Archive for January 23rd, 2010

Interviews

January 23rd, 2010

It is that time of the year again. Changing of the guard. This week I had two interviews. For one, I was being interviewed. For the other, I was interviewing. The coming weeks will have at least 8 more interviews.

Thursday, I had an interview for campus tour guide. I love going to this school and I think I would have a great time sharing my experiences here with others. Seventy people are applying for tour guide, fifteen will get the position. I think the number of people interested in this position shows how much people love this school. For the interview, we had to do four things. First, we had to introduce ourselves in an creative/cool way. People had made poems, some people did a little dance, and others just told an interesting story about themselves. I had prepared a little speech about anagrams that can be made out of the letters in my name. Second, we had to sell random items. We had to pull an item out of a bag and then try to make it very appealing to the other people in the group. Third, we had to answer challenging questions that might come up during a tour. Fourth, we had to share unique features that would make us great tour guides. The whole interviewing process was very fun. I will know if I’ll get hired by the end of the week.

This morning, the prospective resident assistants had their group interview. I had to observe how they were interacting and pose some questions for discussion. The prospect RAs had three activities. The activity that I participated in was about prioritizing a set of notes that were slid under an RA’s door. The students had to say what they would deal with first and why. It was interesting to see three different groups take their own approaches.

Thursday morning, campus council had its first meeting of the semester. Chipotle sponsored this meeting, so we could enjoy tasty burritos while we discussed campus issues. I had written a proposal for changing the way students can access the residence halls on campus. It was the second draft. After some good discussion, the council adopted the proposal. It will be submitted officially and hopefully it will be accepted by the college administration.

Bastiaan