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New Student and Family Engagement Student Leadership - Available Positions

Orientation Leaders

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 2020 - 21 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 24 - September 4, 2020.

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 and 2 meetings during Spring Quarter. Trainings take place from 1 - 4 PM on the following Friday afternoons: April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15. The meetings will run from 3 - 4 PM on May 29 and June 5. Summer training from June 13 - 23, 2020.
  • Available to work Premiere and Transition DePaul programs, totaling approximately 30 weekdays between June 24 and September 4 and Blue Demon Welcome on September 8, 2020.
  • 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 16th - August 8th.
  • 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.

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. 

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:
    Date to be announced

    Immersion Week:
    Monday, August 31 to Friday, September 4, 2020, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    New Student Service Day:

  • Explore Chicago Course Dates

    Great Starts Meeting:
    Date to be announced

2020 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 6th and close on Sunday, February 2nd 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 21th through Friday, February 28th. Participation in a group interview is required for all candidates.

Candidates will be notified during the week of March 9th, 2020 of position status. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

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

Tuesday, January 14th from 2 - 3 pm in LPSC 324
Tuesday, January 14th from 3 - 4 pm in LOOP DePaul Center 11013
Friday, January 17th from 2 - 3 pm in LPSC 324
Wednesday, January 22nd 3 - 4 pm in LOOP DePaul Center 11013
Friday, January 24th from 10 - 11 am in LPSC 324 
Friday, January 24th from 5 - 6 pm in LPSC 324
Monday, January 27th from 3 - 4 pm in LPSC 324
Tuesday, January 28th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in LPSC 324
Wednesday, January 29th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in LPSC 314A
Thursday, January 30th from 10 - 11 am in LPSC 324
Friday, January 31st from 10 - 11 am in LPSC 324 
Friday, January 31st from 5 - 6 pm in LPSC 314