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Summer Orientation Staff Positions

  • Applications for 2015-2016 Orientation Peer Assistants are now being accepted.
  • Registration Assistant and Office Assistant Applications for 2015-16 will be posted late February 2015

Orientation Peer Assistant (OPA) 

Important Dates:

  • OPA Position Information Meeting (highly encouraged):
    • January 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm in Preska Residence Community Room 126
  • Application Materials Due (Application, Cover Letter, Resume, Interview Availability Form and 3 Completed Applicant Reference Forms):
    • January 29, 2015 by 4:00 pm

Materials Required for Application

Orientation Peer Assistant (OPA)  Position

The Office of New Student and Family Programs seeks to employ undergraduate students who are committed to assisting new and transfer students with their transition to Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The orientation positions require students to serve as positive role models, mentors, discussion leaders, tour guides, educators, or class registration advisors. Summer orientation positions require students to be available from the middle of May through the end of July and periodically throughout the academic year. These positions provide students with campus involvement experience as well as additional benefits.

Orientation Peer Assistant Benefits Include:

  • Leadership experience
  • Compensation of approximately $3,250.00
  • Free housing during the summer orientation
  • Free meals during the orientation programs
  • Earned University credit


Registration Assistant Position

    • Assist new students with the registration process at Orientation
    • Must be enrolled in a summer course
    • Earns $8.00 per hour

Summer Office Assistant Position

    • Assists with orientation preparation, phone calls, and a variety of other things
    • Must be enrolled in a summer course
    • Earns $8.00 per hour


For more information on any of these positions contact:
Office of New Student and Family Programs
Preska Residence Community 103
Phone: 507-389-5498