• Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) Application

    The Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) Team at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is comprised of 8 student leaders with a mission to inform, engage, and respond to the College’s community of prospective students and serve as lead representatives of the college. SOAR leaders work directly with the College’s Student Recruitment staff to creatively, effectively, and proactively spread the word about the College’s programs, services, and opportunities. SOAR leaders’ main duties include:

    • Assisting with “MHCC 101” presentations during group visitations to campus and off-campus events.
    • Attending college and career fairs to speak with prospective students/families and school-based staff.
    • Coordinating and leading individual and small group campus tours on a weekly basis.
    • Promptly responding to prospective students’ inquiries via email, mail or phone.
    • Representing MHCC at large campus events such as New Student Welcome Day, Preview Night, MHCC Job Fairs, etc.
    • Visiting high schools or community organizations for peer-to-peer advising &/or MHCC presentations.

    SOAR Contacts:

    SOAR Application Inquiries: jessica.ruiz@mhcc.edu or danner.robbs@mhcc.edu
    Web: www.mhcc.edu/SOAR/
    Location:Student Services, AC2100

    Jessica Ruiz, Student Recruitment Coordinator
    Ph: 503-491-7228
    Email: jessica.ruiz@mhcc.edu

    Danner “Kymon” Robbs, Student Recruiter
    Ph: 503-491-7168
    Email: Danner.Robbs@mhcc.edu

    Application Process:

    Deadline to apply online: 5 p.m. On Friday, August 24, 2018

    If seeking a hard-copy of SOAR application, please contact jessica.ruiz@mhcc.edu for a printable pdf version.

    Additional application items required:
    Prepare a presentation about MHCC using PowerPoint or other software. You will potentially use this presentation in a high school classroom so think about what high school students like/need to know about college.

    Submit your presentation by the deadline to danner.robbs@mhcc.edu. Please include your name and school ID (if you have one) in the email with the presentation.

    SOAR Application

    Applicant Information:

    First Name:  Last Name:  
    MHCC Student Id#:   Email:  
    Current Address:  
    City, State, Zip:  

    Current Phone#: 



    Last high school attended:  

    MHCC Entrance Date (Ex: Fall 2018):  

    Number of credits you are registered/ will registering for fall term:  

    Current GPA at MHCC or High School:  

    Major (if declared):  

    Are you eligible for federal work study?

    Essay Questions:

    Respond to the following questions or prompts.

    1. What is your 5-year plan (e.g., graduate with an AAOT, transfer to pursue particular program or degree, and become a …) and why have you chosen Mt. Hood Community College?


    1. How would you use your own experience (when giving presentations, tabling, or one-on-one) to help recruit new students to MHCC?


    1. With a limited number of SOAR positions (8 in total for 2018-19), what skills & experience do you possess that make you a prime fit for one of our eight open positions?


    1. How do you define initiative? Based on your definition, describe an experience in which you took initiative.



    Please list two references (instructors, employers, etc.).

    Name: Email Address: Telephone: Relationship:

    Additional Information:

    How Did You Hear About This Soar Position?

    Are You Bilingual?

    If Yes, Please List The Language(s) Other Than English That You Are Able To Read/Write/Sign:  


    If appointed a position on the SOAR Team, all ambassadors are required to attend a three-day training scheduled on:

    • Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Friday, Sept. 14, 2018: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    SOAR ambassadors are also required to participate in the New Student Welcome Day (NSWD) activities scheduled on:

    • TBD (during the week of Sept. 19):  Train the Trainer: Getting Prepped to Train Campus Tour Guides
    • TBD (during the week of Sept. 19): 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Campus Tour Training for NSWD Volunteers led by SOAR leaders
    • TBD (during the week of Sept. 19): 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – New Student Welcome Day

    By submitting this application, you are confirming your availability to attend the mandatory SOAR training and New Student Welcome Day activities.

    SOAR ambassadors must also attend weekly team meetings year round (Sept. 2018 – June 2019) on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Once appointed a position on the SOAR Team, leaders will be expected to arrange their class/work schedules to allow availability for the weekly team meetings.

    Tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. Monday – Friday. As an MHCC student ambassador, you will need to have the availability to conduct tours at these times. When your office hours are chosen for the term, at least 6 of your 12 hours must include these days/times.

    Do you have convenient access to transportation?*


    *The majority of SOAR members work takes place on the Gresham Campus; however, there are outreach-based events and high school visitations that will require transportation within the surrounding district. SOAR members are responsible for their own transportation to and from these events.

    Are you available on evenings and weekends?*  


    *The majority of SOAR members work is done between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday; however, there are outreach-based events and high school visitations that will require participation in the evenings and weekends. SOAR leaders are expected to attend at least 3 off-campus/evening/weekend outreach events per term.

    To the best of my knowledge, the information that I have provided on this application is true and correct. I realize that intentional falsification of statements on this application will subject me to being disqualified as a SOAR applicant and if hired, to immediate dismissal.

    By signing this release, I understand that a minimum GPA of 2.0, maintain good academic standing, and enrollment for 12 credits every term is required in order to be considered for this position. If hired, this release shall remain in effect throughout my employment with SOAR.

    By typing or signing my name below, I hereby give the Student Outreach office permission to verify my GPA and credit enrollment status.

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