• Application Form

    Complete the TA Online Application Form

  • Personal Statement

    In a separate document (submit to fye@suffolk.edu), please formulate a personal statement regarding the First-Year Experience TA position.  Your personal statement should be no longer than 3 double-spaced pages and should incorporate your responses to the following questions.  

    First-time Applicants:

    1) Why are you interested in being a First-Year Experience TA? 

    2) What skills and attributes do you possess that will enable you to be successful in this TA position?

    3) What are the three most relevant issues for first-year students?

    4) How would your other time commitments (academic, social, co-curricular) affect your ability to function as a TA?

    5) If your instructor gave you the opportunity to teach one class session on any topic, what topic would you select as being important for first-year students and why?  Describe the process you would use to develop your lesson and how you would deliver the information to the class.

    Returning TAs (if you've previously been a TA for SBS 100 or CAS 101, please answer these questions):

    1) What were the highlights of your TA experience?

    2) Were there any moments when you felt that you made a positive impact on your students' first year at Suffolk?  Please explain.

    3) What was your biggest challenge of being a TA?  How did you adjust to that challenge?

    4) Choose one of your top five Strengths Quest signature themes.  Explain how this strength played a role in the classroom and how it helped you in your position as a TA.

    5) If you could give any advice to a new TA, what would it be?


  • Reference Forms

    Obtain two completed reference forms. References should be obtained from a faculty member, staff member, or a previous employer. Completed reference forms should be submitted directly by the evaluator online (email to fye@suffolk.edu). 

  • Resume

    Submit a current resume to fye@suffolk.edu.  Your resume should include campus involvement, organizations, offices held, honors, work experience, etc.

  • Interviews

    You will be required to attend a personal interview.  Interviews will be held during two-weeks, March 5th-9th and April 2nd-6th.  Interview times are requested on the online application. 

    If you are currently studying abroad this semester, then we can conduct  your interview via Skype. 

  • Application Deadline and Submission

    Application materials should be submitted ONLINE to fye@suffolk.edu

     Early Bird Application Deadline: 4:00pm, February 16, 2018

    ● First choice of interview times

    ● Guaranteed interview before spring break

     Final Application Deadline: 4:00pm, February 28, 2018