Since I’m living on a budget, I will always go for the cheaper textbook, which is usually the used copy. Also, if there is a less recent edition that is astronomically cheaper, I will email my professor and ask if I can use a different edition for the class.
I’m sorry I took forever to answer this. When I first received this question, I wasn’t sure I was in the right headspace to answer; it’s been a tough semester as an RA, and our staff has been through a lot in a short amount of time.
Now that I’m on break, I think I can answer this more appropriately.
Being an RA takes a lot, trait-wise. Here’s just a few off the top of my head:
Perseverance. As an RA, there’s a lot of hoops you have to jump through, from weekly reports, weekly meetings, annual trainings, scheduling duty shifts, one-on-one meetings with supervisors, programs, bulletin boards, floor meetings…the list goes on. You have to be the type of person who can keep pushing onward if you want to be an RA.
Strength. You have to be able to stand your ground as an RA. You go from being a resident to being an authority figure. Upholding policy is your job, and when you’re documenting an incident involving people the same age (or older) than you, your strength will be tested. People will try to trip you up and question you. You have to stand for your decisions and do the job you were hired to do. Otherwise, you’ll be facing employment action in no time.
Compassion. People will come to you in their weakest, most vulnerable moments looking for a listening ear or advice. If you can’t handle this, then this may not be the job for you. You also have to reach out to people you feel might be struggling. You really have to give it your all, or people won’t be able to trust you.
Logistically, being an RA at USFCA means going through an application process. You have your resume reviewed by Career Services, apply online, participate in a group interview, and go through an individual interview.
If you have any other questions about being an RA, let me know. I’ve been an RA for almost 2 years straight (including last summer) and would love to share what I know.
This lovely young lady turned 18 recently, and when she visited us today to get her nostril pierced she knew exactly what she wanted: this absolutely gorgeous yellow gold and cz “Rose” from Body Vision Los Angeles! Such a fantastic choice, and what a way to ring in adulthood!
We are so excited about this little cutie! One of our lovely regular clients came in to have this custom made by the fine folks at Anatometal, and it came out perfectly. Solid 18k rose gold with synthetic purple opals and cz’s. Cute cute cute!