With the RA application process now opened I get a lot of questions about being an RA so I thought I would share my thoughts and suggestions and offer this as a forum for any questions you may have.
First I want to recommend applying to anyone remotely thinking about it. Being an RA has been an incredible life experience. I've met wonderful people, some lifelong friends, and I have gained valuable experiences that I believe have made me a better person. However, it is not an easy job. There are very stressful moments and it requires you to be authoritative and assertive among your peers. The job also has a tremendous time commitment meaning it requires great time managements skills and even some sacrifices. Whether those sacrifices are social time, extracurricular clubs, or just your free time in general.
So if you're still interested here's what you need to do. There are informational sessions all over campus the next couple of days that I highly recommend you attend. You can find those dates on the LiveOn site here. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what the job requires so you can know how best to sell yourself for the position.
Next you will need to fill out an online application here. This application is due by December 17th. There are essay sections which I recommend taking quality time to review both for content and grammar.
January 9, 2013
you will receive an e-mail saying if you made it to the second round where
there will be group interviews taking place between January 26-27 2013. Finally you will find out if
you have been accepted for the position on February 13, 2013.
Again if you have any questions on the job or the process feel free to leave them in the comments. I just want to encourage you one last time that if you are considering it, to definitely apply.