The Quest to Become an RA

February 6, 2013 in Personal by admin


Since before I started my freshman year at Drury, I have always considered the possibility of applying to be an RA. My older sister was an RA here at Drury a couple years ago and she always highly recommended it to me. Once second semester began I eagerly awaited for the application to be sent out and the process to begin.

And now it’s time for me to freak the heck out.

As I do with anything I have to apply for, I begin to become increasingly anxious and stressed as the process continues. Worrying about every single mistake I make and wondering how it’ll determine whether or not I’ll get accepted. The Resident Assistant is a big deal to anyone living in a dorm, especially the freshman who depend on their RAs for a lot. I know I did (here’s to you, Ellen!).

I have been fortunate enough to have made it to the second round of the selection process which means that they like me! But that doesn’t mean that I can just sit around and not continue to be working my tail off (I’ll need to work off all of my nervous energy anyway).

So far all I have left to do is the interview and hopefully I won’t screw it up!

Quick personal note; interviews are always hit or miss for me. I like to think I’m pretty good at answering questions fully and honestly but sometimes my brain decides that it’s just not going to let me form functional sentences that day. In which case I typically bring a notepad and pen to frantically write down what I mean to say after I babble gibberish nonsensically. Okay so that may be a SLIGHT exaggeration, but I do have trouble with interviews sometimes!

The application process is coming to a close and soon it will totally be up to the folks up in the Residence Life office to decide my fate! Please keep your fingers crossed as I wait and slowly dive into madness as I wait for the final results!