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Join the O-Team

Interested in joining the Orientation Team?

Applications for the 2020-2021 Orientation Team are now closed. Please check back in Fall 2021 for the 2021-2022 application!


Attend an O-Team Meet & Greet!

Join us for a Meet & Greet session to meet current members of the Orientatation Team and learn more about the position and how to apply! Meet & Greets will take place on Zoom, and you can come and go as your schedule allows. RSVP below to receive the link! 

Meet & Greet #1: Friday, October 16, 9:00-10:00 AM
Meet & Greet #2: Tuesday, October 20, 12:00-1:00 PM (U-Hour)
Meet & Greet #3: Wednesday October 28, 4:00-5:00 PM

RSVP for a Meet & Greet!

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in at least 9 units at CSUSM
  • Maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.50
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Cannot be graduating the spring prior the summer serving on the team (unless continuing with a graduate program at CSUSM)

The full list of position qualifications and responsibilities can be found in the job description below. 

Job Description

Benefits of Joining O-Team

  • Knowledge and experiences related to CSUSM’s Co-Curricular Model:
    • Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility
    • Leadership & Interpersonal Development
    • Career & Professional Development
    • Critical Thinking & Ethical Reasoning
    • Holistic Wellness & Self-Efficacy
  • Priority Registration for Fall 2021
  • Breakfast and Lunch during Orientation sessions staffed (for on-campus orientation sessions only)
  • CSUSM apparel (O-Team sweatshirt or jacket, polo, and any other items ordered) 
  • Knowledge of CSUSM campus services and resources
  • Transferable skills to succeed in a multitude of career path
  • Networking opportunities with CSUSM staff and faculty
  • Option to earn Tukwut Leadership Circle (TLC) Leadership Certificate and UNESCO Certificate
  • Lifelong memories!

Application Timeline

November 2: Application priority deadline (*Extended to Monday, November 9)
November 2 - December 4: Individual Interviews
December 8: Group Interview (Date TBD)

Application Checklist

To complete your application, follow the steps below:

1) Complete and submit the New Orientation Team Leader Application

2) Schedule an Individual Interview 

3) Participate in the Group Interview (We will follow up with you regarding the Group Interview once you submit your application.)

Please note that you must finish all three of these steps to complete your application. Applicants with incomplete applications will not be considered for a position on the team. 

For additional questions about joining the CSUSM Orientation Team, please contact New Student & Family Programs at or 760-750-4930.