Student Leadership at Biola
Apply to become a student leader! We offer a variety of paid and volunteer leadership positions for students from all backgrounds. We believe that every student can become a leader! We need you and your unique experiences and perspectives. If you want to join a team of other leaders to serve Biola’s community, gain valuable mentorship, and build important skills for your future career, apply!
The Common Student Leader Application
Fill out the Common Application to indicate your interest in any of the student leader positions listed below. You can apply for just one position or for multiple opportunities, all through this single application. Feel free to complete it in one sitting or save your progress and return at a later date.
How do I use the Common App?
Be ready to answer a few general questions in addition to supplemental questions specific to each position. Please also review details below about positions available, application deadlines, and any additional steps required.
Admissions Ambassador App Opens
Commuter Life: Collegium Staff App Opens
Campus Engagement: App Opens
Housing/Res Life: App Opens
Commuter Life: Collegium Staff App Closes
Career Development: App Opens
Dec. 8 - SMU: President App Opens
Peer Wellness Ambassadors: App Opens
Spiritual Development: App Opens
SEID: App Opens
Housing/Res Life: App Closes
Campus Engagement Coordinator: App Closes
Commuter Life: Commuter Advisor App Opens
Peer Wellness Ambassadors: App Closes
Spiritual Development: App Closes
SEID App Closes
SMU - President App Closes
Career Development: App Closes
Commuter Life: Commuter Advisor Apps Closes
Commuter Life: Collegium Staff App Opens
Orientation Leader: App Closes
Commuter Life: Collegium Staff - App Closes
Veteran/Military Affiliated: App Opens
Veteran/Military Affiliated: App Closes
Peer Academic Advisors serve as a student leader providing accurate academic advising and referral information by meeting with students and working closely with multiple departments on campus.
Ambassadors work as Tour Guides and as Social Media Representatives within the Admissions Department to represent Biola University to prospective students and families through phone calls, virtual & in person campus tours and/or through creating content for our various social media platforms, and through participation with university preview events, such as University Day, Spring Preview Day, Admitted Student Day and Biola Bound, etc.
Please note: To apply, click the Learn More button. You will not submit the Common App for these positions.
Campus Engagement leaders help coordinate some of Biola’s favorite events like New Student Orientation, Intramurals, The Eddy, Outdoor Excursions, Clubs and so much more! As part of the Campus Engagement team you’ll have the opportunity to grow as a leader while serving the Biola community.
Peer Internship Ambassadors (PIAs) empower students in their major to engage in quality internship experiences through student advising and building bridges with internship employers. This contributes to the vision of the Career Center that all students would thrive in their careers.
Our vision is to see every commuter connected to community, information, and resources at Biola. We serve over 1,400 commuters; that’s 35% of Biola’s undergrad population. Our leadership team consists of Commuter Advisors, Collegium Staff, and Small Group Leaders.
The GSPD Student Leader Team consists of both coordinators (paid positions) and interns (volunteer positions) serving Biola's global community in a variety of ways. We are passionate about helping global students feel connected, resourced and empowered.
Housing and Res Life
Resident Advisors work alongside Resident Directors to cultivate community and develop intentional relationships in every Residence Hall. Our hope is that we can provide a sense of home away from home.
Chapel Interns and Worship Teams work with Spiritual Development staff to coordinate university-wide worship gatherings to develop honest conversations with God and each other. To apply to be a chapel intern, please use the common app.
Please note: To apply for a Worship Team position, click here. You will not submit the Common App for this position.
SEID seeks students desiring to grow and work on a diverse, dynamic, fun and supportive leadership team. Each role at SEID is uniquely positioned to both meet immediate needs of Biola students, as well as bring about institutional change through our programs and services. To learn more about open positions please reference our SEID Student Leadership Job Descriptions.
SGA’s members act as a bridge between Biola’s administration and students in order to advocate for student interests and needs. We hope to highlight and serve the distinct voices within the Biola community, so that everyone is heard.
Please note: To apply for an SGA position, click the Learn More button. You will not submit the Common App for this position.
SMU works to lead students in understanding and developing their role within the Great Commission so they may witness Christ wherever they find themselves.
The Peer Wellness Ambassador team encourages and educates Biola students to care for their own well-being through well-being workshops, blogs, and campus-wide campaigns. Learn more about available positions at PWA Job Descriptions.
Veteran and Military Affiliated Students
Student Veteran Coordinator assists Assistant Director of Veteran and Military Affiliated Student Programs (VMASP) in serving and reaching Student Veterans, helping coordinate and manage Veteran programs on campus and virtually, and helping manage the Veteran Center for Military Affiliated Students.
Please note: To apply for a VMASP position, click the Learn More button. You will not submit the Common App for this position.
Below are some resources that can help you in the application process.
Career Development Toolkit
Use this for tips on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and more!
For departments/positions utilizing the Common Student Leadership Application, a general resume will be required. This Resume Guide can help you draft a resume and, if you would like your resume reviewed by a Career Center staff member, you can request an appointment via Handshake.
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