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SOAR Advisors

What is a SOAR Advisor?

A SOAR Advisor is a current CSULB student who is hired to assist new students in their transition to Cal State Long Beach. SOAR Advisors work closely with students to advise them in class selection and assist them with registering for their first semester of classes. SOAR Advisors also orient new students to the university by providing them information about campus policies, resources, as well as provide students with an interactive campus tour.

SOAR Advisor Information

SOAR Advisor Profiles


Position Description

SOAR Advisors conduct group advising sessions that focus on general education, major requirements, the selection of appropriate classes and online registration. In addition, SOAR Advisors conduct interactive campus tours to help newly-admitted students become familiar with the campus and learn about the different resources, services, and opportunities offered by the University. It is also the responsibility of SOAR Advisors to aid in the implementation of continued STARS/SOAR programming, and to assist with the marketing and recruitment of new SOAR Advisors.


SOAR Advisors can expect full-time summer hours with additional responsibilities throughout the academic year with various programs and events.

Pay Range

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


  • A minimal cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and motivation
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse campus community
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills

SOAR Advisors are required to successfully complete all necessary training, Pre-Advisor Training (April/May) and SOAR Advisor Training (June) in order to facilitate SOAR workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions about Becoming a SOAR Advisor

  • How is the selection process conducted?
  • When and where are applications due?
  • How are the SOAR Advisors compensated?

Find the answers to these questions and more in the SOAR Advisor FAQ.

Click here for the tentative recruitment and hiring schedule for Spring 2014 of SOAR Advisors.

Those interested in applying to become a SOAR Advisor must attend a MANDATORY information session. Click here for the schedule for Spring 2014.