Member Recruitment Student Leader FAQs

Below you’ll find answers to common questions about the Member Recruitment Student Leader (MRSL) position. If you do not find the answer to your question below, please email us or call our office at 512-471-2353 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT).

How many hours a week do MRSLs work?

MRSLs work 12 hours a day from 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch on Family Orientation sessions. There will be some prescheduled evening and weekend hoursMinimum of four-hour shift increments required on orientation days.

What are the 2023 Family Orientation session dates?

Session 1 - May 30Session 2 - June 5
Session 3 - June 12Session 4 - June 20
Session 5 - June 26Session 6 - July 10
Session 7 - July 17Transfer Orientation Session - July 20

Who is eligible to be a Member Recruitment Student Leader?

All UT students enrolled in classes during the 2023 spring semester. Even if you are graduating in May of 2023, you can still work as a MRSL this summer.

Can MRSLs work and take summer classes at the same time?

Yes! Many MRSLs in the past have taken classes while working for Texas Parents. The office will work with your schedule as best as they can. MRSLs must work on all Family Orientation session dates.

What kind of training will I receive?

Before orientation begins, MRSLs will attend paid training to get to know the team, review UT resources and practice day-to-day responsibilities.

Are Family Orientation and Student Orientation connected?

The Family Orientation program is separate from the New Student Orientation program.

What skills do I need to be a good MRSL?

Member Recruitment Student Leaders interact with thousands of new Longhorn Families throughout the summer and should be:

  • Enthusiastic about UT
  • Professional
  • Able to work with a team
  • Effective communicators
  • Comfortable speaking about personal experiences that relate to the UT journey
  • Proficient with data entry with an eye for detail

Where does Family Orientation take place?

Most of the program takes place in Gregory Gym and in the William C. Powers Jr., Student Activity Center.

What happens if I get sick or can’t make it to one of the Orientation sessions?

If there is a pre-approved conflict or you get sick, we will do our best to work with you and make sure your responsibilities are covered in your absence.

What does a typical day of working as a MRSL look like?

A day in the life of a MRSL can look very different depending on the tasks assigned. We’d be happy to discuss this further in your interview.

How much do MRSLs get paid?

Member Recruitment Student Leaders are paid $10.00/hr.

Is Housing Provided?

No, housing is not provided since the Family Orientation program only occurs one day out of the week. 

Is Parking Provided?

No, a parking pass is not provided.