Jan 17, 2020 | Atlanta, GA
GT 1000 and GT 2000 introduce new students to campus and support their successful transition to college. The courses meet one hour a week and are taught by faculty and staff volunteers. Tech students who are interested in mentoring and working with these newly accepted Yellow Jackets are encouraged to apply to be a Team Leader. TLs are volunteers, receiving neither pay nor academic credit, but are able to give back to the campus community and have a rewarding experience working with incoming students.
Team Leaders work closely with instructors and serve as an additional contact for first-year and transfer students, offering support to those who may feel overwhelmed by the transition.
“They are the people in the classroom who can say, ‘I know it’s hard. I was in your place a year ago, and it was hard for me'," said Lacy Hodges, assistant director for the Center for Academic Enrichment.
Students value what Team Leaders have to say because the message is peer to peer.
“We can advise students who are struggling to go to tutoring or go to the Counseling Center. It’s easy for them to say that we — as faculty and staff — don’t know what it’s like to be a student. But the TL can say, ‘Yes, I do know,’” Hodges said.
All students are eligible to apply, even if they have not taken GT 1000 or GT 2000. Those who would like to learn more about being a Team Leader can attend an upcoming information session on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 7 – 8 p.m. in Room 205Q, Clough Commons. Pizza and refreshments will be served. RSVP to attend.
To learn more and apply to be a Team Leader, visit the Center for Academic Enrichment website. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m.
Questions about the program or application process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.