Student Staff

We could not do what we do without our amazing student leaders on SOAR staff. As current UW-Madison students themselves, SOAR student staff members are excellent resources you will learn from as you enter our campus community. Additionally, students who work for SOAR gain many valuable skills and experience during their employment. Read on to meet our SOAR student leader teams who make our program successful!

SOAR Student Staff Positions

New Student Leaders

New Student Leaders (NSLs) are essential members of the SOAR Programming Team, which facilitates the public-facing content of SOAR. NSLs guide new Badgers & their families throughout SOAR and ensure the entire program runs smoothly.

SOAR New Student Leader group photo

Orientation Assistants

Orientation Assistants (OAs) are essential members of the SOAR Operations Team, which is the behind-the-scenes backbone of the program. OAs provide administrative and logistical leadership and support general SOAR academic advising functions.

SOAR Orientation Assistants answering phones

Peer Advisors

SOAR Peer Advisors work individually and collaboratively with professional advisors in each advising unit. Peer Advisors help incoming students learn more about their academic options and assist them with course enrollment.

SOAR peer advisor group photo

SOAR Interns

SOAR Interns serve as paraprofessionals on SOAR staff and supervise the daily programming, operations, and technological aspects of SOAR. All interns collaborate as a team to create a positive SOAR experience for all new Badgers and families.

Group photo of four SOAR Interns in front of Varsity Hall