Entries tagged with “Residence Life” from Hawk Talk - Guthrie

Itís the last week before spring break, and Iím sure a lot of you have exams coming up.  I have three, and I just had two last week. Thatís one exam for each of my five classes. It looks like I need to really crack down and study these next few days. I really want to do well on these tests. I have been putting out B work all semester, but thatís not good enough anymore, I need to get Aís.

I had another interview with Residence Life yesterday, and I think it went very well. However the applicant pool is very large this year. There are approximately 300 people applying for only about 120 positions. I have my fingers crossed that they will hire me, and I will find out the week after spring break.

As far as spring break, I do not have any plans. I will probably relax, enjoy a few days off, and maybe get some extra hours in at work. I hope the weather will be cool enough for me to get out snowboarding. I am a little bummed about not going anywhere, but there is always next year. Good luck with your last week before spring break!

Living On or Off Campus...

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If you have read my previous blogs, you may know that I live in an off campus apartment with a couple of friends. However, it seems that when this lease ends that each of my roommates will be going their own ways. So at the moment I am unsure of what I will be doing for housing next semester.

You also may know that I used to be a residential advisor in the fall of 2007. Today, I had an interview with Reslife for next semester. I enjoyed being an RA because it made me feel like I was giving back to the school. I think the interview went very well; I have a group interview in a couple of weeks. I will know for sure whether or not I got the position by the end of March. Optimistically, they will offer me a room in a residence hall on North or East campus and end my housing predicament.

If they donít offer me a job though, it will give me plenty of time to search for an off campus apartment and find new roommates if necessary.  I have been reading on craigslist and I found some pretty nice places for about the same amount of money I am paying now. It seems that the farther you go from campus, the less you pay, and the nicer the apartments get.  The renovated mills in Lowell are beautiful; living there would be a great backup plan.

 Iíll be sure to keep you updated on how the application process goes.

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