Get Oriented (GO) Team
USF's "Get Oriented" Team
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What is GO Team?
GO Team Orientation Leaders serve as part of an amazing cohort of students who act as leaders, mentors, and guides for the incoming class of USF students. They play a leading role in the coordination and implementation of New Student Orientation.
What are the benefits of serving on GO Team?
GO Team members move-in early during August for on-campus residents, receive significant leadership training, and meet lots of new people. Giving back to USF by serving on GO Team is a rewarding experience. New students and their families rely on current students to provide a unique perspective on the transition to college.
What does the training entail?
The training includes leadership development, facilitation skills, USF spirit, the history of USF and Jesuit traditions, campus resources, academic advising, and more. Serving on GO Team can also be a springboard to taking on more advanced leadership roles across campus, such as Team Leader, Resident Advisor, Admissions Ambassador, and more.
What are Team Leaders?
Team Leaders are responsible for planning and coordination of community group meetings, evening events, information booth, transfer student sessions, and more. Their service starts in the spring and they help to recruit and train the Orientation Leaders. Team Leaders have already served on GO Team prior to the start of their service and help new Orientation Leaders in their role during New Student Orientation.
What do students say about GO Team?
"The most beneficial thing I learned as an Orientation Leader was how to have confidence when leading a group. I was nervous about having my own floor to lead, but having a partner and being fully prepared helped a lot. I learned a lot about USF, and gave me a lot more school pride than I'd ever had." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2015
"The most beneficial thing that I learned from serving as an Orientation Leader is that comfortability is key. When new students are going through orientation, everyone is so nervous and overwhelmed that often times it's hard to get comfortable. So sometimes it's best to not have such high energy and force people to talk and go crazy. Sometimes it's best if you can calm down and just talk to people. I realized that it's okay to go off-route, to just talk and hang out if that's what the situation calls for. I guess the most beneficial thing I learned was how to read a crowd and change my leadership style based on it." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2015
"The most beneficial I learned from serving as an Orientation Leader is that I was able to understand that everyone has a different story and it is important to recognize we all come from different backgrounds. I learned that it is important to listen to others and understand their unique background and experiences." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2015
If you have any questions about serving on the team or the orientation leader application process, please Contact GO Team.