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 512-471-8262 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT).
How many hours a week do MRSLs work?
MRSLs work from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (with an hour lunch break on your own and dinner included), with some prescheduled evening and weekend hours. Minimum of four-hour shift increments.
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 for Family Orientation this summer.
Can I work for Family Orientation and take summer classes at the same time?
Yes! Many MRSLs in the past have taken classes while working for Family Orientation. The office will work with your schedule as best as they can.
What kind of training will I receive?
Before orientation begins, MRSLs will attend paid training to get to know the team, learn about UT resources and practice day-to-day responsibilities.
Are Family Orientation and Student Orientation connected?
The Family Orientation program is separate from the Student Orientation program throughout the day except for the BBQ held at the end of the day where new students join their families for dinner in the Gregory Gym Arena.
What are the perks of working as a MRSL?
Flexible scheduling, leadership experience, access to Gregory Gym throughout the summer, the opportunity to learn more about UT and further integrate yourself into the UT community, and free BBQ at the end of each orientation session!
Will I have to speak on stage?
While some MRSLs may have the opportunity to speak on stage, it is not a requirement.
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
- Able to work with a team
- Effective communicators
- Comfortable speaking about personal experiences that relate to the UT journey
Does orientation last all summer? / How many sessions/weeks will I work?
Orientation lasts for 7 weeks in June and July and occurs on the first day of each New Student Orientation session. The mandatory dates are listed in the application and found above in the first FAQ.
Family Orientation is an all-day program, will meals be provided to staff?
MRSLs will have a lunch break where they can grab something to eat on campus or bring a packed lunch. At the end of the day, MRSLs will be provided dinner from the BBQ (with vegetarian option) served to new Longhorn Families and their students.
What happens if it rains?
The Family Orientation program will run rain or shine, but in the event of poor weather we will provide umbrellas and ponchos and we will try to relocate as much of the event inside as possible.
How many families come to orientation?
In 2019, our last in-person orientation prior to the pandemic, we served over 5,600 families (10,000+ attendees total) throughout all orientation sessions.
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 make $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. The staff will work to provide alternative solutions, if necessary.