• 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” workshops during group visitations to campus and off-campus events.
    • Assisting with services related to the peer mentoring at 1 of 3 locations: (Parkrose High School through Elevate Oregon, MHCC’s Orientation Center or MHCC’s Student Union front desk).
    • 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 or MHCC Job Fairs.
    • Visiting high schools or community organizations for peer-to-peer advising or MHCC presentation

    SOAR Contacts:

    SOAR Application Inquiries: jessica.ruiz@mhcc.edu or Rebecca.rodas@mhcc.edu
    Web: www.mhcc.edu/SOAR/
    Location: Student Union, lower level (room 50)

    Jessica Ruiz, Student Outreach Coordinator
    Ph: 503-491-7228
    Email: jessica.ruiz@mhcc.edu
    Rebecca Rodas, Student Recruiter
    Ph: 503-491-7168
    Sydney Frost, Manager for Recruitment, Orientation & Testing
    Ph: 503-491-7319
    Email: sydney.frost@mhcc.edu

    Application Process:

    Deadline to apply online: 5 p.m. ON Tuesday, January 17.

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

    Next steps after initial application:

    After applications have been reviewed, candidates will be notified on or around Fri., Jan. 20 of next steps. If selected for next round, you’ll be asked to do an in-person interview with the Student Recruitment staff

    SOAR Application

    Applicant Information:

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

    Current Phone#:


    Last high school attended:
    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. What drove you to pursue college?

    1. With a limited number of SOAR positions (8 in total for 2016-17), 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, colleagues, but please refrain from using family members or friends), who can speak to your passion, initiative-taking, reliability (e.g., showing up on time), interaction (e.g., ability to work & engage with others), & trainability (e.g., willingness to be active in the learning opportunities presented).

    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, you will have adequate training during your weekly office hours which will be held during the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (we work on your availability based on your schedule of classes/work).

    SOAR leaders must also attend weekly team meetings year round (Sept. 2016 – June 2017) 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.

    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.

    Type/Sign Name: