Student Leadership Positions
Some student jobs on campus are considered leadership positions, which can be hard for a student to get, as it is a selective process. At Wentworth this selection process begins in January, even if the position would not start until September.
I went through this very process to become a Commuter Assistant and a Wentworth Opening Week program assistant. Wentworth Opening Week (WOW) is a program for first year students, which includes their orientation and move in day.
Any student who wishes to apply to any of these jobs must go through the following steps in the application process.
Application: This consists of the submission of your resume and an essay for each position you are applying to.
Group Process Interview: This year this process occurred on a Thursday evening. All applicants were divided into small groups, were they had to complete two projects as a group (all while being evaluated). This year our projects included a Lego design and a commercial skit. In Lego design project, applicants had to build the tallest structure they could with only the Legos they were given. They could talk and open the bag at first, but once they started building students could not speak. My group organized and became familiar with the Legos, then we assigned each person a job before we started to build. In the end, we had a leaning structure, but it was still fun!
In the commercial skit project, each group had to perform a skit that represented one of six different departments or places on campus. Each group was told to divide into two smaller groups at this point. In my group, we chose to divide by boys vs girls. The girls in our group chose to do a skit on the Campus Center. A few things we showcased were how students can play pool in the campus center and purchase tickets to local venues in Boston. A funny thing that happen was that I messed up at the end of the skit, but luckily one of the members helped me recover. We had originally thought of doing the skit to “Girls Just Want to have Fun” but decided not to.
Individual interview: Applicants have to schedule an individual meeting with the department(s) they are applying to.
Sometime in February, each applicant will receive a letter that will state if they got the position, were waitlisted, or denied.
The following is a list of specific positions where all applicants must going through this application process.
Resident Assistant: Students in charge of a floor in a residence hall. They are also assigned certain nights and weekends where they are on call in case of any emergencies in the building.
Commuter Assistant: Students who run commuter events and are the main resource to commuter students.
Orientation Leader: Lead a group of new students during New Student Orientation in June.
Orientation Assistant: Organizes evening events and assists the Orientation Leaders during New Student Orientation.
WOW Team Leader: Leads a group of new students during Wentworth Opening Week.
WOW Program Assistant: Organizes evening events and assists the Team Leaders during Wentworth Opening Week.
Community Standards Board: A peer group that decides what disciplinary actions can be taken when issues arise.
Student Admission Ambassador: Gives tours of the campus to perspective families and students.
Student Wellness Education and Empowerment Team (SWEET): This student serves as a health and wellness advocate.
Student Leadership Positions