Orientation Leader Staff

Join Our Team

Every semester our office welcomes new freshman and transfer students to UNT Dallas. Our New Student Orientation program is led and facilitated by current students who serve as Orientation Leaders (OLs). These campus leaders assist our office in welcoming new students in an engaging and positive way. Do you have what it takes? Becoming a member of the New Student Orientation OL team is competitive and selective. We seek to assemble the best team that represents our diverse student population and who can connect with our newest Trailblazers.

Applications for the 2022 Orientation Leader team will be available in November 2021. You must have at least a 2.0 GPA and be a current UNT Dallas student to be considered for the position.

How Do Orientation Leaders Make a Difference?

A successful Orientation Leaders is someone who...

  • Is open to meeting new people and is an effective communicator with peers, new students, faculty/staff, parents and guests
  • Facilitates peer discussions on several key topics with new incoming students
  • Energetically leads activities for students during each orientation session
  • Is informed and empowered to answer questions and serve as a resource for new students and their guests
  • Leads informative and engaging campus tours
  • Demonstrates flexibility, creativity, perseverence and dedication when faced with challenges
  • Displays a high level of maturity, critically thinks, and is able to use independent judgement in making decisions.
  • Has a good sense of humor, maintains a high level of energy and enthusiasm even on long work day!

Basically....they are awesome students who are proud to be a UNT Dallas Trailblazer!

Have an interest in being an Orientation Leader?

We are so glad you have found interest in being a UNT Dallas Orientation Leader! To better explain and understand the position, the orientation team hosted interest meetings. Missed our interest meeting? No worries, we have uploaded the recording to be viewed at any time of the day. We want all current trailblazers to have the details on what it's like to be a UNT Dallas Orientation Leader.

Meet Our Executive Orientation Leadership Team

The Exec Team is responsible for providing leadership and coordinating the new student orientation program at UNT Dallas.

Magdalena Benites Headshot

Orientation Student Executive

Magdalena "Zetty" Benites
Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology 
Minor: Spanish
​Hometown: Dallas, TX

Enrique Gonzales Headshot

Orientation Student Executive

Enrique Gonzalez 
Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology & Sociology 
Minor: Spanish
​Hometown: Dallas, TX 

Kyra May Headshot

Orientation Student Executive

Kyra May
Classification: Sophomore 
Major: Early Childhood Education
Minor: Spanish
​Hometown: Cedar Hill, TX