If your personality is naturally outgoing, communicative, and engaging, you probably enjoy being around groups of people and being a leader among them. Organizing social outings, responsibilities, and other activities would be no problem for you. So that obviously means that being a Resident Assistant may be a natural fit for you. And, of course, there are benefits to being an RA beyond the person-to-person leadership and engagement.
Applications to be a Resident Assistant for next academic year are usually due as early as the end of fall semester. So if you’ve been thinking about applying to be an RA next year, you’ll have to make a decision fairly soon. This fall, I started my third year as a Resident Assistant at the University at Albany, and the experience has been a great one.
For any RA hopefuls looking for some sound advice, here’s what I have learned from my experience with Residential Life.
Serah was a social media intern in the SUNY Office of New Media, having graduated from the University at Albany with Business Administration degree with concentrations in marketing and finance and minors in economics and communications.