Pros: free room & board, benefits, and shows
Cons: no social life, long hours, low pay
The campus of Interlochen overflows with hundreds of talented students with majors ranging from Music to Motion Picture Arts.
A typical day would begin at 8 am and end at 1 am the next day consisting of seeing students leave the residence hall in the morning on their way to classes, if you're not substituting a class. Having office hours to answer phone calls, and be a presence in the building. Monitoring meals, tutoring, and planning student activities. Lasting sitting desk in the evening making sure all residents are accounted for and in their rooms by curfew.
I've grown professionally in fields of management, communication, and disciplinary actions. Its an absolute joy to be hands on with student affairs.
The staff of Residence Life & Housing has to be close knit and a unbreakable team. You live, work, and play with them.
The most complicating part of this job was not having a social life with those outside of work.
I enjoyed most being an important component to all students academic, and social life while perfecting their art.