- 2014 New Guide Applications will be announced (posted here) on March 3.
- Application submission due online at 11.59pm on March 23, 2014.
- Interviews will be conducted from Monday, March 25th to Friday, March 30th. You will sign up via google doc here.
- Quick Links: Guide Application | Submit Application
The Guide Recruitment Process
Thank you for considering becoming an SC Outfitter Guide. By filling out this guide application, you’re taking the first steps in joining a select group within the SC Outfitter and USC community.To become a guide, complete our Guide Application, due by 11.59pm on March 23rd (email to firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition to the application, we also ask that you submit a picture of yourself as well. To submit your application, use this link or click the button below. Any questions can be emailed to our recruitment committee at email@example.com.
Commonly Asked Questions
Q. What is an SC Outfitter guide?
A. SC Outfitter guides are the core of our organization and are the ones who lead our trips for the SC Outfitter community and the Trojan family. Our guides are expected to attend our weekly guide meetings, as well as organize and lead two day tips or an overnight each semester.
In addition to these responsibilities, some of our guides also take on additional leadership roles on our executive board and help us manage various responsibilities including our website, public relations, training, finances, gear, and our new membership program. Being elected to our board is not a prerequisite to take on more responsibility.
Q. What are you looking for in a guide applicant?
A. As cliché as it sounds, we are not looking for a certain type of person to become guides. Our guides come from a diverse background of talents, skills, and experience levels. What we are looking for are individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, and are motivated to run their own trips each semester.
Q. What level of commitment is required to be an SC Outfitter guide?
A. Our guides are expected to be able to attend our weekly guide meetings (usually Wednesdays at 9pm), our retreats at the start of each semester, and lead two day trips or an overnight each semester.
Q. Can I apply for the fall semester if I am currently abroad this spring?
A. Yes! We will likely set up a meeting over Skype or Google Hangouts in place of a face-to-face interview.
Q. Can I apply to be a guide if I am planning on going abroad in my first year as guide?
A. We strongly recommend against it. We have a very intensive first-year guide training program that we want to make sure you complete. In addition, we want to make sure you are fully integrated into the guide community for a year before leaving us for greener pastures! We recommend applying to be a guide after your abroad experience (which, if you spend time leading or adventuring in the outdoors, can only enhance your guide application)!
Q: What happens if I’m not invited to be a guide?
A: We encourage everyone to apply, but unfortunately, we often have to turn away qualified applicants due to the small size of our organization.
Applicants are more than welcome to re-apply the following year, and we currently have many great guides who’ve been asked to reapply in the past.