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The 2023-2024 SOUL application is now available! Apply by Sunday, November 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m to meet the priority deadline or January 9, 2023 to meet the final deadline.

Our goal throughout the SOUL application and selection process is to learn about you and your unique qualities so that we can select a team that best represents the Miami community and values. Please consider this goal as you complete the SOUL application. The application includes the following sections:

Personal and Academic Information

In this section, you will be asked to provide contact information and academic information (e.g. pronouns, major, graduation year).

Campus Involvement

In the campus involvement section, you will be asked to provide information about meaningful involvement you have had at Miami (it's okay if you're just starting to get involved!), and we will ask you to upload a resume or activity sheet.

Conditions of Employment

In the conditions of employment section, you will be asked to agree to the SOUL position requirements outlined in the SOUL position description

Short Answer Responses

In the short answer section, our goal is to get to know more about you and what's important to you. Please answer each question as honestly and authentically as possible.  Please thoughtfully and thoroughly consider each question. We highly recommend working on your application via Word or Google document before you submit it via our online form. This year's short answer questions are:  

  • What motivates you to apply for the SOUL position? What are you hoping to gain from the position? What characteristics and experiences make you a great candidate for this position?
  • Describe a significant learning experience that has challenged you. How would you apply the knowledge gained from this experience to being a SOUL?
  • Miami University, Orientation and Transition Programs, and the SOUL program value diversity and inclusion. What do the terms diversity and inclusion mean to you? Please be specific and share a story that exemplifies these words.
  • A significant portion of the SOUL position is sharing about your Miami experience. What has made your Miami experience or your path to Miami valuable and/or unique? (We want you to share authentically about your Miami experience! Please know that valuable and unique does not have to mean your experience has to have been perfect or without challenges.)

Recommendation Forms

You will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of one person who can serve as a recommendation for you. Your recommender will be asked to fill out a recommendation form on your behalf. Specifically, your recommender will be asked to comment on their experience with you in the following areas: attitude, authenticity, relationship building, and integrity, professionalism, and maturity.

You should contact your recommender before submitting your SOUL application so that they have ample time to consider your candidacy and because your recommender will receive an automatic email from Orientation and Transition Programs once you submit your application. It is also good professional practice to ask any recommender if they're able to serve as a positive recommendation ahead of submitting any application.

While your recommender will receive a link to the electronic form from Orientation and Transition Programs, it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure submission from their recommendation. Your recommender does not need to wait for an email from OTP to fill out the recommendation form; they can do so anytime by visiting the recommendation form submission page. Recommendation forms must be submitted by the application deadline. If you are applying for the priority deadline, recommendations must be received by 11:59pm EST on Monday, November 28, 2022. Applicants applying for the final application deadline should have their recommendations submitted by 11:59pm EST on Monday, January 9, 2023.

Information for OTP

To help us better understand where SOUL applicants learn about the SOUL position, the last section of the SOUL application will ask you to let us know where you learned about the SOUL position. We'll use this information for recruitment purposes in future years.

Submit a 2023 - 2024 SOUL Application

Orientation and Transition Programs is committed to providing an accessible SOUL recruitment process. OTP works collaboratively with The Miller Center for Student Disability Services in coordinating accommodations to enable full participation in the SOUL recruitment and application experience. To request disability related accommodations please contact Andrea Howard and Alexis Roach, Assistant Directors in the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs.