Becoming an Associate
Below are brief descriptions of the advising positions in the Office of the First Year, with links to additional details.
Associate Advisor Position Description
Associate Advisors are MIT sophomores, juniors and seniors who provide academic support and resources to first-year students. The Office of the First Year matches them with a faculty advisor of a traditional or seminar-based advising group. Associate advisors compliment the advisor’s efforts by providing the student perspective on MIT academics and student life. In addition, associate advisors informally support the first-year students living in their dorms.
Associate Advisor Steering Committee Description
Members of the Associate Advisor Committee are responsible for improving to the quality of advising and contributing to the OFY’s first-year programs. OFY advisors rely on their student perspective to improve the exprience and success of first-year students.