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Preview Guides

Preview, Illinois State's summer orientation program, welcomes over 3,000 first-year students and their guests to the University each summer and introduces them to their new campus community during June and July. We are looking to hire exemplary students to serve as representatives of Illinois State University during Preview.


Preview Guides have three main responsibilities during Preview

  • Serve as a responsible representative of the University and its communities
  • Be responsible for a group of approximately 20-30 incoming freshmen during each Preview session.
  • Promote meaningful interactions with incoming students and their family members and guests in attendance.


Other duties of a Preview Guide

  • Serve as 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
  • Assist 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 16, 2018.
  • Visit Fell Hall room 329 between January 22nd and February 5th at 4 PM to sign up for your group and one-on-one interviews.
  • Request two reference forms to be completed on your behalf.
    • Reference forms are to be submitted online and are due February 5th at 4 PM.
    • Note of advice: students should consider taking time during winter break to secure two individuals to complete the reference form. Examples of people who may complete a reference form are:
      • Faculty (Professors)
      • Staff Members
      • Coaches
      • Past/Current Employees
      • High School Teachers/Staff
      • Previous College Faculty/Staff
      • Registered Student Organization Advisor


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