Thank you for your interest in being an Orientation Leader during summer 2024! We are looking for dedicated, collaborative, engaged servant-leaders to serve our incoming students and their families on campus this summer! We are accepting applications for the roles of Orientation Leader and Orientation Content Creator. We invite you to learn more about the functions and requirements for each of these Orientation roles.

Orientation Team Information Session
Tuesday, November 30 | 6:00 p.m. EST | Devlin 101
Wednesday, December 6 | 6:00 p.m. EST | Devlin 101
Wednesday, January 17 | 6:00 p.m. EST | Devlin 101
Come learn more about the Orientation Team commitment, roles, application and benefits.

Orientation Team Application Info



Full Application:
January 21th by 11:59 p.m.
Group Interviews:
January 24 -26
First Round Decisions:
January 29th
Individual Interviews:
January 30 - February 9
Final Decisions:
February 16th
Mandatory Meeting & Headshots:
May 6th (Study Day)

Orientation Leader

The Office of First Year Experience is looking for approximately 34 Orientation Leaders to prepare for the arrival of and serve as guides to incoming first-year students, transfer students and their parents/guardians. This is an in-person position and living in campus housing is a requirement of the role.

Orientation Leaders will:

  • Attend all of the non-negotiable and mandatory Orientation Team commitments listed in the “Required Dates” tab, including the Orientation Team retreat, trainings, development sessions, and the 7 three-day Orientation sessions.
  • Serve as an well-balanced ambassador of the University, demonstrated through representation of the institution’s mission, familiarization with resources, and a willingness to share parts of their own BC journey.
  • Communicate with parents and students about the transition to Boston College through mediums such as videos, panels, social media, group and individual conversations.
  • Facilitate small group discussions with incoming students around themes related to the transition to college and answering questions about the resources and opportunities at Boston College.
  • Support the academic advising and registration process by being knowledgeable about the policies and requirements of MCAS, CSOM, CSON, and LSEHD with special emphasis on the Orientation Leader’s particular college.
  • Support multiple dimensions of logistics for a complex program - from event check-in to crowd management to seating.
  • Be an available resource for Academic Convocation in September 2024 (unless you will be studying abroad in the fall of 2024).

To apply for the Orientation Leader position, you must:

  • Be a current sophomore or junior at Boston College. First-year students are not eligible to apply.
  • Be able to attend all of the non-negotiable and mandatory Orientation Team commitments listed in the “Required Dates” tab.
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.

Orientation Content Creation Team

The Office of First Year Experience is looking for 2  knowledgeable and talented undergraduate students to serve on the Orientation Content Creation Team for the summer of 2024. This position will work alongside the staff of the Office of First Year Experience, Orientation Coordinators, and Orientation Leaders to develop and share content for the FYE social media channels that is engaging to incoming first-year students and their families. Additionally, the content creation team will work with FYE on recording and creating video content to be displayed during orientation and for footage to be used in future summers.

The Orientation Content Creation Team will:

  • Participate as a member of the Orientation program with special responsibility for planning, curating, posting and managing the FYE social media channels. 

  • Capture, edit, and organize footage during each Orientation session.

  • Capture, edit, and organize photos for FYE use such as headshot photographs and short introductory videos of the Orientation Leaders for publication on the FYE website.

  • Refine the FYE social media strategy and develop approaches for garnering new followers and engaging social media audiences.

  • Plan and manage the FYE social media calendar in order to provide appropriately segmented resources for first-year students and their parents/guardians. 

  • Design and Create a video introducing the Orientation Leaders to the Class of 2028 to be shown during each orientation session

  • Provide community management support by communicating with followers and addressing questions in the inbox in a timely and professional manner.

  • Create, edit and post high-quality assets that thoughtfully and creatively engage the FYE followers.

  • Perform other functions in support of the Orientation program such as speaking on a panel and other duties as assigned.

  • Attend all of the non-negotiable and mandatory Orientation program commitments listed in the “Required Dates” tab.

To apply for the Orientation Content Creator position:

  • You must be able to attend all of the non-negotiable and mandatory Orientation Leader commitments listed in the “Required Dates” tab.

  • You must currently be an undergraduate student at Boston College.

  • You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.

  • You must have a demonstrated interest in social media and/or videography and a desire to serve incoming students and their parents/guardians.

  • Spring Planning: Given the planning required for Orientation Content Creation, in coordination with other staff members in FYE, the Orientation Content Creators will need to make themselves available for two spring brainstorming and planning meetings. Additionally, the Content Creation Team will be required to be available to work on social media planning, posting and community management during the months of April and May. This spring social media work will be compensated on an hourly basis. 

Required Dates

If you are unable to attend any of the meetings below, unfortunately, you cannot apply to be on the Orientation Team as all the meetings below are mandatory. 

Non-negotiable program dates & times:

Orientation Retreat & Training

  • May 21 - 23 (Retreat)
  • May 28 - 31 (Training)
  • June 3 - 7 (Training)
  • August 16 (Session 7 Training)

7 Orientation Sessions (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

  • June 9 - 11 (Session 1)
  • June 16 - 18 (Session 2)
  • June 23 - 25 (Session 3)
  • June 30 - July 2 (Session 4)
  • July 14 - 16 (Session 5)
  • July 21 - 23 (Session 6)
  • Aug 18 - 20 (Session 7)

Orientation Team Development Sessions (Wednesday evenings)

  • June 12 - 6 - 8 PM
  • June 26 - 6 - 8 PM
  • July 17 - 6 - 8 PM

Compensation & Benefits

  • Summer Housing: On-campus individual summer housing will be provided to the Orientation Leaders from the end of finals through Orientation session 6 (Wednesday, July 24, 2024). No housing is provided, for the three week period between July 26 - August 15. Orientation Leaders must move into Boston College fall on-campus or off-campus housing on August 16, 2024 in order to be present for Session 7 responsibilities.

  • Food: During the retreat, training, development sessions, and Orientation sessions, meals will be provided.

  • Compensation: A stipend of $3,000 (pre-tax) will be paid in weekly installments throughout the summer.  

  • Intensive Leadership Development: One of the core elements of the Orientation experience is to access opportunities to reflect individually and with peers, learn from Boston College administrators, participate in team building activities, and receive coaching. Through a retreat, training, and development sessions in tandem with the execution of their role responsibilities, Orientation Leaders will grow in their leadership competencies. 

  • Flexibility: Orientation Leaders can hold part-time jobs, internships or attend summer school classes provided that these additional responsibilities do not interfere with any of the required dates. Please be aware there are limits to the number of hours per week that students can work a secondary summer position through Boston College. Further details will be provided to Orientation Leaders, once hired.

Application Steps

  • Ensure that you are available for all the non-negotiable program dates listed in “Required Dates.” 

  • Carefully read through the role job descriptions, Required Dates, Application Requirements, Application Timeline and Tips sections. 

  • Make requests for someone to fill out the recommendation form on your behalf. 

    • Recommendation #1 - BC Character: This must be a BC administrator, a BC faculty member, advisor, or a professional who works with BC students (ie. Pulse placement supervisor) who can speak to your character and qualifications as a member of the Orientation Team. This recommendation may not come from another undergraduate student. Recommendations are due January 20, 2023.

  • NOTE: You will receive an automated email when your recommendations have been received.
  • Open the Orientation Leader Application.

  • Enter your BC credentials (the username and password that you use for Agora) and select “Sign In” to proceed.

  • Read the instruction page and select “Apply”

  • Complete the general portion of the application, including the two essay questions.

  • If you are applying for the Content Creator role also fill out the application supplement(s) for the role(s) for which you are applying.

  • Review your application and hit “Submit.” 


  • The application process for serving on the Orientation Team is robust. Here are some tips for managing the process:
  • Quadruple check all dates. Those who serve on the Orientation Team are required to attend every commitment listed without exception. All of the Orientation Team dates listed in the “Required Dates” tab are non-negotiable and mandatory. Before you submit your application, be sure you have no conflicts and can fully commit to the Orientation Team requirements.  
  • Make a plan. Be sure to review the Orientation Team application due dates and requirements. Consider who you want to ask to fill out your recommendations, and map out how you plan to approach fulfilling all the elements of the application.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute… either to start working on your application materials or to ask your recommenders for their recommendations. Your application materials, including your recommendations, are due by 11:59 on January 21, but we encourage you to submit your materials early!
  • Be attentive to your recommendations. Be sure to pay careful attention to the recommendation requirements. You will need to send your two recommenders your Eagle ID number to complete the recommendation form on your behalf, and you will receive an automated email when we have received your recommendations when we have received your recommendations. Don’t forget to reach out early!
  • Be informed & ask questions!  We encourage you to attend the optional information session on either Thursday, November 30 @ 6PM, Wednesday, December 6 @ 6PM, or Wednesday, January 17 @ 6PM. And, don’t hesitate to email us at with any questions you may have.

Past Orientation Teams

Meet past Orientation Team members, from 1995 to last summer!