Orientation team offers Nicholls State U. students a way to network

By Mike Cartozzo

Nicholls Worth, Nicholls State U. via UWIRE

The Office of Admissions is accepting applications until Sept. 10 from students who are interested in becoming orientation leaders.

Layne Lirette, business junior and orientation leader from Bourg, said students interested in joining the team go through a process of filling out an application, interviewing as a group and then a second individual interview. Orientation team applicants must be full-time students with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Orientation team members help new and transfer students accomplish everything they need to do to get started at Nicholls, including completing their registration.

The personal benefits of working on the team include meeting many invaluable contacts with Nicholls administration, faculty and staff, according to the 2010-2011 orientation leader application.

“I think everybody should do it,” Lirette said. “It looks really good on a resume, and you get to meet a lot of new people.”

Lirette said the orientation team helps students at Nicholls with the process of integration into the University by giving them tours of campus.

Members of the orientation team also participate in the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop, or SROW, in March.

“It is a weekend of fun,” Lirette said.

David Deroche, general studies junior from Montegut, said working as an orientation leader is a great experience.

“You meet new people, and it’s an easy way to network,” Deroche said. “You’re able to help people who are in the same situation that you were once in.”

Deroche said he enjoys being a part of the team so much that he plans on applying again after his year commitment is over.

“It is an experience of a lifetime,” Deroche said. “You would never think a job could be so fun.”

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