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Link Staff 2017-18

Current students, apply to be a member of the Link staff for the incoming Class of 2021!

What Is Link Staff?

Link staff members welcome new students to campus with a sign reading Honk if you love ColgateEach year a group of dedicated students leaders assist with welcoming new students to campus and easing their transition to Colgate. If you are looking to make a positive impact on campus, please consider applying to one or more of the following positions.

Available Positions

APPLY NOW We are now accepting applications for the three positions listed below. The application deadline is 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 1st.

Orientation Coordinators

Job description
Orientation Coordinators (OCs) assist with all aspects of new student orientation. They coordinate and execute most of the marquee events during orientation, including Arrival Day, Colgate Conversations, and New Student Convocation. OCs also respond to questions from new students, parents, and on-campus constituents throughout orientation. Full job description
Fall 2017 arrival commitment
Orientation Coordinators return to campus on Tuesday, August 22nd and will be able to move into their residence hall early.

Link staff (working primarily with first-year students)

Job description
Link Staff serve as volunteer mentors to help ease new students’ academic, personal, and social transition to Colgate. Each member of Link Staff is matched with a group of up to 18 new students and provides resources and support to new students throughout the academic year. The position involves both group and individual meetings with your new students, as well as planning events, and working closely faculty members and Deans to help support new students. Full job description
Fall 2017 arrival commitment
Link Staff return to campus on Friday, August 18th and will be able to move into their residence hall early. Any Link Staff living off-campus will need to make arrangements with their landlord to arrive early.

Link Staff (working primarily with transfer students)

Job description
Link Staff serve as volunteer mentors for new transfer students to help ease their academic, personal, and social transition to Colgate. Links in this role will be matched with a group of new transfer students to provide resources and support throughout the academic year. The position involves both group and individual meetings with new students, event planning, and working closely with the Administrative Dean and faculty assigned to new transfer students. Given the unique experience of transferring to a new university, preference in the application process will be given to students that also transferred to Colgate. Full job description
Fall 2017 arrival commitment
Link Staff return to campus on Friday, August 18th and will be able to move into their residence hall early. Any Link Staff living off-campus will need to make arrangements with their landlord to arrive early.

Questions?

Please contact Administrative Dean Sarah H. Jones at shjones@colgate.edu.

The Link staff is integral in welcoming and orienting new students and parents to campus. Link staffers form tight bonds with their peers, and with the students they mentor. Links staffers with President Brian W. Casey on the Quad.