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Orientation Student Advisors


What is an OSA?


New Student Services/Family Outreach employs a diverse team of dedicated and enthusiastic student leaders as Orientation Student Advisors (OSAs) to welcome and assist new students and families with their transition to Western. OSAs lead presentations about campus and community resources, facilitate group activities and discussions, and work collaboratively with peer and professional staff to create a positive orientation experience.

For full information on wages, time-commitment, and minimum qualifications please see our Position Description.

  • OSA Staff Group Photo 2019
    OSA 2019
  • OSA Staff Group Photo 2018
    OSA 2018
  • OSA Staff Group Photo 2017
    OSA 2017
  • OSA Staff Group Photo 2016.
    OSA 2016
  • Group photo of OSA staff 2015 in front of the fountain in red square.
    OSA 2015

OSA Testimony


OSA Sydney Atchinson

"Becoming an OSA was one of the best things I did while here at WWU. Not only did I get the honor to become a part of the incoming student’s orientation and first experiences on our campus, but I was able to grow more as a student. I learned about many more resources on campus, gained job experience and made so many friends." - Sydney Atchison, OSA 2019

OSA Liz Rosales

"Getting to be an OSA has been one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences I have had in college so far. I have gained life skills that benefit me in day to day life. Lastly, the people I worked with were some of the most dedicated and caring people and that made those 6 am mornings something I actually looked forward to!" - Liz Rosales, OSA 2019

OSA Kaitlin Clogston

"I loved being an orientation student advisor this summer because I got to have so much fun making new friends while developing my professional skills too. It's so exciting to help new students on their journey as they start their time here at Western. This was one of the most rewarding jobs I've ever had!" - Kaitlin Clogston, OSA 2019

OSA Hope Harmon

"I have worked for NSSFO for the past two summers, and they've been some of the best summers of my life! Not only did I build great job skills, such as presenting abilities but I also met some of my best friends. Applying to work as an Orientation Advisors was one of the best decisions I made in my college career!" - Hope Harmon, OSA 2019

OSA Tiffany Chamberlain

"Being an Orientation Student Advisor has been a great working experience as a student that allows yourself to create a greater connection to Western. The opportunity to welcome the wave of new students and family members has been a rewarding experience that I won’t forget!"- Tiffany Chamberlain, OSA 2019