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Find Your Fit

November 19, 2009 in Financial, Recreation, Sports, Work

Past Weekend’s Events

Friends dancing the night away at Fall Ball.

Friends dancing the night away at Fall Ball.

This past weekend the Michigan Tech Hockey team traveled to Duluth, MN for a pair of games against the University of Minnesota Duluth. The Michigan Tech Huskies won Friday night’s game against Duluth 3-2. After a victorious win on Friday, the Huskies were defeated at Saturday night’s game 8-1. Also taking place this weekend was the McNair Hall Association’s Fall Ball. The Fall Ball was held in the West McNair Lounge on Saturday, November 14 from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. The dance provided students with the opportunity to dress up for the evening and dance the night away.

Find Your Fit in Student Life

After going through Orientation or living in the Residence Halls many students may be wondering how they can be employed through Student Life with a job as a Resident Assistant, Program Coordinator, Learning Community Mentor, Management Assistant, Orientation Team Leader, Commuter Mentor, or Reception Desk Staff. Housing and Residential Life and COMPASS (the Center for Orientation, Mentoring, and Academic Student Success) are currently beginning the hiring process for the above positions. Students interested in a position with Student Life need to attend one of the five information sessions for their application to be considered. The information session will give an overview of the various positions available with Student Life and students will also get to hear from students currently working for Student Life about some of their experiences. After attending one of the information sessions students will be emailed the application form. Upon filling out the application and finalizing their resume students will need to go to NACElink to upload their documents and choose their first position choice. Applications are due no later than January 21, 2010. Once applications are submitted the interview process will begin. Their are two sections to the interview process. The first interview is a group process interview which is an interactive group interview. There are three group process interviews scheduled so students can choose the one that fits their schedule the best. The second interview is an individual interview that will last approximately 30 minutes. On Monday, February 22 decision letters will be available for students to pick up informing them whether or not they have been selected as a member of the 2010-2011 Student Life Staff. For detailed job descriptions and more information about the dates and times of information sessions and group process interviews please check out the Find Your Fit in Student Life link.

From my personal experience as an Orientation Team Leader and as the Coordinator at the Wadsworth Hall Reception Desk I can tell you that a position with Student Life both through Housing and Residential Life and through COMPASS is a very rewarding experience. A position with Student Life is a great opportunity to showcase and further develop your leadership skills all while helping fellow students have a great experience here at Michigan Tech. If you like helping students, working as a team, and being in a leadership role I strongly recommend you “find your fit” with Student Life!

If you have any questions about the Student Life hiring process please feel free to email me or

Have a wonderful time with your student over Fall Break!