Question: How hard is being an RA?

Working as an RA is a serious time commitment. Typically youll have to do rounds a few nights a week. Another factor to consider, as an RA youll be living where you work, which could make it difficult to maintain a life work balance. Youll be on-call during nights, weekends, and sometimes holidays.

How easy is it to become an RA?

Getting the Necessary Experience and Skills. Earn at least 40 undergraduate credits. To become an RA, you must first earn at least 40 undergraduate credits at your chosen university or college. Many RAs start off as first year undergraduate students and then apply for the position for the second year of their degree.

Is it fun to be an RA?

Being an RA is a challenge. It pushes you and makes you become more than you thought was possible. It isnt always fun, but in my opinion it is worth every second. And it isnt for everyone, but I am so grateful for who I am becoming thanks to the RA program.

What does a ra do in college?

Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate or graduate student staff members who live in the residence halls. RAs receive free housing and a meal plan in exchange for their work in the halls.

How many hours does an RA work?

The RA position is unique in that it is a live-in position. There are 8-10 structured and scheduled hours per week (e.g. attending meetings), but additional responsibilities take up at least another 10-12 hours a week. On the whole RAs work an average of 20 hours a week.

Do RAs get paid Umich?

In return, RAs are compensated with housing, a meal plan, and valuable work experience. To me, being an RA is about giving back to the Michigan community, helping develop friendships and safe, inclusive spaces for Wolverines.

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