Interested in being a SOUL for Student Orientation 2022?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or an Honors College staff member so we can make a referral and give you a recommendation.
See below for full information.
All application materials can be found on our website beginning Oct. 15, 2021. The application will close on Nov. 12, 2021.
How do I get connected with an old SOUL to talk to me more about the position?
Email us at email@example.com.
Info Nights In-Person and via Zoom on Engage
Oct. 18 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - 415 Rough Ridge PSU
Oct. 27 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - Zoom
What does a SOUL do?
SOULs are hired for an academic year to help facilitate Orientations for new students in May/June, August, and January (2022)
Facilitating icebreakers and boundary breaking activities
Educating new students on a variety of information including General Education, Appalachian's class registration system, the book rental system, general policies and resources, etc.
Supporting students through their class schedule adjustment process
Serving on Q&A Panels for Parents and Families
Acting as a mentor and resource for new Appalachian students
Helping students and families navigate campus
$10 - $11/hour for 30 - 35 hours per week (~May 16 - July 1)
Free lunches on Orientation days!
Housing during summer orientation sessions if Orientation is in-person for 2022
Free on-campus parking pass for the summer if Orientation is in-person for 2022
SOUL Gear (ex. rain jackets, water bottles, etc.)
Networking opportunities with Appalachian faculty and administrative leaders
Skill development in communication, presentation, leadership and small group facilitation, crisis management/problem solving
Friendships and memories created with fellow SOULS and incoming students
What will you gain?
Campus Resource Expertise
Group Facilitation Skills
Peer Advising Skills (Teaching/Training/Etc.)