Last year, I went through the process of becoming a Resident Assistant, RA for short. It is a lengthy period filled with interviews, group assignments, and more even interviews. ResLife makes sure they know you well when making selections. Before I go on with this story, in the spring semester, RA tryouts will happen again! Think about signing up if you enjoy leadership and helping others. In the end, I was selected as an RA Alternate.
I was a little disheartened to be honest because, of course, I had high exepectations for myself. However, being an Alternate was a blessing in disguise.
I love being active on campus; it actually gets to be a problem. Last year, I was graciously elected as the Student Body President. I am also a Blouin Scholor. These are two activities that require an assortment of extra projects. Being an Alternate RA gave me the ability to focus on my WUSG duties, school work, and Blouin projects. Thankfully, I get to learn the RA position at a slower pace, which better prepares me for when I have a floor of residents.
Being a part of ResLife has been wonderful. I have met some of the coolest people and rekindled some old friendships. I have learned an enormous amount on the topic of servant-leadership. They really give you the tools to better yourself; all you have to do learn how to use them.
My goal in telling you all of this is to simply give you an insight to the Resident Assistant position and the journey to becoming one. If you are thinking about applying, go for it! No matter what, the process is great practice for career interviews!
Tip of the Week
Get your resume ready! There are multiple situations in college where you will need to present a resume; scholarships, applying to programs, job interviews, and RA interviews. It is good practice to have an updated resume ready to print at all times. Also, make it look good! Use an attractive format and have some fun with it. People will appreciate you putting in effort on your resume!
Have agreat week and stay classy!