Want to be a SOUL? Ask an Honors staff member for a referral

Interested in being a SOUL for Student Orientation 2022?

Contact honors@appstate.edu 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 orientation@appstate.edu

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

Compensation includes:

  • $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

  • Communication Skills

  • Peer Advising Skills (Teaching/Training/Etc.)