Office of Student Life

Student Activities

Get Involved Panels

Now Hiring for Summer 2024

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Position Description

Calling all involved Buckeyes! The Ohio Union and Student Activities team is seeking students who can share their involvement journey and experiences with new first year students during summer orientation. We are assembling a team of paid student staff to join the staff facilitators in leading the Get Involved sessions of orientation this summer from the end of May through the end of July. Get Involved Panel Assistants directly support summer orientation for new first year students by sharing their expertise and personal journey as an involved Ohio State student during presentation and panel sessions per week throughout orientation. Panelists will assist with presentation delivery and the overall hosting of the session from start to finish by distributing promo items and checking students in, contributing to the presentation and panel, and supporting the wrap-up process during each session.

Any undergraduate student, including graduating seniors, are encouraged to apply. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is looking for an easy and fun way to earn a small number of hours of paid employment per week and is excited to help the next generation of Buckeyes get involved.  

This is a paid position at $13/hour and is located in-person at the Columbus campus.


Students should expect to be available from 5:45-7:45 p.m. on at least two weeknights between Monday-Thursday during the following weeks:

May 28 - May 30 [None on Monday]
June 3 - June 6
June 10 - June 13
[None the week of June 17]
June 24 - June 27
[None the week of July 1]
July 8 - July 11
July 15 - July 18
July 22 - July 25

Hiring timeline:

  • Submit your application via Microsoft Forms by following the link above. 
  • Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. Students invited for an interview will be asked to complete a 20-minute interview via Zoom.
  • If selected for the role, you will be asked to submit your hiring documentation in Ohio State's HR system, Workday, which will have time-sensitive components. 
    • If you are graduating in May, the entire HR hiring process must be completed prior to the May 1, 2024 graduation date.

Required training and onboarding schedule:

  • Team onboarding meeting date/time to be determined by team schedule availability between May 8-May 15
  • Rehearsal Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.; Panelists will need to attend two out of the three nights of rehearsal. 
  • All training and meetings are paid time.

Panelist scheduling and hours:

  • On each scheduled shift, welcoming students and distributing promo items occurs from 5:45-6:30 p.m., the presentation and panel Q&A is from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and panelist dismissal will be at 7:45 p.m.
  • It is expected that students scheduled for a session arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. and leave no earlier than 7:45 p.m. 
  • A panelist should expect to schedule a minimum of 2 hours per week and a maximum of 8 hours per week of panelist time, which is calculated by number of panels one is scheduled for as each one is 2 hours per night of orientation (Monday-Thursday weekly).
  • Flexible scheduling of dates can be negotiated based on other summer commitments. The number of sessions and weekly hours are dependent on individual schedules and will be set in May when all team availability is collected.
  • Students wanting additional hours outside of the orientation sessions may request up to 4 hours per week of "project time" that supports the administrative needs and planning of the Get Involved program.
    • Project time may be available during the two off-weeks during orientation if desired.

Email Brooke Olson at with questions about this opportunity.