Episode # 13

Learning While Living: Life as a Resident Advisor

Have you ever thought about being a Resident Advisor (RA) in a college dorm? Asha Mohamud talks about all of the benefits that being an RA provides, from making it financially feasible to live on campus, to expanding your social circle, to developing skills that will help you in a surprising number of situations later in life. Being an RA is a great way to not only make the college experience more attainable, but also more rewarding (and fun). Life After Now is brought to you by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Why you should consider being a Resident Advisor
  • What an RA experience entails
  • What type of person makes a good RA
  • How to apply for an RA position
  • Tips on having a successful college experience

Asha Mohamud

Episode Transcript


Asha Mohamud is an instructional designer/developer in the Twin Cities. She is a long-time Minnesota resident and a producer on the Life After Now Podcast. She was a Resident’s Advisor for three years, working at both the University of Minnesota and Berklee College of Music in Boston. She recently graduated from the U with a degree in technical communications. In her free time, Asha enjoys traveling, making music, and visiting dark sites to stargaze.

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