Joining the RCC Team
In February and March of every year, OIT interviews current freshmen who are interested in becoming RCCs for the next academic year. If you are currently a freshman and interested in an RCC position for the 2013-14 academic year you may send an e-mail to email@example.com asking to be sent an interview schedule. An interview schedule will be e-mailed to you in February 2012. The interview schedule will also be posted on the RCC web site and any freshman can attend any one of the interview sessions.
RCC Job Description
Summary of Position
The Residential Computing Consultant position merges the accessibility of the Residential Advisor program with OIT's computer expertise. These "Computing Advisors" help solve problems and teach their fellow students new computing skills.
New RCCs are expected to attend two evening training sessions in April after being hired. RCCs are also required to attend two days of training during the week immediately before move-in weekend. Early arrival is arranged for RCCs with the Housing Office. Students participating in OA activities will be unable to become an RCC.
Your primary responsibility will be assisting your fellow students with computer questions and problems. In September and October, RCCs spend most of their working time solving Dormnet connection problems.
This position offers a number of opportunities for advancement and development of specialized skills. Once the initial rush of Dormnet connections slows down in the Fall, RCCs are able to spend quality time with individual students or small groups, teaching them how to make the most of their Dormnet computers.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- good communication skills
- willingness to help fellow students
- general knowledge of Macintosh and Windows software, as well as the Internet, is useful
Note that specific computer training will be provided, so even if you know very little about computers now, you will be fully equipped to help your fellow students by the time you begin work.
While most problems RCCs encounter are straightforward, consultants occasionally run into problems that go beyond their level of expertise. The RCC program has experienced upperclass RCCs and full-time staff as backup to help out with tricky problems.
During September and October, RCCs are expected to work 10-20 hours per week. This includes being visible and available during move-in weekend. During the rest of the academic year, RCCs work 4-6 hours per week. Time management skills are crucial for keeping up with both job-related and academic work during the first six to eight weeks of the fall semester.
Compensation and Benefits
RCCs are paid approximately $1,300 per semester.
Only current freshmen will be considered for new RCC positions. All Upperclass RCC positions will be filled by current RCCs. Students with any major are encouraged to apply.