Become an Orientation Leader

Become a member of the leadership team

Becoming a member of the Orientation Leadership Team is extremely competitive. We seek to put together a diverse staff, full of various experiences, backgrounds, strengths, and challenges. We encourage all interested students to apply for these prestigious leadership positions on our campus. Please carefully read the information and follow all directions.

  1. Attend an Interest Session - (Must attend an Interest Session to apply to be an Orientation Leader)

    • Tuesday, September 5, 2023 @ 10 a.m.
      Curris Center 3rd floor — Mississippi Room

    • Wednesday, September 6, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m.
      Curris Center 3rd floor — Mississippi Room

    • Thursday, September 7, 2023 @ 10 a.m.
      Curris Center 3rd floor — Mississippi Room

    • Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 6 p.m. 
      Curris Center 3rd floor — Mississippi Room

    • Thursday, September 14, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m. 
      Curris Center 3rd floor — Mississippi Room

    • Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 10 a.m.
      Curris Center 3rd floor — Mississippi Room

  2. Complete an online application and recommendation letter

    • Monday, September 18 - Application will go LIVE @ 9 a.m.

    • Sunday, October 8 @ 4:30 p.m. - Application Deadline
      *All applicants will be contacted via email for their invite to a group interview after submitting application online and recommendation is received. 

  3. Group interview within the Office of Recruitment

    • Wednesday, October 18 @ 6 p.m. (Location: TBA) 

    • Thursday, October 19 @ 6 p.m. (Location: TBA)

  4. Individual interviews within the Office of Recruitment

    • Individual interviews will take place within the week of October 23 - Oct 27, 2023

    • Find out if you have been selected as a 2024 Orientation Leader!

    • Selections will be made and individuals will be notified the week of November 6th - 10, 2023

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the 2024 Racer Nation Orientation Leadership team. Orientation Leaders work together to help orient new students to campus, represent the University at important functions both locally and nationally, and develop their own leadership capacities. Orientation leaders often become successful in other areas of campus, in areas ranging from SGA to greek life, to academics and honors programs. Becoming a member of the Racer Nation Orientation Leadership Team is extremely competitive but is also a valuable way to develop life-long skills and represent Murray State University.

How will the Student Orientation Staff benefit me as a student at Murray State?

Making connections throughout the University is critical for your success as a student. As an Orientation leader, you will have the opportunity to make and enhance connections with faculty, staff and a variety of students from the Murray State community. In addition, you benefit from learning detailed information about University services and programs. Finally, you will be participating in an intense leadership learning experience. If selected, your time on staff will ask you to develop and strengthen your understanding of working in a team environment and develop your ability to be a great future employee.

How will the Orientation Leader Experience benefit me after graduation?

The Orientation leader experience will be intentionally designed to enhance your abilities to work in a team environment and develop skills needed in the workplace. Leaders will develop skills in group problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, multicultural understanding and team building. This experience also provides you with the unique opportunity to mentor new students. Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to use your skills in hands-on situations, thus providing experiences upon which future employers look favorably.


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