First-Year Interest Group Seminars

First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) help incoming Rutgers students discover exciting professional fields and learn more about their campus community. These aren't your typical college classes. FIGS classes are taught by talented, highly motivated Peer Instructors, a group of successful juniors and seniors who want to give back to the Rutgers community by sharing their experiences and expertise with first-year students.  Our one-credit courses combine engaging conversations with interactive activities, encourage students to participate in small group exercises and classroom discussions, help them develop connections with peers and mentors in their chosen field of study, and provide a safe place to share personal stories and talk about transitioning into the Rutgers community. FIGS students explore a specific topical area, learn how to take full advantage of institutional resources and career-related opportunities, and gain insight into the paths to academic success and professional development.

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