Summer College

 

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).

 

 

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

 

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 Head Residents in assigned community.

Position Description: SC_PA_position_description

 

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.

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.

Position Description:SC_SPC_position_description

Student Staff Spotlight!

Name: Clarence

Community: The Tatkon Center for First-Year Students

Semesters as a Student Staff Member: 5 semesters

Favorite Part: My favorite part about working in the Center is that you really feel like all the things you do, no matter how small they might seem, can really make a difference in someone's day. It's rewarding to help others in the first-year community because it makes you more proactive and sociable while also building on your own confidence and skills.

Advice to Candidates: Be genuine and show that you're interested in helping others and getting involved! Here at Tatkon we are open to people from diverse backgrounds and we encourage you to be yourself and show your individual qualities. Working at Tatkon also means being selfless - the first-year community will look to you for inspiration and guidance! And lastly, put on a smile! It's what we're known for.


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