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Topher Sutton

Assistant Director, First Year Engagement

Career Development & Experiential Education

As Assistant Director for First-Year Engagement, I support the First-year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) program by working with our Peer Instructors, assisting with the selection process for Peer Instructors, as well as teaching our Peer Instructor Education course.

Before joining the FIGS team, I served as the Department Administrator for the Learning Centers where I managed the day-to-day operations of one of the centers, supervised the Administrative team, and provided administrative support for all of the Learning Center programs. I have also previously worked with Student Support Services (SSS) at Rutgers and as a Residence Director for first-year and second-year residence halls at The College of New Jersey. I attended Rutgers University for both my Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Psychology and my Masters in College Student Affairs through the Graduate School of Education.

I have a passion for working with student leaders and am very excited about the FIGS program. Rutgers has so many amazing resources to offer, so I highly encourage students to take advantage of your time here and get involved as much as you can. Most importantly, get connected to the the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) early and often to set yourself apart and explore as many options as you can.