New Student Program Interns
The New Student Program Interns are integral to the implementation of the mission of the Office of Student Engagement. The mission is to introduce both first-year and transfer undergraduate students to the developmental resources, unique opportunities, and engaging experiences afforded them while attending Fairfield University.
The NSP Interns are charged with the responsibility of co-coordinating these programs. They are exceptional role models to New Student Leaders and to new students at Fairfield University. The Interns are educators; a cohesive team made up of ethical leaders, and role models exhibiting healthy team dynamics and a strong level of commitment and dedication to the transition of new students to the University.
Brendan Hunt is a senior from Milton, Massachusetts. He is majoring in Management and minoring in Politics and Business Law. On campus, Brendan enjoys staying active and involved in the Fairfield community through his work as a Program Strategist of New Student Programs, a Tour Ambassador, and as the President and Founder of the Students for St. Baldrick's club. His favorite part about Fairfield is the wholesome community shared between the students, faculty, and staff.
Katie Godberson is a senior from Long Island, New York and is currently studying Psychology, with hopes of going onto to become a licensed Clinical Psychologist. Katie enjoys being very involved with Fairfield University’s student body. In addition to her role in New Student Programs, she serves as a Eucharistic Minister at our weekend liturgies and is an active member in Campus Ministry. Her favorite part about Fairfield is the sense of community exhibited from the students and faculty all over campus, making it easy for her to call Fairfield her home.
New Student Leaders (NSL)
The New Student Leader (NSL) plays a vital role in the transition of new students and their families to Fairfield University during New Student Orientation in June, Fall Welcome in August, and the First Year Experience program. They are responsible for conveying information about the University's Jesuit values and institutional mission as well as its unique culture, traditions, and community.
Furthermore, NSLs assist first-year students in meeting their educational, interpersonal, spiritual, and social needs relative to their first year at Fairfield University by co-facilitating (with a Community Associate) the FYE seminar and serving as a mentor to new students throughout the academic year. NSLs engage first-year students in dialogues relating to their first year at Fairfield University, such as academic planning, time management, roommate conflicts, hookup culture, financial literacy, global citizenship, campus culture, etc. all within the contexts of the Jesuit values. The NSL is a role model committed to mentorship, academic excellence, community engagement, and student involvement.
Community Associates (CAs)
CAs work closely with the Office of Student Engagement and a New Student Leader (NSL) to assist first-year students in meeting their educational, interpersonal, spiritual, and social needs during their first year at Fairfield University. The CA co-facilitates (with a New Student Leader) the FYE seminar as well as serve as a resource for students in their transition to Fairfield.