Student Orientation & Transition Programs Student Staff

We are excited about your interest in helping us welcome new Penn Staters to University Park!

The Office for Student Orientation and Transition Programs is looking for diverse, dedicated, enthusiastic, resourceful, and motivated undergraduate students to serve as members of its NSO Check-In Crew. Members of the Check-In Crew will assist incoming Penn State students and their parents and family members in checking-in for their scheduled NSO, as well as assisting the facilitation of academic consultations. 

The NSO Check-In Crew plays a key role in providing a quality transitional experience for all incoming students attending New Student Orientation. Applications for Check-In Crew are currently available. Those interested in applying should visit the website to submit an application. 

Please direct any questions you may have about the NSO Check-In Crew or our application and selection process to

Position Requirements

Interested applicants must be a current Penn State student (undergraduate or graduate) at University Park during the Spring 2015 semester who plans to be enrolled in Fall 2015, and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA.  

Members of the Check-In Crew are free to hold other jobs on- and/or off-campus, as well as to take summer courses, as long as they are able to fulfill their Check-In Crew obligations. If another job is held on-campus, total hours worked in one week may not exceed 40.  Eight (8) Check-In Crew members will from 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday through Thursday, for a total of 15 hours per week; two (2) Check-In Crew members will from 10:00am - 12:00pm, Monday through Friday, for a total of 10 hours per week.

Application Process

Those interested in applying should visit If not automatically directed there, please visit and search job #56343.

As a part of your application, you will be asked to submit an up-to-date resume that includes your work history, campus involvement, and two professional references.  The individuals you list as references should be able to speak to a variety of your skills, and at least one of your references (not both) must be a faculty or staff member from Penn State. Please include an email address and phone number for each reference listed.

Your application must also include a one-page cover letter, which should address the following topics:

  • Your relevant leadership experiences
  • How you can use your personal Penn State story to help others through the transition process
  • How'd you like to grow as a member of our team

For tips on writing a cover letter or creating a resume, you can visit the Penn State Career Services website, or stop by during business hours for a Drop-in counseling session.

All materials must be submitted online through the website. Application materials will be accepted until all positions are full, but preference will be given to applicants who have complete materials and are available for an interview prior to April 3, 2015.  Application materials submitted by any method other than the PSU Jobs site will not be accepted or reviewed.

Selection Process

Applicants will be contacted for an individual interview on a rolling basis. Interviews will be scheduled as soon as all application materials are complete. Individual interviews will be held 102 Wagner Building. Dress is business casual.


Compensation is $8.50/hour. Check-In Crew will gain improved work ethic, leadership experience, collaboration, communication, and public speaking skills; and have an opportunity to network with university staff. Check-In Crew attire and gear are provided.