Resident Assistant (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

I worked as a resident assistant with Memorial University’s Paton College in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, for two school years. This was both a challenging and rewarding experience as it required that I maintain and encourage a safe, orderly and enjoyable living environment that was conducive to learning.

My experience with Memorial University’s Paton College allowed me to:

  • Display tact, diplomacy and patience while dealing with residents of Paton College;
  • Acquire leadership skills through conferences, floor meetings, and general running of residence;
  • Manage a university residence hall floor of 30 diverse undergraduate students;
  • Counsel students on various personal and academic issues;
  • Run floor meetings and conduct room drop-ins to discuss events, developments, and concerns to ensure that students are kept up-to-date on all pertinent information;
  • Enforce University and Residence Life rules and regulations to maintain a safe, orderly and enjoyable living environment;
  • Acquire time management skills through being a full-time student and working at this position; and
  • Develop good communication and mediation skills by dealing with residents problems, especially roommate conflicts.