Pre-Orientation Programs 2019 - Coordinator/Counselor Application

We are looking for current students interested in supporting the Class of 2023 in their transition to MIT. If you are interested in being an FPOP Coordinator and Counselor during Pre-Orientation, please fill it out the application below as completely as possible. PLEASE NOTE: THIS APPLICATION IS DUE BY 5PM ON March 1, 2019.

If you are interested in applying to be an Active Community Engagement with the Freshman Urban Program (ACE with FUP) Counselor, please apply separately via the MIT PKG Center ACE with FUP Counselor Application by 11:59pm on February 22, 2019.

Please direct any questions to Taylor Pons, tpons@mit.edu. Thank you!!

PART 1: PERSONAL INFORMATION

NOTE: Required fields are marked with an *. 

Please rank the following programs in terms of interest (if applicable): 

PART 2: ALL APPLICANTS

Please answer the following two questions.

PART 3: PROGRAM-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Please answer all of the questions posed below that apply to the program(s) to which you are applying. 

FRESHMAN ARTS PROGRAM (FAP): Counselors 

FAP is a preorientation program that encourages participating freshmen to be creative during a busy, fun week of introduction to MIT. The program has three main facets: time in which freshmen spend a few hours per day working on a project that gets presented at the end of the program; workshops, in which members of the MIT/Cambridge community run hour-long sessions on a fun topic (e.g. break dancing, Indian music, body casting); and big group activities, which are sometimes, but not always, art-related. Projects that first-years work on typically encompass one or multiple of the following areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography/Film
  • Game Design

Counselors are required to arrive at school 5 days before FAP begins for training and setup. As a counselor, you will be responsible for helping to run activities and guiding the students in your areas of artistic knowledge. 

Freshman Outdoor Program (FOP) Counselor

The Freshman Outdoor Program (FOP) - Kayaking will promote community, self-discovery, relationship building and fun. The FOP Kayaking program is offered through the Thompson Island Outward Bound School. The program will begin from the Island in Boston Harbor and will be guided by experienced Outward Bound instructors. FOP experiences will teach self-reliance, offer the strength and freedom that comes with knowing how to care for oneself and one's group. Participants will build strong friendships, expand their potential, and help others grow, all while being a part of an unforgettable outdoor experience.

Counselor Expectations

  • Participate and facilitate icebreakers and conversations during initial meeting and FPOP BBQ.
  • Guide groups to launch site.
  • Lead a group of first year students during the 5 day program along with the Outward Bound instructors.

FOP Counselor Application Questions 

Active Community Engagement with the Freshman Urban Program (ACE with FUP) Counselor

If you are interested in applying to be an ACE counselor (ACE with FUP), please apply separately via the MIT PKG Center ACE with FUP Counselor Application by 11:59pm on February 22, 2019.