Benefits Of The RA Life
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Benefits Of The RA Life

Programs, write-ups and free room and board.

Benefits Of The RA Life

Being a Resident Assistant on a college campus can be the definition of a struggle. From being on duty until 2:00am and coming up with creative program ideas, to writing people up, it takes a special type of student to create professional relationships with their peers. However, there are quite a few benefits that outweigh the awkward moments that occur as one crosses the quad and makes intense eye contact with an underclassman they wrote-up the previous night.

1. You get a whole group of friends who know the EXACT position you are in.

They don't judge you for taking a nap (or two) a day and they totally understand the uncomfortable late-night situations you witness on a weekly basis.

2. You learn how to read through all of the BS excuses.

"Wait, you mean this....this solo cup is ... open container?" They become very entertaining, and if you have a good attitude, can be funny stories for later.

3. As an RA, you get freebies like crazy! T-shirts! Jackets! Candy! Snacks! Pretty much whatever your bosses don't want...YOURS!! Plus, you work hard and you deserve it!

4. A single dorm room!

Is there anything in the world that is better than entering your room at any hour, not worrying about waking up your best friend? NO, no there isn't. Plus, you never have to scram at 5:30am to turn off your alarm, rush to get dressed or be ashamed of watching the Disney Channel.

5. Free Room and Board

Literally how can you pass up saving thousands upon thousands of dollars? Feeling the pressure of school loans already? Be an RA! You cut back on thousands and have a great living arrangement!

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