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 USC community. Our Guide Application is due by 11.59pm on March 24th in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the application, we also ask that you submit a picture of yourself for easy identification throughout the recruitment process. 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.
- Applications come online March 10th, 2016.
- Applicant meet and greet the night of March 23rd, 2016.
- Casual interviews March 28th-30th
- Interviews will be conducted April 1st. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not interview all applicants. Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted by our Director of Recruitment with further details.
- Chosen applicants will be notified mid-April.
- Quick Links: Guide Application | Submit Application
Commonly Asked Questions
Q. What is an SC Outfitter guide?
A. SC Outfitter guides are the core of our organization who lead trips for the member community and the larger Trojan family. Our guides are expected to attend our weekly guide meetings, as well as organize and lead a minimum of two day or an overnight trip each semester.
Q. What are you looking for in a guide applicant?
A. Our guides come from a diverse background of talents, skills, and experience levels. We seek competent individuals who are passionate about the outdoors, who understand the goals and purpose of our organization, and who 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, our retreats at the start of each semester, and lead two day trips or an overnight each semester, at a minimum. Strong applicants will be passionate about the organization and should be unconcerned with meeting minimums requirements.
Q. Can I apply for the fall semester if I am currently abroad this spring?
A. Yes. We will likely set up a video-chat 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 a guide?
A. We have a very intensive first-year guide training program that takes place in the fall. We do not want to discourage you from going abroad in the Spring semester, but recommend those going abroad in the fall to wait until next year.
Q: What happens if I’m not invited to be a guide?
A: Unfortunately, we have to turn away qualified applicants every year. Applicants are welcome to re-apply the following year, and we have several current guides who’ve been asked to reapply in the past.
Q: What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
A: You can direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and our Director of Recruitment will get back to you as soon as possible.