Category Archives: Art Major

Transfer Credits

Hey everyone!

So I recently ran into a problem and I thought this might be a problem for most people. I currently work full time and have a part time internship so I take all of my classes online so I have enough time for everything . Commuting  to NYC it takes about 2 1/2 hours out of my day. So if I have a class from 9:00-12:00 I have to get on the 12:45 train and then wont get home till 1:50-2:00 then I cant get much work in from 2:00-5:00 when my job is open.

So as you can see why I need to take all my classes online but as I went to register for my last semester there was a math class I needed to take , and the online section was full. I figured I could do one of two things try and take the class somewhere else over the summer or take a chance and see if someone will drop the online math class next semester.

Instead of taking the chance I went to my local community college which is also down the street from my job. But since I live in New Jersey I need to make sure the credits will transfer, and your in luck because there is a way you can get the course approved before taking it and wasting your time!

How to make sure your course is approved:

First thing is first you need to look at FIT’s description of the course and the college of your choices description and see what matches best. Next you need to fill out the “course equivalency” form  http://www.fitnyc.edu/registrar/forms/reg-courseequivalency.pdf. Then either email it to Fit_Registrar@fitnyc.edu or Visit them in C158 with the form and a copy of the course syllabus from the other school.

This process takes about 5 days before they respond to you . Then you will find out if you are approved or not and once you are just go sign up at the other school ! It is actually really simple!

As much as I would love to take all my courses at FIT sometimes you need to go elsewhere to graduate on time or take a class that isn’t offered in the summer or winter because of work, other classes, ect. I am still waiting to hear back to see if my classes are approved , but hopefully I will get my class in this summer and graduate in time!

Xoxo,

Kailee

 

 

Registration Time

While most of us are currently on spring break and enjoying our time off, we cannot neglect the fact that registration for next semester is happening in the next couple of weeks!  For me, it is the most wonderful time of the year because I get to plan ahead!  Nothing makes me more excited than knowing what my future semester is going to look like.  While that may sound ridiculous, there is a certain level of ease that comes over me once I see that I am ready to go and move forward with my education.  If registration time freaks you out, I’m here to give you a few tips to put yourself at ease.

  • Visit your academic advisor!  I covered how to make an appointment with your advisor here. Your advisor will help guide you and tell you what classes you can take and need to take.  Not every class is available to your major or counts towards graduation.  Make sure that you don’t get behind and talk to your advisor about your concerns!
  • Prepare for the big day.  While I have never heard of any student doing this, don’t pick your classes AS you’re registering.  Classes fill up FAST, so if you aren’t prepared, you may not get the classes you prefer at your desired time.  Plan out what classes you want to take and make a mock schedule based on the availabilities.  You can view the classes and times that they are being offered on your myFIT account!
  • Write down the ISBN numbers.  So you got your registration time and you’re panicking because you’re at the same time as everyone else in your major.  To ensure a speedy registration, write down the ISBN numbers associated with the class section that you want to take.  When it comes time to register, you can type in the ISBN numbers, rather than going to search for each individual class.
  • Have a backup plan.  While you may have followed the previous bullets to a T, you may not get the classes you want.  Make a secondary schedule in case something falls through.  While it may not be likely, you want to be as prepared as possible!

Happy registration!

Ashley

Let the Job search begin

Hi everyone!

As midterms and term projects are starting to wind down, I am starting to begin my job search for after college. I still have till December to find a job but my hopes are to find a new internship over the summer who will then offer me a full time job before I am done with school. While for most this isn’t ideal but I have worked full time all throughout college and I am ready to accept the challenge. Some advice I recently received was that you cant wait around for your perfect job, when your first looking for a job you take the best offer and work your way up. I know so many people who have been out of college for years and are still bartending looking for there dream job, so you cant be picky.

Some places I have been looking are:

  • indeed.com
  • monster.com
  • LinkedIn ( I have had the best results with LinkedIn, and its great because people can see your resume and qualifications before they even bring call you to set up a time to meet.)
  • Ziprecreuiter

If you have no luck with these you can always use the career center at FIT , as well as talk to some family friends, friends, family, ect. I have found my best jobs have been ones that I have known someone who’s known someone and recommended me for the position. Networking can only benefit you, even consider reaching out to old professors especially ones with there own business or who are still in the field.

May the odds be ever in your favor,

Xoxo Kailee

Midterm March Madness

If you are currently a student at FIT, you may be in severe panic mode.  It’s about 2 weeks until spring break which only means one thing…midterms.  The beautiful, yet horrifying time of the semester where we all lose sleep and our patience.  If you are reading this 2 weeks before spring break, then you are still able to properly plan!  Midterms don’t have to be a week of craziness and all-nighters if you make a proper schedule in advanced!  Here are some of my tips to surviving midterms:

  • Look at a calendar. While this may seem ridiculous, you’d be surprised at how little or how much you know your schedule and when your professor is giving you a midterm.  If you are an art and design student, you have a project due on a certain day or an exam on the other. Some professors may offer their midterm after break, but you’ll never be able to relieve any stress until you look at a calendar and write everything down!
  • Establish a schedule. Once you have written everything out, focus on the midterm that comes first and then the one that you’re most nervous about.  From there, make a study or work schedule to break apart the materials you’ve learned in the past 6 weeks.  Don’t try to cram a semester’s worth of material in a few days.  If you break up your studying and material days, it’ll make everything go much smoother.
  • Plan that reward. Everything must come to an end, which means that you will SURVIVE midterms!  Decide on a special treat that you’ve been wanting to treat yourself to the entire semester.  Whether you’re going to get a pedicure or the insane milkshakes from Black Tap, you deserve that indulgence!
  • Breathe.

Best of luck!

Ashley

Halfway Reflections

As we approach the halfway point in the semester (TIME FLIES), we should not only take the time to reflect on how the semester is going so far, but we should also decide how we want the rest of the semester to pan out.  Are there events that you have been wanting to go to but haven’t had the chance?  Have you skipped the Saturday morning brunch because you didn’t manage your time well?  Actively make changes to improve in these final 8 weeks.

I highly recommend that you don’t just think about what changes you want to make, but write them down!  When you write something down, you feel more accountable for your actions.  Are there rewards that you can give yourself as you progress towards your goals?  Outside of school, what lifestyle changes do you want to make for yourself?  Are you content with your current sleep schedule or do you wish you had a few extra hours to snooze?   Talk about your goals with some of your friends and see if they have any goals for themselves.  If you find that you have a common interest or goal, see if you can achieve it together!  Document your journey and you’ll feel great working with your friends to improve your life!  Whether you want to lose weight, get better grades, or walk into a room more confidently, your goals and dreams are valid.

Ashley