Preparing for RA/PM Training- Campus Housing

Hey UIC!

I just got back from watching Captain America and as Steve Rogers best says it, “I feel taller.” So Resident Assistant and Peer Mentor training begins in a few weeks and we’re all excited! Campus Housing is ready to bring on what they have in store for this academic year.

Below is an inside-scoop picture of our staff training where our Resident Director Brian Johnson explains how to get transfer students involved in an apartment-style community through programming.

The role of an RA is to develop and maintain a vibrant community within our residence halls while also providing residents learning experiences through their time in Campus Housing. On the flip side, a PM provides residents resources and guidance in order to successfully navigate through UIC academics, careers, and more in the city.

The picture above is a book club that one of our RAs put together and Campus Housing purchased the books titled, “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch, for our residents. An overall inspiring non-fiction book about a dying professor at Carnegie Mellon and making his last lecture about “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.”

The last picture is of the TBH/MRH South Campus Apartment Staff. For a celebration at the end of our RA Winter Retreat Training, Campus Housing took us to a UIC Basketball game and paid for pizza and drinks.

After freshman year, residents are eligible to apply for the RA/PM position if they meet the job minimum requirements specified in the application. I’ll get more into detail once the applications are out in the fall semester.

It’s been a blast, see you guys next week!

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About Darren Ujano, Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering and I am employed by UIC Campus Housing as well as Project SYNCERE. Fun fact: I love eating Oreos

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