NSP Orientation Leader and Summer Start Mentor Recruitment

Copper wolves stand by the walkway to Stafford Commons and Talley Student Center. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Each year New Student Programs (NSP) selects two groups of mature and dedicated undergraduate student leaders to assist new members of the pack with their transition to NC State.

  • Orientation Leaders (OLs) represent NC State during Orientation programs and assist new students and their families with their transition into the NC State community.
  • Summer Start Mentors build relationships with incoming students participating in the Summer Start Program, which is an academic and co-curricular experience before their first fall semester.

Summer 2022 applications are now open!

Apply by October 31, 2021 at 11:59pm

Information Sessions

As a part of the application process, you will need to attend one required information session or watch the recording. Potential applicants can join New Student Programs staff for a live information session and panel with past Orientation Leaders and Summer Start Mentors. You will hear about their experiences and there will be time for applicants to ask their own questions as well.

In-Person Information Session

Location: Talley 3210
Wednesday, October 6
3 – 4 PM
In-Person Information Session

Location: Talley 4280
Thursday, October 14
12 – 1 PM
Virtual Information Session

Zoom: Click to Register
Wednesday, October 20
6:30 – 7:30 PM

If you are unable to attend these dates, you can now watch this recorded information session at your convenience. If you have questions after watching the recording, please reach out to new-students@ncsu.edu.

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a team of dedicated undergraduate students whose primary responsibility is to assist new students and their families with their transition into the NC State community and Wolfpack family. They serve as resources, facilitators, and official representatives of the University during Orientation and transition programs.

Summer Start Mentors

A Summer Start Mentor is a caring and responsible student leader who serves as a guide to incoming first-year and transfer students participating in the Summer Start program. Summer Start Mentors work collaboratively with the Summer Start professional staff to help students develop important academic and social skills, participate in new opportunities, and learn about a wide array of campus resources.  They also develop close individual relationships with each of their mentees through weekly one-on-one meetings and participation in program events, such as cookouts, sponsored weekend trips, and study groups.

Questions? Email New Student Programs at new-students@ncsu.edu