The Student Experience Office is now accepting applications for Summer Orientation Leaders.

Summer Orientation Leaders work full time from May to September. They are responsible for delivering the Summer Orientation Program to new students and their families. In addition to implementing Summer Orientation, Summer Orientation Leaders will be involved in project work related to one of the following portfolios:

  • Awareness Campaign
    Promotions
  • Community Engagement
  • Digital Marketing
  • Digital Production and Design
  • International & Exchange Orientation Programs
  • Mentorship Initiatives
  • Operations
  • Student Life

For more information, please view the Summer Orientation Leader position descriptions.

All applications must be submitted online by February 28th at 4:00pm.

All candidates must be available for the group interview on the afternoon of Saturday, March 4th.


What is Summer Orientation?

Summer Orientation is a one-day program for new students and their parent(s) or guardian(s). Each session focuses on promoting student academic success and personal development. As the first step in a student’s transition to Carleton University, we strongly encourage all new incoming students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to actively participate.

In addition to receiving a welcome from the President of Carleton University, picking up the student Campus Card and UPASS, doing a campus tour, and attending an all-you-can-eat-lunch at the Fresh Food Company, there will be sessions on the following subjects:

  • Academic Expectations (with a guest faculty member)
  • Academic Support Services
  • Residential Life or Off-Campus living
  • Financing an Education
  • Campus Services (Campus Card, Campus Safety, Health Plan, Involvement Opportunities, Dates and Deadlines)
  • Fall Orientation

While students receive a review of their course selection with an academic advisor, parents and guests will have a chance to attend a session for Supporting Your Student Through Transition, Parent Communication, and FIPPA.


If you have any questions, please contact orientation@carleton.ca