Written Online Application Material-Office of Residential Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Step 1: Online Application Materials - Application Available November 1, 2017

Submission of online application materials is the first step in your application process.  You must complete the form in one sitting, and you cannot pause and continue an incomplete application later. 

Uploading your Cover Letter 

For your cover letter provide a general introduction regarding your candidacy for the CA position. Be sure to include:

  1. Your interest and motivation for serving as a CA.
  2. Your relevant skills, strengths and personal characteristics that you believe will contribute to your success as a CA.
  3. Some metrics that you will use to assess the effectiveness of your work as you lead RAs and other members of your house community as a CA. 

Uploading your Resume

Your resume should include the following:

  1. A summary of past and current job experiences, curricular experiences, and extracurricular activities that you have participated in. 
  2. Relevant areas of involvement in both High School and College, as well as any special achievements or recognition that you have received. 

By submitting your application, you consent to a check of your university academic record and student conduct record to determine whether you are an enrolled student in good standing with the university. Successful CA candidates will have at least a 2.5 cumulative and Fall 2017 semester QPA.

Applicants who have an academic or student conduct history that could have some negative impact on their candidacy will be contacted by a Housefellow to discuss the situation.

The deadline for submitting this online application is Friday, November 17, 2017 at noon.

Questions & Help

Please visit the Career & Professional Development Center for tips on preparing a resume and cover letter.

For questions or concerns about submitting your written materials, please contact Bryan Koval or by phone at (412) 268-2142.