Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP)

Interested students must attend one of the three info sessions below.  At that info session you will be given the link to apply, and they are due on Thursday, February 15th at NOON

The Prefreshman Summer Program (PSP) is designed to help new incoming students prepare for the challenges of the first year at Cornell.  Student staff work closely with professional residential, academic, and student services staff to support students in this transition.  All student staff positions are live-in positions in the residence hall with the students.  Staff are expected to abide by the University Code of Conduct, House Rules, and stricter Program rules.

2018 Information Sessions:

Tuesday, January 30th @ 7pm @ LLC Main Lounge

Wednesday, January 31st @ 5pm @ Center for Intercultural Group Dialogue (626 Thurston)

Sunday, February 4th @ 6pm @ Ujamaa Main Lounge

 

Program Assistants (PAs)

PA duties include:

  • Serving as a mentor to incoming students
  • Serving in an on-call rotation within the community
  • Enforcing University and Program policies with students
  • Supporting and lead academic, social, and educational programming
  • Collaborating with other residential staff and College Associate(s) for assigned College/School

Staff must be strong team players as members of a residence hall staff and academic support group.

Position Description:PSP_2018_CPA_Position

 

Academic Program Assistants (APAs)

APA duties include:

  • Serving as a mentor to incoming students
  • Managing study groups and academic excellence workshops
  • Enforcing University and Program policies with students
  • Collaborating with other residential and academic staff to support students

Staff must be a strong team player as a member of the Residential Leadership Team and a senior student staff member.

Position Description: PSP_2018_APA_Position

 

Activities Coordinator (AC)

AC duties include:

  • Serving as a mentor to incoming students
  • Planning, coordinating, and participating in non-academic programming
  • Marketing programming to students
  • Supporting PAs in their programming as well as scheduling them to support larger scale events
  • Enforcing University and Program policies with students
  • Collaborating with other residential and student services staff to support students

Staff must be a strong team player as a member of the Residential Leadership Team and a senior student staff member.

Position Description: PSP_2018_AC_Position

 

Administrative Assistant (AA)

AA duties include:

  • Serving as a mentor to incoming students
  • Managing the administrative offices and front desk of PSP within the residence hall
  • Supporting residential- and PSP-associated professional staff along with Resident Directors and the Residential Leadership Team
  • Communicating with students, student staff, professional staff, and parents
  • Enforcing University and Program policies with students

Staff must be a strong team player as a member of the Residential Leadership Team and a senior student staff member.

Position Description: PSP_2018_AA_Position

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Amdiel

Community: Court-Kay-Bauer (CKB)

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 5 semesters as an RA

Favorite Part: My favorite part of being an RA is interacting with the residents during the year and befriending them later. I have gone on to really get to know them on a deeper level after they have moved on and it is great seeing them grow into the person they have wanted to become. You really get to lead them to that path and it is great.

Advice to Candidates: Honesty is truly the best answer. There are all types of residents and people and the RA position is a chance to truly show who YOU are because it is helpful in advising residents. Show us what you're interested in, and don't harp on basic/common answers (but also don't just try to make up the most unique answer if it's not genuine).


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