Jump Start Orientation Leaders & Orientation Logistics 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 28, 2020

Full Time: August 24 - September 8, 2020

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

Position description
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 and/or Orientation Logistics Leader role? What do you hope to learn and contribute through this experience and why? (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 or Orientation Logistics 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 to the link below. Please note: applicants only need to fill out one application survey even if they are interested in both Collegia and Residence streams of Jump Start and/or both Orientation Leader and Orientation Logistics Leader roles.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, January 5th, 2020.

Applications for this role are now closed.