First Year Project Coordinators (FYPCOs) are hired First Year students that are assigned upper year mentors in the Engineering Society (usually EngSoc Directors or Executive), under which they complete a project (or projects) for the benefit of themselves and/or other First Year students. This position provides students with unique insights and experiences, as every FYPCO project will be different from the other FYPCOs. Some potential project subjects include graphic design, event planning, marketing, feedback collection and processing, or anything else the FYPCO and mentor deem to be a valid project subject.

FYPCOs will have the opportunity to attend several workshops throughout the year, ranging through subjects including: resume/cover letter development, First Nations Cultural awareness training, positive space training, and others.

Mentor assignments for FYPCOs are based on synergy of personalities and mutual project interests. FYPCOs can work on one large project throughout the year, or many small projects. The time dedication of this position depends greatly on what the FYPCO is willing to put into it, as well as the timeline of the project. Biweekly meetings will be held with the FYPCO Manager, Director of First Year, and all of the other FYPCOs. Meetings with mentors will be organized by FYPCOs on an individual basis.

The benefit you gain from the FYPCO program is proportional to the effort you put into it. Many FYPCOs continue to stay involved in the Engineering Society during their upper years.

A list of potential projects and mentors is available and documented here:

No interviews required for application, solely based on written application. If you have any concerns or require accommodations for this format please email Director of First Year or VP Student Affairs with the following emails: