RCC Hiring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the hiring process for 2015-2016 RCCs?
    • The Undergrad staff selection timeline:
      • 1/6-16: Application Window
      • 1/19-3/6: Interviews
      • 3/12: Preferences Due
      • 3/20: Offers sent
    • The Graduate RCC hiring timeline is:
      • 3/30-4/10: Application Window
      • 4/8: Information Session at Lathrop Tech Lounge (12PM & 630PM)
      • 4/13-24: Interviews
      • 4/24: Housing Preferences Due
      • 4/29: Offers sent
  2. What goes into being an RCC?
    • RCCs are Resident Computer Consultants, students who live in each residence and consult with residents on computer-related problems, support residential network connections, residence computer clusters, as well as other technology needs. To find out more, check out the RCC Job Description. You can also talk to your own RCC to find out more - take a look at the RCC Directory.
  3. What's the difference between a Dorm RCC and a Row RCC?
    • Row RCCs have the same responsibilities as Dorm RCCs and must fully participate on the house management team. Since Row RCCs do not support as many students in each house as other RCCs, Row RCCs are paid on a sliding scale depending on the number of residents in his/her house. For more information on RCC salaries and compensation, you can take a look at current RCC Salaries.
  4. When do you hire RCCs?
    • We regularly hire RCCs for the next academic year each year. The timing of each hiring process can be found at: http://acomp.stanford.edu/student-jobs. Typically we also send an announcement to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors (for the undergraduate RCC position) and to seniors and graduate students (for the graduate RCC position) to those who have a network registration with us.
    • We do have some vacancies from time to time and will hire on a rolling basis for those positions.
  5. Who is eligible to apply?
    • The RCC position is open to all Stanford students in good academic standing and have at least one year of guaranteed housing remaining.  Undergraduates who will be an upperclassmen during the academic year for which they are applying may apply for undergrad positions and Graduate students may only apply for graduate positions.  Co-terms may apply based on their housing eligibility.
  6. What if I am going to be away Spring quarter?
    • If you are going to be away during Spring quarter, you must contact the RCC Hiring Team by early January. We attempt to accommodate students who are currently abroad as best as possible.  For house interviews, it is the applicant's responsibility to speak to the RFs/CDs or house management teams for the residences they would like to apply to. To interview from abroad, applicants must be able to meet via video chat for their interview and should also make sure that they fulfill the CS196 requirement or waive out of that requirement ahead of time. (CS 196 is required course for all undergrad RCCs.)
  7. When must I return to campus if I am selected to be an RCC?
    • Dorm RCCs are expected to return to campus the third Thursday prior to the first day of autumn quarter and Row RCCs are expected to return to campus the third Sunday prior to the first day of autumn quarter. Graduate RCCs are expected to return to campus the second Monday after the last day of summer quarter final examinations. There is no difference in return dates for new and returning RCCs.
    • Before accepting any RCC offer, you should reconfirm that you will be able to meet the return date expectations.
    • For 2015-2016, the Dorm RCC return date will be Thursday, September 3, 2015 and the Row RCC return date will be Sunday, September 6, 2015. For Grad RCCs the return date is Monday, August 17, 2015.
  8. How do I apply?
  9. What if I am a current RCC or have been one in the past?
    • Former and current RCCs (dorm, row, and grad) must complete an application in SAAS as is required by first-time applicants and will meet with the RCC Manager for a review/interview. Current dorm RCCs interested in re-applying to the same location must also follow the same current RCC process. All applicants must submit letters of recommendations.
  10. When will I receive an invitation to interview?
    • If you are a fit, you will be contacted by either Student Computing or house staff for an interview during the interview window. During the regular hiring process, you will be able to see the interview window in the SAAS hiring system (http://selection.stanford.edu).
  11. How can I find out more about the Resident Fellows?
    • Dorm residences have Resident Fellows. You'll have a chance to talk to Resident Fellows and current staff at the Residential Education Convention (ResCon). For more information about ResCon, please refer to the dates and times listed at the Residential Student Staff Selection site.
  12. How are RCCs matched to houses for an offer?

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