Leadership Opportunities

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Start the Tradition

Become part of the newest tradition on campus, by creating a lasting legacy for incoming students! Welcome Leaders will serve as a crucial guide for 10,000+ new students through the Longhorn Welcome Signature Events. Welcome Leaders act as positive role models as new Longhorns transition to the UT Austin campus and Longhorn life!

 

START THE TRADITION.

Longhorn Welcome is The University of Texas Austin's official welcome for all incoming Longhorns. This campus-wide initiative takes place during the first weeks of the fall semester featuring 12 Signature Events as well as dozens of other events hosted by various campus partners. All events are created to help new students meet their peers, gain valuable resources, and celebrate UT Austin’s culture and tradition! 

Job Responsibilities Include: 

  • Guide students through Longhorn Welcome Signature Events.
  • Serve as a resource for new students by answering questions and by providing a welcoming presence.
  • Assist campus professionals with simple set up and break down of events.

Qualifications:

  • Welcome Leaders are enthusiastic, flexible, positive, and happily display UT Austin pride and spirit!
  • Available to work during scheduled training, meetings, and select events during Longhorn Welcome.
  • Been enrolled at UT Austin for at least one semester
  • Must intend to be enrolled in UT Austin courses for the fall 2019 semester.
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Time Commitment: 

Date

Activity

Time Commitment 

Wednesday April 17-Thursday, April 18

Group Interview

1 Hour

Sunday, April 28

Training

3 Hours

Thursday, August 22

Pre-Longhorn Welcome Meeting 

1.5 Hours

Friday, August 23-Wednesday, September 4

Longhorn Welcome 

10 Hours

Perks: 

All Welcome Leaders will receive the following for their work and time commitment:

  • VIP access to all Signature Events like the DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.
  • Free Longhorn Welcome T-shirt uniquely created for Welcome Leaders.
  • Professional development opportunities to build leadership skills, create positive relationships with new students and work with UT Austin staff.

For more information, contact Kayleigh Damphousse at Kayleigh.Damphousse@austin.utexas.edu or call New Student Services (512) 471-3304.