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First-Year Integration Program 

What is a First-Year Transition Leader? 

First-Year Transition Leaders (FYTLs) are volunteers who play a critical role the summer before new engineering students arrive on campus by helping them transition from high school grads to college students. To be an effective FYTL you should be an enthusiastic, good communicator who enjoys meeting people.  

FYTLs are assigned their own group of about 25 incoming students and interact with them both formally and informally, primarily in a virtual space, off and on throughout the summer months. FYTLs share info with new students about the first-year curriculum, show them important tools for course registration (i.e., Webreg, Degree Navigator, Course Scheduler, etc.), and much more! 

Think this might be a good fit for you?  If yes, keep reading. 

Interested in Becoming an FYTL? 

FYTL selection is based on a variety of factors, including the ability to engage with a diverse group of people, knowledge of SOE and University resources, and specific GPA requirements. The selection process involves an application and an interview. Students selected for the program should plan to devote about 20 total hours between April and late August, including several training sessions (in-person and online) designed to prepare them for the two online summer sessions they will conduct with their assigned students.   

Applications open in March each year and include an interview process.

Please email firstyear@soe.rutgers.edu with any questions. 

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