TL - Purdue University
STUDENT SUCCESS PROFESSIONAL STAFF
STUDENT ORIENTATION COMMITTEE
Student Success at Purdue
is located on the 4th floor of
the Krach Leadership Center
Besides housing Student
Success, Krach also serves
as the ‘hub’ for the Purdue
Fraternity, Sorority, and
Cooperative Life, among
BGR 2016 THEME
Each year, BGR selects an
overarching theme to guide
our application process and
trainings. The theme for
2016 is Discovery. As Purdue
students, we are constantly
discovering more about
ourselves, our school, each
other, and the world. Our
Discovery begins here.
BGR TEAM LEADER
The Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) and Boiler
Gold Rush International (BGRi) Team
Leader (TL/TLi) position is a great
Each Team Leader will be mentoring a
group of new students and introducing
them to life at Purdue!
MAINTAIN A CUMULATIVE GPA OF 2.5
BE A FULL TIME PURDUE STUDENT
LIVE AT PURDUE WEST LAFAYETTE
FOR THE SPRING 2016 AND FALL 2016
PARTICIPATE IN 6 WEEKS OF
CONTINUED TRANSITION DURING FALL
BE IN GOOD DISCIPLINARY & ACADEMIC
TEAM LEADER INTERNATIONAL
TLi’s return a week earlier than the other
Team Leaders. (August 9th) Team Leader
International’s help orient international
students to campus and the United
States. This includes setting up bank
accounts, getting new cell phones,
and learning about American culture.
After BGRi, TLi’s continue through BGR
programming with the groups.
Water Bottle - TLs are here to help new students
Khakis - TLs serve as a professional role model as well as mentor
Shoes - TLs need to attend ALL BGR events
BGR Shirt - TLs work together to make BGR great
Name Tag- TLs communicate with BGR staff
Beacon - TLs are creative and enthusiastic
TEAM LEADER EVENTS
Required to Attend:
-One retreat: either April 2 or April 3
-Three trainings during April
-Monthly Team Socials
-Return August 9 (TLi) or August 12 (TL)
-Team Leaders will live in their own
permanent housing, arranged on their
own, for the entire duration of BGR
-Participate in BGR programming for
the first 6 weeks of the school year.
Tuesday, August 9th, 6:00PM:
TLi’s return to campus for training.
Wednesday, August 10th and Thursday,
Friday, August 12th:
BGRi Move-in begins.
TL’s return to campus for training.
Saturday, August 13th and Sunday,
Monday, August 15th:
BGR Move-in begins.
ONLINE APPLICATION WITH ESSAY
IN-PERSON GROUP INTERVIEW
January 29th 12:01 AM: Online Application goes live
February 4th 11:59 PM: Online Application closes
February 8th 5:00 PM: Online Application decision released via email, accepted applicants choose interview
date and time. First come, first served.
February 10th – February 24th: Interviews take place
March 9th: Team Leader/Team Leader International
Notification via email
ONLINE APP TIPS
The essay, application, and other info will be available at
on the Team Leader tab when the application goes live.
Compose your essay in a Word document before beginning the application. Copy and paste it into the online
form. The application will not save your essay if you lose
Only 1,200 applicants will be accepted. Once 1,200 applicants have applied, the online application will close.
GROUP INTERVIEW TIPS
• There will be 2 activities and a 1 on 1
• 2:45 long
• Arrive 30 minutes early
• Bring PUID
• Wear business casual (no jeans or
• Standby is first come, first served.
• Be yourself! You do not have to be
loud to be a TL!
If you are also applying to be one of
the following, you can not be a Team
Leader for BGR 2016:
Supplemental Instruction Leader
Good luck in your endeavors!
DO NOT buy a plane ticket until you
have officially been offered a 2016 BGR
Team Leader position.
If you plan to be out of the country this
summer and you are selected to be a TL,
you must let us know. You will send your
itinerary to us so we know you will be
back on time for either BGR or BGRi.
If you are not back on time, you will be
dismissed as a TL.
If you have already bought a non-refundable, nontransferable ticket for a day different from the TL or TLi
return date, you will not be a TL or TLi for BGR 2016.
WHAT IF I BUY A PLANE TICKET TO ARRIVE BEFORE THE
FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST?
You will be required to find your own housing.
BGR will not provide housing during BGRi and BGR
unless you have signed a contract with University
If you live on campus, you can move in on the TL or TLi
return date set by BGR. If you live off-campus, you will
have to work with your leasing company on your own.
Once again - BGR only provides housing to those living in
the Residence Halls.