Author Archives: Mariano

Cap & Gown Portraits:

Seniors! Don’t forget to take your professional cap & gown portraits are being photographed MONDAY, MARCH 12TH – FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018 in the David Dubinsky Center, 7th Floor from 10AM-2PM & 3PM-7PM

They reccomend you dress as for a job interview. Cap & gown will be provided by the portrait photographer. The sitting is free! To make your appointment, go to: www.thorntonstudio.com click on “Schedule Portrait Sitting” and enter our school code: 02866, or call 212-647-1966.

  • Portraits are from the waist up
  • Long sleeves and solid colors look the best
  • Check your nails! Hands will show in several poses

Best of luck grads, we are almost there!

Cyber Awareness @ FIT:

In the last 15 years, computing technology has become increasingly central in everyone’s life. From private to public information, criminals prey on computers to steal information, money, and identities. As do bullies hide behind screens to harass and assault victims.

Luckily at FIT, a nationally recognized program has been underway to promote cyber awareness. In efforts to make our school cyber safe, FIT is utilizing our student body to put in real voices behind an important message.

There are two save the dates for really awesome events that are going to happen this semester! One happening this week, February 21st, 2018 for Campus Safety Day – where being safe through out all aspects of life at FIT and in the real-world are going to be out and about. As well as CYBERSAFE DAY on March 22nd, 2018 – a program dedicated specifically to being cyber aware and safe in the online realm.

Per an IBM study, 95% of all data breaches involve human error, so come out to learn more on how you can stay safe online and be aware of those who are trying to harm you – in any way.

Taking A Breath at FIT’s Meditation Space:

The FIT Meditation Space is located on the seventh floor of the Dubinsky Student Center (Room A-746), and was created to provide a spiritually calm, warm, and supportive space for FIT students. It invites students from all backgrounds and cultures to meditate, pray, reflect, or simply to take time to be still. Personally, I love to relax in between classes and take time to reflect on my week and manifest positivity in my life.

Meditation Space Guidelines
The Meditation Space is intended for currently enrolled students and is intended for individual use only. In other words, this space may not be used for any organized group activity or meetings.

Hours of access are from 9AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. The room will remain unlocked and accessible during this time. The Space is closed on weekends, college holidays, and academic term breaks. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:

•  Sign the Guest User log upon entry
•  Remove your shoes upon entry and place them in the provided shoe rack
•  Any bags or backpacks should be placed into the cubbies provided
•  Do not use this room as a lounge, study room, a meeting room, or for other purposes
•  Do not use this space to sleep
•  No items are to be removed from the room save for your own personal belongings
•  Users are asked to leave the room in the same condition as it was in prior to use
•  Silence and mutual respect are expected at all times; music is to be listened to through earphones or earplugs with all musical devices (e.g., iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
•  Food and beverages are not permitted in the meditation space
•  Cell phone use in space is for emergency use only; cell phones must be placed on silent upon entry
•  Candles, burning oils, incense, or any other flammable items are not permitted in the meditation space

Provided by the Department of Student Life

Take advantage of the many wonderful resources FIT has to offer!

xx

Mariano

A Week @ FIT:

As many students wonder what actually happens during the week at FIT, the Department of Student Life gives all students a great breakdown of different events and activities going on, day by day! Each Sunday, “This Week @ FIT” provides plenty of information on things going on around campus. As a great intro into Week of Welcome, here is the daily get-down around town, or campus that is..

Tuesday, January 30

DECA’s Bake Sale | Sponsored by FIT Collegiate DECA
9am-5pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby

Come support FIT Collegiate DECA in their efforts to raise money for their annual competition! We will be selling baked goods to sweeten up your day!

Stalking Awareness | Sponsored by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group and the Security Advisory Committee
12-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center Lobby

January is Stalking Awareness Month! The New York Police Department will be in theDubinsky Lobby on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 12:00-2:00 pm to share tips and tricks for staying safe in the city. Learn different ways to stay safe and about resources on and off campus. This event is sponsored by the Campus Anti-Violence Education Group in collaboration with the Security Advisory Committee.

Gospel Choir Bake Sale | Sponsored by the FIT Gospel Choir
12-4pmDavid Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby

Stop by the Dubinsky Lobby to grab a sweet treat and support the FIT Gospel Choir!

Get to Know The Library | Sponsored by The Gladys Marcus Library
12-2pm | Shirley Goodman Resource Center, 5th Floor Library Service Desk

The Library is one of the highest rated and most used resources on campus. Find out why by joining taking a 15 minute tour of our facilities and services.

New Club and Organization Financial Training | Sponsored by the Department of Student Life and the FIT Student Government Association
1-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, A721
Are you an member of an FIT Club or Organization? Attend New Club Training to get a refresher on Club and Organization policies and procedures. *Mandatory for New Clubs* Tuesday’s training will review important financial policies and procedures. 

FIT SGA Hello Dolly Ticket Sale I Sponsored by the FIT SGA

1:15-2pm I David Dubinsky Student Center, A724

Welcome Week Ticket Sale; First Come, First Served! Stop by the David Dubinsky Student Center, 7th Floor Room A724 starting at 1:15pm to 2pm (or until tickets are sold) to buy tickets for the Broadway show Hello, Dolly! starring Bernadette Peters on Thursday, February 1st @ 7pm for $30/ea. Exact change/cash only and FIT ID is required (each ID can buy two tickets and non-FIT guests are permitted). Please contact Allie Carter at alexandra_carter@fitnyc.edu for any questions or more information.

Outdoor Track & Field Team Meeting | Sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Recreation 
5:30pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Auxiliary Gym, AX39

Interested in joining FIT’s outdoor track & field team? Come down to the auxiliary gym to meet Coach Joe, find out details and ask any questions you may have.  Can’t make the meeting? contact the coach at joseph_plutz@fitnyc.edu instead!

Dance Company Auditions | Sponsored by the Department of Athletics and Recreation 
8:30pm | Business and Liberal Arts Center, Dance Studio, BX28

Got what it takes to join FIT’s dance company? Come down to the dance studio to show off your moves, find out details and ask any questions you may have. Contact the dance company director at carlita_ector@fitnyc.edu for more info

Wednesday, January 31

Civility Initiative | Sponsored by The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
12-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby

Stop by the table to learn about FIT’s exciting new civility initiative. Students will be able to sign the civility pledge, pick up button, and take a selfie in front of civility backdrop showing their support. Don’t forget to post your photo to social media using #IPledge.

FIT SGA Movie Night ‘Wonder Woman’ | Sponsored by The Student Government Association (FIT SGA)
8pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Dining Hall                                         

Join your Student Government Programming Committee for a screening of WONDER WOMAN. Movie nights are held bi-weekly same time, same place! Fresh popcorn always served!

Thursday, February 1

Get to Know The Library | Sponsored by The Gladys Marcus Library
12-2pm | Shirley Goodman Resource Center, 5th Floor Library Service Desk

The Library is one of the highest rated and most used resources on campus. Find out why by joining taking a 15 minute tour of our facilities and services.

OL Recruitment Table | Sponsored by The Department of Student Life
12-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, Lobby

Interested in joining the 2018 Orientation Leader Team? Stop by the David Dubinsky Student Center lobby for more details.

OL Information Session | Sponsored by The Department of Student Life
1-2pm | Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, D530

Interested in joining the 2018 Orientation Leader Team? Join us for this informative and fun info session!

New Club and Organization Leader Training | Sponsored by the Department of Student Life and The Student Government Association 
1-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, A721

Are you an member of an FIT Club or Organization? Attend new club training to get a refresher on Club and Organization policies and procedures. *Mandatory for New Clubs*

BSU “For the Cuture” Model Casting | Sponsored by the Black Student Union
1-2pm | David Dubinsky Student Center, A734
FIT’s Black Student Union is hosting model castings for their 2018 “For the Culture” runway presentation. Models must bring heels to walk in and come prepared with measurements known.

Provided by The Department of Student Life

My Last Semester:

Where do I even begin…

As my last semester , I look back on my time here, and from where it really all began. A boy, lost in his fashion dreams, taking a risk to move across the country to pursue his dreams. Here’s some excerpts of my application essay to FIT. Reading it again fuels a flame that sometimes gets dull throughout hectic school year, but that is always burning…

The notable fashion photographer and journalist Bill Cunningham once said, “Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” Coming from a family that struggles to meet every day needs, I live through a reality that is tougher than the average American teenager. My mom is a single mother of two who makes ends meet without a college education. Even though our financial difficulties are a burden, my mother sacrifices everything she earns in order for me to do the activities I love. She continuously encourages me to do my best, and motivates me to be successful in life. Amongst the harsh realities I face, fashion allows me to escape to a world where I have no worries and can exercise my creative talents. At a young age, I knew that whatever I pursued, I would give the utmost dedication in order to be successful and make my ultimate fantasies a reality.

From my earliest memories, I dreamt of living the life of a male equivalent of Carrie Bradshaw, the forever-young and outgoing “fashionista” from the award-winning book and television series “Sex and the City” by Candace Bushnell. Living in New York City, writing for a fashion magazine, and going to fashion shows seemed like an exhilarating life, but I knew it was going to take hard work and experience to get the career I dreamt of. Becoming a fashion journalist would cultivate my passion for fashion…

…The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City is my ultimate fantasy that can become a reality. Since I am a driven, creative, and enthusiastic young adult ready to take on the demand of the fashion world, my fervor and knowledge of fashion will only develop as an FIT student. FIT’s unique Advertising and Marketing Communications program will truly engage and challenge myself to grow infinitely. As I progress in my educational journey once again, I look forward to calling myself a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I am a perfect fit for FIT because I will get down to business in a creative way.

As fashion journalist turned into fashion publicist, I look back in awe. Your dreams may mold into something else, but they will never fade away. Here’s to a great Spring 2018, wishing you all the best!

xx

Mariano