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Preview Guides

What is a Preview Guide?

  • An ambassador of Illinois State University that orients first year students during the summer orientation program
  • Work closely with a team of other orientation leaders
  • Assisting student’s transition to college by facilitating a small group of students through the two day program
  • Host a group of family members and guests while answering their questions throughout the program
  • Support office staff with administrative tasks as needed
  • Participate in summer Admissions events


Benefits of Being a Preview Guide

  • Gain leadership and communication skills
  • Network with many ISU faculty/staff members
  • Impact first students’ ISU experience
  • Compensation: $2,970
  • Summer housing in Hewett-Manchester and meal plan provided


Who Can Apply?

  • Undergraduate students
  • Minimum GPA of 2.25
  • Available for long work days Monday-Friday.


How to Apply?

  • Submit an online application for Preview Guide beginning January 17, 2017.
    • Application will be available on the ISU Jobs Website
  • Update your resume (Submit with application in January).
  • Visit Fell Hall room 329 between January 17th to February 3rd to sign up for your interview times.
  • Request two reference forms to be completed on your behalf
    • The reference form to be completed is here.
    • Two reference forms are due February 3rd.
    • Note of advice: students should consider taking time during winter break to secure two individuals to complete the form above.Examples of people who may complete a reference are:
      • Past/Current Faculty (Professors)
      • Staff Members
      • Coaches
      • Past/Current Employers
      • High School Teachers
      • Previous College Faculty/Staff
      • Registered Student Organization Advisors
    • Do not request reference forms from the following:
      • Resident Assistant (RA)
      • Past Preview Guides (students)
      • Parents
      • Neighbors
      • Friends/Roommates
      • Signifant Others or their Parents
      • Registered Student Organization officers (students)


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