NODA, or the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education, is a national association that aims to provide education, leadership, and professional develoment in the fields of college student orientation, transition, and retention. One such program that seeks to fulfill this mission is the NODA Internship Program. This program works to match professionals and host institutions within the field of orientation, transition, and retention with energetic and dedicated students who ar elooking to expand their orientation experience and connections. These internships typically take place during the summer months. Temple University's Office of Orientation and New Student Programs offers two NODA Internship positions each summer for current graduate students within the field.
2019 NODA Interns
Brandon Cheatham is serving as one of the two NODA Interns at Temple this summer. He is passionate about welcoming students and families to their new home at Temple by cultivating a supportive and inclusive space. Brandon is a graduate of Stockton University (B.S. Health Science) and currently attends the University of South Florida (M.Ed. College Student Affairs). While at the University of South Florida, he holds a graduate assistantship in the Compass Student Experience Office. Within his assistantship, Brandon assists with programming and mentorship programs to serve first-year, second-year, and transfer students at the institution. Brandon also holds a graduate internship within the office of Internships and Career Readiness. Brandon is a member of NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.
Ana M. Gómez is a NODA intern for Temple's Orientation, New Student, and Family Programs. She is thrilled to be working with the OWL Team this summer and ensuring a successful transition for all of Temple's incoming students! Ana is pursuing her Masters in Higher Education Administration at Florida International University, where she is a graduate assistant for its Center for Leadership and Service. She is also its Student Affairs Graduate Association's incoming Vice President of Professional Development. Prior to her time in higher education, Ana worked in the private sector and then as a fifth grade teacher, which solidified her love for education. In 2015, she completed her undergraduate education in Public Relations at the University of Florida. She is a member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.