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Become an OA

Exciting changes are occurring for the Orientation program at KU. New for 2018-2019, all orientation programs – domestic and international – will be led by Orientation Assistants (OAs), a dynamic and diverse group of dedicated student leaders from around the world. OAs are a resource for incoming students as they make their academic, social and personal transition to the KU community. Being selected for the OA team is an honor and a rewarding opportunity.

OAs develop outstanding leadership and communication skills and will strengthen their abilities to work as part of a team, problem-solve and adapt to diverse situations. Furthermore, the OA experience calls for student leaders to challenge themselves both personally and professionally.

The OA experience is a paid leadership position, with responsibilities throughout summer, Hawk Week and the fall semester. Orientation Assistants are assigned to peer mentor experiences through the fall semester, where they will serve incoming jayhawks through a variety of capacities, including learning communities, seminars and international communities.

The OA team represents the best and brightest KU students. The application for 2018-2019 is now closed.

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