OTeam Selection

OTeam Requirements

Students who are interested in applying for Penn State’s OTeam must meet the following requirements:

  • be a current full-time undergraduate student who plans to be enrolled at University Park in fall 2019
  • obtain at least 24 credits by the end of spring 2019
  • maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA

OTeam Selection Process

Orientation Leader

Recruitment and selection of Penn State’s Orientation Leaders takes place each fall semester. Interested students apply and participate in selection in October and November to allow enrollment in our required training course (HIED 303), offered in the spring semester.

  • Submit an up-to-date resume to psu.jobs.
  • Attend an OTeam Info Session. 
  • Participate in an individual interview. 

Welcome Crew

In the spring, we recruit Penn State’s Welcome Crew. We’ll have more details in spring 2019.

OTeam Commitments

Part of deciding to apply to be a member of the OTeam is knowing what is required of you. We’ll cover this information in person, but to help you plan please note that successful applicants will:

Orientation Leader

  • enroll in and successfully complete HIED 303
  • participate in our spring training retreat
  • be available for New Student Orientation May 2019-August 2019 (including weekends).

Welcome Crew

  • attend weekly trainings and meetings to prepare for NSO and Fall Welcome Week (2 hours/week starting after spring break, up until the first NSO program)
  •  be available for New Student Orientation May 2019-August 2019 (including weekends).