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!
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?
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.
… who else is about to start RA training? How are ya’ll feeling?
This face is my emotion during a lot of RA training… just saying
Good morning wonderful RAs
I have a question: have you ever successfully received donations for a hall program from outside businesses?
If so, how did you do it and what were the donations?
I did get some feedback, and since then have also spoken with my boss and the career center to describe what I do as an RA. I’m also an SRA so there are some supervisory skills on my resume as well. Here is what I have put down for my RA job:
Is there something specific you feel is really awesome that you do that you wish you could put on your resume? Also, reach out to your boss after a month or so on the job and ask him/her how she would present the job on the resume :)