NSP Summer Leader 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 a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing university transition programs throughout the summer. 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 on-campus academic and co-curricular experience before their first fall semester. 

The application for summer 2020 positions is now closed. If you’re interested in applying for Summer 2021, fill out the interest form and we’ll let you know when the application opens in fall 2020!

Interested in learning more or applying? Follow these steps:

Step 1: Attend an information session (All in Talley Student Union, Room 4140). 

  • Friday, September 27, 3:00-4:00p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 5:30-6:30p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 5:30-6:30p.m.
  • Monday, October 14, 5:30-6:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 16, 3:00-4:00p.m.

Weren’t able to attend? No problem! View our video version of the info session and review the presentation pdf for additional reference. 

Step 2: Read through this website carefully. Make sure you meet all requirements and are available for all required time commitments.

Step 3: Complete the online application (Now CLOSED)

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

Compare the Positions

About Orientation Leader

OL Group Photo

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are a team of dedicated and diverse 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.

About Summer Start Mentor

Summer Start Mentor Group Photo

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.

Application and Selection Process

The application and selection process for NSP Summer Leaders is comprised of an online application, individual interviews, and group interviews. The process concludes with final notifications being sent to candidates on Monday, November 18, 2019.

  • All selection activities are combined for both positions. Candidates will not have to complete multiple applications or participate in separate interviews. 
  • Applying to one vs. multiple positions will have no bearing on your status as a candidate.
  • We will primarily communicate with you via your NC State email throughout the process. Make sure to check your email often, especially as your interview dates approach and on notification days (November 1st and November 18th).
  • For tips on interviewing, visit the Career Development Center in Pullen Hall or visit their website.
  • If at any time you need to withdraw yourself as a candidate from the selection process, please contact NSP as soon as possible at 919-515-1234 or new-students@ncsu.edu.