USF's "Get Oriented" Team
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Meet our 2014 - 15 GO Team!
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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.
GO Team members receive a stipend, early move-in during August for on-campus residents, and significant leadership training. 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.
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.
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.
2014 Team Leaders
Alexa De La Torre
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"I love being a Team Leader and working with such great, supportive individuals. I could not imagine my USF experience without GO Team; it has allowed me to learn so much about USF."
– Carmen Fernandez, GO Team Leader 2010
"I've always wanted to be a productive college student. I've always wanted to make a difference by helping others and working with different types of people. GO Team has allowed me to do that while more importantly helping me build relationships that I will cherish for years to come and grow as an individual. I would recommend it to anyone because these people have become like family to me."
– Chris Johnson, GO Team Leader 2010
"Being an Orientation Leader on GO Team made me realize how much I like being a leader, specifically in our campus community, and has made me eager to find more opportunities to be a leader at USF." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2012
"I will always take on a new sense of leadership and a great start to my second year at USF. I love the people I got to know and know we will always be best friends. Also, I will now always have these leadership skills that I have learned." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2011
"I grew to love USF even more. I became proud to call USF my home. I created close ties to the community and lifelong friends." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2011
"I feel like I am a better leader and am more involved on campus. GO Team had a great energy that will stay with me forever." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2011
"Being on GO Team made me more of a leader on campus. I also feel more involved in the USF community. I love that I can have an impact on the future generation of Dons by being their first guide/mentor/friend at USF." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2012
"As an Orientation Leader at USF, I learned many skills for my role as a student leader. In particular, I learned more information about campus resources, how to effectively play a significant role within a team, how to effectively manage a variety of situations, and I increased my public speaking abilities. My role as an Orientation Leader helped me to become a stronger and more involved member of the USF community." Orientation Leader, GO Team 2012
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If you have any questions about serving on the team or the orientation leader application process, please Contact GO Team »