Becoming a FASET Leader

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 12 FASET sessions throughout the summer, including 9 first-year FASET and 3 Transfer FASET sessions. 

Qualified Applicants must:

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, NSTP Professional Staff, and any GT staff and faculty.

  • Participating and assisting with the organization, planning, and implementation of orientation activities throughout the summer. 

  • Facilitating group discussions over issues that new students and families may face during their transition to college

  • Responding to student, parent and guest questions.

  • If a student is chosen to return to the FASET Leader staff, they are also expected 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, and assist their Cab Team Leader with the mentoring and group building of their respective Cab Teams.

Add/Check FASET Required Dates 

Do you want to check the dates that are required by FASET with your calendar? Click one of the following links to add it to your calendar to confirm conflicts or availability. This will help when completing the application. 

iCal            Google Calendar        Online Calendar

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

Join our FASET Leader Interest Facebook Group to receive updates during the process.


Information Sessions

Applicants should/are encouraged to attend one of our Information Sessions to learn more about the Orientation Leader experience, meet the New Student & Transition Programs professional staff, and hear from previous Orientation Leaders.

Come see us at the following info sessions: 

January 10th, 6-7pm in East Architecture, Room 123

January 15th, 11am-12pm in Student Center, Crescent Room 

January 22nd, 11am-12pm in Student Center, Crescent Room 

January 30th, 6-7pm in East Architecture, Room 107


Application Process 

  1. Complete and submit an application online by Thursday, January 31, 2019 by midnight
  2. Upon turning in your application, you will receive instructions for filling out your required online profile. Please complete this profile by Wednesday, February 6th.
  3. Applicants will be notified via e-mail if they received an interview by Wednesday, February 6th
  4. Interview sign-ups will be available online February 6th-8th on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  5. Individual interviews will be held from Monday, February 11th – Wednesday, February 13th from 5pm-10pm.
  6. Group interviews will be held on Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20 from 5pm-11pm
  7. Applicants will be notified of the final selections on Tuesday, February 26th.


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, by email,  or the FASET Advisor, Tim Edmonds-King. Thank you for your interest in joining the FASET community this year!