Within the Orientation Program there are a number of student leader positions available
at Brescia and Western. These positions vary in their responsibilities and time commitment,
but all provide an amazing opportunity for our student leaders to become a part of
a close-knit team and develop a wide-variety of transferable skills that can be used
in a number of careers/fields.
Recruitment and hiring occur at various times throughout the year depending on the position. To keep up-to-date on recruitment, programming and important dates related to the Orientation Week, visit Western's OWeek website.
At the heart of the Orientation Program, Brescia Sophs are involved in two very vital
components of the program: student support and program facilitation. These individuals
are a resource to our incoming students, while working with the Programming Assistants
and Head Soph to ensure that program facilitation runs smoothly.
Applications open in January, with interviews occurring in March.
Programming Assistants support the Head Soph and Soph Team by co-ordinating programming
with the Brescia University College Students’ Council (BUCSC) and Student Life Centre
(SLC). Our Programming Assistants also support the Head Soph and SLC with recruitment,
hiring and training for Orientation Week.
Applications open in September-October, with interviews occurring in November.
The Head Soph is responsible for managing the Soph Team and providing a robust academic
and social transition for our incoming students. Working closely with the SLC, the
Head Soph selects and oversees the Programming Assistants and Soph Team members, before
spending the summer working with Brescia and the BUCSC to build out our Orientation
Applications open in September, with interviews occurring in October.