What was your favorite part about working in Rutgers Residence Life?
“I have so many fond memories of working on the Rutgers Residence Life staff – it’s so hard to choose! I worked and lived at Rutgers for three incredible years: two years as a graduate hall director while studying in the College Student Affairs (CSA) Master’s program and one year as a Residence Life Educator, a full-time professional staff member. Even though it is difficult to choose, I would say my favorite part about working in Rutgers Residence Life was seeing the personal and professional growth in the residents and student staff. During my time at Rutgers, I worked directly with the Resident Assistants, Residence Hall Association, and residents in first-year halls where I was able to see their passion and drive first hand. Rutgers students are incredibly bright and driven and I greatly enjoyed being a part of their experience. Through one-on-one conversations, staff meetings, and events, I was able to understand the students’ goals and assist in achieving them. There is nothing quite like that feeling that you are helping students to reach their potential!”
What other opportunities did you partake in while working at Rutgers?
“Rutgers Residence Life provides its staff (at all levels) with many opportunities to get involved and gain an understanding of both the breadth and depth of the field. As a professional, some of my most formative experiences include working with the Training and Personnel Unit where I assisted with preparing for summer training and the RA course, facilitating a section of the Honors Program’s