Student Transitions & Orientation

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Student Leadership Opportunities

The Office of Student Transitions & Orientation offers two leadership roles within student orientation: Orientation Leader and Mustang Corral Guides.

Orientation Leaders

15 Orientation Leaders are selected each fall to help implement the two-step orientation process-AARO and Mustang Corral.  Orientation Leaders facilitate small groups during AARO and help prepare new Mustangs for life at SMU.  The Orientation Leaders also plan and execute Mustang Corral.  Orientation Leaders complete the Orientation Leadership Institute and live and work on campus from the beginning of June through the start of classes.

Leadership Application

View the 2017 Job Description! Our applications are now closed for 2017 Orientation Leader. Look for Mustang Corral Guide applications in the spring!

Mustang Corral Guides 

200 Mustang Corral Guides are selected each spring to help implement Mustang Corral. Mustang Corral Guides facilitate various aspects of the Mustang Corral, which encompasses everything from Move-In to Convocation. Mustang Corral Guides participate in training programs to prepare them for small group leadership, educate them on SMU facts and incoming student questions, as well as provide them with an understanding of effective group facilitation.

What are we looking for?

The Office of Student Transitions & Orientation is seeking a diverse group of undergraduate students who are committed to helping new students transition into the University.  Orientation Leaders must display excellent leadership skills as well as the ability to work well with faculty, staff, students, and family members.  Candidates must be in good judicial standing with the university and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.  Prior student leader experience is not required.