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First Year Programs

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.


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.