Orientation Leaders – The Application Process
Lots of people apply to be an orientation leader. It’s a fun way to meet new people, have a great time, and pad your resume in the process. For some, however, the orientation leader application serves not as a stepping stone on the path to helping quivering 1Ls find their way, but as a canvas on which one can finger paint his or her wildest fantasies. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at one of the more creative applications sent in last year:
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application. This application will be used to supplement an interview that will take place March 12. Maximum 3 pages please.
- Which position(s) are you applying for?
____ QC Core
____ Upper Year Buddy Coordinator (UYBC)
This one QC Leader
- List three attributes you possess that would make you an ideal QC Core/ UYBC/QC Leader.
- What ideas do you have for Law Orientation? What could be improved upon from last year, and what would you like to see again?
Improvement: Law orientation!!!!
I would like to see again: That law games park/bouncing castle day.
- If you could pick a song to be the soundtrack of you life what would it be?
What Doesn’t Kill You: Kelly Clarkson
- What did you learn in your first year that you would like to pass on to the incoming class?
I think I learned to walk and eat and would be happy to pass those lessons on in the case that members of the incoming…oh, you mean in my first year of law school, I learned not to write using run on sentences the professors hate them and they never sound as good as they do in your head.
- In one sentence, describe your favourite thing about Queen’s Law.
One favourite thing and one sentence? That cannot be done. This must be a trick question. You almost had me there, Sierra.
- Suggest a ‘theme’ for Orientation for the class of 2017?
I was thinking we have an ‘undergrad orientation week’ theme for our law orientation. We can split groups into faculties (like engineering, health science, music, etc.) and make up cheers. We can also split groups into residences which we will make up (like Radcliff Hall and Dingleberry House) and we can break those groups into floors and put the people on floors into rooms based on the type of residence they’re in. (For example, Radcliff is a suite-style so four people will each share a common room and two bathrooms, whereas Dingleberry is a traditional-style two beds per room one bathroom per floor. Students from Dingleberry will complain at first but by the end of orientation they will be happy with the close and lasting relationships they built).
If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Sierra Bilyk (firstname.lastname@example.org) or James Clinton (email@example.com).
Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application!
RECEIVED SOON AFTER THE APPLICATION WAS SUBMITTED:
Thank you for submitting an application to be involved with Orientation for the Class of 2017.
We have reviewed your application and unfortunately are unable to offer you an interview spot. We had an overwhelming volume of fantastic applications this year. We were very impressed by the wonderful ideas and enthusiasm that were evident in every application, which made it a very competitive process.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you very much for your interest.
The Orientation Committee