RA Application ProcessThe following information details the process to apply for the resident assistant position,
Step 1: Review the RA job description and review the list of dates pertinent to the RA position to ensure that you understand the expectations of the positionStep 2: Attend each of the three specific required sessions (details listed below)
Step 3: E-mail your cover letter and résumé to Jill Hopper (JHopper) no later than February 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (suggested resources to help you with your résumé and cover letter are listed below)Step 4: Complete an online form authorizing a check of grade point average and Cornell College conduct no later than February 3, 2014 at 11:49 p.m. (Cornell username and password is required)
Step 5: Attend an individual interview early in February (details will be provided directly to applicants, but suggested resources to help you prepare are listed below)
Required Seminar #1: Information Session
All individuals interested in the RA position must attend one of the following information sessions. Sessions are offered at the following times:
- Thursday, December 12 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Hedges in the Thomas Commons
- Sunday, December 15 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Hedges in the Thomas Commons
- Wednesday, December 18 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Hedges in the Thomas Commons
- Tuesday, January 14 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Hedges in the Thomas Commons
- Thursday, January 16 from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Hedges in the Thomas Commons
Required Seminar #2
All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #2. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions are eligible to attend Required Seminar #2. Specific dates and times will be provided shortly.
Required Seminar #3
All applicants for the RA position must attend one session of Required Seminar #3. Only those individuals who have attended one of the information sessions and one of the Required Seminar #2 are eligible to attend Required Seminar #3. Specific dates and times will be provided shortly.
Optional Résumé and Cover Letter Help
- Résumé workshop: Tuesday, January 21 at 4 p.m. in Hedges in the Thomas Commons
Optional Interview Skills Help
We encourage you to visit the Career Engagement Center's website for help in preparing for your individual interview.
Optional Review of Financial Assistance
The resident assistant position can impact a student's financial assistance. The impact, if any, of this position depends on several factors. Students interested in the RA position are encouraged to contact the Financial Assistance staff to discuss their specific situation. It is important to note that the Financial Assistance staff can only offer projections about likely impact, if any, on the student's financial assistance but cannot provide definitive information until the student has reapplied for financial aid. As such, students interested in the RA position are encouraged to reapply for financial aid as soon as possible. Refer to the Financial Assistance website to learn about the process to reapply for financial aid.