Head Residents, Resident Assistants and House Managers endeavor to help over 1,300 students to succeed at Monmouth College. Not only do these important staff members keep the campus safe, they provide hours of fun programming and establish communities of friendships which last a lifetime.
If you want to join this team of dedicated students, check out the following secrets to success:
Involvement. Once you move into a building as a resident, it is important that you get involved. Residence halls and Greek housing units provide numerous opportunities for involvement. These include from serving as a member of the hall government or a fraternity executive board, to participating in campus activities. Being involved in a community shows that you care about it and want to make a difference. Through residence hall activities and events, hall staff members get to know the people across campus.
Initiative. Living on campus provides alltypes of opportunities for individuals to take initiative. When selecting a hall staff member the Office of Residence life looks for individuals who show initiative. Students willing to handle a sometimes stressful situation, put together an activity or help a student resolve problems are the right match for a residence hall staff position.
Enthusiasm. Working to enthusiastically serving your residents will help you do your job well and succeed in a residence life position. Picking up trash you see in the hallway or cleaning up a mess someone else made are a simple way to show your pride while earning the respect of other staff members and fellow residents.
Interest. Talk with a current RAs in your hall or your fraternity officer as well as the professional housing staff to let them know you are interested in joining the staff. Show your support of Residence Life by liking it on Facebook at facebook.com/mcResLife, and interact with current staff members and other residents on line as well.
Stay out of trouble. Student staff members are responsible for college enforcing rules. Students with a disciplinary record will not be hired. So stay out of trouble!
Apply! Once you’ve set yourself up as a good candidate for the position it’s time to apply. Applications can be picked up from the Office of Residence Life in Poling Hall or downloaded. Applications are due at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 3, at the Office of Residence Life. For more information contact your Resident Assistant, or e-mail the Office of Residence Life in Poling Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Includes reporting from eHow’s Abby Hall.