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 NODA Internship positions each summer for current graduate students within the field.
Parent and Family Orientation Intern
Talia Gurstel joined Temple in May 2018 as the NODA intern for Parent and Family Programs. She is excited to develop her knowledge of new student and family orientations over summer 2018. During her time at Temple she hopes to provide students and families with the support needed for a fun and successful orientation experience. Talia coordinates the Parent Resource Fair, oversees Parent and Family check-in, and assists with the orientation leader training. She is a graduate of the University of Minesota (B.S. Elementary Education Foundations) and currently pursuing a graduate degree (M.A. Higher Education and Student Affairs) at New York University. As a graduate student, Talia has completed a graduate internship in Career Services at Pace University-NYC,will continue in her role as graduate intern at Pace University-NYC for leadership programming, and will serve as the graduate assistant for pre-law advising at Baruch College in Fall 2018. She is a member of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NODA-Association for Orientation, Transisition, and Retention in Higher Education, and AFA- Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors.
New Student Orientation Intern
Almira Karajic joined Temple in May 2018 as a NODA intern for New Student Programs. She is excited to welcome new students and ensure a successful transition to the Temple community. Almira will be working closely with New Student Programs, as well as supporting transfer orientation, international student orientation, on-line orientations, and parent and family orientations. She is a graduate of Knox College (B.A. Anthropology and Sociology) and is a current graduate student at Salem State University (M.Ed. Higher Education in Student Affairs). At Salem State, Almira has served as a Graduate Retention Fellow for the Center for International Education and the Center for Civic Engagement. Starting in Fall 2018, Almira will serve as Program Coordinator/Graduate Assistant at Emerson College's Career Services and at Salem State as a Graduate Retention Fellow for Dual Enrollment. She has served as a American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Ambassador and is a member of NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education.