More Than Just a Job Preview Staff 2021

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There is no bigger honor than becoming a University of Florida Gator! UF students have countless opportunities to challenge themselves both academically and socially while engaging in a community of higher learning. In order to assist students with their transition, the University of Florida selects approximately 35 – 45 current students to serve as the official University of Florida Orientation Leaders, better known as Preview Staffers. Through a whole semester of training, these students become experts in academic advising, student involvement, and community expectations. They take on the responsibility of representing the University of Florida and starting the tradition for over 7,000 new students and 10,000 family members.

Selection to the Preview Staff is both a unique honor and rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Staff members fulfill the mission of New Student & Family Programs and the Dean of Students Office through their strong commitment to assisting new students and families in their transition to the University of Florida. Since 1974, Preview Staff members have served as peer advisors, resources, and role models for Preview participants. Through all training opportunities, the Preview Staff is responsible for a specific body of knowledge about the university and must be sincerely interested and skillful in sharing this knowledge with orientation participants. Hundreds of qualified students apply each year and we hope that you take on this challenge.

Preview Staff Applications are now available and must be submitted by October 5, 2020 at 12 PM (noon).

Please click the links for more about how to become a member of the University of Florida Preview Staff. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our team at