Keen on Leadership? Why not be a Don at Brock University??

Right now people have/are already applying for jobs for next year. Some are looking off campus but there are so many jobs on campus that will not only understand that student comes first…they can also help develop and improve your skills in the field you are in! 🙂

"When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality" - Joe Paterno. My Village South Residence Life Staff 2012-2013 😀

I am in the Concurrent Education program with a major in Drama and this year I am a Residence Don at Brock and LOVE the experience. The age group is perfect for the age group I would like to teach in the future and it has also given me valuable skills in leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, dealing with difficult topics, communication and allowed me to learn so much about myself. The crazy thing is that is just the beginning! So if you are someone who is keen on leadership and looking for an incredible opportunity in leadership, a position on the Brock Residence Life Staff is worth looking into when you come to residence!

Here as the positions you will be eligible for after your first year….

Don of Academics: one Don of Academics per staff team; eight in total

Don of Activities: Don of Activities per staff team; eight in total

Residence Don: one Don per House/Hall/Court/Block; 44 Dons in total

The application process for 2013/14 is already open and due at 11:59pm on Sunday, January 20th 2013. The website to apply is HERE! If you would like more information on what it is like to be part of the Residence Life Staff check our our information package!

It’s important to start looking into opportunity’s you have at your University in your first year so you can work your way there! Don’t be afraid to take a chance..who knows, it might end up being your career!


About Meghan

Hello! My name is Meghan and I am attending Brock University in my fourth year of the Concurrent Education BA/BEd I/S program with a major in Drama and second teachable in English. During my first year at Brock I was able to be part of Brock Musical Theatre’s production of RENT. This experience led me out of my shell right from the beginning of my first year, and allowed me to grow into the Brock community. I was able to see how important it is to branch out and get involved which is why the last 2 years I was a Residence Don and now this year I am a Head Resident in order to ensure that our incoming first years get the best experience possible at Brock! A piece of advice: When you choose a school, you are going there for your academics, BUT, your social and extra-curricular life are just as important in order to be a well-rounded student. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t let the feeling of "only being in first year" or "having too much work to do" stop you from getting involved because this is the time to do it. This is the time to use 'both sides of the brain' in order to be that well-rounded person. When you find something you love, something that brings out the best in you, don’t find excuses to not do it. Let it be your outlet. Let it the thing you go to or do when you’re feeling overwhelmed because in the long run, it will keep you happy, confident and sane!

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