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Employment

The Center for the First-Year Experience hires over 130 student employees each year for paid internship and staff positions. Student employees can expect to gain valuable leadership knowledge, improve communication and facilitation skills, and have fun representing UW-Madison to incoming, first-year, and transfer students. All of our student positions help develop leadership skills, provide experience working on a team and require strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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SOAR New Student Leader ($12/hour, 24 positions available)

The Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program, operated by the Center for the First Year Experience (CFYE), welcomes more than 16,000 students and family members across more than 30 sessions during the summer months. New Student Leaders (NSL) are essential members of the SOAR Programming Team, which is the public-facing team that helps ensure the entire SOAR program runs smoothly. The NSL team directly supports the newest class of Badgers and their families during their transition to UW-Madison.

Applications open from now until noon on January 31, 2020.

SOAR Orientation Assistant ($12/hour, 9 positions available)

The Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program, operated by the Center for the First Year Experience (CFYE), welcomes more than 16,000 students and family members across more than 30 sessions during the summer months. Orientation Assistants directly support the newest class of Badgers and their families during their transition to UW-Madison throughout their employment and help ensure the entire SOAR program runs smoothly.

Applications open from now until noon on January 31, 2020. Apply at the link above or read the job description as a PDF: OA Job Description 2020.

Transfer Student Coordinator ($12/hour, 8 positions available)

The Transfer Transition Program is seeking candidates who are adaptable, creative, organized and attentive to detail, have exceptional oral and written communication skills, and are able to work independently and in a team-oriented setting. Transfer Student Coordinators work closely with Transfer Transition Program Interns & professional staff with a focus on skill building in the following tasks:

  •  Peer Mentorship, Community Building & Facilitation
  • Strategic Communication & Outreach
  • Tasks: Program Management, Logistics & Event Planning

Applications open from now until noon on January 26, 2020. Apply at the link above.

Our Wisconsin Student Facilitator ($12/hour, 45 positions available)

Our Wisconsin is an inclusion program developed to build community on our diverse campus. Individuals who are committed to positively impacting campus climate and looking to expand their knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues would be a great fit as student facilitators, who help incoming students navigate social identity on campus. 

Applications open now through noon on February 7, 2020. Apply at the link above.

Wisconsin Experience Teaching Fellow ($12/hour, 30+ positions available)

Undergraduate teaching fellows co-teach a section of CP125: The Wisconsin Experience Seminar with a member of academic staff or faculty. The fellow also holds weekly office hours in the Center for the First-Year Experience space, and may do other tasks related to academic engagement as assigned. This position is perfect for someone who is passionate about supporting peer learning and college transition. Fellows will enhance group facilitation and teaching skills, develop positive relationships with new students, and learn to co-teach.

Applications open now through noon on February 7, 2020. Apply at the link above.

Questions? We can help!

Questions about the application process for any of our positions? Email our front desk staff at newstudent@studentlife.wisc.edu.