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K-State First

A great college experience starts with a great first year

K-State FirstK-State First is the University's first-year experience program, our way of helping students establish a great foundation for the rest of their college career.

We offer first-year seminar courses and learning communities designed specifically for first-year students only. We are the home for the University's common reading program (KSBN) and a one-on-one mentoring program (GPS) that connects new students with other members of the K-State family. In everything we do, K-State First is deeply committed to academic excellence, community, diversity, and the empowerment of students. Check out our informational brochure and flyer for additional information.

We're also here to help. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know at kstatefirst@k-state.edu. We'd love to hear from you.

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We're Hiring!

K-State First is in need of qualified Learning Assistants! LAs will assist professors in a weekly CAT Community connections course for the fall 2016 semester. This is an amazing opportunity to work closely with faculty, gain leadership/professional skills, and mentor first year students! If selected, you will work about 5 hours a week and be paid a $500 stipend. You'll also have to enroll in an hour-long EDCEP course that meets once week for continuous training on teaching/mentorship.

Requirements of the position are: 

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior by fall 2106
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be recommended by a faculty member

If you're interested/want an application, or if you have questions, please email Carmen Schober at carmenschober@ksu.edu

We hope you will consider this amazing opportunity!

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