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.

Applications for 2023 Orientation Leader and Summer Start Mentors now open!

Details for both positions are available below.

Information Session

As a part of the application process, we highly recommend you to attend an information session. Potential applicants can hear from a panel of former Orientation Leaders & Summer Start Mentors from 2022 to learn more about their experience in the role.

  • Thursday, September 22 at 3pm – Talley 3210
  • Monday, September 26 at 3pm – Talley 3285
  • Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm – via Zoom (register here)
  • Thursday, October 6 at 12pm – Talley 4280

If you have questions, 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