2013 Orientation Leadership Team Selection
2013 OLT Application
OLT Reference Form
References should be a member of the Mercer Community. Once Amanda receives your OLT application, she will send the form on to your references for their feedback and recommendation.
OLT Selection Timeline
OLT Applications Available
Tuesday, October 2
OLT Info Session
Tuesday, October 9
OLT Applications Due
Monday, October 22
Applications received after 8:00 a.m. will not be considered.
OLT Reference Forms Due
Tuesday, October 23
Check with your references to make sure they have submitted their reference on your behalf.
OLT Individual Interviews
Tuesday, October 23
Wednesday, October 24
Friday, October 26
or Monday, October 29
Upon completion of your OLT Application, schedule your 30-minute interview timeframe with Amanda at (478) 301-2037
Any sophomore, junior, or returning senior Peer Advisor can apply for the OLT position.
OLT Info Session
To find out more about the position from Allie and Peyton, plan to attend the OLT Info Session on Tuesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m., in the Office of Academic & Advising Services (Penfield Hall).
The Essence of OLT
The Orientation Leadership Team (OLT) has a tremendous opportunity to give back to Mercer by positively affecting orientation programming as it relates to first-year students. Working with the Office of Academic & Advising Services, OLT has the unique capability to help shape the orientation program, provide feedback on the program's current strengths and areas of improvement, mentor and guide Peer Advisors, and implement Summer Orientations, Transfer Orientation, and Bear Beginnings.
Above all, OLT cares to give back to the Mercer community through positively impacting the experience of our newest Mercerians.
OLT, serving with the Coordinator of New Student Programs, forms the Orientation Head Staff and accomplishes all orientation tasks to assist in the transition of new students to Mercer. OLT must believe in the power of teamwork, aspiring to
provide support to our Peer Advisor staff, who in turn support the incoming first-year students. OLT is about supporting your peers, supporting the program, and working in a truly collegial relationship with Amanda.
Expectations and Compensation
Joining OLT requires openness to new ideas, a willingness to serve, and an ability to look beyond one's own needs to the needs of others. It requires
self-determination and self-motivation. OLT creates rewarding, enriching experiences that have the ability to significantly impact an individual's future. Being a member of OLT is for the love of first-year students, for the love of orientation, and for the love of Mercer.
- Initiate the Orientation Advisory Council (OAC) and help select its members
- Assist the OAC in the planning of a PA End of Year Party (Friday, December 7)
- Assist with the planning of Spring Orientation (Monday, January 7)
- Begin weekly professional development meetings with Amanda
- Assist with Spring Orientation on Monday, January 7
- Assist the OAC with the planning and implementation of PA Selection Process
- Plan 1-2 staff meetings for the 2013 PA Staff
- Assist with spring first-year initiatives to keep first-year students connected to our office
- Work 20+ hours/wk in the office from mid-May through end of Bear Beginnings
- Plan and implement Summer Orientations, Transfer Orientation, and Bear Beginnings
- Function as Orientation Head Staff in communicating with members of our Mercer campus community and PAs
Each member of OLT can chose his or her compensation package for the summer: 1) a $3,000 stipend or 2) a $2,500 stipend and $500 on the Bear Card. The stipends are paid out every two weeks in equal installments throughout the course of the summer.
We seek to select the best candidates for the position, regardless of race, national origin, ability, veteran status, gender, sexual orientation, age or religion. Any sophomore, junior, or returning senior Peer Advisor can apply for the OLT position.
The process consists of an application, 2 references, and an individual interview with Amanda and members of the 2012 OLT. Please see the timeline above for additional information.
When filling out the application, be yourself! We value authenticity. As such, we seek to hear from you as you are, not as you think we might want you to be, nor as you think we might want to hear.
The application form is online only, and available here.
The recommendation form is online only, and available here.
Amanda will share this link with your references so they can speak to your abilities and qualifications.
New Student Programs
Office of Academic & Advising Services
1400 Coleman Ave. | Macon, GA 31207
Phone: 478-301-4300 | Fax: 478-301-2015
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