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University of California Berkeley Resident Assistant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Interview Details – There are two rounds for the interview process. There are single interviews where you speak to RDs and current RAs, and then there are group interviews where RAs and RDs observe how you interact with other potential individuals for the position. It is not a matter of who talks the most, or who listens the most, it is completely arbitrary and up to the RD observing. One female RD that I observed alongside, was extremely sexist. Every male potential that interviewed received 0-1, whereas every female potential received 4-5 (out of 5). She solely stated that the males deserved such low scores because they were exercising their male authority. I was completely dumbfounded, but in my position I can't really talk back to the RD anyway.

Interview Question – Nothing in particular, just be weary of body language, tone, courtesy, "airtime", and other nonverbal characteristics during the group interview.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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Resident Assistant
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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of California Berkeley in November 2010.

Interview Details – Easy. Just be calm and talk about your experiences in the residence halls

Interview Question – If you could do a program what would it be?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No you were not.

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