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2017 NODA
Internship Packet
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH
With more than 15,000 undergraduate students, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading
research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and
technology. There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively dierent kind of
university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the
21st century. Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and
faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and
friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.
1. Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based
education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.
2. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications
alike, and is ranked in the nations top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.
3. Degrees are oered through the Colleges of Design, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the
Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. The strong academic work
ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and
intramural sports, campus traditions, and over 400 student organizations.
4. Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a
well-rounded education through community service activities.
Georgia Tech's prime location in Atlanta, Georgia, combines the entertainment, educational, and
economic opportunities of an international city with the avor and personality of close-knit, eclectic
neighborhoods. Our Midtown neighborhood is a thriving place to create, learn, live, work, and play. The
city's network of diverse neighborhoods oers a taste of home for everyone — from apartments, lofts,
and high-rises to small bungalows or impressive mansions. As the state's economic and cultural hub,
Atlanta is packed with attractions, small businesses, high-tech startups, and multinational corporations,
along with restaurants, theaters, museums, and concert venues.
Within an easy walk to campus are green spaces and parks, including Centennial Olympic Park,
Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta BeltLine — a network of public parks, multi-use trails, and multiple
public transit options.
WELCOME TO ATLANTA
NSSP AT A GLANCE
Mission Statement
The Oce of New Student & Sophomore Programs fosters the successful transition and engagement
of new and continuing students into the Georgia Tech community.
Vision
NSSP will be leaders in the eld of orientation, retention, and transition services. Through innovative
initiatives and leadership opportunities, NSSP will empower students to become impactful leaders in
their communities locally, nationally, and globally.
Goals
1. Develop, implement, and assess innovative programs, services, and leadership opportunities in
the pursuit of orientation, retention, and transition excellence.
2. Educate on Institute culture, expectations, history, and traditions to create engagement and a
lasting connection to the GT campus and community.
3. Provide students with the support and foundation of skills necessary for personal, professional,
and academic success.
4. Provide a dynamic learning lab for students and professional sta to develop and practice
leadership skills, professional knowledge, and core competencies.
5. Encourage the development of a holistic view of diversity that promotes an inclusive community
and celebration of dierence.
6. Focus on creating strong community partnerships and delivering quality customer service to
students, parents, and others.
7. Support orientation, retention, and transition programs beyond Georgia Tech through leadership
in professional associations and educational endeavors.
NSSP
Cynthia Jennings - Assistant Dean and Director
Larry Cloud - Assistant Director: Orientation and New Student Programs
Tim King - Assistant Director: Extended Orientation and Transition Programs
Carol Kinsey - Administrative Professional Senior
100+ Orientation Leaders and 40+ Extended Orientation Leaders
Parent and Family Programs
Laci Weeden - Director
These interns will serve as part of the Orientation, Transition, and Persistence team within
the Division of Student Life.
QUALIFICATIONS
Enrolled in a Master’s program studying College Student Personnel, Student Development, Counsel-
ing, or a eld connected to Student Life
Prior experience with orientation or transition programs and program planning
General knowledge of the student aairs profession and a desire to learn
Student-centered, administratively sound, task and relationship oriented, and the ability to problem
solve
Ability to work autonomously, as well as with a team, in a fast paced environment
Procient with computers and technology, including all formats of social media
Have strong written and oral communication and editing skills
Small and large group facilitation skills, including comfort with speaking on stage in front of large
crowds
Strong understanding of customer service and the ability to interact with a diverse population of
program participants
Appreciation for diversity and the ability to work successfully with a variety of constituents
Ability to maintain high spirits and professionalism while working long days
Previous experience and skills with graphic design desired, but not required
Preferred Experiences & Skills
NODA INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES
These will vary based on the position, please look over the below linked
job descriptions for specic information and responsibilities:
FASET Logistics Intern
FASET Programming Intern
FASET Sibling Orientation Intern
Extended Orientation Intern
Parent and Family Programs Intern
NODA INTERN BENEFITS
$3,500 stipend for 14 weeks of employment from May 15 to August 18 (dates are somewhat
exible)
On-campus housing consisting of furnished shared apartment with other NSSP interns
Meals provided at most NSSP trainings and all NSSP programs, including FASET sessions and Wreck
Camp
24-hour access to workout facility and gym located in on-campus housing complex
If available to attend, registration to the Region VI Annual Conference (SROW) in Statesboro, GA to
Georgia Southern University including a shared hotel room and travel from Georgia Tech to GSU.
(Travel to GT is not provided)
Interns also have the opportunity to meet with campus partners and other colleges & universities
in the area based on their goals and interests
*benefits vary for Parent and Family Programs intern
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2016 NODA INTERN TESTIMONIALS
JaQuille Collins
2016 NODA Intern
University of North Texas
The moment I stepped foot on
Georgia Techs campus I was
fully immersed in all that it
meant to be a Yellow Jacket. I
truly felt a part of the team and
as if I was a professional sta
member. Both students and
sta welcomed me with open
arms and made sure that I felt
at home. The summer was
jammed pack with learning
experiences, and I felt
supported every step of the
way. This internship provided
me with experiences that I
wasn’t able to receive as a
graduate assistant. Not only
did I grow professionally, but
personally as well. This is a
summer that I’ll never forget
and I know that I’ll always have
a family at Tech.
Destiny Deaton
2016 NODA Intern
Southeast Missouri State
University
The rst moment I met all of
the students they greeted me
with hugs like I was already a
member of their team. I
immediately encountered the
most amazing group of
students that were not only
extremely intelligent but had
incredible passion for their
university. I can honestly say
that Georgia Tech not only
armed that I made the right
decision in choosing student
aairs, moreover it showed me
that with great challenge
comes great rewards. It was
extremely challenging to have
to learn a new campus culture,
Tech lingo, the ins and outs of
orientation, and the layout of
campus within a very short
time frame, but I had the
opportunity to work with
incredible sta and leaders that
truly cared about me. I was
rewarded with the best
professional development,
mentor/mentee relationships,
and love for my profession.
Jazmine Robinson
2016 NODA Intern
University of West Georgia
"Being a NODA intern for the
NSSP at the Georgia Institute of
Technology really taught me
about growth as a person and a
professional, how to manage
my time during an incredibly
busy summer, and to never lose
sight of why I chose student
aairs as a career. To be granted
the opportunity to create,
implement, and see the success
of a Sibling Orientation was one
of the most rewarding
experiences of my student
aairs career. This was denitely
a humbling experience that
helped me grow into a better
professional, appreciate hard
work of the students who
continue to go above and
beyond, and break the
stereotypes of what Tech
students are presumed to be. I
gained a family, friends, and a
lifetime of relationships with
some of the most amazing
people. Thank you, NSSP!“
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NODA Intern Anticipated Start and
End Dates
May 15
August 18
Orientation Dates
May 20-21: (Leader Retreat)
June 14-15
July 6-7
July 17-18
July 20-21
July 27-28
July 31- August 1
August 13-14
August 15-16
Extended Orientation Dates
August 9-12
Transfer Orientation Dates
July 24-25
August 17
Holidays
May 29 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
SUMMER CALENDAR