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START Leader Selections

Apply to be a START leader! Form friendships and help freshmen get acquainted with Young Harris College during a two day orientation session. START leaders are responsible for knowing all about Young Harris College and must be sincerely interested and skillful in sharing this knowledge with incoming students and their families. Orientation leaders serve as resources and guides to incoming first-year and transfer students.

Benefits include a stipend of $225 for the summer, meals during training and orientation, and on-campus housing throughout summer training and START sessions. Additionally, START leaders learn valuable leadership skills and develop group management techniques.

Orientation Leader Information Packet>>

Stephanie Mills: "I love being a START leader for many, many reasons! For me personally, the best thing about the job is seeing my START kids succeed after the semester begins. I love watching them becoming involved and enjoying themselves and ultimately, becoming well-rounded, confident students. Watching my kids fall in love with YHC makes being a START leader so worth it!”

Nicole Drake: "START is every incoming student's opportunity to START fresh and build themselves into the professional students they want to become in the Enchanted Valley. The glimmer in their eyes is not a joke. You really do see their excitement for the future ahead of them!"
P’tah Garvin: “Start is a great way to get to know the incoming class and what they expect to get out of college. You get to let them know that everything will be OK as long as they say focused for what they want to accomplish while they are a Mountain Lion.”


Selection Process

Information Session:
            Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm in the Hatcher Room in the Rollins Campus Center
Application Materials Due:
            Friday, March 6 by 4:30 pm in the Office of Student Development 
            March 16-19
            Must sign up for an interview time in the Student Development Office by March 6th at 4:30 pm

For more information, email the Office of Student Development or call (706) 379-5118.