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.

Application Info

At this time, the application for BGR Team Leaders is closed. Please check back in January 2025 for information about hiring for next year.

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 2024 or later.
  • You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA through the Summer 2024 semester.
  • If you are selected, you are required to attend the following:
    • Team Leader Retreat in March 2024
    • Team Leader Trainings on Thursday evenings in April 2024
  • 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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