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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 30 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 2019-20 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 9, 2019. 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. 

Hours and Availability

  • Attend 5 required trainings during Spring Quarter (April 12 & 13, April 26, May 10 and May 31, 2019)
  • Attend summer training daily, June 15-25, 2019
  • Available to work Premiere and Transition DePaul programs, totaling approximately 30 weekdays between June 26 and September 9, 2019
  • Must be available for workdays beginning as early as 8:00 a.m. and running through late night, with overnight responsibilities
  • Must live on campus in a Lincoln Park residence hall with other Orientation Leaders, June 18-August 10, 2019
  • 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
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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. 

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 10 hours/week. 

  • Discover Chicago Course Dates

    Pre-Immersion Meeting:
    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Immersion Week:
    Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - Monday, September 9, 2019

    New Student Service Day:
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • Explore Chicago Course Dates

    Great Starts Meeting:
    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

2019 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 14th and close on Sunday, February 3rd 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 from Monday, February 25th through Friday, March 1st. Participation in a group interview is required for all candidates.

Candidates will be offered positions on Monday, March 11th.

​​​​Upcoming Information Sessions

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

•             Tuesday, January 15th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, Lincoln Park Student Center Rm 324

•             Wednesday, January 16th, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Loop, DePaul Center, Room 8011

•             Friday, January 18th, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Loop, DePaul Center, Room 8011

•             Tuesday, January 22nd, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Loop, DePaul Center, Room 8011

•             Wednesday, January 23rd, 10:30am - 11:30am, Lincoln Park Student Center Room 324

•             Thursday, January 24th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Lincoln Park Student Center Room 324

•             Friday, January 25th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Lincoln Park Student Center Room 324

•             Monday, January 28th, 5:00pm - 6:00pm, Lincoln Park Student Center Room 324

•             Tuesday, January 29th, 9:00am - 10:00am, Munroe Hall, Rooms 114-116

•             Thursday, January 31st, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Munroe Hall, Rooms 114-116