Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Penny received her B.A. from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her Master's degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Georgia. Penny has worked at Tulane for over 20 years in various positions in Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.
A New Orleans, Louisiana native, Brad joined the Orientation and Parent Programs team in 2013. Brad received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Rhodes College in 2005 and his Master's degree in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia in 2010. Brad has worked in several areas within higher education including admissions, student life, leadership programs, and housing and residence life.
Part of the reason why Tulane's orientation program is so successful is due to our outstanding student staff and volunteers. Without their involvement, the experience wouldn't be nearly what it is.
Orientation Team Leaders
As the second tier of student leadership within the orientation staff, the Orientation Team Leaders (OTL) are involved in facilitating New Student Orientation in June and planning and executing specific Welcome Week events. The OTLs also help select, train and supervise teams of Orientation Coordinators and Move-In Volunteers. During their New Student Orientation and Welcome Week commitment, the orientation team leaders develop public speaking, customer service, event planning, team work, and volunteer management skills. This position is compensated with a combination of free housing from mid-May through June and a cash stipend. The selection process occurs at the beginning of second semester.
NOLA Experience Coordinators
As the student coordinators for the NOLA Experience, the staff is responsible for guiding a group of 20 new students through activities based on a themed track. This week-long program was created to assist new students with the transition to life at Tulane and in New Orleans. Track Leaders are professional staff members at Tulane who work to plan the activities based on each thematic track, while NOLA OCs are the student staff members who guide new students throughout the week of activities.
This position is unpaid; however, student staff will move-in to on-campus housing early, participate in all of the activities with their group.
Welcome Week Orientation Coordinators
As the face of the university’s orientation program, the 120 orientation coordinators are involved in facilitating Welcome Week events in the fall. This position is unpaid; however, orientation coordinators enjoy the perks of early move-in to the residence halls, access to special events and several free meals and T-shirts. During their Welcome Week commitment, the orientation coordinators work closely with incoming students to familiarize them with university life. The selection process occurs during the second semester.
We employ several general office assistants to work during regular business hours during the academic year. New assistants are usually hired at the beginning of each semester. Preference is given to students who have college work-study awards and previous Orientation experience. If you would like to apply for a position, please contact our office.
The selection processes for 2013 Orientation staff have concluded.
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