This is my third and final year on the job. I will continue to be Senior Resident Assistant, but this time for the First-Year Community! Even with a promotion I am not an expert, I am constantly learning and growing. I take suggestions on how to improve if you have them. Now, let the adventure continue!

If Martha Stewart was a Resident Assistant...

A notebook of things I want to do, have done, or wish I could do as a Resident Assistant

So, we don’t have color printing readily available in my office. I have gotten better at making printer friendly black and white flyers that I can print on colored paper. 

Oh yeah… this is my next hall event and this is a really cool thing that my really cool school is hosting :)

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar - (via the-random-quotes)

Who is a Grad Student and works for ResLife?

Let me know! I’d love to connect and talk about time management and transitioning into the professional realm :)

Even though we’re all adults… people still enjoy getting a special little something to celebrate the start of a new school year!

My hall theme is “Vintage CA Surfer” so their goody bag included some sand, a sea shell and yummy salt water taffy! 

Hope everyone is having a totally tubular start to the school year! 

Here is a sample of my decorations for this semester! 
Theme: Vintage CA Surf

During SRA training we had to make door tags for another SRA and so I made one for Ashley and made her a wordle from words found in a magazine. Don’t want to toot my own horn, but I think this is a pretty kick-butt awesome door tag!

Look at this really cool name tag my AC made for another AC in like 30 minutes by cutting out various pieces of scrapbook paper to make a hamburger. How cool is my boss’ door tag making skills?

On my hall we don't have a bulletin board. Do you know of any other creative ways to put up announcements? Sincerely, kayla-jean

Yeah! 

So, I’m not sure if you’re allowed to tape on the wall (I’m assuming if it’s painter’s tape it is fine). If you use butcher paper cut off a big sheet and add a title “Announcements” then update it with upcoming events. 

We have to have a monthly hall calendar, so I typically combine the two. 
I will put the month title up, then use post-it notes for the days (one for each day) and write events on the appropriate date and put the flyers for announcements around the calendar. 

You definitely do not need an actual cork board to still make a bulletin board. Just make sure you’re using painters tape so that way you don’t put holes in the wall or take off the tape. You can also use cardboard teacher/classroom borders to finish the edges if you want it to look more official. 

Next week I start my 3rd year of RA training…

… who else is about to start RA training? How are ya’ll feeling?