Reflective Essay: My Work As A Resident Advisor

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From my work as a Resident Advisor this year, I have improved my time management and organizational skills. Taking fifteen credit hours, serving as a work-study student, coordinating internships through APPLES Service-Learning, and working as a Resident Advisor are a few of the things that I had on my plate throughout this semester. Keeping up with these responsibilities seems like a somewhat daunting task – what’s the perfect balance between these commitments? Throughout this last year, I found my stride, and keeping up with it all felt like less of a balancing act, and more like a well-oiled machine. As far as administrative responsibilities, I am very comfortable with the desk work that comes with working in Housing. I am used to the ins…show more content…
During the school year, we have other large commitments that monopolize a lot of our time. I do not intend to take a summer class or work in another position, so all of my creative efforts would go towards my work as a Resident Advisor. This is ideal for me, since I find myself so often thinking that “I wish I had more time to put into this bulletin board,” or “if only I had more time to plan for this program.” Focusing on this role exclusively will allow me to improve as a Resident Advisor, without the added pressures of academia and other…show more content…
Working in this capacity would allow me to get experience with the position, while still recognizing that I have room to grow as a Resident Advisor. I am comfortable with the administrative aspects of the position, and serving as a role model for fellow Resident Advisors, which are two key parts of the position. Though I do not have a tremendous amount of conflict experience, I have supplemented my RA training with HAVEN, SafeZone, and ReTHINK trainings. With these experiences in mind, I have the portfolio and skills necessary to handle most
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