Do you know students who would make great campus leaders? University Housing is looking for future leaders to become next year’s Residents Advisors (RAs). We encourage all interested students to apply to be an RA beginning Oct. 1.
“Being an RA is a great way to develop leadership skills and meet lots of people,” said Michael Clifton, a junior Computer Science and Creative Writing major with a focus on Video Games. Clifton is an RA in Bragaw Hall. “You also develop a strong bond with the people you are working with. Some of the other RAs are my best friends. They are always there to help out. Being an RA is a great way to help your fellow students and feel empowered.”
Not only do RAs help their residents grow and become more involved on campus, they also develop new life skills. “Being an RA is very rewarding and has good benefits,” said Christina Stone, a sophomore Elementary Education major and Spanish and Business minor. Stone is an RA in Bragaw Hall. “I’ve grown a lot as a person in just the few months I’ve been an RA. I’m more aware of what I say and do and I’ve learned better time management skills. I’ve really grown in all areas of my life. I can only imagine how much I’ll grow during the rest of the year.”
Sometimes it’s not just RAs who impact residents; sometimes residents impact RAs. “Being an RA is the best job I’ve ever had,” said Lauren Langdon, a sophomore Sport Management major. Langdon is an RA in Bragaw Hall. “And I’ve had a lot of jobs. We might do a lot of paperwork, but the job itself is so fulfilling it makes it all worth it. It’s fun and exciting and keeps me motivated. The staff supports you, and residents support and appreciate you. The best part is meeting all the residents.”
Becoming an influential leader on campus is an important part of building community and the on-campus living experience. “I love being a mentor and resource for my residents and pointing them in the right direction,” said Thomas Lloyd, a senior Political Science major with a concentration in Public Policy. Lloyd is an RA in Bragaw Hall. “I have spent a lot of time with freshmen introducing them to the Tutoring Center, Club Sports and helping them get connected to NC State. Seeing them grow from the first month through the end of the year is really great.”
If you know a student who would make an ideal RA candidate, or if you would like to become an integral part of the on-campus living experience, then encourage him or her to apply to be an RA. Applicants must complete and submit an online application. Applications open Oct. 1 and close Nov. 6. RA candidates must also submit two completed reference forms when submitting an application. Interviews for the position are by invitation only.
Students interested in learning more about becoming an RA should attend one of the Information Sessions in October or November. Each session will be held from 7- 8 pm on the dates and locations below:
- Oct. 22: North Hall
- Oct. 23: Wolf Village Gray Hall Seminar Room
- Oct. 24: First Year College
- Oct. 25: Bragaw Activity Room
- Oct.29: Avent Ferry Complex
- Oct. 30: Honors Village Commons
- Nov. 1: Wolf Ridge Tower Hall room 147
- Nov. 4: Bragaw Activity Room
To learn more about candidate requirements or to submit an application, visit the RA Selection page of the University Housing website. If you have any questions about the RA selection process or requirements, please send us an email.