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Collegiate Success Institute

Laila ShishinehLaila Shishineh,
Assistant Director of FYE | (410) 455-3737

With more than eight years of experience in the higher education field working with orientation and programs for first year students, Laila will provide the CSI students with leadership and guidance throughout the six week summer bridge program and beyond. Laila has served as the Program Coordinator for the CSI program since May 2010 and looks forward to getting to know all of the CSI participants. In addition to planning the summer bridge program, Laila will continue to meet with and advise all the students that go through CSI during their first year at UMBC. Laila’s passion is to help all new students have a great experience at UMBC and serve as a resource for them along the way!

Graduate Student Intern and Tutors

A summer graduate student intern will also be hired work with CSI students throughout the six-week experience. The graduate student intern is hired from the National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) and comes from another college or university to help our new students with their transition to campus. CSI students will also work with tutors from the Learning Resources Center (LRC) on campus for assistance with their coursework. Laila, the graduate intern, and the tutors will provide academic support as well as co-curricular opportunities for CSI participants.

CSI Graduate Student Intern

Beth Rudoy

Beth Rudoy, NODA Graduate Intern
Undergrad Major: History, Minors in English and Education Policy Studies
Grad Program: M.S. Student Affairs in Higher Education
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Hi I'm Beth,

I am a very other-centered person – I love working with people, especially college students! I consider myself an extroverted introvert. When I’m not at work or class, I enjoy cooking, eating ice cream with friends and family, taking workout classes at the gym, and watching Parks and Recreation.

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For more Information, Please Contact:

Laila Shishineh

Assistant Director of FYE

Academic IV-A Building, 114-L | (410) 455-3737