Linked below is our Resident Assistant Frequently Asked Questions and Interview Tips.

Resident Assistant FAQs


Interview Tips

To help you prepare for the selection process, listed below are some ideas to reflect upon before your interview:

  • What is your concept of the RA position and knowledge of the job expectations?
  • What is your attitude toward the RA position, the benefits of residence hall living, and helping students?
  • RAs create experiences and activities on their floor and in the hall. Why are these experiences and activities important? What are some ideas that you have?
  • Why do you feel you would be a good RA? What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • RAs act as referral sources for other residents. How much knowledge of the University do you have? Examples?
  • RAs are required to enforce University and residence hall policies. What is your attitude towards policy enforcement? How would you handle this aspect of the job?
  • Be able to discuss your leadership capabilities.
  • Be able to discuss the impact the job would have on your studies and current extracurricular activities.
  • Be familiar with the job description.

Other interviewing tips:

  • Read the job description on the Residential Life website so that you are very familiar with the position and its requirements.
  • Attend an information session.
  • Set up a meeting with your Residential Learning Coordinator (RLC) to talk about the position.
  • Spend time talking with current RAs about what their job entails.
  • Dress neatly and be on time for your interview.
  • Be sure to answer all questions with more than a “yes” or “no.” Hall Staff want to hear what you think.
  • Be yourself!


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