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Become an OA

Each year the Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) selects a dynamic group of dedicated student leaders to assist with all FYE programming. Orientation Assistants (OAs) are a resource for incoming students as they make their academic, social and personal transition to the KU community. Being selected to 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 learning communities and first-year seminars through the fall semester, where they will serve as a mentor for incoming Jayhawks.

The OA team represents the best and brightest KU students. The application for 2018-2019 will open on Nov. 1—check back for more details in the near future.


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