Resident Assistant application essay By: Khash-Erdene Ganbat As a second-year-student that has been engaged in plethora of events on campus, I believe I am getting the best out of my college experience and in the same time I am giving back to my community. The opportunity to become Resident Assistant will enable me to develop my skills and to become a successful role model, listener and an advisor. Additionally, it will equip me with the necessary knowledge and interpersonal competence, so that I can become a conflict solver, caregiver and event organizer. Being an RA will be a corner stone in my personal development, because it will prepare me for my future career as a business person, as well as for the teamwork and interactions with my future fellow workers. As part of the RA team, I will become more communicative, organized, punctual and with great time management. I am just an ordinary student, with a primary goal in my life to gain a lot of experience and knowledge. The only constant thing in my life is selfimprovement. Furthermore, I want to constantly grow and live as a better human being. Being a Resident Assistant has been my dream ever since I became part of this university. One of the reasons for this is that I will be someone to whom one can count on, someone who can tell others about everything they need, just like a parent. As I build my skills to help those with whom I communicate and give advice to, I will be able to exchange ideas and to effectively communicate with my fellow students and to break down barriers of misunderstanding, and to create healthy yet active relationships with one another. Moreover, I will bring more social activities and events that will provide them with the essential information that they exactly lack, as well as concentrate on their academic well-being. Below I will describe few of the ideas that I have in mind about how to improve the student life on campus. First of all, my peers come to me while I am on duty in counseling center, often having a problem with financial situations, which results in them getting in psychological depression and temporary loss of willingness to study or eat. Sometimes, I manage to help them because I have gone through all that problems myself. Especially, Work and Travel experience can be an enormous problem for each and every student. I have gained a lot of information like how to find your job on your own, how much money you will spend, what are the documentations that are required, and other things that a person needs to be aware of. Therefore, I truly want to share these valuable experiences I gained with my community through this position, and thus help them to have better and greater experience. Secondly, our community is full of potential students who came from their countries with the goal and ambition to learn and get the best out of the liberal arts education. Thus, another thing I would like to bring to our residents regarding their academic life, is to solve one of the most fundamental issues – the concern of personal computer usage. Many students do not know about the existence of “Dream spark”. A branch of Microsoft Company that supports universities by providing them with original software for free, for instance, Windows. Starting off with this, I would like to make an event concerning this common problem on our campus. Installing certain application, program, or anti-virus, many of my friends got my help and I still love to use my knowledge to support them. Obviously, it will be difficult for me to get the things settled, but our university has awesome club called CSSU, that would most probably gladly assist me. I have a lot of experience in my past regarding being a role model to others. Especially during high school, when I was team captain in the volleyball team. Every single member of my teammates used to look up to me. That is when I started to have the ambition that just like this I could do good things and they would follow me, as I do some activities. Later on, I was really active member of volunteer clubs among teenagers, and social welfare organizations. For instance, Mongolian National Pupils organization that helps student to learn better, also, Mongolia Tree Planting Voluntary Association called “My club” which plants trees everywhere that has open spot funded by public sector development. They would always be expected to do better than they could do. So, I gradually learned how do good things that are just right to society, so that I would teach or even ask other people to do the same. To sum up, things that I would like to start off with by becoming a Resident Assistant and enforce myself to do better than I could do, are Work and Travel presentation that covers various problems regarding it and essential software update for students’ laptop, etc. In my opinion, getting this job is one form of having a power to do something good to the community. I am passionate about helping other because I just simply love to do it, seeing their smile, and gratefulness. For me it is work that I considered better than any other work-study position. Summarizing my observations, I can confidentially say that a Resident Assistance’s responsibility is to maintain good order in the residence hall, a positive living environment, and promoting academic, interpersonal growth among students. This is challenging fulltime job, and yet great responsibility.