Thank you for your interest in the resident advisor and orientation staff positions. Applicants for all positions must give email contact information for four references as part of the application process, including two professional references, one peer reference, and one advisor reference. Descriptions of each type of reference appear below. Your references will receive an email with a link to the appropriate reference form once you have submitted your application. References are due on Monday, March 9 by 8:30 a.m. We will continue to accept references after this date, but they may not be reviewed. Please contact Frances Arnold in the dean of students office (413.559.5412) with any questions.
Professional references are furnished by individuals who have supervised and/or worked with applicants in a professional capacity, including faculty members and academic advisors. This should not be a personal reference (a.k.a: family member or friend).
Peer references are provided by Hampshire College students who have worked with applicants on campus, or can offer perspective on their skills. Applicants for the resident advisor position are strongly encouraged to have the form completed by a current or former resident advisor.
Advisor forms are very brief, and are to be completed by the applicant's academic advisor only. Advisors may act as a professional reference as well if asked to do so by the applicant.