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Welcome New Cougs to WSU-Pullman!

Be An Orientation Counselor

"If you want to spend your summer with amazing people, gaining experience, having the time of your life, and getting paid to do it...then being an OC might just be what you are looking for!"
- OC Haley


It takes a talented and dedicated Cougar to become a successful Orientation Counselor "OC".  The challenges of the position are numerous, but the rewards are great. Orientation Counselors gain valuable experience in public speaking, group work, presentation, and leadership skills.  OCs also have a unique opportunity to connect to Washington State University as a representative of the student body and a link to faculty and staff.

Working as an OC is an extremely rewarding position.  Many OCs form long-lasting friendships during their tenure, both with students and staff. Almost unanimously, OCs cite helping students and parents as one of the most gratifying experiences of their college careers.

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Contact New Student Programs, Monday - Friday from 8a - 5p

(509) 335-4242

NOTE: Please include your WSU ID Number

Application Timeline

Application Open: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Application Closes: Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PST

Individual Zoom Interviews: October 11 - 15, 2021

Final Offers: October 22, 2021 

Registration for UNIV 497: November 2021

UNIV 497 Course and Training: Spring 2022

Welcome New Cougs to WSU-Pullman!
Be An Orientation Counselor