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Orientation program coordinators offer pearls of wisdom to new students

As Cane Kickoff’s student faculty brings energy and enthusiasm to orientation events throughout the week, the group’s four student leaders share their recommendations for students who are just beginning their journeys at university.



Next week, on Tuesday, January 18, the University of Miami will welcome new, transferred, and returning students for the Spring 2022 semester.

Led by the Department of Orientation and Mobility Student Engagement (OCSI), the Orientation Program staff is a group of enthusiastic sticks supporting the first year transition and student transition to university. Comprised of 18 guidance leaders, four program coordinators, and 12 passenger and transportation assistants, OCSI supports the new wand and their families in their transition to the United States.

Over the course of a week of coding, incoming students and their families will meet other “sticks,” learn about the history of the university, earn a Cane ID, and prepare for their new academic experience ahead, thanks to the behind-the-scenes efforts of the students.

Student orientation for this semester began on January 11 and continues through Saturday, January 15. The highly anticipated event, Welcome to College and “Canes Take Flight,” will actually take place on Thursday, January 13th, from 10:45 AM to 11 AM. : 45 am

The Spring 2022 Orientation Program Coordinators are among the many new faces that incoming students can expect to see this week. In the following comments, they give some advice for the next stick:

Tatiana Alvarado, a junior business student, runs communications and social media for Cane Kickoff.

“As a self-confessed former spring, I understand how intimidating it can be to come to university in the middle of the school year. You may not find your place right away but keep exploring and don’t overlook the unorthodox path. College is an exploratory time in your life and there is plenty of room for error—but all That will work out in the end. Every student on campus has been in your place once, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.” Crutches really care about the ‘stick.’

Victoria Gomez, a junior biology student, oversees the logistics.

“This spring may look a little different than what we all expected and hoped for, so I would say it is absolutely essential that you remain positive. Just as in any transitional time, this spring will have its challenges, but I am confident that we as “stick can achieve Make the most of it. My best advice is to focus on all the wonderful things about being at UM and in the city of Miami and enjoying – safely – all the amazing opportunities that your college experience offers.”

Katharina Jenkins, a junior double major in Public Relations and Media Management, manages Training and Morale.

“Don’t be afraid to slow things down. Go at your own pace. Take your time to explore new opportunities, form relationships, and find what works for you. Try not to compare your schedule with anyone else’s, you have a unique opportunity to build your own schedule.”

Mira Patel, a junior student studying Microbiology, Immunology, and Public Health, is responsible for setting strategies and leading events and programmes.

“As you move into the U, one of the best things you can do is get involved. Not just with student organizations but with what life on and off campus has to offer. You will undergo many transformations during this time that may challenge you in ways you have never experienced before. But as Ted Lasso once said, “Meeting a challenge is a lot like riding a horse. If you’re comfortable doing it, you’re probably doing it wrong. “

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