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ECS Leadership Experiences

Do you love to serve? Would you like to build your resume and enhance your leadership skills? If the answer is yes, please consider applying for one (or more) of the many leadership experiences we offer in ECS. Below you will find position descriptions as well as a link to apply for one or more of these excellent opportunities!


The application process for these leadership positions is now closed! Please email ECS_Student_Services@baylor.edu with any questions!

General Expectations

There are a variety of qualities that our ECS Student Leaders must possess:

  • Team centered attitude
  • Leadership development potential
  • Positive work ethic
  • Positive communication skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • A desire to work with students, family, faculty, and staff
  • Integrity
  • Good academic standing (at least 2.5 overall g.p.a.)
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Sensitivity to diversity in all of its forms
  • Demonstrated faith
  • Willingness to learn and to serve
  • Understanding and belief in mission of Baylor University

ECS Welcome Week Leader

Purpose

The ECS Welcome Week position is designed to assist new students through their transition the first six weeks in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Baylor University. Through connection, motivation, and support, ECS Welcome Week Leaders serve as mentors to incoming students to help them learn how to be successful in college. This program aims to create strong relationships between new students and their ECS Welcome Week Leaders to ensure a strong start to their college experience.

Expectations

ECS Welcome Week Leaders will work in partnership with another ECS Welcome Week Leader to lead a small group (14-16 students) during Welcome Week and through the fall semester in new student experience courses and/or in intentional reunion activities. During these programs, student leaders will focus on helping students make connections with other students, faculty, staff, and resources on campus. In addition, ECS Welcome Week Leaders will serve as motivators for new students, encouraging each student to seek out and make the most of their Baylor experience. Lastly, leaders will serve as their students' support system through their transition, and, hopefully, beyond. Through small group discussion, one-on-one interactions, and campus events as well as ECS events, student leaders will be able to accomplish building a network of support for their group of new students.

Leader Tracks & Expectations

ECS Welcome Week Leader positions are broken up in to two different tracks based on major, Engineering and Computer Science. Below you will find detailed expectations for each track:
  • Engineering (EGR) Welcome Week Leaders: EGR Welcome Week Leaders will lead a small group of pre-engineering students through Welcome Week and encourage participation in fall semester Welcome Week reunion events.
  • EGR Welcome Week & Peer Leader: In addition to serving as an EGR Welcome Week Leader, we are looking for students interested in serving as a Peer Leaders for an EGR 1095, a six-week new student experience class for pre-engineering majors. In this role, you would partner with an instructor for EGR 1095 and function as a teaching assistant for the duration of the course. Ideally, we are looking for one EGR Peer Leader per section.
  • Computer Science (CSI) Welcome Week Leader: CSI Welcome Week Leaders will lead a small group of incoming computer science and bioinformatics students through Welcome Week and encourage participation in fall semester Welcome Week reunion events.

Requirements/Important Dates

ECS Welcome Week/Peer Leaders are required to participate in the following:

  • Welcome Week Move In for ECS Student Leaders: Sunday, August 13
  • EGR Peer Leaders ONLY: Peer Leader Training: August 14 morning (before Welcome Week Training)
  • Welcome Week Leader Training: August 14-15
  • Help with Teal Residential College Move-In Day and Welcome Events: August 16-17
  • Welcome Week: August 17-20
  • Fall Semester Reunion Events - 3 events spread over fall semester
  • EGR Peer Leaders ONLY: EGR 1095: Dates and times TBD (depending on leader availability) and instructor meetings the first six weeks of class.

Compensation

Student Leaders will receive various t-shirts for volunteering to serve incoming ECS students.


Application and Interview Process

Students interested in applying for ECS Welcome Week/Peer Leader positions must complete the New Student Programs Welcome Week Leader application and complete a group interview through that process. If you selected to apply for a Peer Leader position, you will have an individual interview scheduled in addition to the group interview. Those individual interviews will be scheduled via email after you apply. DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR EGR Welcome Week Leader and CSI Welcome Week Leader positions. The new deadline to apply is Monday, February 27!


ECS Baylor Line Camp Leader

Purpose

The Line Camp Leader position is designed to warmly welcome new students to the Baylor community by serving as a small group leader during Baylor Line Camp. Line Camp Leaders are committed to fostering meaningful relationships with new students and preparing new students to be successful at Baylor as they discover a sense of belonging through their experience at Baylor Line Camp.

Expectations

Line Camp Leaders will be charged to lead a small group of 10-12 new students through the Line Camp experience. Leaders must possess and develop the ability to facilitate conversations with students about strengths, friendship, tradition, meaningful service, and discovering ones unique calling. Baylor Line Camp Leaders must commit to serving new students through this experience as well as be willing to assist with all activities at camp. In addition, leaders will serve as representatives of the School of Engineering and Computer Science and be expected to communicate the needs, hopes, and desires of the School for its students.

Requirements

Line Camp Leaders are required to participate in the following:

  • Spring Gathering: April/May TBA
  • Program Training: July 20, 21, 24, 25
  • Baylor Line Camp: July 26 - 29

Compensation

Student leaders will be paid hourly for their employment. Student leaders will be paid part of their regular wages in cash and part in-kind, based on the value of the lodging and meals provided to him/her without cost.

Important Dates

  • Spring Gathering: April/May TBA
  • Move In for Line Camp: Wednesday, July 19
  • Line Camp Training: July 20, 21, 24, 25
  • Line Camp: July 26 - 29
  • Move Out: July 30

Application and Interview Process

Students interested in applying for ECS Line Camp must complete an application and schedule an individual interview. Within the application, you will find a link to indicate your availability for an individual interview February 23-24.