Much attention is paid to the transition from high school to college. Students who have recently gone through this transition may have some of the best advice to offer in-coming first year students. With this in mind, 152 students completing the second course of a common first year engineering program were given team assignments (for a total of 42 teams) asking them to provide approximately 6 pieces of advice for next year’s first year students. Major advice offered by the students included the following themes: time management, utilizing resources, hard work, preparation (the importance of which may be emphasized by the “flipped “class format), teaming (which may have arisen due to the team-nature of the first year program projects), class attendance, social activities, self-care, and persevering through lower grades. These recommendations were then provided to first year students the following fall.
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