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Apply To Be A Part Of O-Team!

Always O-utstanding. Definitely O-utrageous. Truly O-riginal.

The O-Team is a group of upper-class students who volunteer to help welcome the incoming class of first-year students each year in August and September. Any current Salem State student can apply to be a member of the O-Team as long as they bring a high level of enthusiasm and dedication to welcoming students to the university.

O-Team members are positive role-models for first-year students and possess knowledge of campus resources, student organizations, processes, and university events/activities. The primary mission of O-Team is to ensure that first-year students have a memorable and informative welcome to Salem State University. Apply here.

This year, there will be two different teams of O-Team:

  1. Day of Service, Convocation and FYRE
  2. Convocation and FYRE only

1. O-Team (Day of Service, Convocation and FYRE):

O-Team members within this option volunteer their time to help welcome the incoming class of first-year students in August that participate in the First Year Day of Service. These students would also be expected to participate in Convocation and assist with facilitating First-Year Reading Experience (FYRE) discussion groups. 

Responsibilities for O-Team (Day of Service, Convocation and FYRE):

  • Move-in early (for residential students) and attend mandatory training/team-building (Day of Service and Convocation/ FYRE Track O-Team members) on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
  • Assist in helping First Year Day of Service participants move-in on the afternoon of Thursday, August 27, 2020.
  • Assist in coordinating and implementing the First Year Day of Service for all first year participants (beginning evening of Thursday, August 27–end of the day on Friday, August 28, 2020).
  • Assist with Viking Plunge activities and selected move-in times to residence halls (Saturday, August 29–Sunday, August 30, 2020).
  • Serve as a volunteer during the annual Convocation for incoming class on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
  • Read the FYRE selection over the course of the summer and assist faculty/staff in facilitating a book discussion with an assigned group on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
  • Serve as a resource for students regarding academic, campus services, activities, facilities, and other aspects of Salem State University
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the O-Team and FYE staff.
  • Serve as a role model for first-year students as well as other members of the O-Team and FYE staff.
  • Represent Salem State University and First-Year Experience accurately and positively.

***The schedule of events each member of O-Team helps coordinate will depend on the number of students participating in O-Team each year. FYE is committed to ensuring that the O-Team is refreshed and ready to start the semester on a positive note so the schedule will be built to provide breaks and time off as much as possible.

2. O-Team (Convocation and FYRE Only):

O-team members within this option volunteer their time to help welcome the incoming class of first-year students each year in August and participate in Convocation and assist with facilitating discussion groups specifically.   

Responsibilities for O-Team (Convocation and FYRE only):

  • Regular move-in (for residential students) on Sunday, August 30 or Monday, August 31, 2020.
  • Attend mandatory training/team-building on Monday, August 31, 2020.
  • Serve as a volunteer during the annual Convocation for incoming class on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
  • Read the FYRE selection over the course of the summer and assist faculty/staff in facilitating a book discussion with an assigned group on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
  • Serve as a resource for students regarding academic, campus services, activities, facilities, and other aspects of Salem State University
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the O-Team and FYE staff
  • Serve as a role model for first-year students as well as other members of the O-Team and FYE staff
  • Represent Salem State University and First-Year Experience accurately and positively

***The schedule of events each member of O-Team helps coordinate will depend on the number of students participating in O-Team each year. FYE is committed to ensuring that the O-Team is refreshed and ready to start the semester on a positive note so the schedule will be built to provide breaks and time off as much as possible.

Benefits:

  • That warm fuzzy feeling that comes with making a first-year student smile and feel welcome at their new university!
  • A stylish t-shirt/ tank top as well as other O-Team swag.
  • Early move-in to the residence halls and meals prior to classes starting (only for the O-team working at Day of Service, Convocation and FYRE).
  • A resume-building experience and opportunity for a great reference as you apply for other jobs.

Apply now and learn more about the First-Year Experience office.

Contact
Franklin Chilaka
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