Category Archives: FIT Resources

Welcome Back!

Hello there! The fall semester is about to start in less than a week and most of us are probably not ready… There is so much to complete and do before the semester starts, which is why I thought I would give you a little guide to make it a little easier for you!

  1. Check you FIT email You want to make sure you haven’t gotten any email announcements from your professors. Some might already want you to do something before class (buy textbooks, homework, projects etc.), you never know… but better start off the semester prepared.
  2.  Log In to Blackboard Always log in to your Blackboard, a lot of times professors make announcement there at the start of the semester. They post the syllabus, policies, tips etc.   Again they might want you to do something before class starts, and it will be there under announcements. Just check it to make sure.
  3. Check that you are Registered I would make sure you are registered to all your signed up classes. This semester one of my classes got canceled, so I had to make sure I replaced it, which can take a some time, especially if you already have your schedule planned. You can check under you MyFIT -> Student -> Registration -> View Student Schedule
  4. Start looking for good deals A lot of professors want you to purchase the textbook before class starts. I wouldn’t, usually you don’t event tend to use it on the first day. But I would start researching good deals on amazon, facebook, thrift stores etc. because your probably going to have to purchase it at some point.
  5. Download Elucian GO If you are new and don’t know where all you classes are or want to be able to see you class schedule, I would highly suggest downloading Elucian Go. With this app you get an overview of your classes and can get detailed information on the class, like which classroom, professor details, time etc.
  6. Buy a Planner This is personal, but I need a physical planner, I don’t like electronic planners. If you are like me, don’t forget to buy one so you can start planning your semester.
  7. Get the Fall 2017 sticker On your first day of class don’t forget to get there a little earlier so you can get your fall 2017 sticker put on your ID. You will need it to get into the buildings.

Hope this was helpful. Good Luck!

xoxo

-Z

Summer Reading: Stories by FIT Alum and Faculty

For all the book worms out there, I have the perfect summer reading list!Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets. These stories make the perfect summer reading list!

Recent books by faculty and alumni run the gamut from children’s picture books to an analysis of the way globalization affects emerging markets.

One book called Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple, Illustration, ’04, is a graphic memoir with a striking cover (shown above.) This story details Crabapple’s coming-of-age and coming into her own as a political artist, illustrating Occupy Wall Street and prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.

For more summer reading picks by FIT alum and faculty, search this collection.

Let me know which story speaks to you.

Enjoy!

MB

NYC Resident Excelsior Scholarship

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Attention native New Yorkers:

Don’t miss your chance as a New York State resident to apply for the Excelsior scholarship to attend FIT for free.

FIT is committed to providing superior education at an affordable cost and to helping you find a way to pay for it. Financial aid is available from a variety of sources from scholarships, grants, federal loans, and work-study.

FIT endowed scholarships are donated to the FIT Foundation by many companies, organizations, and individuals.

The application for the  2017-2018 Academic Year is open now until July 21, 2017.
The application period for Spring 2018 only is to be announced.

Go to hesc.ny.gov/excelsior to learn about this scholarship and apply.

MB

City Source NYC

Calling all fashion designers:

Held at FIT, City Source is an annual trade show that connects designers and small businesses with local resources.

Some businesses include local pattern-makers, sample shops, trims manufacturers, embroiderers, and other companies to encourage the garment business in New York City and the surrounding area.

Each year, the event brings in over 65 vendors.

This trade show will be taking place July 18 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Workshops and demonstrations are free for attendees.

For more information, click here.

MB

Noncredit Summer Intensives at FIT

Hi everyone,

Question: have you considered a career move to fashion styling or video production? Or are you already a seasoned designer or entrepreneur who is looking to savvy up their skill set?

Are you looking for branding, omni retailing, or data analytics skills to complement your executive arsenal? Do you know what’s going on in sustainable design?

Choose from a range of unique non-credit special summer programs at FIT!

Whether its consultations, certifications, showroom summits, trade shows or informational workshops, these hot-topic intensives are sure to give you the competitive edge to set you apart in the industry.

Classes have begun and are going on throughout the rest of the summer.

Take a look at out offerings and register here.

MB