My CA Skills Are Useful Everywhere!
Objectives 1. Learn what skills acquired from being on  RLS are applicable outside of the role. 2. Understand that the s...
Outline   What are they looking for?   What did you do as a CA?   What about RLS as a profession?   What about my cove...
What are they looking for?
What are they looking for?      - Professional Schools   Basically, they want everything.      Communication Skills     B...
What are they looking for?        - EmployersSkills                    ValuesCommunication Skills      DedicationTeamwork ...
What are they looking for?    - Volunteer Organizations Patience Flexibility Initiative Commitment Passion Open-mind...
What did you as a CA?   Things to consider:     Coverage     Community development     Programming     Student Conduc...
What about RLS as a           profession? Being a CA can be a starting point to a  career in residence life! There are v...
Student Internship – EntryLevel Position Type Student Internship - Entry-level, Residence Life Positions       Residence C...
Entry Level – ResidenceLife Position Type   Entry-level, Residence Life Positions       Residence Manager (UWO, Windsor, M...
Entry Level – Student Affairs Position Type   Entry-level, Student Affairs Positions       Titles and positions vary acros...
Mid Level – Residence Life Position Type   Mid-level, Specialized portfolio in Residence Life Positions       Community St...
Mid/Upper Level – Residence Life Position Type    Mid/Upper-level, Residence Life (supervising RLMs, etc.) Positions      ...
What about my cover           letter/resume?   The cover letter     Purpose      ○ State the reason why you’re applying ...
Cover Letter
Resume
Resume
Interview   Top tips for a good interview:    1. Research beforehand    2. Practice makes perfect    3. Behaviour-based a...
Questions?
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    1. 1. My CA Skills Are Useful Everywhere!
    2. 2. Objectives 1. Learn what skills acquired from being on RLS are applicable outside of the role. 2. Understand that the skills learned on RLS are what employers/professional schools/volunteer positions are looking for. 3. Develop the ability to showcase those skills in order to obtain other opportunities. 4. Appreciate the professional growth being on RLS has provided.
    3. 3. Outline What are they looking for? What did you do as a CA? What about RLS as a profession? What about my cover letter/resume?
    4. 4. What are they looking for?
    5. 5. What are they looking for? - Professional Schools Basically, they want everything. Communication Skills Balance Commitment to learning Stress management Motivation Creativity Interpersonal skills Empathy Leadership Teamwork Critical Thinking Time management Intrapersonal skills Good Academic Standing - Purdue University
    6. 6. What are they looking for? - EmployersSkills ValuesCommunication Skills DedicationTeamwork ReliabilityInterpersonal Skills Positive AttitudeMulticultural Awareness ProfessionalismProblem Solving Self – ConfidencePlanning/Organizing Self – Motivation - Hansen & Hansen (2011)
    7. 7. What are they looking for? - Volunteer Organizations Patience Flexibility Initiative Commitment Passion Open-mindedness Professionalism Introspection
    8. 8. What did you as a CA? Things to consider:  Coverage  Community development  Programming  Student Conduct and Follow-up  August Training/January Revival/PPDP  Staff Development
    9. 9. What about RLS as a profession? Being a CA can be a starting point to a career in residence life! There are varying levels of positions:  Student Internship – Entry Level  Entry Level (Student Affairs/Residence Life)  Mid – Level  Mid/Upper Level
    10. 10. Student Internship – EntryLevel Position Type Student Internship - Entry-level, Residence Life Positions Residence Coordinator (UBC), Assistant Residence Life Manager (Guelph), Community Coordinator (Waterloo) Starting $11,000 - $20,000Stipend *Must still be a student (one course) except for Waterloo position Qualifications No residence life experience necessary
    11. 11. Entry Level – ResidenceLife Position Type Entry-level, Residence Life Positions Residence Manager (UWO, Windsor, McMaster), Residence Life Manager (UBC, Guelph), Residence Life Coordinator (Calgary, Toronto, Brock), Residence Life Area Coordinator (WLU) Starting $35,000 - $50,000 *Most typical is between $38,000 - $45,000 *There is a big variation depending on location and institution. Qualifications A university degree; a minimum of two years’ experience living and working within a residence system; etc.
    12. 12. Entry Level – Student Affairs Position Type Entry-level, Student Affairs Positions Titles and positions vary across . However, many jobs exist within Student Life, Career Services, Academic Advising, Recruiting, Athletics and Recreation, etc. Starting $35,000 - $45,000 Qualifications A university degree; student leadership experience.
    13. 13. Mid Level – Residence Life Position Type Mid-level, Specialized portfolio in Residence Life Positions Community Standards Manager, Residence Judicial Officer (, Queens, Mac), Training and Development Coordinator/Manager, (Mac, ), Residence Programme Coordinator () Starting $40,000 - $55,000 *There is a big variation depending on location and institution. Qualifications Graduate degree preferred, 3-5 years of professional experience. *These positions are very difficult to come by. They are often live-out positions and have a lot of competition when they become available
    14. 14. Mid/Upper Level – Residence Life Position Type Mid/Upper-level, Residence Life (supervising RLMs, etc.) Positions Manager, Residence Life (Brock), Assistant Director, Residence Life (, , UWO, UBC, etc.), Department Head, Residence Life () Starting $50,000 - $60,000 *There is a big variation depending on location and institution. Qualifications Graduate degree, minimum 5-7 years of professional experience in student affairs working in positions with increasing levels of responsibility. *These positions are very difficult to come by. They are live-out positions and have a lot of competition when they become available.
    15. 15. What about my cover letter/resume? The cover letter  Purpose ○ State the reason why you’re applying ○ Explain how you heard about the position ○ Calls attention to the highlights of your background ○ Provides additional information ○ Is the first impression!!!
    16. 16. Cover Letter
    17. 17. Resume
    18. 18. Resume
    19. 19. Interview Top tips for a good interview: 1. Research beforehand 2. Practice makes perfect 3. Behaviour-based answers 4. Arrive early 5. Always ask questions 6. Be yourself
    20. 20. Questions?

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