Step 1: Download, print, and keep a copy of the Cougar Guide position description . Please ensure that you can participate as noted fully and without conflict before applying.
Step 2: Complete the online application form . Return to this page to submit your supporting materials for a full and complete application.
Step 3: Submit a current resumé detailing your current activities and work experience. Please save it in Microsoft Word format as [Last name, First name - resume] and email as an attachment to SIUExperience@siue.edu.
Step 4: Download the essay questions . Using the provided form, answer question one and two additional questions of your choice. Save the form on your computer as [Last name, First name - essays] and email it as an attachment to SIUExperience@siue.edu.
Step 5: Download the reference form . Save two copies on your computer as [Last name, First name - reference #1] and [Last name, First name - reference #2]. Attach one form and email to a reference from SIUE (faculty member, employer, student organization advisor, coach, etc.) and another to a reference of your choice. Your references should use the provided form and submit via email to SIUExperience@siue.edu.
Step 6: Mark your calendar to attend ONE
required orientation/information session from the following --
Thursday, April 4, from 5:00-6:00 pm, MUC Oak/Redbud Room
Monday, April 8, from 4:00-5:00 pm, MUC Hickory/Hackberry Room
Tuesday, April 9, from 5:00-6:00 pm, MUC Oak/Redbud Room
Excused absences will be considered only for those with documented class conflicts.
Cougar Guides will be selected and notified by SIUE email by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Selection will be based on recommendation of references, review of essay responses and resumé, leadership experience and activities, and attendance at orientation/information session.
Questions about The SIUE Experience or the Cougar Guide position may be directed to Kara Shustrin at SIUExperience@siue.edu or (618) 650-2023.