By Ben Wreath

Hello fellow CLA students! How many of you already feel like you are strapped for cash, and you still have two more terms to complete before summer? It might be a good time to start searching for those summer jobs. There are several ways to stay involved, make money, and gain leadership experience on campus in the summer. In fact, New Student Programs & Family Outreach is seeking to employ qualified, currently enrolled undergraduate students who are enthusiastic, hard-working and committed to assisting prospective and/or incoming students and their families through OSU’s START program. If you can remember your summer visit to campus, START is the summer advising and registration program for incoming students and their families. START leaders will take away new skills and experiences that will open doors and aid them in future careers and opportunities.

I personally was a START leader for two summers after my freshman and sophomore year, and it was my best experience yet at OSU. Being a part of New Student programs freshman orientation program was a gateway to my involvement here on campus. During my time as a START leader I didn’t only educate new prospective students to OSU, but I learned a lot about it myself. It’s a really fun way to meet new people and develop leadership, communication, and public relation skills. In the spring you take a training class so you can really get a feel for what you are doing, so you don’t feel unprepared when the summer gets here. Then in the summer you facilitate small and large groups of students, and lead them around campus. It’s a great way to be involved and get paid while you are doing it!  Anyone can apply, even if you never went through start yourself!

New Student Programs will hold information sessions to give you an opportunity to learn more about the position and answer questions you may have.  Attendance at one of the following sessions is strongly encouraged but not required. They are January 18th at 4pm, Jan 23rd at 12pm, and Jan 24th at 5:30pm in Kerr Admin B009.

If this sounds like something that you are interested in find out more by going to one of these information sessions or contact the office of New Student Programs and Family Outreach. Have a great winter term, and remember the last day to apply is January 31st. So get going ASAP!


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