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JA Confidential

Great interview in the Williams Alternative with a current JA.

Williams Alternative: Thanks a lot for sitting down with us. Let’s just start at the beginning, what were you thinking about and feeling on the night before the frosh showed up and your JA-hood began in earnest?

Junior Advisor: We had gone through so many weeks of training, I was mostly just excited to be done with training and couldn’t wait for the frosh to come. I guess the reality of things was a little nerve-racking, but I was distracted by the task of decorating the common room.

WA: Was there any sense of “oh shit what have I gotten myself into?” or just almost entirely excitement?

JA: Almost entirely excitement. The nervousness came from a few places though. When we all applied to be JAs in the winter, JAing was so theoretical. I had done so much thinking about what I believed an entry should be, and how JAs should play into that. It’s remarkably hard to keep those things in mind the night before the frosh come. Training can make you get stuck in the nitty gritty of things, but ultimately, I had this realization that it wasn’t time to be theoretical or nitty gritty anymore.

Read the whole thing. I hope they provide us with monthly updates. Kudos to all involved.

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