Last Tuesday, I moved back onto campus for 4 days of training to be a Resident Assistant at my University. It would be an understatement to say that it’s intense. Because I have been moved into a different building, I had to move all my things from my old room into my new one. Although it took hours for me to settle into my new living space, it’s very satisfying to know that I no longer have to share a bathroom with five other girls! It’s just me and my roommate now. : )
During this time, I made cupcake-themed door decorations for my residents!
I’m really pleased with how cute they came out! I drew the outline in Photoshop, printed a bunch of copies, then colored them in by hand with markers.
I also had to create a fun and informational bulletin board on my floor. Because the theme I chose was chemistry, I picked out some of the more common substances that college students abuse – caffeine (coffee, energy drinks), nicotine (cigarettes), ethanol (alcoholic beverages), aspartame (“diet” foods and sodas), ibuprofen (pain killers), etc. I then listed some fun facts, as well as the dangers of each. I even included pictures of the molecule structures! XD And in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I also posted up some information on the “scientific chemistry” behind the attraction between two people.
If you guys are interested in some of the information, I can send you the .pdf file – just comment and say so. : ) The other section of my bulletin board was dedicated to informational pamphlets on HPV, STDs, and staying safe on campus.
I also received my staff shirt today! :D
My favorite part of training was when we had to roleplay worst-case-scenario incidents that happen in the residence halls – parties, illegal drug use, discrimination, etc. I’m just letting you guys know that I’ll be very busy for a while. I’ll keep posting whenever I can, but they will be far less frequent now. The number of meetings and events that I have to attend in this first week alone are crazy. Wish me luck!