FALL RA APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Keep in Mind

The deadline is Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4 pm.
Applications will not be able to be submitted after this time.

Fall Semester applications are only available to students studying abroad Spring 2018. This is to give these students the chance to apply before leaving campus.

The Steps

1. Know what you're signing up for. We want you to fully understand the position you are applying for so make sure to read through all the supporting documents listed in the application.

2. Distribute reference forms. All you need to do is identify which faculty member (professor) you would like to fill out a reference form for you, and send your current RA the form to innitiate the peer references.

Be sure to give them plenty of time to make the deadline (Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 4 pm).

  • Faculty Reference (1) –– you'll select one faculty member
  • Current RA Reference (1) –– this is automatically sent to your current RA
  • Peer Reference (6) –– these are distributed by your current RA

Want to check on the status of your references? Simply log back into the application once you have submitted everything and you will be brought to a status page.

3. Produce a resume which should include:

  • Education (including off-campus experiences, lifeguard certification, etc.)
  • Work experience
  • Volunteer / church experience
  • Extra-curricular activities / leadership experience
  • Awards

4. Complete Essay Questions. You may find it easiest to type these into a word document and then copy and paste them into the online application.

5. Sign up for an interview. Each applicant will meet with two RDs for a formal interview lasting approximately 25 minutes. Interview locations will be determined no later than Friday, November 10. Simply log back in to see where your interview will be held.

6. Confirm Group Process Attendance. Group Process is an interactive interview, where candidates can work in small groups to accomplish a variety ofhands-on activities. In regards to the Fall Application process, there is only one Group Process time that will be offered. It is imperative that you make every effort to make this priority, since it is a mandatory part of the RA Application process. The Fall Group Process session will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm in the Page MPR.

If you have any questions about the application or interview process, please email Shannon Balram, Director of Residence Life, at sbalram@westmont.edu. She will be more than happy to help and assist you in the process.