Office of Residence Life
Resident Assistant Application
This application is for the 2015-2016 academic year. Thank you for your interest.
Please provide us with information on the 3 most recent jobs that you have held.
Please list any clubs, organizations, groups, etc. with which you have been involved during your college career (include dates, positions held, responsibilities involved and honors/awards)
Please describe your extra-curricular and academic commitments for the 2013-2014 academic year
Please provide us with contact information for two people who are able to serve as references for you. One reference must be from an Averett University faculty/staff member. The other is a reference of your choice. All of your references should be able to speak directly about your character, qualifications, ability and experience. Once you submit your application, your references will automatically be sent an e-mail with instructions on filling out the reference form. If one of your references does not have an e-mail address you may just put "none" in the space provided and then direct them to the main RA Selection page to fill it out.
Please answer the following questions in 5 sentences or less.
Please list 5 adjectives that others would use to describe you.
What would you consider to be your greatest strength and greatest weakness?
Please list the top 5 reasons that you are attracted to the Resident Assistant position.
Please answer the following in a short paragraph.
Please describe why you would be a good Resident Assistant.
Please discuss how you will balance the demands of the RA position with your other academic and extra-curricular activities.
In your own words, please define what you interpret community to be and the importance of building a community in a residential complex.
Averett's mission is to empower men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world. Please provide specific examples of how this leadership position will prepare you to engage and transform your world.
Please rank your choices for where you would like to serve as an RA. (Note these are only preferences and do not guarantee placement in any specific complex.)
Freshmen, upperclassmen residence halls, upperclassmen apartments
Why do you feel you would best serve this community?
Okay, this is your chance to have your creative side come through. Please provide us with something that illustrates a part of you that was not conveyed within this application. You can bring this creative project to your scheduled interview time. Previous projects included (but are not limited to) songs, collages, drawing, sculptures, etc.
Individual RA Interviews: Feb. 3 to February 6 - 30min interview blocks
RA Group Process: Applicants will be assigned to one of the two group process sessions.
RA Training: Mandatory for all RAs - Training Dates TBA
Before submitting your application be sure that you have answered every question, read through all of your answers thoroughly and made a note of all important dates. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in being a Resident Assistant.
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