Jump Start Orientation Leaders

Welcome new students to UBC, build community, and develop leadership skills.


Who can apply?

All current undergraduate students.
Previous Jump Start experience NOT required.

No. of positions available250
Time commitment

All Day: March 23, 2019

Full Time: August 19 - September 3, 2019

*for detailed time requirements for all Orientation Leader positions, please review position descriptions for both the Residence and Collegia programs

Position description

Residence Orientation Leader and Orientation Logistics Leader

Collegia Orientation Leader and Orientation Logistics Leader

Skills developed

Building inclusive communities

Event management

Intercultural understanding

Facilitating collaborative learning

Creative problem solving

Navigating ambiguity



Application Process

The following questions will be required for your application:

  1. Why are you interested in the Orientation Leader role? What do you hope to learn and contribute in your role as an Orientation Leader and why is this important to you?  (MAX 150 Words)
  2. Briefly describe a time that something unexpected happened mid-way through an important project (e.g. classroom, workplace, artistic endeavor, etc.). Please ensure to touch on the situation, what your action was, and the result of the situation. What did you learn? (MAX 150 Words)
  3. As an Orientation Leader, you will be working with new-to-UBC students from diverse backgrounds, with diverse knowledge and experiences. How would you foster community with a group of new-to-UBC students? (MAX 150 Words)

The answers to the above questions and basic demographic information can be uploaded via the link below.

Applications for this role are now closed.