Hey guys! Welcome back. As many of you may know I recently went through the process of interviewing to be an RA. I can’t tell you how it went yet, but I will do a Life Update when I have more information. But I thought today I would share with you a little bit about what I know about the process. Every school’s process is different, but these are just some basic tips and ideas.
The first thing is make sure you actually want to be an RA. It is pointless to go through this process if you aren’t even sure you want to be an RA at the end of all of it. It is a difficult and long process. So do your homework. Talk to current RAs, do some research online, understand what being an RA means and everything you could potentially be getting yourself into.
The next thing is, be honest. When filling out your application know that they really do look at them and read the whole thing. If you turn out to not be the same as you were on your application that will reflect poorly in the future. Stay true to yourself.
Practice answering questions. Believe it or not there are countless RA interview questions online. Some of them even come with example answers. Try practicing answering these questions and scenarios before your interview so you are prepared.
Be sure to look professional. No matter if you know the people or not. This is an interview for a job and you want to present yourself in a serious and dignified manner. You are, after all, trying to sell yourself.
Some schools have Group Process. This is where you go and interact with other RA candidates. It can be nerve-wracking, but it is imperative to be yourself. You do have to interact with other people, but don’t try to mimic those people.
Don’t be afraid of applying if you really want to. It’s an opportunity that I think is amazing and if it’s something you want, go after it. It is scary, but I think it is absolutely worth it.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you find this somewhat helpful. Please like it if you did. Comment below if you are also going through this process at your school. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!