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New Student and Family Engagement Student Leadership - Available Positions

​ Orientation Leaders (OLs) 

To help implement DePaul’s orientation programs, the Office of New Student and Family Engagement selects 32 dynamic and mature undergraduate students to serve as Orientation Leaders (OLs) each year. Orientation Leaders play a critical role in implementing orientation during the summer as well as throughout the 2023 - 24 school year, and are a valuable resource to incoming students and their family members during the transition to college life at DePaul. Orientation for First-Year students (Premiere DePaul) and orientation for transfer students (Transition DePaul) occur on various dates throughout the summer, spanning the following dates: June 26- September 7, 2023.

Transition DePaul orientations also take place during the school year before the start of each quarter. Upon successful completion of summer employment, Orientation Leaders will have the option to remain on the orientation team and work Transition DePaul programs throughout the year. 

Spring Hours and Summer Training & Availability

  • Spring Commitments
    • Hiring meeting
      • TBD (students who have not worked on campus in the past must attend)
    • Spring Training (2 hours/session for 3 sessions)
      • TBD
  • Summer Training (8 hours/day for 7 days)
    • Summer trainings take place from 9AM-5PM
    • Tuesday, June 13-Friday, June 23, 2023

Hours and Availability (Summer Orientations)

  • Available to work Premiere and Transition DePaul programs, totaling approximately 250 hours between June 25 and September 7, 2023
    • Exact schedule of work days for each Orientation Leader will be finalized by May 26, 2023
  • Must be available for work days beginning as early as 8am and running through late night, with overnight responsibilities
  • Must live on campus in a Lincoln Park residence hall with other Orientation Leaders from June 13-August 14, 2023
  • Must be present in the residence hall the night before and night of all assigned Premiere DePaul programs and the night before each assigned Transition DePaul program
  • OLs will work Blue Demon Welcome on September 5, 2023

Chicago Quarter Mentors
Chicago Quarter Mentors (CQMs)

Chicago Quarter Mentors (CQMs) are an essential part of the Chicago Quarter Program and serve as a resource to new students through their transition to DePaul University. More specifically, Chicago Quarter Mentors work with professional staff to deliver the Common Hour component of the Chicago Quarter course. Chicago Quarter Mentors work collaboratively with faculty and professional staff members to plan, deliver, and facilitate the broader curriculum of the assigned course. Chicago Quarter Mentors also connect with new students as a peer resource, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Please note: CQM and Staff Professional job duties are subject to change as DePaul University responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will follow city/state guidelines.

Work Schedule & Terms of Employment:

Chicago Quarter Mentors begin working in the spring quarter and are in the role until the end of the fall quarter. During the fall quarter, student mentors are expected to work 6-7 hours/week. 

Required Dates

  • Chicago Quarter Mentor Training (Note: modalities are TBD and subject to change based on university guidance)
    • Friday, March 31, 2023 from 1-3pm CDT (Hiring Meeting; LPC)
    • Friday, April 14, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, April 21, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, April 28, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, May 5, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, May 12, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Summer Optional Workshop offered – Dates TBD
  • Chicago Quarter Staff Professional Training (Note: modalities are TBD and subject to change based on university guidance)
    • Friday, March 31, 2023 from 1-3pm CDT (Hiring Meeting for new Grad Student Staff Pros only; LPC)
    • Friday, April 21, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, April 28, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, May 5, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Friday, May 12, 2023 from 1-5pm CDT
    • Summer Optional Workshop offered – Dates TBD
  • Annual Chicago Quarter Best Practices Conference – Friday, June 2nd, 2023, hold 9:00am-5:00pm CDT; LPC
  • Discover Chicago Quarter Teaching Teams
    • Pre-Immersion Meeting – Wednesday, August 23rd, hold 9:00am-5:00pm CDT
    • Immersion Week – Monday, August 28th to Friday, September 1st, hold 8:00am-6:00pm CDT (must be available to work 28 hours total this week)
  • Explore Chicago Teaching Teams
    • Great Starts Meeting – Wednesday, August 30th, hold 9:00am-5:00pm CDT
  • Chicago Quarter Course Days/Times and Explore Chicago Excursions – Placement in a CQ course will occur in early spring and at that time specific dates/times/locations/course modalities will be available.
  • One Hour weekly one-on-one meetings during the fall quarter. Days/times determined by SP & CQM

2023 Application Process

New Student and Family Engagement is hiring the next group of Chicago Quarter Mentors and Orientation Leaders. Applications will be available on the Campus Job Board on Monday, January 9th and close on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 pm. 

All applicants must attend an information session before they apply (all information session details and provided below). Information sessions will provide in-depth details about the requirements of each position, an overview of the selection process, and answer any questions applicants may have before applying.

After applying, candidates will be contacted in early February to participate in a group interview. Group interviews will take place at various times in February. Participation in a group interview is required for all candidates.

Candidates will be notified during the week of March 13th, 2023 of position status. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

All applicants are required to attend one of the following New Student and Family Engagement information sessions:

  • Monday, January 9th, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Monday, January 9th, 2023 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday January 11th, 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday January 12th, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Friday January 13th, 2023 10:00am - 11:30am Virtual
  • Tuesday January 17th, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday January 18th, 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday January 19th, 2023 10:00am - 11:30am Virtual
  • Friday January 20th, 2023 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Friday January 20th, 2023 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday January 23rd, 2023 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • Tuesday January 24th, 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Friday January 27th, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday January 31st, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm Virtual
  • Friday February 3rd, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Friday February 3rd, 2023 5:00pm - 6:00pm LPSC
All Links can be found on DeHub. Search ‘2023 CQM/OL Info Session’.