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Application, Interview and Notification


  • Log in using your William and Mary UserID and password. If you are not a William and Mary student, select apply and you will create  your login information.
  • Start the application by clicking the Residence Life link in the "Apply Now" section and complete the applicant information.
  • Two references are required. No written references will be accepted. References should be selected on their ability to discuss your qualities and characteristics as they apply to the student staff position. W&M student staff may be used as a reference, however please do not include a professional staff member. A current or former employer, volunteer coordinator, teacher, or advisor may also be listed.
  • Upload a cover letter and resume. For assistance with resume writing, visit the Cohen Career Center.
  • Submit the application electronically by 11:59pm, Monday, January, 13, 2014.
  • Once notified schedule an interview
    • Candidates who have completed the application will be notified via email to schedule an interview(s). Interviews are to be scheduled within 48 hours of receiving notification.
    • Candidates will, in compliance with the W&M Honor Code, sign up for an interview with interviewer(s) they do not know, except for those applying for a Program Advocate, Housing Assistant, Complex Director  and Graduate Resident Assistant position. Program Advocate candidates will interview with Jess Raymond, Assistant Director for Community Development. Housing Assistant candidates will interview with Shylan Scott, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Housing. Complex Director and Graduate Resident Assistant candidates will interview with April Palmer, Area Director. Ensure that you sign up for the correct interview(s). Most candidates will interview once. Exceptions are for candidates applying for the Program Advocate and/or Housing Assistant positions in addition to other positions. For those candidates, schedule a Program Adovate and/or Housing Assistant interview and the other appropriate interview (either Head Resident, Hall Director, Complex Director or Resident Assistant, Gradaute Resident Assistant, Housing Assistant). Once interviews are scheduled, rescheduling is discouraged. To reschedule, after January 16,  contact your interviewer to determine if any other times are available.
    • Note the date, time, location, and interviewer with whom you have scheduled your interview.
    • Prior to the interview review the Cohen Career Center Tips on Interviewing
  • Be on time and attend interview.
  • Candidates will be notified of their candidate status by email message:
    • Head Resident, Hall Director, Complex Director on January 24 by Noon.
    • Resident Assistants, Graduate Resident Assistants, Housing Assistants, Program Advocates and Housing Assistants on February 14 by Noon.
    • Additional offers will be extended as vacancies occur.