Orientation Leaders


Summer 2018 Orientation Leaders group shot
Orientation Leaders (OL) are amazing student leaders who help make your orientation experience what it is! The OLs are excited to welcome you to Cal State LA, and are dedicated to making your orientation one of the best days possible. The morning of your orientation day, you will be introduced to the entire Orientation Leader team, as well as get a chance to meet your personal OL who will be working with you and your small group throughout the day. OLs are students here, just like you, so be sure to ask them all your questions!

Interested in joining the OL team?

The Orientation Leader position at Cal State LA is a paid student assistant position. We invite students from all years (freshman, second year, etc.), all majors, undergrad and graduate, and all identities and backgrounds to learn more about and apply to join the OL team!
Current Cal State LA students interested in joining the OL team must turn in an application during the fall semester, attend training during the spring semester (if selected), and be available to participate in ALL of the Orientation sessions during the summer.
Instructions to Apply:
  1. Log onto Handshake and create a profile.
  2. Find the Orientation Leader job listing.
  3. Click "apply externally."
  4. Upload the Career Developmenet Center application ONLY.
  5. Click "apply externally"again so it will be sent to our department (New Student and Parent Programs)
  6. Then, submit your supplemental application and letter of recommendation to the New Student and Parent Programs office, Student Affairs Building, room 106. You may also email the supplemental application and letter of recommendatoin to orientation@calstatela.edu
The application deadline for new Orientation Leaders is: November 16, 2018
Check out this slideshow of our 2018 Orientation Leader Team!
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Theora Brown
Orientation Leader Coordinator

Hello! I’m Theora Brown, Orientation Leader Coordinator! I returned to Cal State LA in Fall 2016 to finish my BA in Communication Disorders with a minor in Pan African Studies. I have been working with NSPP for two years and am enjoying my interactions with potential students as well as our incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Kim Belloso
Orientation Leader Coordinator

My name is Kim and I am a third year Psychology major with a minor in Rehabilitation Services. My hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends and exploring. My advice to you all is to get involved! I guarantee that it will open many doors for you as It did for me. 

Laura Cortes Morales
Genius Squad Leader

Hello everyone my name is Laura A. Cortes Morales. Along with being a first generation college student I am also a DACA recipient. I am currently finishing up my B.A. My major is English with a minor in Latin American Studies.

My words to live by are: Si Se Puede!

Mary Pace
Spirit Squad Leader

Greetings, everyone! I am a first-year graduate student at Cal State LA studying English Literature. When I’m not at work or at school, I enjoy long walks in the park, taking pictures, trying new restaurants and browsing for books in bookshops. I am looking forward to Orientation for the summer!

Gaby Pringle
Developer Squad Leader

Hello all, this year I’m graduating with my degree in sociology! To continue my immense passion for education, I hope to pursue a master’s degree and one day become a professor of sociology. Fun fact: I dream of creating a television show and voice acting for one of the characters.

Candy Noriega
TOP Squad Leader

Hello, Candy here! I am a criminal justice and sociology major with minors in psychology and political science. I'm getting ready to graduate and dealing with the frustrations of applying to graduate school. I am involved in multiple aspects of campus life, so if you have any questions, just ask me!