You got the job! Now it is settling in that you will be the person a new resident will come to for advice, help, and friendship. Don’t be overwhelmed because there are training days to make you prepared for everything that could arise.
It is tough to end your Summer’s earlier than most but it will benefit you in the end, plus this is the time where coworkers because really close. About 3 weeks before school is set to start and people move in, the RA is being trained. There will be long days filled with different activities to help build your awareness of different issues that could come up with the residents and how you should approach and handle it.
Plus the training days are fun with built in community activities that help build your own personal skills of how to communicate. None the less you learn exactly how move-in works, and will be completely prepared for any questions thrown at you. A little added fun can be made from the huge move in boxes that make for good goals in hallway soccer.