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Application Process

We appreciate your interest in applying for a QA position.

Please have all of the information below ready before you start your application.  You need to complete the application all at once - you cannot save it and return later.

We will be using an online form as your application.  On the application you will be asked for:

  1. A list of up to five campus activities in which you have participated, including any leadership positions held, and the dates involved

  2. An employment history, including your employer's name, job responsibilities, and the dates (month and year) of employment

  3. The names, phone numbers, email addresses, and titles/positions of two references. Please be courteous and ask your references prior to submitting their information.
    • One reference must be a RU faculty or full-time staff member, including Resident Directors or Graduate Teaching Assistants. Your on-campus reference could also be a former Quest Assistant or your Peer Instructor or your Resident Assistant.  Note: Your non-RU reference should not be a relative or friend.
    • Your second reference must be from a person outside the University.
    • We suggest that you ask people who know your skills, abilities, and commitment to the university such as faculty or staff with whom you have personally worked.
    • Let your references know that they will receive an email with a link to an online reference form shortly after you apply.  Please do not wait until the last minute to apply since the reference forms and application are due at the same time.
  4. Three essays. Please type your answers to the questions below in single document and you will upload them as part of your application.
    • What does it mean to be a Quest Assistant?
    • What could you bring to our Quest team?
    • Tell us about a time when you worked in a team concept environment and it didn't go as planned. What role did you play and what did you learn from it?


Applicants will be notified on Wednesday, November 3rd if they will be moving on to the next step in the process.

Click here for the Quest Assistant Application