First Year Learning Integration Program (FLIP)
What is FLIP?
The First-Year Learning Integration Program (FLIP) is a co-curricular program offered to all incoming first-year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Management students. It is intended to help make your first-year transition smoother, easier, and more successful by helping you develop academic, personal, and career skills, build connections and support systems, and learn strategies for success.
How it Works
Within FLIP you will be divided into a group of 20-25 peers led by 2 upper-year mentors. These mentors are upper-year Management students who can guide and support you and share their knowledge and experiences with you!
Each FLIP group will attend biweekly workshops covering a range of helpful topics (e.g. academic preparedness and integrity, midterm and exam preparation, wellness, career exploration, equity, diversity, and inclusion, etc.) and monthly socials, giving you the chance to get to know your peers and make some everlasting friendships!
The program also offers an optional opportunity to join a study group. In close-knit groups of 4-5, our Smart Study Groups meet weekly to study together and learn from one another. This allows students to hold each other accountable, keep motivated in their studies, and achieve academic success together!
FLIP is a limited-registration program with a maximum of 100 spots. We encourage you to apply early so we can guarantee your space.
All students enrolled in a Management Co-op specialist program are automatically enrolled in the co-op office's Advancing Your Career Exploration (AYCE) course. As such, FLIP will give priority to BBA students who are not enrolled in a co-op subject POSt to ensure that as many U of T Scarborough Management students as possible receive access to resources.
For any questions about FLIP or your first year at U of T Scarborough Management, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Choose FLIP?
1) Achieve Success
Attend workshops on academic preparedness, goal-setting, study strategies, exam prep, and more.
Meet with embedded academic advisors and discover resources and opportunities to help you achieve success.
2) Become Part of a Community
Connect with a diverse community of first-year Management students just like you.
Share experiences and build everlasting friendships by attending biweekly workshops and social events.
3) Get Mentorship and Guidance
Receive guidance and support from an upper-year mentor throughout your university transition.
Hear from upper-year students about their experiences and the strategies they used to navigate exams and assignments.
4) Develop Career Planning Skills
Start planning your career with resume and cover letter review as well as interview preparedness workshops.
Get access to networking opportunities with upper-year students, alumni, faculty, and working professionals.
5) Join a Study Group
Become a part of a weekly study group where you can connect with peers and build effective study habits.
Meet with upper-year peer tutors and get help understanding challenging concepts and questions.
6) Reach New Heights
Develop personal skills through workshops on intercultural learning, equity, diversity, inclusion, resilience, wellbeing, and more.
Share and learn from the unique experiences of each of your peers as you become part of a diverse and welcoming community.
"Your first time being in university, learning online, and experiencing the university course load can place a heavy weight on your shoulders. Students need to find ways to de-stress and just talk, learn, and build their knowledge about the things that are happening around them. The FLIP program helps with that. My experience being in FLIP has been wonderful. With each workshop, FLIP helps incoming students make new friends, get closer, and learn more about each other."
- Selena Lin
"When I first joined FLIP, I didn’t realize the impact it would have on my university life. I enjoy being a part of FLIP because it has allowed me to meet people in my program in an informal setting and become friends with them. All the mentors are super friendly, so as a first-year, when you're feeling lost or don’t know what to do, joining FLIP is really useful. When there are moments I feel stressed or overwhelmed, I find that the FLIP workshops give me a chance to relax and recollect myself and allow me to be in the right mind-space for exams and other evaluations."
- Raksana Pakirathan
"FLIP has acted as a warm hug for me in the Management world of UTSC with support being given to achieving academic success whilst also gaining exposure to networking opportunities and planning our future career paths. I immensely value the advice I have received from my mentors who shared their experiences with me and helped me develop success strategies of my own. It has been so amazing to have had the opportunity to meet some incredible people who are in the same shoes as me, and together we are able to continually strive towards improving our first-year experience, through the workshops and resources we are provided with.”
- Suhani Mehta
"2020 was a special year. Imagine: many first-year students still haven’t seen the campus with their own eyes even once. During this special time, FLIP helped me the most. It provided me a channel of communication with other first-years and created an environment where it was easy to befriend them. FLIP has also helped me learn about the available resources for students, and that really solved a lot of my problems. FLIP is very helpful for first-year students in their transition."
- Yingqi Ren
"FLIP is a great program that allows you to meet other first-year students in a comfortable environment. It is led by amazing leaders and facilitators that make fun and interactive activities. A new topic is offered at each workshop and there are socials to de-stress during the school year. This is a great opportunity for first-years to get to know other students and learn more about the school and how to adjust to university life."
- Gina Fong
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