According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers 2012 Job Outlook Survey, the Top 10 Skills that employers seek in recent college grads are:
- Ability to work in a team
- Written communication
- Problem solving skills
- Strong work ethic
- Analytical/quantitative skills
- Verbal communication skills
- Technical Skills
Working as an RA gives you the opportunity to gain all of these skills and more.
What is an RA?
The Resident Advisor (RA) is a full-time student who serves as an educator, counselor, administrator, role model, friend, and team member for the residents of residence hall you live with.
The RA works to create and maintain a healthy environment for the academic and personal growth of the students within their assigned living unit. In carrying out his or her duties, the RA is expected to treat other students, supervisors, and fellow employees with courtesy and respect.
What kinds of people apply to be RA's?
You don’t need to have been the student body president of your high-school, the captain of a sports team, or the leader of a student organization to understand what leadership is. Resident Assistants (RA's) are simply students who understand that a leader is developed, not born.
Questions not answered here?
If the links at the right do not answer your questions about the position and how to apply, please contact Lisa Rodrigues, Director of Residence Life and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see your application to be an RA very soon!