Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Journal or Book Title

The Journal of College orientation and Transition

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

19

Last Page

34

Abstract

Undergraduate student orientation leaders play a vital role in many new student orientation programs. Although the leaders assume many responsibilities, little is known about how these students benefit from this experience. This qualitative study examined what students learned from being student orientation leaders. Students' learning occurred in four areas: interpersonal growth, skill development, understanding of others, and understanding of the institution. Results of this study highlight the benefit of incorporating upper division leaders into orientation programs. In addition, it illustrates how new student programs provide a valuable experience for upper-division continuing students as well as new students in transition.

Comments

This is article is from The Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 2012 20(1); 19-34. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

NODA Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS