As you progress through your studies at the Fulton Schools, you have more opportunities to help your peers in a variety of leadership positions and to inspire future Sun Devil engineers and technologists as community ambassadors.
Be the face of the Fulton Schools
Fulton Ambassadors are a select group of students who share their experience with prospective students at recruitment events and outreach activities. These outgoing student volunteers give tours, host students on shadow days, share personal experiences and get the word out about all of the opportunities available here. They represent all majors at the Fulton Schools on both the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.
Ava Karanjia is a junior studying chemical engineering and molecular biosciences and biotechnology. This academic year, she serves as Special Events Director with a focus on organizing engineering representation at on-campus events.
“For me, the best part of being a Fulton Ambassador is the opportunity to give back to the community and help inspire younger students to pursue a STEM-related degree program,” Karanjia said. “Being involved in the first semester of college helps new students build a connection to the university and meet other students who have similar interests.”
Commit to being a Fulton Ambassador for only 10 hours per semester, and you will develop professional and leadership skills and receive a letter of recommendation from the dean!Polytechnic students: apply to become an Ambassador now!
You can also be a leader in the classroom as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UGTA) or as an ASU 101 Section Leader. Successful sophomores, juniors and seniors are chosen to serve as teaching assistants in a variety of Fulton Schools classes, including ASU 101, FSE 100 and EGR 101.
In these roles, you can assist faculty members with exploratory and collaborative learning activities. You can help students by being a role model, acting as a cultural bridge from high school to the university environment and by promoting students’ self-confidence and self-reliance.
UGTAs and Section Leaders spend about five hours per week assisting a faculty member in the classroom or lab and preparing for activities.
“UGTAs, depending on the classes you are leading, work with engineering students to offer academic support, information, skill development and advocacy,” said Clive Matsika, a senior mechanical engineering student and Executive Section Leader. “I help students form good study habits, solve problems and meet the demands of college life, all while exploring what it means to be an engineer.”
This is a great way to improve your communication and leadership skills and develop a working relationship with faculty and students in your program. UGTAs can receive up to a $1,000 stipend at the end of the semester, and Section Leaders can receive $500 per section (with a maximum of two sections) at the end of the semester.
Previous Section Leaders can become Executive Section leaders, who serve as a channel of communication and support working directly with Section Leaders and staff to support the ASU 101 experience.
Talk with your professor about getting involved as a UGTA for a specific class, or watch for application openings on the UGTA website.
Peer mentors are here for you
Residential peer mentors are upper-division Fulton students who live and work in the Fulton Schools Residential Community and the Barrett Complex. This year, students at the Polytechnic campus have access to peer mentors and Community Assistants too! You can help freshmen by serving as a resource for academic and social success.
Off-campus peer mentors help build a Fulton Schools identity and connection with freshmen who don’t live on campus. They share knowledge about Fulton Schools resources, services and events and serve as a friendly person who students can recognize as a mentor and leader.
Make on-campus living fun and engaging
Remember the whirlwind of confusion that was your first days at university? The transition to university life can be a challenge, but residential community leaders are here to help. Become a residential community leader and make a difference in new students’ success, keep them engaged in the community, connect them with other Fulton Schools resources and create a great residential community environment.
Community assistants are community leaders on each floor of a residence hall. As a community assistant, you are expected to actively build relationships with other students on their floor community, serving as a mentor, resource referral and role model to others. Community assistants plan activities for residents to help keep freshmen engaged with the Fulton Schools. It’s a prestigious, competitive and ultimately rewarding leadership position.
Students at the Polytechnic campus now have access to Peer Mentors and Community Assistants.
If you’d like to help our students and know how to have fun, watch Inner Circle for how you can get involved.
Provide career guidance and resources
As we make our way through career fair and recruiting season you’ve likely come in contact with the Fulton Schools Career Center’s peer career coaches at workshops and one-on-one appointments. These undergraduate and graduate student leaders are trained in career development, résumé writing, internship/job search resources, interviewing and other areas related to obtaining degree-related employment.
Peer career coaches get valuable networking experiences and learn first-hand what employers are looking for on a résumé. As you continue building your professional experience, why not use that experience to help others? If you’re passionate about helping other students be successful in their careers, look for openings in Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week on Inner Circle.
Help your peers with academic success
Did you ace that math class, physics class or other science or engineering classes? Student tutors at the Fulton Schools Tutoring Centers provide academic support to our undergrads so they, too, can do well in their classes.
Tutors help their fellow students with physics, math, computer science and other engineering disciplines in Tempe, as well as online through virtual tutoring, which provides support for our Polytechnic campus and online students.
As a tutor, you’ll help students improve their science and engineering understanding through drop-in tutoring sessions. Check out tutors’ schedules to get an idea of when tutors work.
Tutors can also work online to provide one-on-one help through Adobe Connect drop-in “classrooms” on a first-come, first-served basis. The tutoring centers have recently expanded virtual tutoring to provide more hours and more classes. These virtual sessions are available to any Fulton Schools student, whether you attend at one of the ground campuses or online. Check out what classes are offered and when.Watch for upcoming tutoring positions
Lead study groups for your peers
If you have excelled in some of your courses and enjoy helping fellow Fulton Schools students to excel, apply to become a Study Group Lead. You will work within the Fulton Schools to provide academic support for students. Study Group Leaders provide small group academic review and support to students in targeted high stakes courses. They create learning plans, use peer support techniques and lead subject-specific study groups in key subjects.
Academically successful undergraduate are selected to lead students through concept review, study strategies, example problems and small group work. To enhance experience and lesson plans, leaders work with faculty and attend class and recitation with students to create a cohesive experience.
The Fulton Schools Student Council is the governing body of Fulton Schools students. This leadership group strives to cultivate strong engineering and technology professionals.
The council serves as the voice for all registered Fulton student organizations and organizes events like social mixers and open forums. The Fulton Schools Student Council also is responsible for many Fulton Schools traditions — including the Fulton Schools Homecoming float and Engineering E-Week— and creates new ones!
As a member of the Fulton Schools Student Council, you have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, understand organizational structures, network with Fulton Schools faculty and staff and serve as a conduit for communication between students, student organizations and the dean to help shape a legacy.Watch the Fulton Schools Student Council’s application page for open positions.
Assist the next generation of engineers over the summer
Each year, we host a number of summer camps that engage K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math-related activities to inspire a passion for STEM. From robotics to mobile app creation, we share the excitement of engineering and technology with aspiring engineers and problem solvers. You can help show these young students what it’s like to be an engineer at the Fulton Schools.
Faculty and staff often recommend exceptional students to serve as counselors and the K-12 Engineering Education team has their eyes out for those that are volunteering and doing engineering outreach.
Make sure to work hard to impress your professors and faculty advisors, K-12 Engineering Education team and mentors!
We hope you all had a great time at E2 before your freshman year! You likely made new friends and got an inside look at the Fulton Schools from the upper division students who serve as camp counselors, or E2C2s, as well as E2 Leads.
As an E2C2, you can help incoming students throughout camp to learn skills that are important to their success at the Fulton Schools through a variety of fun and interactive activities.
E2 Recruitment Leads, or E2 Leads, are passionate about E2, have served as E2C2s for several summers and are active student leaders within the Fulton Schools community. As an E2 Lead, you oversee all E2 activities.
E2 Leads are the behind-the-scenes planners of E2. These important players at E2 assist the coordinator senior in getting incoming freshmen excited to attend E2 and help answer questions. As an E2 Lead you are responsible for reviewing all activities to make sure they’re the best and most innovative we can provide.
Watch for application instructions in Inner Circle in the spring, and visit the E2 website for more information.Learn more about E2.