BGR Team Leaders

The Team Leader position is an entry-level, volunteer leadership role that supports the mission and vision of Boiler Gold Rush and Boiler Gold Rush International, Orientation Programs, Student Success Programs, and Purdue University. Team Leaders work to create an inclusive environment that enhances the growth and development of new students. Our mission in Orientation is to introduce and connect all new undergraduate students to Purdue University through student and staff led academic and social programming, both on campus and virtual, to prepare them for their Purdue experience.

All Team Leaders are responsible for actively participating in Team Leader Trainings, events, and programs throughout the Spring semester as well as providing support to new students during the week of Boiler Gold Rush and Boiler Gold Rush International.

Team Leader Application Process

The Team Leader Application is now open! The application will close Tuesday, January 31 at 11:59pm. The application can be found on under “BGR Team Leader 2023”.

If selected for a group interview, we will reach out to you to inform you on how to sign up for an interview slot. Group interviews will happen virtually. All interviews will begin promptly at their scheduled time so please arrive at the Zoom room at least 5 minutes early for your interview. All candidates should wear their favorite Purdue gear.


We are holding callouts for those interested in becoming BGR Team Leaders. Please note that callouts are not required (but are highly recommended). If you are unable to attend, it will not affect your ability to be a Team Leader. If you are unable to attend, please email with any questions you may have, and our staff will get them answered.

The Team Leader callouts will be happening at these times:

  • Thursday, January 12 from 7pm-8pm in CL50 224
  • Tuesday, January 17 from 7pm-8pm in BHEE 129
  • Thursday, January 26 from 5pm-6pm in Honors Hall
  • Monday, January 30 from 6pm-7pm in Winifred Parker 109

BGR Team Leader Requirements

In order to apply for the BGR Team Leader position, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be an undergraduate student at Purdue through August 2023 or later.
  • You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA through the Summer 2023 semester.
  • If you are selected, you are required to attend the following:
    • Team Leader Retreat in March 2023
    • Team Leader Trainings on Thursday evenings in April 2023
  • You must be available to be on campus for all of August training and Boiler Gold Rush / Boiler Gold Rush International activities
    • Specific dates will be provided later, but prepare to be back on campus no later than August 7

BGR Team Leader International

Team Leader Internationals assist new international students during Boiler Gold Rush International. The team makes international students’ transition to Purdue and the U.S. exciting and informational.

Team Leader Internationals will be chosen later and will be communicated during the Spring semester.

This was one of the most amazing experiences I have had, and could not have asked for better people to share it with. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world, I feel, and I love the atmosphere and openness and positivity that comes with Boiler Gold Rush and which, then, resonates with the new students coming in.

2018-19 BGR Team Leader

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