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First Year Ambassador Program

WHAT IS FYA?

 

The First Year Ambassador Program (or FYA) is SGA’s year-long development program open to freshmen and first year transfer students. SGA can be overwhelming to navigate at first, especially for students that have not participated in student government before. This program serves as an introduction to the organization, and provides training so that new students are able to tackle any opportunity for improvement they spot on campus!

 

WHAT DO FYAs DO?

 

FYAs are assigned to different bodies within the Executive or Legislative Branches based on their interests, and are expected to contribute similarly to the way an elected or appointed official in that body would. (You can learn more about those bodies here!) Think of it like an internship or shadowing – this is your opportunity to get a look at what exactly each position within SGA entails.

In addition to attending the meetings of their respective bodies, FYAs will meet during free hour once a week in order to reflect on their work, learn more about SGA’s history and organization, and bond with fellow FYAs.

What other thrilling activities does Vrinda have planned? Guess you’ll have to apply to find out!

 

FYA SOUNDS FUN AND VRINDA SOUNDS HILARIOUS. HOW DO I APPLY?

 

Wow, thanks for noticing – I am hilarious! The application is here, and the deadline to apply is 5 pm on Friday, September 14th. Spots fill quickly! If you have any questions or concerns or you just wanna chat, you can reach Vrinda Deshpande, Executive Vice President, at vdesh1@umbc.edu.