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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 transferable 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!


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. 

Information Sessions

Join our Orientation Leader Instagram Live Info Session on Monday, January 10, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. This session will be recorded and saved to our Instagram profile for future reference. Find us at @sixthcollege Sixth College Instagram.

Application

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.

You are responsible for notifying your reference they may be contacted at the end of February for further information, if needed.

Mandatory Dates

SPRING QUARTER TRAININGS

  • Trainings
    • Weekly on Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. during spring quarter; this will either be virtual or hybrid depending upon COVID-19.
  • Retreat
    • Saturday, May 7, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. (tentative)
  • Possible summer dates TBD

FALL TRAINING

  • Orientation Leader Pre-Session Training 
    • Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, September 9, 2022,  time TBD

ORIENTATION

  • Sunday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and including some Fall Quarter 2022 responsibilities

Returning Orientation Leaders

Returning Orientation Leaders (ROLs) help to create the first impression of Sixth College to our new students (First Years and Transfers) and their parents and families. Sixth College ROLs 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. As former Orientation Leaders (OLs), ROLs have a wealth of knowledge to help new and returning OLs successfully serve incoming Sixth College students.

Information Sessions

Join our Orientation Leader Instagram Live Info Session on Monday, January 10, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. This session will be recorded and saved to our Instagram profile for future reference. Find us at @sixthcollege Sixth College Instagram.

Application

References

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

Mandatory Dates

SPRING QUARTER TRAININGS

  • Trainings
    • Weekly on Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. during spring quarter; this will either be virtual or hybrid depending upon COVID-19.
  • Retreat
    • Saturday, May 7, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. (tentative)
  • Possible summer dates TBD

FALL TRAINING

  • Orientation Leader Pre-Session Training 
    • Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, September 9, 2022,  time TBD

ORIENTATION

  • Sunday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and including some Fall Quarter 2022 responsibilities 

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

The 2022 Senior Orientation Leader Application is currently NOT open.

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. 

Mandatory Dates

SPRING QUARTER TRAININGS

  • Trainings
    • Weekly on Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons; 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. during spring quarter; this will either be virtual or hybrid depending upon COVID-19.
  • Retreat
    • Saturday, May 7, 2022, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.. (tentative)
  • Possible summer dates TBD

FALL TRAINING

  • Orientation Leader Pre-Session Training 
    • Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, September 9, 2022,  time TBD

ORIENTATION

  • Sunday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 21, 2022, and including some Fall Quarter 2022 responsibilities 

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.

The 2022 Orientation Intern Application is currently NOT open.

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