King’s International Bridging Assistant Position, 2020-2021

Objective:

Designed to welcome and assist international and exchange students new to King’s with transitioning to university life and Canadian culture.

Time Commitment:

Must be available from Sunday, August 30th, 2020 to Sunday, September 6th, 2020.

Training:

Approximately 3 days (see below for details). Bridging Assistants must attend training dates.

Responsibilities:
  1. Communicate with King’s International and assist with all assist with all aspects of the Bridging Program, 2020
  2. Work with fellow Bridging Assistants to organize events for incoming students
  3. Act as an orientation leader for incoming international students
  4. Guide students on off-campus and out of town excursions
  5. Act as reception at welcome booth throughout the week
  6. Attend mandatory training dates
Qualifications:
  • We are looking for responsible individuals who can demonstrate the following:
  • Cross-cultural competency, understanding, and sensitivity
  • Strong communication, organization, and leadership skills
  • Time management and multi-tasking abilities
  • Flexibility, open-mindedness and interpersonal relations
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and dependability
Benefits:
  • A chance to develop your cross-cultural skills and understanding
  • Opportunity to form international connections and diverse friendship networks
  • A new global perspective through cross-cultural exchange
  • Invited to all Bridging Week programming events throughout the week including out of town excursions
  • Recognition through the Co-Curricular Record and the Global and Intercultural Engagement Honour
  • Letter of recommendation available upon request
Mandatory Training:

Bridging Assistants must be able to attend all training sessions.

  • Student Leader Training: Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 – Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
  • Bridging Assistant Training: Friday, August 28th, 2020
How to Apply:

Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 school year, we would like to thank everyone who applied to get involved with our programming. Please check back in February, 2021 to apply for the 2021/2022 school year. If you have any questions about this position, please email our International Program Coordinator at Olivia.Yusuf@kings.uwo.ca