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First Year Advising and Exploration

FYAE hires both undergraduate and graduate students to assist with the daily operations of the office. You can find descriptions of these opportunities below. If you are looking for a professional, full-time position with FYAE please visit the Jobs With UCF website to check for open positions.

Student Assistant

The office of First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) hires undergraduate students to assist with the daily functions of the office. Student Assistants perform administrative duties which may include, but are not limited to, answering and transferring phone calls, filing student records, scheduling advising appointments, and answering general student questions.

Hours will be logged during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm). Student Assistants are compensated hourly at the minimum wage rate. Students eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS) are preferred.

Access Programs Graduate Assistant

The Access Programs are summer programs offered to First-Time-in-College (FTIC) students by invitation only from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The summer programs begin with a six-week summer B session and continues through the student’s entire first year. In the summer B session, students take two three-credit courses that are either required for UCF’s general education program or count as elective credits. Students participating in the program are assigned an academic advisor and peer mentor and participate in group study sessions, workshops, leadership development, and other academic support activities to help build effective study skills. After successful completion of the summer program, students can continue on to the fall term. View the full position description for an overview of the Access Programs Graduate Assistant responsibilities.

Graduate Assistant

The office of First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) hires graduate students to provide academic advising to first time in college (FTIC) students.

Graduate Assistants are assigned an advising population of a specific major or groups of majors. Expectations include, but are not limited to, communicating with these students through a set communication plan, completing scheduled advising appointments, assisting with walk-in advising, attending staff meetings and completing other office projects as assigned. Graduate Assistants participate in professional development opportunities and training is provided on advising methodologies, UCF academic policies and procedures, UCF campus resources, and all UCF undergraduate degree programs.

Peer Advisor

The office of First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) provides academic advisement at orientation and during the academic year for almost 6,000 first-time-in-college students. Peer advisors will assist with office presentations and the academic advisement of the psychology and other majors including:

  • Presenting on academic policies and procedures and major-specific requirements
  • Identifying appropriate course work as related to a student’s major, interest, and abilities
  • Assisting students in the major exploration process
  • Promoting campus services and providing referrals when appropriate

Summer Semester responsibilities will focus on assistance at freshman orientation sessions.

In collaboration with the Psychology Advising Center, FYAE Peer Advisors will enroll and receive credit for PSY 3022 (Academic Counseling) and PSY 4941 (Psychology Internship). Both courses are 3 credit hours and are graded S/U. This internship is a two-semester commitment. FYAE Peer Advisors will work 10 hours a week during their two-semester commitment. Hours will typically be logged during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) but occasional evening and weekend hours may be required for special events or presentations.

Summer Advisor

The office of First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) provides academic advisement at orientation for almost 6,000 first-time-in-college students each summer. The FYAE office hires graduate students to work with the freshman orientation program, specifically with academic advising. Summer advisors will assist during “day 2” of the orientation program which focuses on schedule planning, course selection, and registration. Responsibilities of a summer advisor will include, but are not limited to:

  • Presenting on academic policies and procedures and major-specific requirements
  • Identifying appropriate course work as related to a student’s major, interest, and abilities
  • Assisting students in the online registration process for their summer and/or fall classes

Summer advisors work as part of an orientation “advising team” that is led by a full-time, professional academic advisor and includes the summer advisor and 2-3 undergraduate students from the Orientation Team and Honors Peer Advising Team.

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