Student Job Opportunities

Whether you are interested in joining our team immediately or next academic year, we are glad you are interested in serving the Georgia Tech community as a Resident Assistant.

The RA selection process for 2021-2022 is now open! Visit the My Housing Portal to find the application, and find other helpful information about the process below.

What's a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who serve in the residence halls as a resource for their residents. The main function of an RA is to build community and relationships with residents in an effort to provide programming, individualized support, campus resource information, and academic encouragement.  

RAs are available to provide general information and support and make appropriate referrals as needed. RAs also have responsibility for residential safety within the residence halls. RAs also function as liaisons between residents and the administration. There are six primary areas of responsibility:

  • Promote and Support the Health and Safety of Residents
  • Facilitate the Development of Community
  • Develop Individual Relationships with Residents
  • Be a Productive Member of the Staff Team
  • Foster Intentional Learning and Development of Residents
  • Develop and Demonstrate Positive and Ethical Leadership and Professional Skills

Selection Process Information Sessions

All students who are interested in being an RA are required to attend one (1) informational session. During these sessions, candidates can learn more about the position details, ask questions regarding the process, and speak to current student staff about their experience in the position. We invite you to join us for an upcoming 1-hour information session. Click any date below for that session's attendee link. 

Remember to sign into the information session using your GT email so we can connect the attendance to your application.

Fall 2021- Spring 2022 Applicant Selection Process


  1. Information Session: All students who are interested in being an RA are required to attend one (1) informational session. During these sessions, candidates can learn more about the position details, ask questions regarding the process, and speak to current student staff about their experience in the position. Dates and links for information sessions are listed at the top of this page.
  2. Application:  Applications will be available Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Applications are due Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.  Please do not wait until the last minute to view and submit your application. Late applications will not be reviewed. Please plan accordingly. By applying you are authorizing the department to do a grade and conduct check with Georgia Tech through Banner and the Office of Student Integrity.
  3. Interview:  After submission of a completed application we will review your grades and conduct status as well as score our application. Successful candidates will be cleared to participate in a 45-minute online interview. Interview information will be emailed to candidates beginning January 2021.
    1. ​​​We utilize an online sign-up program that allows for flexibility up until 5 p.m. the day before your interview.
    2. Be sure to input an email into the system so to receive a reminder. The committee will not send reminders.
    3. Not all who submit applications are offered an interview. Please review your application essay questions with care.
  4. Candidate Offers: Selected candidates will receive their offers Spring 2021. Candidates receive either a primary placement offer, an alternate offer, or a no offer (allowing those applicants enough time to make other arrangements for housing). Students that receive the primary position offer will not learn of their community placement until later in the semester and their room/apartment assignment at a later date.

Students Currently in our Alternate Pool

If you received an alternate offer, it is possible we will still be hiring candidates for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

If you wish to be considered for an RA position for the 2021-2022 year you must apply for the position by December 2, 2020 11:59 p.m. EST. You will need to follow all of the requirements of the application for all new applicants.

If You Are Abroad, Out-of-Town, Co-op

If you are abroad during the Fall 2020 term, or co-oping out-of-town, and wish to be an RA for 2021-2022, you will need to apply for the position by December 2, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST as well as attend an online information.

Candidates who are abroad or or co-oping out-of-town in Spring 2021 will be invited to a 45-minute, online interview. All interview times sent will be in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

RA Application Resources

Thanks for your interest in the RA position. Please review the following documents for information about the RA position. If you have additional questions please email us at

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