Summer College

Application has now closed.  If you would like to inquire about any openings please email summercollegehousing@cornell.edu.

Summer College is a program serving about 1700 high school students who attend three- and six-week class sessions over the summer.  This program calls for a high level of staff involvement and the students are excited and engaged while on campus. 

There are two student staff positions with Summer College open to undergraduates (RCAs and PAs) and two staff positions open to undergraduates or recent grads (AA and SPC).

Information Session Slides: SC_SS_info_session_slides_2019

Info session dates:

  • Monday, March 4th @ 7pm @ RPCC Auditorium 
  • Tuesday, March 12th @ 5pm @ Tatkon Large Classroom 

pdf. of Application: Summer_Staff_application_SS_SC

 

 

Residential Community Advisor (RCA)

RCA duties include:

  • Serving as a mentor
  • Enforcing University and program policy, including nightly curfew
  • Following all University and program policies.  Live-in staff may not have overnight guests or alcohol in the building during the program
  • Providing small scale programming
  • Supporting students academically, may include some tutoring
  • Providing on-call coverage
  • Providing office hours
  • Accompanying students to planned or unplanned medical visits off-campus

This position is live-in and approximately 30 hours a week.  When the program is opening or closing, hours may be more.  Staff are provided training prior to the start of the program and are supervised and supported by graduate interns and professional staff.

Must be a strong team player as a member of a residential staff.

Position Description: SC_RCA_position_description_2019

 

Program Assistant (PA)

PA duties include:

  • Working with a team to provide large scale weekend programming for students
  • Supporting RCAs in their small scale programming efforts
  • Support enforcement of University and program policies.

This is a "live-off" position with housing provided on-campus but not within the Summer College buildings.  PAs are full-time staff for the summer.  Training is provided prior to the start of the program and supervision and support are provided by graduate interns and professional staff.

Must be a strong team player able to work with other PA staff, RCAs, and Residence Directors in assigned community.

Position Description: SC_PA_position_description_2019

 

Administrative Assistant (AA) Position open to current students and recent graduates

Central office position within Summer College supporting all daily aspects of the program.  Interested candidates should email summercollegehousing@cornell.edu for more information.

2019 Position Description : SC_AA_position_description

Special Projects Coordinator (SPC) Position open to current students and recent graduates

Central office position within Summer College that supports larger scale projects, and training for students, student staff, and interns.  Works closely with professional and intern staff. Interested candidates should email summercollegehousing@cornell.edu for more information.

2019 Position Description:SC_SPC_position_description_2019

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Ariana

Community: High Rises

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 4 semesters as an RA, 1 semester as an SRA

Favorite Part: My favorite part about being a student staff member is having the opportunity to get to know first-year students and truly make a lasting impact on the beginning of their journey here at Cornell. Living amongst first-years, you’re not only watching them grow but you’re able to see how they are also contributing to your own growth. It’s honestly beautiful and a constant give on both ends.

What has been your biggest challenge in this position? In the beginning, the biggest challenge for me was time. It can seem like a lot with programming and fulfilling requirements especially, but I want to stress that this role is not just another job. Our RHDs and supervisors genuinely care about your well-being and your staff is filled with others you can lean on for support when necessary. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Advice to Candidates: My biggest piece of advice is to self-reflect and make sure you’re going into this for the right reasons because it’s not easy. Once committing to the role and your desire to take this on, just be yourself. Don’t worry about what you think anyone wants to hear, stay true to yourself.


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