Becoming an Associate

Below please find a brief description for each position with links to additional details to help you understand the expectations of associate advising. Please be sure to read the detailed position descriptions before submitting your applications.

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 first-year faculty advisor in either 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 are strongly connected to the first-year students in their living groups.  By being highly visible and accessible, associate advisors strengthen the support network that is available to first-years 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.  

To apply to become an associate advisor AY2019-2020, be sure to submit an Associate Advisor Application by March 1.