Attention all potential Resident Assistant applicants! The application is currently live and due THIS Friday (February 16th) by 8 am. If you haven’t already considered applying, then what are you waiting for? Being an RA will give you a great opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills as well as your communication skills. Not to mention it is a paid position with tons of other cool perks. These skills won’t just benefit you now but will make your resume look a step above other job contenders. The application can be found on the college’s website and requires a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation. You may be wondering what will make your application stand out from the rest, which is exactly why I spoke with Ursula Herz, the Director of Residential Life.
According to Ursula, the main distinguisher is that they “can tell the difference between people who have had their resumes reviewed by the career center and those who haven’t”. This means that you should set up an appointment at the Career Center to get your resume and cover letter checked over before you submit them. You can set up appointments on their website, by phone, or can even drop in. Personally, I dropped in this week to make sure I could get a time slot before the application is due. Ursula’s second piece of advice is to go through the mock interview process that is coming up. It will allow you to sharpen up your interview skills and will make you shine through other applicants. Good luck to everyone applying and may the odds be ever in your favor!