mountains-of-destiny said: Hello! I'm going to be applying for assistantships to continue on in the res life world. Do you guys have advice on how to start? I just feel like it's so confusing!
Things I’ve heard others do:
-Research: Does the school offer you both GA and school? Or do you have to just be in grad school somewhere to be a GA? Is the GA position program specific? Can you study one thing and GA in another? How do the school and dept timelines march up? Often times you can just drop an email and inquire about this.
-If your desired placements offer both your program and position, apply for them simultaneously and let each know you are applying for the other. Some schools will give preference to admission if you land a GA position or the deadline for the job is way ahead of the school.
-Attend a placement exchange to interview for jobs, often schools will prioritize that experience over regular applicants.
-Most importantly, ask professionals in your res life dept, student activities, student advising and other student services offices what they did for their masters and how their experience went. They can give you a wealth of knowledge for your region and perspective on different types of jobs in student affairs.
Tumblr- what else to you have to add for advice to OP?
I am just going to reblog this for my own reference.
A great major to major in in grad school is educational/organizational leadership in higher ed.
How does being an RA on duty in a christian or catholic university on a Sunday work?
Do they like, require you skip church to stay in your room because you might get called?
because these are the things that I wonder about when I am on duty on a Sunday and I miss church.