How much training is involved? 

All Residence Fellows will participate in Spring Orientation on March 26th, which prepares them for the upcoming year.  Residence Fellows also receive two weeks of intensive training during August. During this training they are taught all of the skills necessary to be successful in this role.  The Department of Housing and Residence Life Services also provides ongoing training and professional development for the Residence Fellows throughout the year in order to help them develop both professionally and personally.

What would I gain from this role?

Through August Training and ongoing training sessions, Residence Fellows gain Safe Talk designation, diversity training, LGBTQ+ awareness and education, Upstander – bistander support, and a network with campus partners.  Residence Fellows also develop a number of transferrable skills: team work, leadership, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, conflict resolution, and mediation.

What are the Residence Fellow LLC and Themed Communities positions?
Those chosen to work as Residence Fellows on Living Learning Community and Themed Community floors help facilitate targeted community development initiatives for students on their floor. If you are interested, make sure you indicate on your application.

What if I am on exchange during the interview process?

Being on exchange during the interview process should not prevent you from applying or being hired as a Residence Fellow.  Please contact Blanka Vallillee at blanka.vallillee@carleton.ca if you are on exchange during the hiring period.

Where can I get more information?

The Department of Residence Life Services is hosting an information session:

December 11th, 7 pm (Fenn Lounge, CO)

How do I make my application more competitive?

On December 13th, at 2:30 in the 2nd Floor Expansion Space in Residence Commons, the Department of Housing and Residence Services is hosting a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop.