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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.

Are you looking for a meaningful job? Apply to work for CFYE!

SOAR welcomes more than 16,000 new students and family members each year, and we could not do it without our amazing student leaders on SOAR staff. If you are a current UW-Madison undergraduate student, you can work for SOAR and help welcome the next class of incoming Badgers!

1) Choose your position (apply for either or both positions)

Orientation Assistants answer phone calls, emails and help manage SOAR’s daily program operations.

New Student Leaders speak at orientation sessions, lead small discussion groups, and visit with students and parents during social time.

Undergraduate Teaching Fellows work during the school year and assist in teaching a first-year seminar alongside a professional instructor. This is a great way to gain experience in teaching and planning lessons. While this is not a SOAR job, it does include a lot of contact with new students. Please click the position link for full details.

2) Learn the Job Details (Applicable to SOAR jobs)

  • Rate of pay is $12.00/hour
  • Work is part time in the spring, full time in summer
  • Discounted summer housing is available
  • Over 30 positions need to be filled
  • We love enthusiasm for new students and UW
  • If you’re unsure, please apply anyway. We’d like to get to know you!

3) Apply at
The application will require you to enter personal information and submit a résumé. Applications are due by noon on Saturday, February 5, 2022.

Questions? We can help!

Questions about the application process for any of our positions? Email our front desk staff at