Resident Advisor, University of San Francisco
2014 - 2017
The Resident Advisor (RA) is a part-time student employee of Student Housing and Residential Education. The RA is generally responsible for assisting resident students individually and in groups. In working with a floor, the RA is the primary facilitator of the development of a community and the growth of its individual members through staff and administrative duties. The RA acts as a role model for the community and aims to help USF residents achieve their goals at the university. Sameer worked for 3 years in this position developing his leadership and communication skills. The job taught him about time management and how to empower people to reach their goals.
Vice President, Residence Hall Association, University of San Francisco
2014 - 2017
RHA is an organization that focuses on bettering residence life on campus. RHA executes programs, promotes advocacy and assist Residence Hall Councils in improving and running their individual halls. Sameer was appointed to RHA after serving as Hall Council President in 2013. From 2014 - 2016 he served as the Director of Advocacy where he led the charge of making positive, lasting change on campus. This included adding crosswalks, water fountains and various cafeteria improvements. In 2016 he was promoted to Vice President, a role that encompassed the job of the Director of Advocacy in addition to supervising the Residence Hall Councils and cultivating future leaders through various events and meetings.
Head Tutor, USF Speaking Center
2014 - 2017
The Speaking Center offers private instruction to individuals who wish to improve performance in public speaking. Tutors assist students with outline formatting, visual aids, and presentation style for personal speaking engagements and presentations in a classroom setting. As the head tutor of the center, Sameer served as a model for future speaking center hires and created and presented speaking workshops to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Residence Hall Council, President of Hayes-Healy, University of San Francisco
2013 - 2014
The President is a peer elected position and the leader of the Hayes-Healy Residence Hall Council. The job included presiding over weekly meetings and organizing events for hall residents. Residence Hall Council was a Sameer's first leadership opportunity at the university. This experience taught him how to motivate a group of individuals to work together and solve complex problems. The hard work of all the RHC members that year led Hayes-Healy Residence Hall to the title of the most award winning residence hall council in university history.