FIG Leader

As a FIG leader, you’ll gain valuable experience for the future while helping students succeed in their transition to college.

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Applications are open through Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.
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Applications for the Returning FIG Leader role are due Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST.

In order to get a full look at the FIG Leader qualifications, responsibilities, dates & commitments, and compensation read the 2020 FIG Leader Policies & Expectations document.

All student positions are focused on the First Year Programs Student Leader Competencies. This ensures that all student leaders are getting an experience that they will be able to translate into future careers. Please review the competencies as a part of your application process.

If you have questions about any aspect of the Orientation Leader selection process that are not answered on this page or the FAQ, please contact us at fypadmin@uw.edu or at (206) 543-4905. 

The application for the FIG Leader role closed on Sunday, January 19th at 11:59 PM PST. 

  • Position Overview

     FIG Leaders develop a ten-week curriculum in the spring quarter consisting of modules, lesson plans, and active learning classroom activities that will assist first year students in their transition to university. In the autumn quarter, FIG Leaders facilitate a section of GEN ST 199, by serving as a teacher and a mentor to the students in the FIG. FIG Leaders collaborate with each other to develop lesson plans that help fulfill the purpose of GEN ST 199 and support new students as they develop confidence in navigating the UW and Seattle.

    In order to get a full look at the FIG Leader qualifications, responsibilities, dates & commitments, and compensation read the 2020 FIG Leader Policies & Expectations document.

  • New FIG Leader Application Questions

    Essay questions are listed below. We encourage you to compose your responses outside of the application first and then copy & paste into the application text boxes. Your responses are limited to 1500 characters or approximately 250 words per question, so please double check that your responses fit after you paste them into the application. 

    1. Why do you want to be a FIG Leader? What do you hope to learn and gain from your experience as a FIG Leader and why?
    2. What is something that you have learned during your transition to the University of Washington? How would you convey or teach that lesson to incoming first- year students? Please explain why you believe this is a necessary lesson for all incoming students.
    3. Tell us about a classroom learning experience (positive or negative). How would you apply that experience to teaching a FIG and why
    4. Please include an activities list that describes relevant job experience, volunteer work, clubs and organizations you are involved with, hobbies, and any other activities you enjoy both on and off campus. This list does not have to be limited to only organized or academic activities. For example, if you enjoy attending Husky sporting events, we’d like to know. The activities list is another way for us to get to know you. Please limit your response to a few paragraphs and/or bullet points.
    5. From your activities listed, select one activity and elaborate on what it meant to you and how it has shaped your Husky experience.

    Acknowledgment

    Please note that by submitting your application, you are giving FYP staff permission to access to your academic records to verify that you are in good academic standing. FYP will also verify that you are in good disciplinary standing with the office of Community Standards and Student Conduct. Please note that a low GPA or disciplinary record does not automatically disqualify applicants from the position.

    The application for the FIG Leader role closed on Sunday, January 19th at 11:59 PM PST. 

  • Returning FIG Leader Application Questions

    Applications for the Returning FIG Leader role are due Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST.

    Essay questions are listed below. We encourage you to compose your responses outside of the application first and then copy & paste into the application text boxes. Your responses are limited to a maximum of 250 words per question, but you do not have to use the entire 250-word count. 

    1. Why do you want to return to the FIG Leader position? What skills do you hope to develop or improve upon as a FIG leader and why?
    2. How will you change your approach to teaching? Please provide an example of why you are considering this change. 
    3. What do you consider to be your biggest success as a FIG Leader? How would you mentor new FIG Leaders to experience similar successes? 
    4. List three (3) things you learned in the spring training class and how you utilized each as a FIG Leader in the fall. 

    Acknowledgment

    Please note that by submitting your application, you are giving FYP staff permission to access to your academic records to verify that you are in good academic standing. FYP will also verify that you are in good disciplinary standing with the office of Community Standards and Student Conduct. Please note that a low GPA or disciplinary record does not automatically disqualify applicants from the position.

    The application for the FIG Leader role closed on Monday, January 6th at 5:00 PM PST.