Interview Tips

To help you prepare of the selection process, listed below are some ideas to reflect upon before your interview:

  • What is your concept of the RA position and knowledge of the job expectations?
  • What is your attitude toward the RA position, the benefits of residence hall living, and helping students?
  • RAs create experiences and activities on their floor and in the hall. Why are these experiences and activities important? What are some ideas that you have?
  • Why do you feel you would be a good RA? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • RAs act as referral sources for other residents. How much knowledge of the University do you have? Examples?
  • RAs are required to enforce University and residence hall policies. What is your attitude about policy enforcement? How would you handle this aspect of the job?
  • Be able to discuss your leadership capabilities.
  • Be able to discuss the impact the job would have on your studies and current extracurricular activities.
  • Be familiar with the job description.

Other interviewing tips:

  • Read the packet handed out at the information session carefully so that you are very familiar with the position and its requirements.
  • Spend time talking with current RAs about what their job entails.
  • Dress neatly and be on time to your interview.
  • Be sure to answer all questions with more than a “yes” or “no,” Hall Staff will also ask you to back up your answer.
  • Most importantly…BE YOURSELF!