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SOAR

Becky Despain

222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2398

Fax: 307-766-2089

Email: bdespain@uwyo.edu

SOAR Competencies

SOAR will be a clear indication to employers and graduate school that participants have taken the time and initiative to invest in more than just their curricular requirements. Students will gain hands-on experience in the 7 competencies deemed most important by employers and will fine-tune the skills needed to effectively articulate such experiences to a range of audiences. Click on each competency below to learn more about how to complete it for SOAR.

Civic and community engagement icon


Students will seek to engage with their communities through on and off-campus volunteerism, leaderships and SERVICE. Students are working ot make a different in the civic life of out communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation ot make that difference.


Example Activities

Level 1: Learn More: Attend the Volunteer Fair

Level 2: Get Involved: Participate in the Big Event

Level 3: Be Committed: Participate in an Alternative Spring Break

Level 4: Be a Leader: Lead an Alternative Spring Break

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Intern in a nonprofit or volunteer service based organization

Cultural competence icon


Students will open their world to people of different cultures through global and local opportunities. Students are appreciating and respecting diverse people, places and world.


Example Activities

Level 1: Learn More: Attend the Study Abroad Fair

Level 2: Get Involved: Meet with an Ed Abroad Advisor

Level 3: Be Committed: Do a study abroad

Level 4: Be a Leader: Enroll in a returnee workshop

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Become a Global Ambassador

Career readiness icon


Students will accelerate their professional experience through internships, work study, student employment and career skills ACQUISITION. Students are attaining necessary skills to enter and become part of a strong, productive work force.


Example Activities

Level 1: Learn More: Attend theBIG Career Fair

Level 2: Get Involved: Participate in a mock interview

Level 3: Be Committed: Participate in a job shadow opportunity

Level 4: Be a Leader: Complete a professional internship, student teaching or practicum

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Obtain employment or admission

Research experience icon


Students will reach for greater knowledge and understanding through creative activity and faculty-led undergraduate RESEARCH. Students are designing, applying and disseminating research.


Example Activities

Level 1: Learn More: Attend a research lecture

Level 2: Get Involved: Discuss research options with your academic advisor

Level 3: Be Committed: Prepare, propose and gain approval for research project

Level 4: Be a Leader: Conduct research or creative activity

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Present your work at Undergraduate Research Day

Communication skills icon


Students will articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written, oral and digital forms.


Example Activities

Level 1: Learn More: Reflect on a previous Level 1 activity as to how it enhanced your communication skills.

Level 2: Get Involved: Reflect on a previous Level 2 activity as to how it enhanced your communication skills.

Level 3: Be Committed: Reflect on a previous Level 3 activity as to how it enhanced your communication skills.

Level 4: Be a Leader: Reflect on a previous Level 4 activity as to how it enhanced your communication skills.

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Reflect on a previous Level 5 activity as to how it enhanced your communication skills.

Leadership and development icon


Students will leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals. Use skills to develop, guide and motivate others and organize, prioritize and delegate work.


Example Activities

Level 1: Learn More: Reflect on a previous Level 1 activity as to how it enhanced your leadership and development skills.

Level 2: Get Involved: Reflect on a previous Level 2 activity as to how it enhanced your leadership and development skills.

Level 3: Be Committed: Reflect on a previous Level 3 activity as to how it enhanced your leadership and development skills.

Level 4: Be a Leader: Reflect on a previous Level 4 activity as to how it enhanced your leadership and development skills.

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Reflect on a previous Level 5 activity as to how it enhanced your leadership and development skills.

Critical thinking icon


Students will exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and address problems.


Example Activities

Level 1: Reflect on a previous Level 1 activity as to how it enhanced your critical thinking skills.

Level 2: Get Involved: Reflect on a previous Level 1 activity as to how it enhanced your critical thinking skills.

Level 3: Be Committed: Reflect on a previous Level 2 activity as to how it enhanced your critical thinking skills.

Level 4: Be a Leader: Reflect on a previous Level 3 activity as to how it enhanced your critical thinking skills.

Level 5: Demonstrate Expertise (Optional): Reflect on a previous Level 4 activity as to how it enhanced your critical thinking skills.


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SOAR

Becky Despain

222 Knight Hall Dept. 3195 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2398

Fax: 307-766-2089

Email: bdespain@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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