Graduate Opportunities

First Year Programs works with graduate students on an individual-opportunity basis.

We do not have any current opportunities, please contact us at if you have any questions!

  • Projects

    We have collaborated with graduate students for a variety of projects at various lengths of time (one quarter to a full year), projects include:

    • Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) program review
    • Redundancy mapping report
    • First-year Interest Group (FIG) program literature review
    • New Student Enrollment and Orientation Fee (NSEOF) website
    • Online Orientation Leader (OL) training modules
    • Advising & Orientation (A&O) observations
    • First-year Interest Group (FIG) program assessment analysis
    • Benchmark institution research (end-of-year reports)
    • Commuter and Transfer Commons (CTC) academic programming
    • Student staff selection logistics
  • How to get involved

    Graduate students who are interested in gaining orientation, transition, and retention experience as part of a graduate program requirement or preparation for a career in higher education should complete the following steps to determine if an opportunity exists to collaborate.

    Unfortunately, we are not able to provide remuneration (payment, housing, or other benefits) to graduate students who partner with our office.

    1. Explore the FYP website to learn more about our structure and programs. Detailed information can be found on the First Year Experience Projects page. 
    2. Based on this information, determine a few opportunities that meet your program requirements or professional development needs.
    3. Contact FYP to schedule a meeting (telephone or in person) with a member of our leadership team to discuss these opportunities. Email to schedule a meeting.
    4. Based on this conversation, submit an brief (1-2 page) proposal for a project. Include specific learning outcomes, timeline, and other information that would help frame the partnership (i.e. graduate program requirements).