- Working long hours
- Liking talking more than, say, sleeping
- Having fun and working hard (which may seem like the same thing)
- Having co-workers who are also your friends
- Being a team player
- Being open-minded
- Being passionate
There are also fun times during training. The thing to remember is that your training is crucial to preparing you for the summer.
- Counsel one-on-one
- Give presentations
- Facilitate discussions
- Lead Tours
- Present workshops
Keep in mind that you don’t have to have any previous counseling experience – that’s what training is for. You don’t have to be involved in lots of UCLA organizations either. It’s helpful to know all the ins and outs of UCLA, but we will train you on that as well.
And you’re going to learn all the academic rules and regulations for UCLA, which is vital to your job (but also cool to know for you and your friends!).
Training will challenge you, but it’s rewarding and fun too. Plus it gives you great experience for positions after you graduate.
As a Gold team member, you live in the residence halls and work full-time during the summer – there’s no time for other committments like summer school or research. If there’s a session, then you’re working. There’s no way around it.
As a Blue team member, your hours can be scheduled around classes or other obligations (and you can request days off if you need them). Although you are not required to work full-time, the ideal candidates would be able to work between 30-40 hours per week during the summer.
Here is an NSA meeting her students for the first time. No matter which position you take, it’s always exciting when students arrive!
After all of that hard work, there’s time for fun off the clock as well. There are lots of great things that the NSTP staff plans throughout the summer. Like…
Hopefully this has given you a better idea of what it’s like to be a part of the New Student & Transition Programs Staff. We encourage you to apply for the Blue or the Gold team member position. Thank you for viewing!
Wednesday, January 9 – Noon, 2340 Ackerman Union
Tuesday, January 15 – 5pm, 230 Covel Commons