FIT for Business

Welcome, first-generation Business Niners!

2023 Belk College FIT for Business cohort

Fall 2024 dates: August 9–September 9

The Forty-Niner Intensive Transition (FIT) Program is a bridge program offered to UNC Charlotte students in specific colleges prior to the beginning of the fall semester. Belk College's FIT for Business is designed to give first-generation students the ability to create a sense of belonging, access to campus resources and tools for academic and professional success.

FIT for Business allows students to move into their fall housing assignment one week early, be enrolled in a 2-credit hour course,  be assigned a peer mentor, meet campus partners to learn about campus resources and be introduced to academic support services and student engagement opportunities on campus.  

During this fun and engaging experience, FIT for Business participants will:

  • Build relationships with fellow incoming #BusinessNiners
  • Gain exposure to financial literacy
  • Explore campus resources with the help of seasoned #BusinessNiners
  • Engage in professional development
  • Participate in self-awareness activities
  • Attend a Charlotte Knights game
  • Meet Truist Financial employees
  • And more!

Have questions? Contact cohort coordinator, Dr. Brittani Washington.

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Become a Peer Mentor

FIT for Business Peer Mentors have the responsibility of welcoming students to FIT and their respective cohort, and supporting them as they progress through FIT for Business. This includes engaging activities such as presenting to FIT students, critiquing student assignments, facilitating study sessions, conducting fun events on- and off-campus, assisting with class instruction, recruiting FIT participants, setting up outreach tables, working on specific projects associated with Office of Undergraduate Education and other duties as assigned. Program activities may be performed outside of the regular work hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. due to the intensive nature of the program (evenings and weekends).

  • Peer Mentors work up to 40 hours per week with some evening and weekend hours. Weekend hours will be during the week of August 9 – August 18. 
  • Peer Mentors will schedule weekly office hours; Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Candidates with primary availability from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to assist with drop-ins are preferred.
  • The bulk of work will occur August 9 – August 18 for the in-person, synchronous phase of FIT programming and instruction. Additional responsibilities begin in the summer and extend through the mini-fall semester.
  • Compensation is $13 per hour, amounting to approximately $1,560.

The Fall 2024 FIT for Business Cohort is comprised of approximately 50 first generation students entering the Belk College of Business (BCOB). There will be approximately 10 FIT for Business Participants assigned to 1 FIT for Business Peer Mentor. The Peer Mentor is responsible for assisting the participants navigate through an approximate 5-week long program. 

Peer Mentor Requirements

  • Application opens Friday, March 15
  • Application deadline Sunday, June 1
  • Available virtually Wednesday, July 17, 2024, through Thursday, August 8, 2024
  • Available in-person Friday, Aug 9, 2024, through Wednesday, Sep 9, 2024 
  • BCOB Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Experience with and/or willingness to assist first generation #BusinessNiners as they transition to campus

Apply to be a Peer Mentor

To apply to be a FIT Peer Mentor, please follow these instructions:

  • Log in to Hire-a-Niner as a student with your NinerNet credentials
  • Type this application ID in the search bar located at the top of the page next to the Hire-A-Niner logo: 125336
  • Fill out the application with your information
  • The application asks that you identify which cohort you would like to be a part of in the cover letter. Your cover letter submission doesn't need to be a professional cover letter, just indicate which cohort you are applying for in the attachment
  • Complete the application by June 1.

APPLY through Hire-A-Niner here