First-Year Experience Blog

FYE Staff Selected to Present on FIG Mentor Training

January 23, 2013 · No Comments

Our very own Patty Micks, Senior Program Coordinator, and Lisa Valdez, First-Year Interest Groups Program Coordinator, have been selected to speak at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience! The presentation, A New Approach to Training and Development of Peer Mentors, was selected from 490 submissions, and will focus on their FIG Mentor training methods. Congratulations to Patty and Lisa! You can read more about this on the School of Undergraduate Studies’ site.

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MAP-Works Survey: Have you completed yours?

October 17, 2012 · No Comments

This fall all 8,100 freshmen received an email inviting them to take the MAP-Works  (Making Achievement Possible) survey.  UT is partnering with MAP-Works to help improve student success in the transition from high school to college, as well as increase student retention in the first year.  By completing the survey, students receive tailored information about university programs and resources that are available to assist them. If you are member of the class of 2016, we encourage you to complete your survey by Thursday, November 1st, and possibly win a prize! You can log on to MAP-Works here:

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FIG-tastic Opportunity

October 17, 2012 · No Comments

Are you interested in making a positive impact on first-year students? Want to help others through some of the same challenges you faced during your first semester?

Apply now to be a FIG mentor!

The position offers exceptional students the opportunity to:

•Be leaders on campus
•Mentor new students participating in the First-year Interest Group (FIG) program
•Share knowledge about the many opportunities at UT
•Serve as guides to campus & academic resources

Applications are accepted until Friday, November 9 at 5 p.m.

Apply now! 

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