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Welcome Week Guide Application

Welcome Week Guides are current full-time students that practice and uphold Penn State Behrend's mission, core values, and school spirit!  The Welcome Week Guides are critical to the success of Welcome Weekend.  Guides serve as an important resource to new and transfer students during Welcome Weekend and throughout their college years at Penn State Behrend.  They welcome all students and their families to the Behrend campus community, facilitate discussions among groups of students and families, assist in the planning and preparation of Welcome Weekend, explain academic opportunities, inform students of the policies and procedures, and prepare students for their new collegiate experience.  Other duties include:

  • Help welcome all new students and their families to Behrend
  • Assist in the coordination of Welcome Weekend events
  • Motivate and encourage participation among all new students
  • Teaching new students about how Behrend works and assists them in becoming involved in the academic and co-curricular life of the College
  • Making sure all Welcome Week programs are exciting, educational and beneficial to participants

Expectations and Qualifications

  • Attend all scheduled meetings and training sessions
  • Continue communication and correspondence with Welcome Weekend Committee throughout the summer
  • Must have a positive attitude and be capable to perform all assigned duties in critical and crucial situations to assure the best possible Welcome Weekend program and working atmosphere
  • Be confident in conducting group discussions, campus tours and presentations, present accurate and candid information to students and families clearly and comfortably in individual and group settings
  • Ability to respond to a wide variety of questions, individuals, circumstances and concerns with patience,  composure, and caring approach
  • Work with Behrend faculty, staff and administration in an enthusiastic and professional manner
  • Serve as role model who respects celebrates diverse campus cultures
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and experience
  • Perform all responsibilities in a punctual, reliable candid and conscientious manner

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