New student orientation is the process of assisting first year students in making the transition to the academic and cultural environment of Calvin College. Orientation Assistants play an integral role in this process by assisting in the running of International Passport, participating in all the orientation activities with the new students, and continuing to be supportive and positive role models throughout the school year.
Any Calvin student with the following characteristics may apply for the Orientation Assistant position:
Calvin's international orientation program is divided into International Passport (specifically for international students from Thursday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 30), Passport III (for American and international students from Monday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 2), and QUEST (a fall component for all new students) from Wednesday Sept. 2 through Sept. 5. Orientation Assistants will participate in all aspects of the International Passport program and help with some aspects of Passport III, but are not involved with the Quest program.
Note that Orientation Assistants will be very busy from August 21-September 2 and should not have other obligations or responsibilities within that time frame.
In mid-November, OA's will help set up and attend International Passport Reunion.
Orientation Assistants will receive $300 for participating in the orientation program. Returning Orientation Assistants will also receive $300.
All application materials must be turned into Esther Kwak’s office in the Commons Annex, no later than Monday, March 23, 2015, noon (12:00pm). Applicants will only be considered once all materials, including online recommendations, are submitted.
The first stage of the selection process will be based on the submitted resume, application, and references. After reviewing these, a group of candidates will be selected to be interviewed during the week of March 23-27, 2015. Selected OA's for IP 2015 will be notified the following week.