What is a FASET Leader?


Page Table of Contents
About FASET Orientation
FASET Leader Role
FASET Leader Qualifications
FASET Leader Benefits
Additional Information
FASET Leader Recruitment Information
Application Process
FASET Returner Additional Application Process


About FASET Orientation

FASET welcomes and introduces all incoming students and their families to the Yellow Jacket Community, including new first-year, transfer, and exchange students. The two-day program allows students to enroll for their first semester of classes, discuss transitional issues with current students and college staff, and begin to make connections with other incoming students at Georgia Tech. There are 11 FASET sessions throughout the summer, including 8 first-year FASET and 3 Transfer FASET sessions.


FASET Leader Role Description

The primary role of a FASET Leader is to provide guidance to incoming students and assist in the facilitation of Summer Orientation events and activities. The position of FASET Leader requires a great deal of dedication and hard work. They are expected to learn the most important aspects of college and of orientation to best facilitate positive interactions between families and first-year students. As representatives of The Georgia Institute of Technology, FASET Leaders are expected to be able to fulfill varying and diverse roles throughout training and orientation sessions. While serving as a guide to new students, FASET Leaders are also responsible for communicating and upholding Georgia Tech policies as well as any special policies that may apply specifically to New Student Orientation. The minimum expectations and responsibilities for FASET Leaders include, but are not limited to:
  • Attending and actively participating in the OL training program
  • Working as a team with other FASET Leaders, FASET Cabinet, NSSP Professional Staff, and any GT staff and faculty
  • Participating and assisting with the organization, planning, and implementation of orientation activities throughout the summer. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
    • Welcoming new students, parents, and guests to Georgia Tech and FASET
    • Assisting in check-in of students, parents, and guests as they arrive
    • Sharing GT expertise and advice to provide guidance to incoming students to assist their transition to Georgia Tech
    • Participating in the logistical setups of various orientation events
    • Assisting in the advisement and registration process of new students
  • Facilitating group discussions over issues that new students and families may face during their transition to college
    • FASET Leaders are assigned to one of two roles after being selected as a FASET Leader
      • Small Group Leader: Facilitate various small group meetings of 12-15 incoming students and discuss GT Resources, answer questions, and introduce them to other incoming students
      • Tech After Dark (TAD) Facilitator: Lead important discussions following Tech Stories to share advice on various issues students at Georgia Tech may face
  • Responding to student and parent questions
  • If a student is chosen to return to the FASET Leader staff, they are also expected to:
    • To provide guidance and share previous experience with new FASET Leaders
    • Lead a FASET Cabinet sub-committee that will be advised by a committee of Cabinet
    • Assist their Cab Team Leader with the mentoring and group building of their respective Cab Teams



FASET Leader Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for FASET Leaders include:
  • Good academic standing, with a required cumulative GPA of 2.3 or above
  • Good judicial standing with no outstanding judicial sanctions
  • Will be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech at least one additional semester following the summer they are a FASET Leader
  • Understand and support the purpose of the New Student & Transition Programs office, FASET Orientation Program, and the mission of Georgia Tech
  • Demonstrate the ability to be reliable, responsible, flexible, and willing to help
  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, families, GT faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about Georgia Tech and help others learn about GT and how to be a successful Georgia Tech student
  • Demonstrate pride of Georgia Tech and the willingness to share said pride with incoming students and families
  • Complete on extended leader duty during the Spring or Summer of their FASET Leader term or the following Fall
  • FASET Leader Socials will be held throughout the summer and are optional. These include the Closing Leader Banquet which will take place on August 28, 2018.
  • Must be present and on time to all training sessions and orientation pre-session and sessions (unless cleared by NSTP Professional Staff)
    • Training Dates (subject to change)
      • Training #1--March 27th, 6pm-8pm
      • Training #2--April 3rd, 6pm-8pm
      • Training #3--April 7th, 8am-6pm
      • Training #4--April 10th, 6pm-8pm
      • Training #5--April 17th, 6pm-8pm
      • Leader Retreat--May 19th-20th
      • Training #6--May 29th,6pm-8pm
      • Training #7--June 5th, 6pm-8pm
      • Training #8--June 19th, 6pm-8pm
    • FASET Orientation Dates & Pre-sessions
  • Complete a background check to participate in certain FASET programs


FASET Leader Benefits

The benefits for FASET Leaders include:
  • Monetary compensation (To be paid in each leader, if they meet all required expectations, at the end of the FASET Leader term):
    • If a first time leader completes ALL duties during a two day first-year or transfer session they will be paid $40
    • If a first timeleader completes ALL duties during a one day transfer session they will be paid $20
    • Returning Leaders will be compensated $50 for a two day session and $30 for a one day session
    • If a leader does not complete ALL duties, payment will be determined based on the number of duties that a leader completes
  • The opportunity to meet new students and become an important part of their welcome and transition into the Georgia Tech community
  • Unique Leadership and professional experience
  • Free Georgia Tech Swag
  • A lot of free meals and snacks

  • Becoming a part of the FASET Tradition


Additional Information

Working/Classes During the Summer
Though FASET Leaders are required to be present at all sessions and trainings (unless authorized prior), NSTP supports any student who decides to enroll in classes, participate in a co-op/internship, or be employed on or off campus. However, all FASET Leaders must communicate the required dates to their employers and have a written and supervisor approved plan to balance both their job and FASET.
Study Abroad
Students who are studying abroad during the Spring Semester are eligible to apply to be a FASET Leader. These leaders are still required to attend all trainings/sessions that take place following their study abroad term. Those applying while abroad will participate in a Skype interview with the Assistant Director and members of Cabinet.


FASET Leader Recruitment Information

If you would like more information about what it is like being a FASET Leader attend an Information Session

Information on Info sessions coming soon!

And Join our FASET Leader Interest Facebook Group by clicking here to receive updates during the process.




Application Process (closed for the 2018 staff)

  1. Complete and submit an application online by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by 5:00pm
  2. Upon turning in your application, you will receive instructions for filling out your required online profile. Please complete this profile by Wednesday, February 21st.
  3. Applicants will be notified via e-mail if they received an interview on Wednesday, February 21st.
  4. Interview sign-ups will be available online February 21st–23rd on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  5. Individual interviews will be held from Monday, February 26th – Wednesday, February 28th from 5pm-11pm.
  6. Group interviews will be held on March 5th-6th from 5pm-11pm
  7. Applicants will be notified of the final selections on Monday, March 12th.


Returner Application Process

Each applicant applying to be a FASET Returner will be required to complete one additional process during their individual interview process. During their individual interview process, each applicant who has served as a FASET Leader in the past must:

  • Create something that represents the reason why they want to be a FASET Returner and what being a Returner means to them
  • The physical representation can be anything that the applicant feels best represents their desire to return and reflect their own personality 
  • Some examples include poems, pictures, models, slideshows, or songs.
  • The applicant must be able to explain how the creative display represents their answers
  • Each applicant will have 10 minutes to present their creation
  • The presentation will be followed by a 10 minute interview



If you have questions or concerns, please contact the New Student & Transition Programs office at (404)894-6897 or the FASET Cabinet Membership & Recruitment committee chairs, Joshua Redding (jredding8@gatech.edu) or Lachlan Suter (lachlan.suter@gatech.edu)

Thank you for your interest in joining the FASET community this year!