Category Archives: Campus Life

See You Next Semester!

Hi There,

I am so excited to say I have officially finished my freshman year at F.I.T! This year has been a roller coaster of excitement, happiness, and a little bit of stress. I have definitely learned and enjoyed a lot of things during this year and I wanted to share some with you.  

3 Things I learned:

  • Give yourself enough time to take the train just incase there is a delay.
  • Make friends to do homework/study with. (I know this may be seem insignificant, but my friend Tiyahna and I helped each other out a lot. When it came to making study sheets and finishing difficult homework we always worked together)
  • Make good connections with your professors, this always helps when needing extra time for an assignment.

3 Things I enjoyed:

  • The Annual Drag Pageant was such a fun event, and I got to meet my favorite drag queen Alyssa Edwards.
  • Working in the admissions office. I remember just last year I was calling the admissions office as a prospective students, and now a year later i’m answering those same questions I had but as a student/employee.  
  • Seeing other students work. It constantly surprises me everyday when I see new students work on display, because i’m so thrilled to be going to a school with such talented people.  

I have really enjoyed my first year and can’t wait to come back for the fall semester. I hope you enjoy your summer and get to experience new things but until next time… Jacob, signing off!

FIT Launches Programs at SUNY Korea

Campus of SUNY Korea

Fashion Designers and Fashion Business Managers:

FIT will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo as of August 2017. SUNY is the first American university in Korea and is also SUNY’s first global campus outside of the United States.

The FIT programs being offered in Korea are, you guessed it, Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management―two signature curricula of the college. These programs reflect the college’s commitment to providing industry-ready graduates for the fashion industry and its related businesses.

FIT’s location in Korea makes it the college’s third location abroad, along with Milan and Florence, and extends the institution’s global reach.

The application deadline is June 30 and, after that, admission is on a rolling basis. Admitted students will earn their AAS degree at FIT at SUNY Korea and may then apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York.

Make sure to take a look if you’re interested!

MB

FIT Garden Grant

FIT’s Textile Development and Marketing (TDM) Department has received a $15,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study the growth of coreopsis and indigo. These two plants are known for their yellow and blue pigments and will be evaluated with the aid of compost derived from excess muslin discarded by FIT Fashion Design students.

TDM Chair and Professor Jeffrey Silberman and Associate Professor Ajoy Sarkar sought the grant in an effort to see if muslin compost affects the growth rate of plants, as well as the richness of the resulting pigment and the colors’ interaction with cotton fabric (color absorption and colorfastness). After 8 weeks of testing, the results are conclusive.

This project and the research that went into it is a clear outgrowth of the college’s commitment to sustainability! This is an effort to prove viability on a larger scale in order to evaluate the potential impact for industry.

So what’s next? The growing operations will be moved to Silberman’s farm in Westchester, NY. A new proposal and request for funding have been submitted to the EPA, which will go toward the future phase.

Way to keep it green, FIT!

MB

My Very First Blog Post!

Hi There,

My name Is Jacob Luis  Ortiz, and I’m excited to be one of the new members of the admissions blog team! To tell you a little about myself i’m a Production Management major, I’m a freshman in my second semester, and i’m so excited to be a student at FIT.

I would like to mention how much I love my major, it’s one of the smallest majors on campus but definitely the most useful. For those who don’t know about Production Management, don’t worry I will be doing a post on Production Management 101 shortly. As I was saying I think production is a very useful major and it has an almost 100% job placement rate after graduation.

Besides my major, the FIT campus is another thing I enjoy. There’s constantly events and workshops happening on campus to keep you busy. Like the 11th annual drag pageant last month, it was epic go next year to see for yourself! Not to mention the wide range of clubs that are open to all students.

I think one of the most rewarding experiences I have had on campus is meeting so many great people. FIT has an intimate campus that allows for you to see lots of familiar faces on campus. I really love my school and am proud to share it with you!
Jacob, signing off!

Moving Out Tips

After having moving in and out of the dorms several times at this point, I consider myself to be a professional.  Moving out is no easy feat especially when you’re moving out at the exact same time as hundreds of other students, but here are some of my tips and tricks as to how to handle moving out like a pro:

  • Pack as much as you can into a suitcase.  They’re easy to transport and they hold quite a bit, while still being compact.
  • Use your declining balance to buy snacks for the road and water for the security guards
  • Take a look at your wardrobe.  Donate any clothes that you did not wear often throughout the school year.
  • Start taking down your room decorations prior to the move out date.  It makes things so much easier when you aren’t in a time crunch to remove all of your string lights and posters.
  • Do your laundry before you move out.  Try to have as minimal dirty clothes as possible, therefore you don’t have to keep things separate.
  • Get rid of your shower caddy for sanitation purposes.
  • Thank your parents or friends who are helping you move.  

Happy moving day and best of luck!

Ashley