Applications for the First Year Center Executive Board (2021-2022) are open and will close at noon on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Thinking of Applying?

Serving as a member of the First Year Center Executive Board (FYX) is a rewarding experience that offers opportunities for growth and contribution to the new student experience at Washington University. As you make your decision to apply, please refer to the following steps.

1. Talk to support systems about the time requirements and experience

We encourage you to talk to support systems or family members regarding your decision to apply. We know that there are many factors that go into applying to a position, and encourage you to make the decision with your campus or personal support systems.

2. Review the position description and important dates below

We provide both the position description and important dates ahead of time so you can fully plan and envision the scope and commitment required for the FYX position. Please review the below documents to ensure that you have no conflicts. If there is an anticipated conflict, please refer to Reggie Gacad and Dacoda Scarlett.

WUSA Chair Position Description

Programming Chair Position Description

Important Dates

3. Consider talking to the First Year Center staff about the decision to apply

If you are deciding between opportunities or want to learn more about the anticipated experience for the 2021-2022 term, please speak with the First Year Center staff. Reggie and Dacoda will hold open office hours via Zoom to meet with any potential candidate at the following times:

If none of these dates and times work, please schedule an appointment to talk with Reggie or Dacoda.

4. Consider attending a Q&A Session with current FYX

We will be hosting TWO Q&A Sessions with current FYX members for you to learn more about the position and ask any questions you may have. The Q&A Sessions will be:

  • October 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Zoom)
  • November 6th from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Zoom)

5. Submit questions about the application

If you are unable to attend Reggie and Dacoda’s office hours, the Q&A session, or wish to submit a question anonymously, you can do so via the FYX Applicant Question Form. Questions will be answered in the October 23rd and October 30th WUSA Insiders.


Application Process

1. Submit application, including resume and scenario plan

Applications must be submitted by noon on Monday, November 9, 2020. Applications must be completed in one sitting. There is not an option to save the application and come back.


Application Overview

FYX 11 Application

Returning FYX

Application Overview- Returner

FYX 11 Application- Returning FYX

2. Sign up for an interview with First Year Center Professional Staff

All candidates will be interviewed. Interviews will take place on November 12th and November 13th. Returners will have their interviews during their 1:1.

Please come prepared to talk about your application, answer behavior based questions about your experiences, and your supplemental materials.

3. The First Year Center will conduct reference calls and checks for academic and conduct standing

Please make sure that your references know that we may call in November.

The First Year Center will conduct academic standing checks which includes reviewing both semester and cumulative GPA. We may additionally call four-year advisers regarding status.

Additionally, the First Year Center refers to Conduct and Community Standards regarding student conduct standing. For more information regarding what this check entails, please refer to the First Year Center Addendum to Good Conduct Standing.

All FYX Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or holders of an F-1 or J-1 visa. If you do not meet the listed conditions, please contact the Office of International Students and Scholars before applying to ensure that you are permitted to work in the United States.

Lastly, due to their status as mandatory reporters as a result of employment, the First Year Center refers to the Gender Equity and Title IX Compliance Office for instances of individuals who may not be able to serve as as mandatory reporters.