Orientation Employment Opportunities

Sixth College Orientation

Sixth College Orientation hires close to 50 students every year to serve in various positions that directly support our orientation program. Our Orientation Leaders (OLs), Senior OLs, and Orientation Intern instill Sixer/Triton pride, lay the foundation for student success, and welcome new students and families to the Sixth College family while gaining valuable leadership skills!

Benefits of working with the Sixth College Orientation Program:

  • Gain/improve skills in public speaking and group facilitation
  • Learn more about the history and traditions of Sixth and UCSD
  • Build relationships with other student leaders and Sixth College staff
  • Gain/improve transferrable skills in the areas of time and project management, conflict resolution, diversity and social justice education, and problem solving that you can take with you to other positions on campus and your post-graduate pursuits!

Any student who is currently enrolled at UCSD is eligible to apply, and we strongly encourage Commuter and Transfer students to apply to the OL position!

If you’re on social media, stay up-to-date and get tips for the application/selection process by checking out #BeA6thOL.


Orientation Leaders (New)

Sixth College Orientation Leaders (OLs) help to create the first impression of Sixth College to our new students (First Years and Transfers) and their parents and families. Sixth College Orientation Leaders serve as role models to our new students while introducing them to campus and helping them transition into the academic year eager to engage in and contribute to the Sixth College and UC San Diego communities. 

OL Selection Timeline (PDF)

Information Sessions

Attend an optional information session to learn more about the position and speak with past OLs about their experience.

Information Session 1: Tuesday, January 24; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Sixth College Dogghouse (next to Gilman Parking Structure)
Information Session 2: Wenesday, January 25; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Sixth College Dogghouse (next to Gilman Parking Structure)

*Both sessions are identical, you do not need to attend both.

Application

Applications are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. You must turn in the application to the Sixth College Front Desk (in the Hub, 2nd floor of Pepper Canyon Hall) OR email your application to sixthorientation@ucsd.edu by this time.

Please follow the link below to the application on Port Triton and refer to the "How to Apply" section on the righthand side. 

Apply Here

References

You must have one (1) reference for your application. The following people are acceptable references for your orientation application:

  • UCSD Orientation Leader
  • UCSD Resident Assistant
  • UCSD faculty or staff (advisors, supervisors, mentors, etc.)
  • Community College faculty or staff (advisors, supervisors, mentors, etc.)
    • References from Community Colleges are only acceptable for Transfer Students.
  • High school advisor or teacher
    • It is strongly advised that only applicants in their first year at UCSD use a high school reference, unless the applicant has maintained an active connection with the reference writer and their high school.

All references are due by Friday, February 10, 2017, but we strongly advise that you ask your references now if they are willing to complete the form for you. You will not have access to the reference that is submitted for you.

You are responsible for providing your reference with the recommendation form (provided on the last 2 pages of the application). 

Returning Orientation Leaders

In addition to serving as role models for new students, Returning Orientation Leaders (OLs) bring experience and skills to our program that provide an example to our new Orientation Leaders. They serve as role models of student success to new students and new OLs, and are relied on by staff to provide guidance and context during training and recruitment for new OLs. Returning OLs will participate in all aspects of the program and assist with the mentorship of new OLs.

Information Sessions

Returning OL applicants are encouraged to attend informational to learn about changes and updates to the Sixth College Orientation program.

Information Session 1: Tuesday, January 24; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Sixth College Dogghouse (next to Gilman Parking Structure)
Information Session 2: Wenesday, January 25; 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Sixth College Dogghouse (next to Gilman Parking Structure)

*Both sessions are identical, you do not need to attend both.

Application

Applications are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. You must turn in the application to the Sixth College Front Desk (in the Hub, 2nd floor of Pepper Canyon Hall) OR email your application to sixthorientation@ucsd.edu by this time.

Please follow the link below to the application on Port Triton and refer to the "How to Apply" section on the righthand side. 

Apply Here

References

Because we have directly observed the work during your previous appointment as an Orientation Leader, you are not required to submit references. 

Senior Orientation Leaders

Sixth College Senior Orientation Leaders (SOLs) play an integral leadership role in the Sixth College Orientation program. As former Orientation Leaders (OLs), SOLs have a wealth of knowledge to help new and returning OLs successfully serve incoming Sixth College students. SOLs assist with various aspects of OL training and are the first point of contact for OLs and a liaison between OLs and Sixth College professional staff during Orientation.

Application

Applications are due on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 4:00 pm. You must turn in the application to the Sixth College Front Desk (in the Hub, 2nd floor of Pepper Canyon Hall) OR email your application to sixthorientation@ucsd.edu by this time.

Please follow the link below to the application on Port Triton and refer to the "How to Apply" section on the righthand side. 

Apply Here

References

Because we have directly observed the work during your previous appointment as an Orientation Leader and/or Returning OL, you are not required to submit references. 

Orientation Intern

The Orientation Intern works closely with our professional staff throughout the year on orientation logistics (meals, reservations, rentals, etc.) and plays a major role in our communication with students and families about the Sixth College Orientation Program. Applicants for this position should be creative and have strong administrative and organizational skills.

We are currently not hiring for this position.

Contact Us

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00AM-12:00PM
1:00PM-4:30PM

Pepper Canyon Hall (map),
2nd Floor
Phone: (858) 246-1997
Fax: (858) 822-5999

Mailing address:
Sixth College
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0054
La Jolla, CA 92093-0054

Email:sixthorientation@ucsd.edu