RCC Frequently Asked Questions

The following are just a few of the  frequently asked questions regarding the RCC hiring process.  Questions are always accepted year-round at rcc-hiring@acomp.stanford.edu

 

Q. What goes into being an RCC?

A. RCCs are Resident Computer Consultants- Students who live in each residence and consult with residents on computer-related problems, support in-room 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 - take a look at the RCC Directory.

Q. What's the difference between a Dorm RCC and a Row RCC?

A. Row RCCs have the same responsibilities as Dorm RCCs and must fully participate on the house management team. Row RCC applicants, like all other RCC applicants, must pass a qualifying interview, but are then passed on to and hired by house management teams. 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.

Q. What if I am going to be away Spring quarter?

A. If you are going to be away during Spring quarter, you must contact the RCC Manager at rccmanager@rescomp.stanford.edu to make sure you have a qualifying interview. We attempt to accommodate students who are currently abroad as best as possible.  To interview from abroad, you must be able to meet via video chat for your interview. For your house interviews, it is your responsibility to speak to the RFs/CDs or house management teams for the residences you would like to apply to. You should also make sure that you fulfill the CS196 requirement or waive out of that requirement ahead of time. (CS 196 is required course for all undergrad RCCs.)

Q. Who is eligible to apply?

A. The RCC position is open to all Stanford students in good academic standing, who will be an upperclassmen during the academic year for which they are applying for, and have at least one year of gauranteed housing available.  Undergraduates may only apply for undergrad positions and Graduate students may only apply for graduate positions.  Co-terms may apply based on their housing eligibility.

 

 Q. How do I apply?

A. When made available (typically in early Winter Quarter), you can access all your application materials and resources through ResJobs at http://resjobs.stanford.edu

Q. What if I am a current RCC or have been one in the past?

A. For former or current RCCs, use the following guidelines for applying:
 

  • Both former and current RCCs must complete an application in ResJobs as is required by first-time applicants.  However, in lieu of a qualifying interview, former and current RCCs must meet with the RCC Manager to review your time as an RCC.
  • If you are a current undergraduate RCC (not including the Row) and would like to return to your residence, you as well as your RF/CD should notify ResComp by the appropriate deadline.
  • If you are a Row RCC and would like to return to your residence, unfortunately you too must re-apply as all student managers for the Row must do.
  • If you have been an RCC before, but are not one currently, in lieu of a qualifying interview you must meet with the RCC Manager to review your time as an RCC.
  • If you are a current graduate RCC and would like to return, you must complete the Graduate RCC application (only certain sections) by the appropriate deadline as well as meet with the RCC Manager to review your time as an RCC.
  • If you are a current undergraduate RCC and would like to return as a graduate RCC, you must complete the Graduate RCC application (only certain sections) by the appropriate deadline as well as meet with the RCC Manager to review your time as an RCC.

 

Q. When are applications due? When do I find out if I've gotten an interview? When do I find out if I've gotten an offer?

A. Important dates are posted under each individual selection process information page at resjobs.stanford.edu

Q. How can I find out more about the Resident Fellows?

A. You'll have a chance to talk to Resident Fellows and current staff at the RF Information Fair. For more information, please refer to the dates and times listed in the corresponding RCC application.

Q. How does the RCC Matching Process compare to the RA matching process?

The RCC matching process is functionally the same as the RA matching process. If an applicant wants to be in a house and the RFs (Dorms) or House (Row) want that applicant, they match. Details of this process is discussed on our addition to the FAQ, Preferences and the Match.

 

If you have any questions about the selection process, please email us at: selection@rescomp.stanford.edu.

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