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The Mid-Semester Crunch

  It’s the week of Thanksgiving and everything you could imagine is due or very close to being due! I remember being here as an undergrad student; I always felt the most stress around this time. Now as a doctoral student, this stress is gone because I have turned in everything early and my semester is almost over. I figure someone reading this is probably running around like a chicken with their head cut off so here are a few tips on how to beat the dreaded mid semester crunch. Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video where I am sitting in my office looking at the camera with a confused look. I am wearing an orange floral top, with silver hoops, and my hair is short and curly.   First things first have you checked your grades? Around this time, I find that many students do not know their grades and are hoping for the best. While I appreciate the optimism, it is important that you actually know your grades so that you can make informed decisions on your next steps in cas

Working for Campus Housing

 

I recently had a colleague who worked in campus housing for several years before transitioning to a new position. When I first met him and learned that he lived and worked on campus my initial thoughts were why would anyone would want to live where they work?!  I remember my experiences of living on campus in undergrad and although it was fun, it was pretty hectic at times. I actually had to teach my first roommate how to wash clothes! In addition to her boyfriend staying in our room for an extended period of time. I almost assumed that he would be subject to the same things but I was totally wrong.

 

Figure 1: This is a thumbnail of my latest YouTube video “Working for Campus Housing” where there is a photo of me looking at the camera and a photo of a dorm room on a pink background.”

Working in Residential Life has many perks that include a meal plan, no rent, a grocery allowance, and/or a tuition stipend if you choose to take courses. Imagine all the things that you could do if you did not have to pay rent. I know I personally would be debt free by the end of the year! I actually went into my colleague’s room and was surprised to see that it was a full four-bedroom apartment. I mean there was a full size fridge, tub, everything that you would see in a typical apartment without the rent included.

Figure 2: This is a photo of a dorm room with two bunk beds with hanging lights, orange plush round seats, with a blue futon, black fridge, and blue curtains.

I’m sure I’ve peaked some of your interests with this blog but keep in mind anybody can’t just apply to work in housing. You need to have some experience in Residential Life and meet the general requirements of the job. I mean they don’t just give a free apartment to anybody. In addition, it does come with some woes like being on call, mediating student disagreements, and work life balance issues. With all that being said, would you be interested in working for residential life? I admit it crossed my mind but I need my own space outside of my employment. Let me know if you’re someone who has chosen this career path or if you’re interested by dropping down in the comments. Also, be sure to check out my latest video below!

 

Figure 3: This is a sign that says “Apply Here” on a green background.

 

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