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Selection Process

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RA/CA Selection Process

Step 1 - Application

Complete the application on the Residential Life website starting November 17th. Applications are only available on the website and must be completed before being printed. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Be thoughtful to your answers to the short answer questions. Applications must be completed and submitted by 5 PM on Monday, January 26, 2015 in order to be given full consideration. Applications are to be submitted to Residential Life, Housing & Food Services on the 1st floor of Juniper Hall.

Step 2 - References

RA/CA - A minimum of two reference forms must be written on your behalf. It is suggested that you ask a Nevada staff member for one and the other be a current or former employer, a teacher/professor, an advisor or a religious leader. The reference form can be downloaded from this website. Complete the Applicant box on each reference form and then submit to your reference. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the reference is received by Monday, January 26, 2015 by 5pm.

Academic Mentor - A letter of reference must be written on your behalf. The letter must come from an Academic professional, such as a faculty member, Academic Advisor, or Tutoring Center supervisor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure the reference is received by Monday, January 26, 2015 by 5pm.

Step 3 - Carousel

The Carousel process is a half-day event where candidates participate in a number of group activities, which allow residence hall staff to observe candidates in many of the roles candidates would play as a Student Staff Member. Carousel will occur on Saturday, February 14, 2015 and candidates will be notified of the location. You will sign up for a half-day session when you submit your application to the RLHFS office in Juniper Hall.

Step 4 - Interviews

RA/CA - Each candidate will participate in a round robin style interview with members of Residential Life staff. The interviews will take place from 4-9pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015 and Friday, February 20, 2015. You will sign up for a one hour session for one of these days when you submit your application to the RLHFS office in Juniper Hall.

Academic Mentor - Selected candidates will participate in a separate interview process with staff from Residential Life and the Tutoring Center. The interviews will take place the week of Monday, February 16, 2015 to Friday, February 20, 2015. If you are both a RA/CA and Academic Mentor applicant, you may be required to participate in both interview processes.

Step 5 - Decision Letters

On Friday, March 13, 2015, you may pick up your decision letter from the RLHFS office in Juniper Hall anytime between 8am-5pm.

The Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Service are committed to students graduating within four years. Therefore, we seek to employ students who have the ability to maintain at least 15 credits per semester and handle the demands of a student leadership position.

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