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!