Orientation Leadership Roles

Ways to get Involved

The Talk

The Talk is a USD tradition that began in 2013. Each year, a rising junior or senior is selected amongst a competitive applicant pool to address the incoming students and their families at the New Student & Family Welcome during OLÉ! Weekend. This is an opportunity to capture the undergraduate experience for students at USD and inspire new students to make the most of their time in college. 

To be considered, students must submit a one-page introduction (approximately 300 words) of their proposed speech. Applicants are encouraged to include their feelings, reflections, and lessons learned, while also providing inspiration and direction to new students. The objective is for students and their families to recognize that there is no perfect path to attaining a degree, but rather, that the challenges students often experience lead to perseverance, growth, and personal development.

The criteria to audition are listed below:

  • Be in good standing with conduct and Res Life
  • Be available for auditions on May 7th during Torero Hours
  • Be able to return to USD no later than August 30, 2019
  • Be available August 31, 2019

Please email your draft of the opening speech to andrealgarcia@sandiego.edu by Friday, April 26th at midnight.

OLE! Team

photo of OLE! Team members

OLE! Team is a student team that helps support the logistics and events side of orientation! This role is of the utmost importance in making sure orientation goes smoothly and that everyone has a positive experience.

Recruitment has currently closed for OLE! Team 2019. Thank you to all who applied! 

Summer Assistantships in the Orientation Office

Each summer, the orientation office hires two to three student assistants to ensure excellent customer service via phone and email and to assist staff with projects. This is a great summer position for students who have another part time position or want to dip their toes into working in higher education. Hiring occurs in early May, with work beginning in June.