Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Class of 2018
The First Year at MIT

Apply to be an Orientation Leader for 2014

We are looking for Orientation Leaders for the Class of 2018!

We are looking for fun, energetic, and creative students interested in making life a little easier for MIT freshmen. Do you remember your first day at MIT? Did someone help you to find building numbers and classrooms? Help us help this year's class. Orientation Leaders work flexible hours and are involved in every aspect of getting the Class of 2018 familiar with what MIT has to offer.


  • Campus Preview Weekend (CPW): April 10 through April 13
  • Orientation Leader training: August 21-23
  • Orientation Captain training: August 21-23
  • Orientation work: August 24-29
  • Application due: Thursday, February 27 at 5pm
  • MANDATORY: Spring Leadership Development Session: Monday, April 17, from 6-8 PM.

The earlier you apply the earlier you get to interview! Be sure to be on time for your interview. You will not be allowed to reschedule or enter late.


NOTE: Required fields are marked with an *.


*Please select the option which best describes you.

I am also planning to participate in the following (check all that apply):




Please answer all questions below. In addition, be sure to send a copy of your resume and one recommendation letter via email to Elizabeth Young, by 5 pm on February 27 (see explanation below).


*Must be a returning Orientation Leader (current sophomore or current junior during academic year 2013-2014).

We will select 12 from this pool to become Orientation Captains. They will participate in developing Leader training and will be a mentor to new Orientation Leaders. The Orientation Captains will also receive a small stipend.

In addition to the above questions, please answer the following:

Creative Project: All Applicants

Pick one of the following topics: Overall Orientation theme, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Stress and Support

Orientation staff want to know your thoughts on how this topic should be presented to the incoming class. Those projects that are most creative will obviously stand out. Feel free to discuss your personal experiences. Various media are accepted (e.g. paper art, video, cd, etc.).

Projects cannot exceed 3 pages and must be handed in to 7-103 by the deadline date, 5PM ON February 27. This project is not allowed to be emailed.

Be sure to create a new project if you have applied in the past. We will be checking it against our database.

Resume Submission: All Applicants

Recommendation Section: All Applicants

One recommendation (explained below) is required in addition to this application form. It must be submitted via email to Elizabeth Young, by the application deadline, 5PM on February 27.

  • Must be a recommendation from someone, who has supervised you on an academic or administrative level (i.e. professor, UROP supervisor, summer employer, administrator). No recommendation by TA's or GRT's will be accepted.

**Note: It is your responsibility to check if your recommendations are submitted by the due date. Only complete applications (with recommendations) will be considered for an interview.

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