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SOAR Advisor Online Application

To become a SOAR Advisor, a candidate must successfully complete the following selection process steps:

  • Anyone interested in serving as a SOAR Advisor MUST attend a SOAR Advisor Information Session to gain access to the online application. View dates/times and register for an upcoming Information Session by visiting SOAR Advisor Information Sessions.

Fully complete and submit the SOAR Advisor Online Application (only available to candidates who have attended an Information Session).

  • To access the SOAR Advisor Online Application, read all the directions carefully and sign in using your Beach ID number (9-digit campus number).
  • All sections marked with a red asterisk * MUST be completed.
  • Online application must be submitted by Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Answer all five questions (Part II) and demonstrate that time and thought were put into each question.
  • Answers will be evaluated and scored to determine who is invited to the required Advisor Experiential. Invitations to the Advisor Experiential will be emailed Friday, March 2, 2018.

All candidates MUST have two (2) Online Personal Reference submitted by Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

  • At least one (1) online reference MUST be from a current University staff or faculty member.
  • The second online reference can be from an on- or off-campus individual including employer, faculty member, religious leader, mentor, etc.
  • Family members and Long Beach State undergraduates MAY NOT serve as references.
  • After submitting your online application, an auto reply will provide you with the link to the Online Personal Reference Form. It is your responsibility to send the included message, your name and Beach ID number to your listed personal references.
  • All Online Personal References must be received by noon (12pm) on Wednesday, February 21.
  • Those with complete applications and references will be invited to attend the required Advisor Experiential based on the evaluation and scoring of their application.
  • Advisor Experiential is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2018 and Friday, March 16, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30pm. The location is TBA.
  • Conflicts with either of these dates will be reviewed on a case-by-case scenario.
  • Candidates will sign up for a group interview at the conclusion of Advisor Experiential.
  • Hiring decisions will be made based on the submitted application, Advisor Experiential, and group interview.
  • Candidates will be notified of their status via email by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Things to consider before applying to become a SOAR Advisor

  • Candidates must currently have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA upon completion of the Spring 2018 semester
  • Candidates must be available to work the entire summer from May to August 2018, between the hours of 7:30 am to 5:00 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Candidates cannot be registered for classes at Long Beach State for Summer 2018
  • Candidates must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the University

SOAR Advisor Online Application

(Available on Thursday, November 16, 2017 through Tuesday, February 20, 2018)