Throughout the fall semester New Student Orientation, WWT members serve as resources and familiar contacts for new students who are making the transition to the diverse academic and social culture of NDSCS. WWT members are some of the first contacts incoming students and their families will have at NDSCS and will assist in creating a positive experience as an introduction to becoming a Wildcat.
Student Success and Career Services
701.671.2258 | Old Main 340
701.671.2224 | Riley Hall
Meet the Fall 2019 Wildcat Welcome Team!
WWT members serve as resources and familiar contacts for new students who are making the transition to NDSCS. They are often some of the first contacts incoming students and their families will have at NDSCS and will assist in creating a positive experience as an introduction to becoming a Wildcat.
- Taylor Gist
WWT members will:
- Actively participate in all required events, including meetings, training, New Student Move-in and other events.
- Guide students to various locations and program points throughout Orientation and Welcome Week.
- Lead discussion groups and activities to help new students develop a sense of connection to the NDSCS campus.
- Serve as a friendly role-model for all students.
- Answer fundamental questions about the NDCSCS campus services, facilities, responsibilities and activities.
- Be prompt, prepared and positive at all times. Keep staff informed of any and all problems.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Abide by and reinforce all WWT and College policies.
- Participate in the evaluation and follow-up process.
WWT members must:
- Be currently enrolled as a student (for the Fall 2018 semester).
- Be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA) as well as good disciplinary standing (not on behavioral probation) at the time of executing position responsibilities.
- Be able to attend training and be present for identified Orientation and Welcome Week Events.
- Have excellent communication and customer service skills.
- Have an appreciation for and ability to work with people of diverse personalities and backgrounds.
- Demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for NDSCS.
- Work to problem-solve and resolve conflicts effectively.
- Be able to exercise good judgment while keeping the well-being of the participants, the Orientation program and NDSCS as a top priority during decision making.
- Have a desire to work with new students, families, faculty and staff.
WWT members will receive:
- Valuable leadership experience and enhanced leadership skills.
- Personal satisfaction from helping new students and their guests.
- The opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and to make friends with fellow WWT members.
- Opportunities to network with NDSCS administrators, faculty, staff and Wahpeton community members.
- $100 in Wildcat Bucks.
- Early move-in to campus residence halls at no charge.
- WWT gear (WWT Polo, NDSCS T-shirt and other).
- Meals during training and New Student Move-In.
- March 9, 2020 – Applications must be returned by 11:59 p.m.
- Week of March 23, 2020 – WWT interviews
- April 28, 2020 – Required WWT introductory meeting (5:30-7 p.m.)
- Tuesday through Friday, August 18-21 – WWT member training
- August 22, 2020 – New Student Move-In & Evening Events (all-day commitment)
- August 23, 2020 – President’s Brunch, New Student Orientation, Evening Events (all-day commitment)
- August 24, 2020 – New Student Orientation
- August 24-27, 2020 – Welcome Week Events: TBD (evenings)
Interested in becoming a WWT leader?
Please fill out the application (see link below) to the best of your ability and click ‘submit’ when finished. Applications must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on March 9, 2020.
Online Application Form
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Student Success and Career Services at 671-2258. Applicants will be contacted the week of March 9, 2020 regarding interviews, if selected.