Application Process

There are a few step you must complete to be considered for the Orientation Leader position. Please see below for your next steps in applying to be part of the summer 2020 team..


  • 1

    Complete the 101 Orientation Module

    The module can be found in your NIU Blackboard account. If you don’t see the 2020 Orientation and Welcome Team in your list of organizations, please email to gain access. You must complete the module in order for us to accept your application. You can turn in your application first but make sure to complete your 101 module by Dec. 6, 2020.

  • 2

    Attend an application completion workshop or meet greet with the coordinators.

    Get to know your head staff by meeting the coordinators before the group interview or stop by an application completion workshop to make sure your application is ready for submission.

    • Attend application completion workshop.
    • Check out meet and greet with the coordinators.
    • Go crate climbing with the coordinators.
    • Have dinner with the coordinators.
  • 3

    Complete and submit an online application.

    Completing an online application is easy. 

    You'll need to:

    • Fill out your background information.
    • Upload your resume.
    • List professional references.
    • Answer the short essay question.
    • Record introductory video.
    • Submit your application.
  • 4

    Pass GPA and judicial compliance checks.

    • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative NIU GPA.
    • Be in good judicial standing with Student Conduct.
  • 5

    Participate in group interviews.

    Group interviews are the first part of the interview process for all candidates who meet academic and disciplinary requirements. During your interview, you’ll participate in a variety of group and individual activities which will help the selection committee get to know you better. In order to be considered for an Orientation Leader and Orientation Program Intern, you must participate in group interviews.

    Group interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 or Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

  • 6

    Individual interview.

    If selected after you complete your group interview, you’ll be invited to interview with the selection committee. Individual interviews will be scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 12-26, 2020.

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