Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are all getting ready for school on Monday. I just wanted to write this post to let you know what I was up to this summer. This summer break I decided to travel for a month with my best friend in Norway. We heard so many great things about Norway, that we wanted to see it for ourselves. Instead of doing the easy thing, which is staying in hostels or hotels, we decided to camp. It was one of the most intense experiences I’ve ever had, because I really had to adapt to the different weather conditions and learn to live with the strict minimum. Looking back it was so worth it, because I got to appreciate my trip so much more, I wasn’t constantly on my phone or on internet, which made the whole experience so much more special. If you are looking for a break from your daily life and really reconnect with nature, going camping is really a great way to start.
Norway was one of the countries I’ve been to with the most incredible scenery I’ve ever seen. There was such a vast range of landscapes, from fjords, to lakes, to mountains, you could experience it all. If you love hiking and a nature girl, I highly recommend visiting Norway. You will fall in love with this country! Although I absolutely loved hiking there, I really enjoyed my stay in their capital Oslo. It’s such a cool city, and there are so many thing to do, see and visit (we didn’t have enough time to do it all), you cannot get board in that city. The people that live there, are some of the friendliest and most helpful people I’ve come across. I really cannot recommend Norway more, it’s a beautiful country with a really interesting culture and some of the most breathtaking views.
If you want to see the rest of the pictures from my trip you can check them out on my blog
Compared to any university in NYC, FIT has one of the best locations, centrally located in Manhattan, steps from Penn Station and Port Authority, and a quick walk to the Hudson River. Thankfully, with our amazing location, there is always somewhere to eat! Here are some of the resources and restaurants available to you, all within a 3 block radius!
The Dining Hall The Dining Hall located in the Dubinsky Student Center has great options from salads and sushi, to pizza, omelettes, fruit, and sandwiches.
Starbucks Also located in the Dubinsky Student Center is our very own Starbucks. This Starbucks accepts FIT declining balance, cash, and credit cards so you’ll always be prepared to get your morning fix of caffeine!
FIT Express FIT Express is located in the Marvin Feldman Center lobby and is your quick stop to picking up some fruit, a light snack, or a space to eat before your next class.
Brooklyn Bagel Something that I ALWAYS tell anyone that is visiting or coming to NYC for the first time is that they have to go to Brooklyn Bagel located on 8th Ave & 25th St. With an array of cream cheese spreads and hand rolled bagels, I can promise you that you’ll be back for more!
Chipotle Yes, I know, we are in New York City, and it seems absurd for me to recommend Chipotle, but honestly, it’s incredibly conveniently located (7th Ave & 26th St), quick, and satisfying. What more could you ask for?
Fresh & Co Located right across the street from FIT on 7th Ave, Fresh & Co offers create your own salad and pasta, or choose from several soup and sandwich options.
Whole Foods Located at 7th Ave and 25th St, Whole Foods is a great resource for lunch! They have incredible options from their hot bar, sushi section, or create your own salad. Special bonus is that you can always get some light grocery shopping done while you’re there. (Be mindful of the prices of groceries. Trader Joe’s/Fairway is a more affordable option)
Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Admissions Blog. I am very excited to start blogging again and sharing more tips and tricks with you all. But first, I’d like to recap my summer 2016.
Between working to earn some extra cash before school starts and enjoying my time off with the people who matter most, my summer days have been nothing short of wonderful. I recently came back from my annual family vacation to Ocean City, Maryland and had a blast! I had the opportunity to go on first-time adventures that were so much fun, including nights at the boardwalk and amusement park, nature walks by the water, exploring Assateague Island, getting great deals at the outlets and more! It was a much-needed get away and such a free-spirited environment to be in.
I enjoyed getting to explore nature at Assateague Island and see the wild ponies that roam around the island. I also really enjoyed saving tons of money at the QVC outlet in Delaware (I’m obsessed!) Of course staying on the beach for two weeks was my favorite part, and laying in the sun to get some great color. I’m totally a mermaid in another life. It was so nice to get to experience this with my family and create some fabulous memories.
That was my summer in a nutshell! How was your summer? Feel free to leave me a comment below and share your experience.
With each post , the fall semester is getting closer and closer. For me this will be my last “first day” of school. I am beyond excited but I have a lot of things I would like to accomplish before my last day.
1. Get straight A’s the whole semester. I am taking 15 credits , which is a lot less than I normally do. All of my classes are online except one so I will be in school once a week.
2. Get involved. It is my last semester and the last chance ill have to go to all the great things FIT plans constantly so I want to take full advantage.
3. Get promoted or start a new job. At my current job I am trying to decide if I should take a promotion or look for a new job since I am fresh out of college. I guess we will see once it is closer to December.
4. Find my Niche. Being an ITM student I have so many different directions I could go with my career and as I finish my last few classes, I hope I will find more out about which area I want to go in.
Last but not least
Number 5. Graduate! I feel like it was just yesterday it was the summer of 2012 and I was at school for accepted students day with my day. They gave me a class of 2016 shirt and I felt like that was so far away. My life in college and out has changed so much since that moment. But FIT has molded me into a fantastic business woman and I couldn’t be more proud to say I am going to soon be an alumni.
My best advice for this semester is take it slow, enjoy being in college because before you know it, it will be your last first day too.
As summer comes to an end, and my time back in California is up – I decided to really appreciate the great outdoors by taking a nice hike not far from my house in the mountains of Southern California.
Know for it’s beautiful creek and waterfall, I hiked up the North Etiwanda Preserve located in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The about an hour hike brought me closer to nature and realization beginning a new school year.
Sometimes you may feel discouraged starting a new school year, but what you do for yourself today will improve all of your tomorrows. If you want something more than anything in the world, YOU CAN do it.
As I reached the top of the mountain, where the water fall rushed down I thought about letting go of all doubts. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once couldn’t.
I’m challenging YOU (and myself) to stop wishing and start doing! This school year I want to learn everyday and allow the space between where I am and where I want to go to motivate and not terrify me. Let’s climb to the top of the mountain… (well in New York) let’s run up the stairs to the rooftop of the skyscraper!
Can’t wait for this semester! If you are a new reader, my name is Mariano, feel free to read my short about me by clicking THIS link!