The FA position offers exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to be leaders and mentors to first-year students participating in a First-Year Experience (FYE). FAs assist College Connections faculty in the development, planning and instruction of the course. FAs organize educational and social activities to better acquaint their students with each other, faculty members, and the university. These activities may include library orientation, study groups, lunch with a professor, field trips, and more. This is a fall term-only position.
See what current and past FAs love about their job!
"I feel so grateful to work in such a supportive network of fellow FAs, faculty, and First Year Programs staff. The FIG community is a really special thing— one that I loved being part of as a first student and one that I love contributing to now as an FA!" —Momo Wilms-Crowe, Carnegie Global Oregon
"I enjoy being a FIG Assistant because it gives me the opportunity to meet students who are not only talented in what they do, but also people who are passionate about what they're learning." —Christian Vu, Science for Social Change
"“The FA experience was so much more rewarding than I could have expected when I initially accepted the job. It is by far the most fun I’ve had in a 'work' environment, and working with fellow students is extremely valuable both in developing important skills for future employment and in making an actual impact on campus.” —Timmy Thomas, Hip Hop and Politics of Race
"One of the best things about being an FA was creating a strong relationship with my faculty member and the students in our class. I loved being able to give them advice and guide them through their first term at the University of Oregon!" —Maddie Jones, Remixing Media, Critiquing Culture
For more information about working with FIGs, click here.