Summer 2020 Employment on Campus & Abroad the office of pre-college Programs

Our programs are designed to provide high school students with a unique and enriching academic experience as they earn a college credit on campus and/or abroad in one of our Gateways.

Resident Counselors (RCs) are supported by our team of Program Coordinators to foster community and share their Notre Dame experiences with the students attending our Pre-College Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars, and Study Abroad experiences.


The primary role of our Resident Counselors is leadership. RC's are responsible for a section of students in the residence halls. This includes, but is not limited to health, safety, mentoring and supporting students.

"My RC was phenomenal! She put in significant effort to plan activities for us and help us bond as a section. She was a great supervisor, making sure that we checked in regularly, followed the rules, and had all the information we needed...allowing us to have a true college experience."


Resident Counselors facilitate academic discussions, and help students adapt to the rigorous demands of a college setting.

During field trips, Resident Counselors support ND professors by participating and supervising students. Most field trips last a day and some of the destinations are: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Deloitte, Steppenwolf Theater, and more!


RC's work closely with our Program Coordinators to plan and participate in events like Open Mic Night, ice skating in Compton Arena, movie nights, Bookstore Basketball, and July 4th festivities.

They also live with students in the residence halls and give students a taste of the community at ND!


RC's serve alongside students with our local community partners. Service is a vital part of the Notre Dame experience and our RC's exemplify why service is at the heart of the ND community.

Study Abroad: Rome

Study Abroad Resident Counselors are ambassadors for the culture and educational aspects of the study abroad experience. Our RCs have a confident and positive demeanor, and are excited to navigate and lead students through their Notre Dame experience abroad. Resident Counselors assist the Program Coordinator with travel logistics, student supervision, and are a great resource for participants about life at ND and its worldwide community.

*Qualified applicants for Study Abroad: Rome would have spent at least 1 year studying abroad in Rome, Italy.

Study Abroad: Ireland

My favorite part of being an RC for these programs is passing on a love for Notre Dame and seeing first-hand, Notre Dame's ability to open hearts and incite passion in the scholar's eyes. - Joe Drey, Ireland RC

*Qualified applicants for Study Abroad: Ireland would have studied abroad in Ireland.