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  • STEPUP FAQs » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    and undaunted persistence required of students to remain competitive The program is intended for first year students seeking to STEPUP their preparation for success at UF The program requires students to balance a full course load a design project and develop professional networks with corporate engineering recruiters and is a very similar experience to that of college seniors This holistic program model helps participants in assessing themselves across several variables considered to be significant components of success both within and outside of the classroom What is the difference between STEPUP and EFTP STEPUP and EFTP are sister programs both representing the College s commitment to student recruitment and retention EFTP was created as a response to the tremendous success of the College s STEPUP program within its first 10 years This success was centered on better preparing first year students for the academic rigors of UF as well as better retaining them within the major The following is a chart outlining the similarities differences between both programs EFTP and STEPUP Comparison Chart Why are credit hours not included as part of the STEPUP program but they are for EFTP The STEPUP program has historically challenged its participants to focus less on credit hours during the summer and instead on personal performance and preparation for the fall semester From its inception the STEPUP program was designed to include a very small number of students making it feasible for the College to cover costs associated with housing meal plans classes corporate tours etc While additional out of pocket costs are required of students participating in the EFTP program they in turn receive additional general credit hours in comparison to students participating in the STEPUP program STEPUP students do receive 1 credit during the summer semester as part of a required Introduction to Research class What is a typical weekly schedule for the STEPUP program Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sat Sun 7 30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast CORPORATE FREE 8 00 9 15 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 TOURS TIME 9 30 10 45 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 MAC 2311 11 00 12 15 PHY 2048 EGN 4934 PHY 2048 EGN 4934 12 30 1 45 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH 2 00 3 15 PROJECT DESIGN 3 30 4 45 AUTOCAD CHM 2045 AUTOCAD CHM 2045 5 00 6 15 AUTOCAD CHM 2045 AUTOCAD CHM 2045 6 20 7 00 DINNER 7 10 9 00 STUDY HALL MON WED CORPORATE SPEAKER I ve been admitted for the Fall or Spring not Summer B Can I still participate in STEPUP Yes All applicants should be sure to include their semester of admittance on the STEPUP application Applicants selected to participate in the program who were admitted for the fall semester will have their semester of admit changed to the Summer B term Students admitted into either the Innovation Academy or Gator Engineering Santa Fe program may also apply to the program However even if selected to participate in

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  • STEPUP Testimonials » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    out among the incoming freshman by being ahead of the game and gain relationships with people that you will share a bond with forever STEPUP is the program for you Jairo Gonzalez 3EG Industrial Systems Engineering STEPUP XIII I was born and raised in Miami and my family is of Nicaraguan descent I decided to participate in the SU Program because I was not sure that high school had prepared me to become an engineering student Also I wanted to make sure that my math and science skills were up to date I benefited in numerous ways by participating in the program whether it was in or out of the classroom The program offered me the experience to live on campus attend classes taught by university faculty and SU mentors go on manufacturing plant tours where I had the opportunity to meet professional engineers who were more than willing to provide helpful insight gain awareness of what an engineering student needs to be successful and most importantly gained self management skills Since completing the program I feel that I have accomplished many of my goals That being said without the program I don t think I d be where I am today Those goals include an outstanding GPA summer internships every summer since the program executive board positions in student organizations self management skills and a sense of accomplishment I would highly encourage any first year student to participate in the SU program because in only six weeks I was taught the essentials necessary to become an engineer Also the guest speakers professional engineers and mentors of the program provide the participants with a general idea of how to fill a resume that will in the long run earn paid internships and most importantly a job upon graduation Nevertheless it is up to the participants to put the time and effort This program provides its participants with an idea of where to begin the journey to success Jarl Thomas Young II 5EG Industrial Systems Engineering STEPUP XII I was blessed to have two parents and two cousins graduate from the University of Florida I decided to participate in the STEPUP program because I knew what it took to be a successful engineering student and STEPUP equipped me with the essentials to be able to accomplish my goal STEPUP was beneficial to me because I learned how to manage my time wisely and work with other aspiring engineers I also gained an understanding of how important it is to maintain a routine study schedule Since participating in STEPUP I went on to be a STEPUP mentor and successfully completed two internships I would encourage any first year student to participate in STEPUP because it will be an experience you will never forget I met my best friends and current roommates in STEPUP STEPUP teaches you life skills that are essential for everyone looking to be successful in and out of the classroom Engineering is not something you can do alone the

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  • Sponsors » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Home Programs Freshmen Engineering Summer Bridge Programs STEPUP Sponsors Freshmen Engineering Summer Bridge Programs Summer Bridge Programs Application History and Rationale Engineering Freshman Transition Program How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines EFTP FAQs STEPUP How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines STEPUP FAQs STEPUP Testimonials Sponsors Summer Bridge Programs Instructor Position Summer Program Instructor Application Gator Engineering Santa Fe Message from the Dean Academic Components Advising and Resources Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming Program Dates and Timeline Confirmation Form GE SF FAQs Orientations Contact Transfer Student Transition Program International Engineering Programs Getting Started Choosing a Program Types of Programs Finances Scholarships Application Process Study Abroad Opportunities Fall and Spring Programs Summer Programs Course Equivalencies for Study Abroad Incoming Students Applying to UF Academics Course Registration Course Request Form Intern Research Abroad Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form Sponsors Prospective Students Visit the College First Year Students New Students Preview Preparation Peer Advisors Current Students

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  • Summer Bridge Programs Instructor Position » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form Summer Bridge Programs Instructor Position Title STEPUP or EFTP Instructor Position Physics Chemistry or Calculus Graduate Instructor Department Engineering Student Affairs Compensation 12 14 per hour If you would like to become a Summer Bridge Program Instructor please fill out our online application Summary The STEPUP and EFTP programs are 6 week summer residential programs designed to promote academic and personal success among freshman engineering students These programs combine faculty and peer mentoring with team building industry involvement and academic enhancement classes in engineering foundation courses For more information on the programs please visit their webpages in this site Requirements and Desired Qualifications Applicants must be a current UF graduate student and must be available to work the full term of the period of employment July 27 August 8 2014 and attend training during the 2014 Spring semester Applicants must possess a minimum G P A of 3 0 or higher at the time of application and throughout the term of employment Applicants are expected to possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written English Applicants selected for employment must be available to attend required training sessions and weekly team meetings during the course of the program Strong candidates will possess the following excellent communication skills personal confidence maturity a sense of creativity and strong problem solving skills In addition candidates should be well organized possess a positive demeanor be a hard worker and have an interest in supporting the academic growth and development of newly admitted students participating in the program Mastery of the subject area of instruction and the ability to work with diverse populations is a must The application for the

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  • Summer Program Instructor Application » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    and EFTP programs are both residential programs open to all incoming first year engineering students during the summer B fall and spring semesters Students in the program adjust to the level speed and style of college instruction in foundation courses Calculus Chemistry The program combines peer mentoring with team building student success tools and academic enhancement classes for new engineering students As an instructor you would be asked to lend your knowledge and experience to help guide incoming freshmen in becoming successful engineering students Additionally you will be compensated for your time gain experience potential employers are looking for on a resume develop long lasting relationships with your students and peers and develop your leadership skills such as classroom management interpersonal communication and course design The Summer Program Instructor Application will be available shortly To apply for an instructor position please contact the coordinator for your program Applicant Information First Name Last Name Email Enter Email Confirm Email Major Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Local Address Street Address City Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Armed Forces Americas Armed Forces Europe Armed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Local Phone Office Phone Cell Phone Instructor Qualifications Have been previously employed by our office as a graduate instructor Yes No Please describe any experience you have had working as an instructor TA tutor etc Please describe any experience you have had working with underrepresented minority students If you do not possess any experience

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  • Message from the Dean » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Intern Research Abroad Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form Message from the Dean On behalf of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering I welcome you to the Gator Engineering Santa Fe Program In keeping with our strong track record and tradition of innovation and leadership the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in collaboration with Santa Fe College and the UF Offices of Admissions Dean of Students the Registrar and Student Financial Affairs offers this first of its kind program to students seeking an ABET certified B S degree in engineering Students invited into this program will begin coursework at Santa Fe College and upon successful completion of specified classes will continue their study on the UF campus Unlike a transfer program students will be admitted to the University of Florida after the first fall semester at Santa Fe College if they have met the performance standards established by the program and once they are UF students they are able to enjoy the enriching and varied resources offered for students by the University of Florida Majors invited to this program are those that have capacity in their home departments on the UF campus as well as a strong demand in the workforce This class of Gator Engineering Santa Fe students will major in computer engineering computer science digital arts and sciences electrical engineering environmental engineering materials and science engineering and nuclear engineering From their first day at Santa Fe College these students will be treated to a variety of targeted connections to the Gator Engineering family including engineering graduate

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  • Academic Components » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Engineering presence including the participation of a dedicated UF advisor and UF Associate Dean for Engineering Student Affairs Enrollment and Participation Students confirming participation in the program are eligible to apply to one of the two UF engineering freshman transition programs STEPUP targeting students from underrepresented populations in engineering and EFTP targeting the general student population Both programs involve a summer B component aimed at preparing first year students for the college experience Gator Engineering Santa Fe students interested in participating in one of these programs can enroll in UF as a non degree seeking student During the first fall term all student participants are SF students taking SF classes Contingent on meeting the minimum standards of performance of 2 0 cumulative GPA and 2 5 critical tracking GPA based on the University of Florida grading scale and meaning that all students must take a calculus chemistry or physics class during their first semester students are admitted to UF after the first fall term Students showing strong promise to meet the minimum performance standards by the end of the first fall term are invited to participate in UF Preview near the end of the first fall term Here UF staff from the Dean of Students Office and Engineering Student Affairs prepare the incoming UF students including registering for spring classes introduction to the UF Honor and Student Conduct Codes and obtaining a Gator 1 card Students who fail to meet the minimum performance standards in the first fall term remain as SF students and are closely guided by a UF advisor Students remain a part of the Gator Engineering Santa Fe program If they raise their GPA to above the minimum standards they will be eligible for UF admission and will participate in UF Preview prior to admission Gator Engineering

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  • Advising and Resources » Undergraduate Student Affairs » University of Florida
    Freshman Transition Program How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines EFTP FAQs STEPUP How to Apply Program Dates and Application Deadlines STEPUP FAQs STEPUP Testimonials Sponsors Summer Bridge Programs Instructor Position Summer Program Instructor Application Gator Engineering Santa Fe Message from the Dean Academic Components Advising and Resources Introduction to Engineering Design and Programming Program Dates and Timeline Confirmation Form GE SF FAQs Orientations Contact Transfer Student Transition Program International Engineering Programs Getting Started Choosing a Program Types of Programs Finances Scholarships Application Process Study Abroad Opportunities Fall and Spring Programs Summer Programs Course Equivalencies for Study Abroad Incoming Students Applying to UF Academics Course Registration Course Request Form Intern Research Abroad Service Abroad Student Experiences Share Your International Experience International Engineering Ambassadors Current Ambassadors International Student Awards UFIC Outstanding International Student Award Alec Courtelis Award Upcoming Events Contact Undergraduate Research University Scholars Program EGN 4912 Engineering Undergraduate Research Upcoming Events K 12 Outreach Programs Gator Outreach Program Interest Form Advising and Resources Advising GE SF participants have a Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering advisor completely dedicated to their needs They also have access to the advising staff at Santa Fe College and to their departmental advisors at UF Once students begin taking classes at UF these departmental advisors will play a bigger role in offering academic guidance They are knowledgeable highly trained and serve as an important resource for finding internships and leadership opportunities UF Resources Students in the GE SF program have full access to UF student resources and are encouraged to participate in activities linking them to prospective employers and internship opportunities research opportunities at UF and study abroad opportunities Internships University of Florida Career Resource Center Undergraduate research University of Florida Center for Undergraduate Research Study abroad programs University of Florida International Center Herbert Wertheim

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