Be an Orientation Guide

2016 Orientation Staff

"The summer I spent as an Orientation Guide was the best summer I ever had." - Anthonty Martinez, 2018 OG.

Become a University of Nevada, Reno Orientation Guide! Get to know all your University has to offer for students of all backgrounds. Spend the summer with likeminded leaders making a difference on campus! As an Orientation Guide you'll gain:

  • Leadership and communication skills 
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Student programming including planning, organizing and marketing
  • Lasting friendships 
  • Engagement with the University community

Make an impact at your university. Be an Orientation Guide! Still not convinced? Watch the student produced Orientation Guide video!

Job Description

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The Office of New Student Initiatives is seeking a select group of fun, energetic, reliable students to serve as Orientation Guides and Orientation Leadership Interns to new students and their families during summer Orientation programs.


Orientation Guides (OGs) have a primary goal to introduce new students and their families Nevada's resources, services on campus and campus culture.

Orientation Leadership Intern (OLI) role will work closely with New Student Initiatives staff to support and implement aspects the orientation program. The OLI will serve as a leader, role model, and resource for all Orientation staff. The OLI will assist with recruitment, selection, training and mentoring of the Orientation staff. The OLI also assist with aspects of orientation program development, execution, and evaluation.

Download the full OG Job Description 

Download the full OLI Job Description 

Application and Selection Process

Apply to be an Orientation Guide                                     Apply to be an Orientation Leadership Intern

Orientation Guides (OG)

  • Applications must be completed through Workday.
  • Student must also submit a resume, cover letter, two references and complete the supplemental questions listed in Workday. 
  • All applications must be completed by Friday, March 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm.
  • The interview process will take place in late March and April. Hiring decisions will be made by the end of April.

Orientation Leadership Intern (OLI)

  • Applications must be completed through Workday.
  • Student must also submit a resume, cover letter, two references and complete the supplemental questions listed in Workday. 
  • All applications must be completed by Friday, March 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm.
  • The interview process will take place in late March and April. Hiring decisions will be made by the end of April.

During the interview, please be prepared to do a brief presentation on the following topic:

Topic: What challenges do you see facing first year students and how can these be addressed by New Student Initiatives programs, including Orientation?

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Presentation will occur during the interview.
  • 10 minutes will be allotted to the presentation with possible follow-up questions after the presentation.
  • Examples and/or visuals are highly encouraged.
  • Take time to address the topic listed above by expanding on ideas and plans you may have.