What do current members of ResStaff have to say about their experience?
Tobias - Peer Academic Success Specialist, South Quad
I’ve learned a lot from my supervisor. I feel equipped to help any resident with any academic problems they may have. I’ve gained leadership skills, mentorship skills, and so many friendships!
Lillian - Diversity Peer Educator, Northwood Houses
I had an absent RA my freshman year, and I wanted to be able to make sure that didn’t happen to other freshmen! I thought the job would be technical and more like a glorified hall monitor, but it is really about building relationships and gaining personal development skills.
Shanna - Second Year Experience Resident Advisor, South Quad
My best experience was having an ice-cream social where I was able to connect with people and build relationships. Being a leader isn’t always about knowing everything, it is about being reliable and a role model.
Victor - Resident Advisor, Couzens
I really wanted to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. I’ve learned that everyone matters. That every identity really matters. I’ve definitely gained really good friends.
Kim - Community Assistant, East Quad
I was kind of shy as a freshman and really wanted to branch out and meet more people. I’ve learned about new ideas, cultures, and beliefs that I had never been exposed to before. I thought everyone had to be really extroverted to be on staff, but being quiet doesn’t mean you’re not friendly. Everyone has the ability to be a leader.
Ryan - Resident Advisor, Northwood Houses
This is a really fun job. I’ve worked a lot of other places, but I was never doing something I really enjoyed. I found a job that I really love. I’ve been able to improve my communication, leadership, and organization skills.
Andrew - Community Assistant, Bursley
I didn’t realize being on ResStaff would be this much fun. I have gained an amazing support network and have learned so much.
Jerel - Community Assistant, Bursley
I thought it was going to be strict like other jobs, but it is really laid back and about doing your best and growing. My favorite part is the people! Both the staff and the residents. It has been a great opportunity to meet people.
Agneta - First Year Experience Resident Advisor, Northwood Houses
I have learned how to relate to people better and how to build meaningful and lasting relationships. I am able to have a positive impact on the people around me.
Rema - Community Assistant, South Quad
Being on ResStaff has taught me to be responsible. The skills that I’ve gained are definitely transferable to other jobs and careers I’ll have in the future! I was worried about the time commitment, but I can balance everything because ResStaff really keeps me going throughout the day.