2014 Orientation Leaders
Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are students that serve as role models to help new students at TAMIU adjust to the rigors of being a college student. OLs assist with Freshman Student Orientation, The Dustdevil Transition and International Student Orientation. Aside from guiding new students as they begin their studies at TAMIU, OLs are also responsible for providing the historical background of TAMIU through campus tours, answering University related questions, and implementing unique ideas for each orientation program. OLs are expected to be possess excellent communication and leadership skills, as well as promoting enthusiasm, creativity, and integrity in all they do.

Being an Orientation Leader will provide students with a valuable opportunity to gain leadership experience and develop the necessary skills to give back to the community. The program is composed of numerous training/leadership sessions and activities throughout the spring and summer months.

Qualifications and Eligibility

Interested students are expected to attend all training sessions during the academic year and play an active role in all freshman and transfer student orientation sessions during the summer. Dusty Camp and The Dustdevil Transition days will be provided with sufficient notice.

  • Be enrolled full-time for the Spring and Fall semesters before and after all summer orientation sessions. 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. 
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 semester credit hours by the end of Fall semester.
  • Be a current TAMIU undergraduate or graduate full-time student in good standing.
  • Be eligible to work for TAMIU.

Orientation Leader Application

2013 Orientation Leaders

Franky Adame

Rafa Benavides
Alexis Charles
Francisco "Franky" Adame '15
Rafael "Rafa" Benavides '16
Alexis Charles '17
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Zapata, TX
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Major: Mathematics
Major: Biology
Major: Nursing
Alex Cruz
Irene Garcia
Luis Garza
Alejandro "Alex" Cruz '14
Irene Garcia '16
Luis Garza '15
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Marketing
Major: Psychology
Major: Marketing
Jazmin Gibeaut
Jorge Gonzalez
Valerie Guerra
Jazmin Gibeaut '14
Jorge Gonzalez '16
Valerie Guerra '17
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Major: Communication
Major: Systems Engineering
Major: History
Alex Hinojosa Jasminne Isquierdo Pedro Macias
Alex Hinojosa '17
Jasminne Isquierdo '17
Pedro Macias '17
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Carrizo Springs, TX
Hometown: Eagle Pass, TX
Major: Pre-Engineering
Major: Criminal Justice
Major: Criminal Justice/English
Stephanie Martinez Mariana Rodriguez Question Mark
Stephanie Martinez '16
Mariana Rodriguez '14
Interested in
Hometown: Laredo, TX
Hometown: Laredo, TX
being an OL?
Major: Communication
Major: English


Related Institutional Goals/Principles

Imperative 1: Students 1.1 Attract and admit a diverse and international student body.
  1.2 Increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.
  1.3 Prepare students for successful leadership roles.
  1.4 Engage students in activities that enrich their lives.
  1.5 Provide programs and services that support established student outcomes.
Imperative 3: Teaching and Learning 3.1 Establish and pursue student learning outcomes appropriate for each program and engage in systematic assessment and use of results for continuous quality improvement.
Undergraduate Learning Principle 1: Respective and Expressive Communication Skills
Undergraduate Learning Principle 2: Critical Thinking
Undergraduate Learning Principle 3: Integration and Application of Knowledge
Undergraduate Learning Principle 4: Understanding Society and Culture
Undergraduate Learning Principle 5: Appreciating Values and Ethics
TAMIU Trailblazers: Personal Enrichment (Engagement Stage)

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