Application Process

How do I apply to become an SOSer?

The selection process for becoming an SOSer is competitive, so be sure to read the job description and all the application materials carefully. We recommend that you consider setting up an appointment with the Career Development Center to prepare your application materials or interview skills. 

Most importantly, be yourself! We strive to hire a dynamic, well-rounded team that is composed of members who have complimentary skills and a variety of personality types. We want to see your true personality come out in your application and interview.   

I'm ready to apply!

  • Step 1.  Review the position description and important dates. These dates are critical to the position.  If you have any questions about these dates, or potential conflicts, please email .
  • Step 2. Make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements to apply for the position.
  • Step 3. Applications will be available online through Engage beginning Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am. Fill out the online application, which includes three short answer questions, and attach your resume (no more than two pages) and photo. All applications must be submitted by Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Click here to apply on Engage (log in with your ULink credentials - the application is in the Forms section)
  • Step 4. Ask a UofL faculty/staff, high school teacher or staff member, mentor, or supervisor to complete the online recommendation form. You must get two recommendations.  Do not ask a current SOSer for a recommendation. Recommendation forms will be accepted through Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Click here for the Recommendation Form.

What happens after I apply?

Not all applicants are invited to the each interview stage of the hiring process. You will be notified of your status as a candidate either way via your UofL email account. Business casual attire is recommended for all interviews.

Group Interviews: We will notify applicants on Monday, October 23, 2023 of their application status and invite selected candidates to sign up for a Group Interview time. Group Interviews will be held the evening of October 26, 2023. Interviews are in 1.5-hour time blocks. During a group interview, you will complete a series of activities with other candidates.  

Individual Interviews: If selected for the second interview round, you will be contacted to sign up for a 20-minute individual interview to be held October 31-November 3, 2023.  Notification of our selections will be made shortly thereafter.