Texas Tech University

Become an RRC Counselor

Are you looking for a fast-paced, fun, and exciting summer experience? Join us for two weeks at Red Raider Camp. Red Raider Camp needs your help to lead incoming Red Raiders as they begin their career at Texas Tech. You will help guide them through their transition to Texas Tech by introducing them to the culture, history, and traditions that make Texas Tech unique.

 

About the Position

Job Responsibilities

  • Be a positive representative of Texas Tech University
  • Lead small group discussions
  • Teach students the History and Traditions of Texas Tech
  • Serve as a peer mentor to new students
  • Develop professional and leadership skills
  • Establish connections within the Texas Tech community
  • Form lasting relationships with other Red Raider Camp staff members

Benefits

  • $$$$
  • Housing during camp
  • Meals during some trainings and Red Raider Camp
  • RRC apparel

Requirements

  • You must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA during employment.
  • You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with Texas Tech University.
  • You must be a full time student in Spring and Fall 2018.
  • You must be an undergraduate student.
  • You must attend all trainings and camp sessions.
  • You cannot have any other employment or enroll in classes during the Summer II session.

 Application Process

  1. Attend an information session (see dates below). All information sessions will be held in the Student Union Building.

    *Attending an information session is required in order to receive an application.

  2. Submit online application  by February 13, 2018.

  3. All candidates that have everything turned in on time and meet basic requirements will be asked to come to the Group Interview on February 15, 2018.

Important Dates

Selection Timeline
Monday, November 27 at 11:00 a.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room
Tuesday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room
Wednesday, November 29 at 12:00 p.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room
Thursday, November 30 at 12:30 p.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room
Spring 2018  
Thursday, February 1 at 3:30 p.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room 
Friday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room 
Monday, February 5 at 4:00 p.m.  Information Session - SUB Mesa Room
Tuesday, February 6 at 11:00 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Information Session - SUB Caprock Room
Wednesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m. Information Session - SUB Caprock Room
Thursday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Information Session - SUB Mesa Room
Friday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Information Session - SUB Caprock Room
Monday, February 12 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00 p.m. Information Session- SUB Mesa Room 
   
Tuesday, February 13  Application Deadline
Thursday, February 15 Group Interview
February 19-28 Individual Interviews
Required Spring 2018 Dates
Wednesday, March 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
Wednesday, March 21 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
Wednesday, April 25 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Spring Training Meeting
March 30 - April 1 Staff Retreat
April 27 – April 29 Ropes Course Certification - Brownwood, Texas
Required Summer 2018 Dates
July 23 Report to Brownwood, Texas
July 26 - August 11 Red Raider Camp 2018
August 11 Dismissed

RRC Staff in front of RRC Banner

Questions?

Email redraidercamp@ttu.edu

FAQs

Can I take summer courses and be an RRC Staff Member?

Due to the nature of the job, you may not take courses during the Summer II session. As an RRC Staff Member, you will be in Brownwood, Texas the last few weeks of Summer II. However, you may take courses during the Summer I session.

Can I still be an RRC Staff member if my GPA is below a 2.5?

If you personally speak with Stefan Altheide and can have your GPA at/above a 2.5 by the end of the Spring semester, he may grant you an exception. There is no guarantee.

Do all applicants get invited to the group interview?

As long as applicants meet the basic requirements, they will be invited to the group interview. Basic requirements include submitting a completed application, being a full time undergraduate student for spring and fall 2017, and meeting the minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.

I cannot come to the group interview, should I still apply?

As this is a special circumstance, you will need to email stefan.altheide@ttu.edu to make arrangements. Don't let not being able to attend the group interview stop you from applying until after communicating with Stefan.

Does everyone get an individual interview?

No. Individual interviews are granted based on basic requirements, applications, and the group interview. Approximately 75% of applicants get an individual interview.

Do I have to attend the training sessions?

Yes. Every member of The Red Raider Camp Staff must attend the trainings and weekend trips to Brownwood, Texas. This is your opportunity to get to know the fellow RRC staff members you will be working with at camp and become low ropes course certified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Red Raider Camp Staff

 

RRC Staff Selfie

 

Rylee on Ropescourse

 

Staff Training

 

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