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Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in joining either the Student Orientation Staff (SOS) or the SOUL Camp Mentor Staff!  SOS and SOUL Camp are two of the premiere student leadership groups at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Selection to either staff is extremely competitive, and those selected represent the best and brightest of our university. 

The Student Orientation Staff works to facilitate our Orientation programs, welcoming over 5,500 new students & parents to campus each year and volunteering over 15,000 hours each summer.

SOUL Camp Mentors facilitate SOUL Camp, our Extended Orientation program that supplements New Student Orientation.  Camp is designed to provide incoming Freshmen with the skills and networks to help them develop leadership skills and Ragin' Cajun spirit.

Application Packet

Please thoroughly review the 2019-2020 Staff Application Packet (PDF). The packet contains the application link and important information about time commitments, qualifications, and benefits of the Student Orientation Staff and SOUL Camp Mentor experience.

Recruitment Timeline

Date Activity Time & Location
October 1, 2019 Online Application Link located in the application packet (PDF)
October 1, 2019 Information Table 10 AM - 2 PM, Student Union First Floor
October 8, 2019 Interest Session #1 5:30 PM, Student Union Forum A
October 16, 2019 Open House 2-5 PM, Buchanan Hall - Meet our team & get your questions answered! Free snacks!
October 16, 2019 Interest Session #2 5:30 PM, Student Union Teche Room
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Applications Due

By 11:59 PM - Applicants apply online*
*All applicants must sign up for a group interview at the end of the online application.

Applications are time stamped upon submission. Applications submitted after 11:59 PM on October 17 WILL NOT be accepted. No exceptions!

Sunday, October 20, 2019 Group Interviews** Ballroom A, located in the Student Union
Group 1: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Group 2: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
October 21, 2019 Individual Interview Notification Applicants selected to advance to Individual Interviews - Notification via email
October 22 -
November 22, 2019
Individual Interviews Buchanan Hall 311
December 19, 2019 Staff Announcement Notification via email

Group Interviews

Each candidate will be required to attend a group interview. You must be present the full 3 hours of your group interview. You will select your group interview time at the end of your online application. **Candidates will only need to attend one time slot for Group Interviews. Candidates are looked at equally; therefore the time slot they select should meet their personal schedules. 

Individual Interviews

After group interviews, qualified candidates will be invited to an Individual Interview via email.  Candidates will select an interview time.  Interviews are held in Buchanan Hall, room 311.