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New Student Services

New Student Services
Kansas State University
Berney Family Welcome Center
705 N 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506


785-532-3696 fax


New Student Services offers a wide-variety of ways for current students, professionals and alumni to be involved in our various programs. For specific opportunities available at this time, please find the category below that best describes you and contact our office.

Associate Director

New Student Services is seeking a dynamic and energetic professional for the position of Associate Director. The Associate Director is responsible for the coordination of the campus visit program; supervision of the Coordinator of Orientation Programs, the Events Coordinator, and the department's student employees; and provides leadership for the University-wide StrengthsQuest initiative. The Associate Director is an essential part of a team to develop new programs and improve existing programs to serve prospective students and their families and reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life/Director of New Student Services.

The start date is January 2, 2018 or earlier.  More information about responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply can be found here.  

Current K-State students

Student leaders play a significant role in facilitating the successful transition of new students to the K-State campus. New Student Services Team Members recognize personal needs of prospective students and their families when they are visiting K-State. Additional role responsibilities include:

  • Representing the University to internal and external audiences
  • Leading campus tours
  • Scheduling campus visits
  • Assisting with office related tasks    

Welcome Center Ambassadors

Welcome Center Ambassadors assist New Student Services with showcasing K-State to prospective high school and transfer students during on- and off-campus events. Additionally, Ambassadors have the opportunity to assist with outreach by sharing their current K-State story with future Wildcats.

New Student Services

If you are interested in applying to work in New Student Services, there are four opportunities: New Student Services Ambassador, New Student Services Telecounselor, Orientation Leader, and Wildcat Warm-up counselor.

Applications for New Student Services Ambassador and Telecounselor open towards the end of each fall and spring semester in preparation for the following semester’s schedule. Applications for New Student Services Ambassador are open and can be downloaded here. The deadline for priority consideration is Wednesday, December 6. Questions may be directed to New Student Services hiring staff at nss@k-state.edu. Welcome Center Ambassadors are always taking new members, so please considering volunteering for New Student Services!

Applications for orientation leaders and Wildcat Warm-up counselors can be found here. Orientation program staff are essential for incoming students' successful transition into K-State. Descriptions of positions and time commitments are found on the online application. Both of these program offer great experiences for students and staff as well as are a lot of fun. Questions about these positions should be directed to Alma Hidalgo, (785) 532-6318. 

Students interested in completing an internship in New Student Services should contact our office via phone at (785) 532-6318, to discuss opportunities.

Undergraduate/Graduate students

Graduate students interested in assistantships with New Student Services are encouraged to complete the application process through the Division of Student Life.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in completing an internship or practicum with New Student Services should complete an application to provide further information, including uploading a current resume. Questions should be directed to New Student Services via phone at 785-532-6318.

Alumni volunteers

K-State alums have the opportunity to share their K-State story with prospective and new students and families.  Volunteers assist with college fairs, pizza parties, K-State information sessions and hot career nights.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact to learn more about opportunities in your area (785) 532-6318.

Teacher ambassadors

As a teacher, you can become a member of the Teacher Ambassador Program, which helps promote K-State to potential students. Through participation in the K-State Teacher Ambassador Program, students you work with will have up-to-date information about K-State through packets of information in the fall and spring semesters and electronic newsletters. As an ambassador you will play an integral role in providing information about K-State to your students, including notices of upcoming events both on and off the campus.

If you are interested in serving as a Teacher Ambassador please e-mail Courtney Hallenbeck, kstateteachers@k-state.edu.