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SOAR Advisors

What is a SOAR Advisor?

A SOAR Advisor is a current student – either undergraduate or graduate student – who assists new students in their academic and social transition to CSULB. SOAR Advisors welcome the newest members of the Forty-Niner Family by showing them around campus, introducing our history and traditions, discussing expectations, explaining what it takes to earn a degree, and promoting student success. They also assist new students with course selection and registration for their first semester courses.

SOAR Advisor Information

SOAR Advisor Profiles


SOAR Advisor Expectations & Responsibilities

Students hired to serve as a SOAR Advisor are required to fulfill the following expectations and responsibilities:

  • Available for full-time employment during Summer 2017 (May 30 to August 4) and Winter 2018 (TBD);
  • Lead campus tours that introduce University history and traditions, campus safety, as well as identify important campus resources and explain essential campus community policies;
  • Introduce the Orientation to Campus Life & Resources (OCLR) component that covers student support services, personal responsibilities & wellness, CSULB’s Title IX Policy, and opportunities for involvement with campus organizations & clubs;
  • Co-lead Academic Advising presentations which introduces University policies, General Education, and department requirements;
  • Conduct individual and group academic advising sessions; assist students with course selection & registration via MyCSULB;
  • Complete Campus Security Authority training;
  • Abide by CSULB regulations, policies, and expectations, enforce residence hall policies during the freshman Overnight Program;
  • Lead Classroom Tours and staff Lifeguard Stations; and
  • Complete other duties as assigned by SOAR/PFP professional staff


SOAR Advisor Position Duration

SOAR Advisors work a maximum of 40 per week during the summer and winter breaks. Additional paid and volunteer opportunities are available throughout the academic year with various programs and events.

SOAR Advisor Compensation (Pay Range)

To be determined based on qualifying criteria including prior experience, relevant training, and education level.

SOAR Advisor Qualifications & Requirements

All applicants must meet the qualifications & requirements listed below in order to be offered a SOAR Advisor position.

  1. Minimum 2.5 cumulative CSULB GPA
  2. Must be a current CSULB undergraduate or graduate student
  3. Must attend a SOAR Advisor Information Session during the current academic year
  4. Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at CSULB
  5. Must be flexible, adaptable, enthusiastic and motivated
  6. Must be able to work with a culturally diverse campus community
  7. Must display effective communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Must have experience with public speaking and working with groups various sizes

Students selected to serve as SOAR Advisors are required to successfully complete all necessary training including SOAR Advisor Pre-Training (April/May), SOAR Advisor Retreat (late May), and SOAR Advisor Training (early June) in order to facilitate SOAR workshops.

New SOAR Advisor Recruitment & FAQs

Visit the Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 New SOAR Advisor Recruitment & Selection schedule to view upcoming SOAR Advisor Information Sessions – anyone interested in applying for a SOAR Advisor position MUST attend an info session between early-November and mid-February. The recruitment & selection schedule also lists application and supporting documents deadlines, as well as dates for all required events.

SOAR knows students who are interested in this position may have lots of question about becoming a SOAR Advisor. Find the answers to these questions and more in the SOAR Advisor FAQs.