FIGS are one-credit seminars that introduce first-year students to key university resources and to an academic field of their choice. Taught by experienced upper-class students, our classes are purposefully small in order to help incoming students connect with each other and learn about Rutgers University.
Would you like to share your knowledge with others and give back to your college community? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach at Rutgers? Are you interested in a challenge or want to improve your presentation and public speaking skills? If so, you should consider applying to be a FIGS Peer Instructor (PI).
Our PIs feel that the experience of teaching a college course has given them a unique connection to their academic fields, to their peers, and to Rutgers University. Peer Instructors engage their students through thought-provoking discussions, topical area debates, hands-on experiments, and lessons about college success while simultaneously enhancing their own leadership skills, public-speaking abilities, and teaching techniques. Past PIs have shared that their experiences with the FIGS program provided them with the skills and confidence they needed to succeed in their future professional endeavors.
More information, links to our recruitment packet and online application can be found below.