The plates – Members of the Georgia Tech incoming class came to campus a few weeks ago and started the annual JumpStart Jackets Summer Bridging Program to help transition into college life. Over the course of two weeks, the program focused on several topics to help the new Yellow Jackets familiarize themselves with the campus and academics.
Over the course of the two weeks, Tech’s 42 incoming freshmen learned about all things Georgia Tech, with modules focused on academic skills, the campus community and the Whole People program. JumpStart Jackets is administered by the Athletic Association’s Student Services staff, Total Human Program staff and campus partners.
During the program’s opening week, student-athletes heard from several speakers, including Director of Athletics Jay Batt, Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Jenna Jordan, and Office of Student Engagement and Wellness Associates X, OMED and Student Create. Government. Each day features a “lunch-n-learn” guest speaker and a variety of topics covering growth mindset, time management, NIEL and compliance.
In the second week of the program, student-athletes are introduced to the Whole Person program, which covers topics such as student-athlete advisory boards, leadership seminars and networking. The week was capped off by a volunteer service opportunity on the Atlanta Beltline, engaging Georgia Tech student-athletes with the local community.