Apply to Be an Orientation Leader


Orientation Hawkeye Guides: The deadline to apply is October 18.

Position Summary:  Hawkeye Guides communicate with a wide range of new students and their families to prepare them for their transition to the University of Iowa.  Duties include serving as a positive representative for the university, responding to questions about student life and resources at Iowa, and assisting students with the registration process.  As a Hawkeye Guide, you will develop critical thinking, communication, group facilitation, stress management, and relationship development skills. 

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Current enrollment as a University of Iowa Student
  • 28 semester hours or more earned by May 2014
  • UI and Cumulative GPA of 2.5  (1st year students must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  • Ability to work effectively with groups and individuals with diverse backgrounds

Stipend and Benefits

  • $3400 Summer Stipend
  • Residence hall room provided from May 19 - July 26 (shared with another Orientation staff member)
  • 2 semester hours of elective credit for the spring training program

Training Commitments

  • Spring - Must be available for Spring Semester Training Course - Meets every Wednesday from 3:45 to 6:15
  • Summer - Summer training involves a full time daily commitment from May 19 - June 4

Program Commitments

  • Must be available from May 19 - July 24
  • 13 two-day, first year summer orientation programs
  • 8 one day, transfer programs during the spring and summer

Other Requirements

  • All applicants are required to attend a Mandatory Information Meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at 3:30 pm or 7:30 pm in the Illinois Room (IMU)
  • Orientation staff members may not enroll in summer session classes
  • Orientation staff members may not hold outside employment after the spring semester unless approved by Orientation Services

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