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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 28 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 2024 – 25 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: July 1- September 3, 2024.

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 
    • Summer trainings take place from 9AM-5PM
    • Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 28, 2024

Hours and Availability (Summer Orientations)

    • Available to work Premiere and Transition DePaul programs, totaling approximately 250 hours between July 1 and September 3, 2024
      • Exact schedule of work days for each Orientation Leader will be finalized by late May
    • Must be available for workdays 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 for the duration of the Summer.
    • Must be present in the residence hall the night before and night of all assigned Premiere DePaul programs.
    • OLs will work Blue Demon Welcome

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)
  • Chicago Quarter Staff Professional Training (Note: modalities are TBD and subject to change based on university guidance)
  • Annual Chicago Quarter Best Practices Conference – Friday, June 7th, 2024, hold 9:00am-5:00pm CDT; LPC
  • Discover Chicago Quarter Teaching Teams
    • Pre-Immersion Meeting – Wednesday, August 21st, hold 9:00am-5:00pm CDT
    • Immersion Week – Monday, August 26th 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 28th, 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

2024 Application Process

New Student and Family Engagement is hiring the next group of Chicago Quarter Mentors and Orientation LeadersApplications will be available on the Campus Job Board on Monday, January 8th and close on Sunday, February 4th 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 11th, 2024 of position status. 

Upcoming Information Sessions

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

  • January 8th, 2024

    In-Person: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm LPSC Room 325

    In-Person:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm LPSC Room 325
  • January 10th, 2024

    In-Person: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm LPSC Room 325
  • January 11th, 2024

    In-Person: 10:30 am-12:00 pm, LPSC Room 324

    In-Person: 3:30 pm-5:00 pm, LPSC Room 324
  • January 16th, 2024

    In-Person:  3:30 pm-5:00 pm, LPSC 324
  • January 17th, 2024

    In-Person:  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm LPSC Room 324
  • January 19th, 2024

    In-Person: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm LPSC Room 324

    In-Person: 1:30 pm-3:00 pm LPSC Room 324
  • January 22nd, 2024

    In-Person: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm LPSC Room 324
  • January 23th, 2024

    In-Person: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm LPSC Room 324
  • January 26th, 2024

    Online: 10:00am - 12:30pm
  • February 2nd, 2024

    In-Person: 10:00 am - 11:30 am LPSC Room 324

    In-Person:  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm LPSC Room 324


All Links can be found on DeHub. Search '2024 CQM/OL Info Session'.