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Orientation and Transition Staff

Debut Leader (Orientation, Advisement & Registration Staff)

Debut Leaders play a key role in beginning the transition of over 3,000 new students and their families by guiding and leading them through their first experiences at EIU. Debut Leaders have the unique opportunity to be the first face of the University presented to incoming students and families. Individuals selected will participate in various training and leadership development activities as well as be responsible for making new students’ experience during Debut & Prowl fun, eventful, and informative. (This position requires individuals to work at EIU during the summer.)

Senior Prowl Leader (Fall/Spring Transition Staff)

Senior Prowl Leaders play a key role in continuing the transition of over 3,000 new students and their families by guiding and leading new students through their first weeks at EIU. Senior Prowl Leaders will have the opportunity to build relationships, interact with University staff and faulty, and lead a team of
Prowl Leaders. Individuals selected will assist with the selection and training of Prowl Leaders, serve as mentors and role models, and be responsible for making new students’ experience during Prowl fun, eventful, and informative. (This position requires individuals to return to campus 10 days prior to the start of the fall semester and/or 3 days prior to the spring semester.) 

Transfer Transition Leader (Orientation and Transition Staff)

New Student Programs proudly welcomes transfer students and their families to EIU through two unique programs: the Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (Debut) Program and the Transition (Prowl) Program. Transfer Transition Leaders will serve their fellow transfers during both of these programs in a variety of ways including leading small groups, facilitating educational sessions, and being a resource to transfer students in the residence halls. 

How to Apply for the Debut Leader, Senior Prowl Leader, and Transfer Transition Leader Positions:

Download the complete job description and application/selection process here.

  • You will need to provide the names and contact information of two (2) EIU full-time faculty/staff members to serve as references (no graduate or undergraduate students as references).

We are not currently accepting applications.

Interview Process:

The interview process has three steps:

    1.  Individual Interviews: All applicants will have an individual interview with members of the selection committee. Once you submit your application you will be asked to register for an interview time.
    2.  Group Interview: All applicants will participate in the group interview process. The process will have two components: Group Problem Solving: 1) Groups of 4-6 applicants will participate in an activity that requires individuals to work together to solve a problem. 2) Program Development: Groups of 4-6 applicants will participate in an activity that requires individuals to work together to develop a presentation.
    3.  Individual Presentations - Finalists Only: Finalists are required to develop a presentation on one of the following topics: TBA Applicants will have 5-7 minutes to present to the panel.