Road to Raider Guide
On campus we have students who are called Raider Guides who supervise freshmen during orientation weekend and have specific dorms that they hold office hours and events. It is a program to try and get the students to interact with each other and a place for students to meet others in their building. I am pretty close with my Raider Guide and a few others so when the opportunity arose to apply to be one for next year, I immediately decided to go for it. I think it would be so cool to be a Raider Guide! You would get to meet a bunch of new people and would be someone stable who a worrying freshman could come to with any problems they are having adjusting or general questions. I really enjoy helping people out, which is why I’m a psychology major, and I see this as an opportunity to better my skills. I also love the community/family that develops with the Raider Guides. I would enjoy being able to meet even more upperclassman and spend time learning and getting to know them. I think being a Raider Guide improves many skills that will be useful in the job market. It definitely develops your communication skills, which is very important when trying to get a job. I think being a Raider Guide also improves your leadership skills, which again is a good skill to be able to demonstrate in job positions. Being a Raider Guide also helps your creativity because you are always trying to find ways to make fun activities and incentives for the students to come. All in all, I do not see any downsides to being a Raider Guide, just great benefits. The process of being considered for the job includes an application with general information and short answer questions, an initial interview, a group interview, and if you make the cut, a second interview. Last Tuesday I had my second interview and now I am hoping for the best! We find out the day before my birthday, March 1! So cross your fingers for me and I might end up seeing you at orientation as your Raider Guide!