Resident Assistant Application Essay

1926 Words Feb 4th, 2013 8 Pages
1) Interest in Position
Explain why you are interested in the RA position and what skills you possess that make you a good candidate for the position.
My interest in a Resident Assistant position comes from my desire to help. I was born with a very strong sense of empathy and if I see that a person is struggling I do all that I can do to alleviate them. Whether it is a person with a learning disability who struggled in class to the “weirdo” in high school who just wanted a friend, I’ve been there for them. Nothing is more painful to me than seeing a person being mistreated, under respected or neglected and I do all I can to protect people from this. My goal is to make every person feel as if they have someone on their side, someone
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I understand that “one size doesn’t fit all” and I plan on being sensitive to individualism so my residents feel as comfortable as possible in their new community. 5) Creating Relationships
How do you plan to build personal relationships with all of your residents? (Please provide specific examples of ways you intend to do this). Why are these relationships important?
Encouraging and establishing relationships with my residents will be my main priority if hired as a Resident Assistant. My greatest hope is that my residents will feel welcome to UNC. I believe that my residents will benefit very much from relationships with their fellow residents and with myself and my goal is to promote the formation of these relationships. By forming relationships with the people who live with and around them, my residents will have an enriched experience at UNC because they know they can always rely on their friends when life gets tough. If they become home-sick, if they need help studying, if they need someone to take their mind of their stresses these relationships will prove to be vital. I wish that no matter what they are struggling with, my residents never feel alone but instead feel like they are a unique and important member of a community. I plan to have a monthly (or by-weekly) event called “Café RA” where my residents can meet and mingle with myself and their neighbors for a few hours on a

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