attend paraprofessional training sessions throughout the academic year



    Orientation Group Leader

    An orientation group leader (OGL) is a student leader who guides groups of students through the orientation experience. OGLs assist with student advising and registration, facilitate small group discussions, and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for new students.

    Position Qualifications
    • Must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • Must be in good disciplinary standing with the university and residence halls
    • Must be in sophomore standing by fall 2015
    Compensation and Contract Commitments
    • Four month contract beginning in late April through the first week of classes in fall 2015
    • Limited hours during month of July (There is usually one event that needs to be staffed)
    • Room in residence halls from May-August
    • At least 2,000 in compensation
    • $300 declining meal plan
    • Meals at all orientation programs
    • Four week leadership training in April and May after finals from 8-5pm Monday-Friday



      CORE Ambassador

      CORE Ambassadors meet weekly in one-on-one sessions with program participants to assess and monitor academic and social progress. Ambassadors provide program participants with information about classes, support services, academic programs and counseling.

      Position Qualifications
      • Must be enrolled at OU full-time
      • Must be in sophomore standing by fall 2015
      • Must have a minimum of a 2.65 cumulative GPA
      • Must be involved in the campus community
      • Must have sound interpersonal skills
      Compensation and Contract Commitments
      • One full week of training during summer 2015
      • One week of work during summer 2015 supporting Summer Bridge
      • Work up to 8 hours bi-weekly during the 2015-16 academic school year
      • Compensation starts at $8.15/hour based on hours you work
      • Represent CMI office at university events




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        There are four steps in the process:
        1. Attend the Student Leader Recruitment Fair, which is a FREE event for all students to learn more about student leadership positions on campus. 
        2. Attend an info share to learn more about each position, and openly ask questions about them. 
        3. Submit an application by January 23 by 5 p.m.
        4. If you are selected to move forward in the application process, the last step is to attend the group process. After the group process, CMI and ONSP move forward in their interview and selection processes separately.


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        If you're interested in applying for a student leader position, you must attend an info share to learn more about the positions and the application process. You will not move forward in the process if you do not attend an info share. If you are unable to attend an info share, please call the office to sign up for an individual appointment to find out what you missed.

        For Orientation Group Leaders, contact the Orientation and New Student Programs office at (248) 370-4653.

        For CMI Peer Mentors or CORE Ambassadors, contact the Center for Multicultural Initiatives at (248) 370-4404.



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        Thursday, November 20, 2014
        11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
        North Foundation Hall

        The Student Leader Recruitment Fair highlights important student leadership positions in offices around campus. Come find out about leadership positions on campus and how to get involved. There will be free food and beverages. All students are welcome.

        The following offices will be represented at the Student Leader Recruitment Fair:

        Career Services  Project Upward Bound
        Center for Multicultural Initiatives  Recreation Center
        Center for Student Activities  Tutoring Center
        Oakland University Student Congress
         Undergraduate Admissions
        Orientation and New Student Programs
         University Housing
        Pre-College Programs  


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        Can I work in more than one position?
        Students can be both an OGL and CMI Peer Mentor. Students cannot be both a CMI Peer Mentor and CORE Ambassador.

        What positions run during the summer months and which are during the school year?

        The Orientation Group Leader position is a summer position running between May and August. CMI Peer Mentor and CORE Ambassador positions run during the fall and winter semesters.    

        How many position openings are available for each?
        There are approximately 10 CMI Peer Mentor, 10 CORE Ambassador and 20 Orientation Group Leader positions available.  

        (Please note the number of positions available is an estimation. A more accurate count of position openings will be available later in the application process.)

        What are the position requirements?
        The CMI Peer Mentor position requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA while the OGL position requires a minimum 2.75 semester and/or cumulative GPA as of the end of fall semester 2014. The CORE Ambassador position requires a minimum of a 2.65 cumulative GPA.

        What is the interview process?
        Interested students must first attend an info share to learn about the various positions, pay rates and the application process. Second, students may then fill out the online application. One application will be used to apply for multiple positions. Once the applications have been reviewed, a limited number of students will be called back for a large group interview. From there, the applicants will participate in individual interviews and further group sessions with either the Center for Multicultural Initiatives and/or Orientation and New Student Programs.

        Can I take classes and work at the same time? (How many credits do I need to take to be eligible?)
        Since the Orientation Group Leader position is a full-time position between May and August, students cannot take classes during Summer Session 1 but are allowed to take one class during Summer Session 2. CMI require students to be a full-time OU student while employed.

        What if I cannot attend an info share?
        If you cannot attend an info share please contact the appropriate office that presides over the position you wish to apply to. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis. 

        What should I wear to the Group Process?
        Showcase your OU Spirit by wearing OU gear. Please dress comfortably and in casual attire. You will be moving around.

        What should I wear to the interview?
        Please remember this is a formal interview, therefore business casual attire is appropriate. Although we appreciate and value school spirit, OU attire is not required or necessary.

        I have a question about one of the positions, who should I contact?
        For questions about the peer mentor or CORE ambassador positions, visit the Center for Multicultural Initiatives in 104 North Foundation Hall or contact them by phone at (248) 370-4404 or email, cmi@oakland.edu. For questions about the orientation group leader position, visit Orientation & New Student Programs in 105 North Foundation Hall or contact them by phone at (248) 370-4653 or email, gold@oakland.edu.


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        Quick Links

        As you participate in the Student Leader Recruitment process, use the following resources to help you stand out amongst other candidates.