profile panorama photo
BS/MEng Mechanical Engineering
Clifton Park NY

First-Year Enrichment (FYE)

Alissa Anderson on Wednesday, 27 July 2011. Posted in Coursework, Women at RIT

What is the one experience all first year students share? Besides the awkward family move-in, all first year students are automatically enrolled in a “First-Year Enrichment” Program. FYE is a weekly course that introduces students to the world of RIT through seminars about academic achievement, campus involvement, ethics, and decision-making. FYE is split into two sections: Discovery (introduces students to the academic side of RIT) and Pathways (allows students to choose a leadership service, or innovation and creativity path).

I just received confirmation that I have been accepted into the peer mentor program for this fall. As a peer mentor I work with the faculty supervisor for my FYE section and help lead programs and seminars while sharing my RIT experiences with the class. The last time I volunteered for this position I coached my students though their first round of mechanical engineering classes (everyone needs a little encouragement). It is always a fun time to welcome the underclassmen to campus!

Be sure to check back with the blog and on @RIT_Alissa for updates during my FYE experience.

Countdown: 5 weeks until freshmen move-in!