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Preparing for FIT’s Application

As a new school school year approaches, Class of 2017 is preparing to apply to colleges across the nation. If you are interested in applying to FIT, here are some helpful tips to speed up your admissions process!FIT1. CHOOSE A MAJOR! – The most important step of the process when applying to FIT, since you’ll begin studying what most interests you on day one. Find the program that best fits your talents and dreams. Remember: since FIT has a dual-degree system, you can always switch into another major for your Bachelors degree! For the list of the amazing undergraduate majors at FIT click here!

2. APPLY! – As a SUNY school, FIT requires it’s applicants to first file the SUNY application online. After you apply, you’ll receive confirmation that your application has been received. It can take 7-10 days to receive the first email from FIT after submitting the SUNY application, so don’t freak out if you don’t get it right away!

Then comes the FIT application. Submitting your supplemental admissions materials to FIT is the longest step! The Academic History and Essay form will be made available online after you have received your email from FIT. To submit these forms, you’ll need to access MyFIT using the provided FIT Username and Password. (Seems like alot but it’s a piece of cake, just be sure to not procrastinate.)

The essay is the most important asset of your application – besides letter grades on a transcript, it gives FIT a chance to get to know YOU and YOUR reason to pursue an educational career at FIT. Your essay should answer the following questions: What makes you a perfect candidate for FIT? Why are you interested in the major you are applying to?

BE CONCISE, COMPELLING AND GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT! (3 C’s will never fail you!)

3. SUBMITTING ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS! – Along with the online academic history and the essay, be prepared to have all official secondary and post-secondary transcripts sent directly from your schools to FIT. For more information on sending in transcripts click here and go to STEP TWO – School Transcripts.

4. ART MAJOR = PORTFOLIO! – Art and Design applicants must submit a portfolio. You will be invited to submit your portfolio once your SUNY application has been received and processed by FIT. Please do not submit any artwork with your application. Business and Technology applicants may not submit a portfolio and materials received for these majors will not be reviewed or considered.

5. AP/CLEP & SAT/ACT SCORES – Official AP and/or CLEP scores, if any, are required when available. Official IB (International Baccalaureate) diplomas or certificates, if any, must be provided by the IBO.

SAT and ACT test scores are not required for admissions purposes. They are, however, required for the Honors Program. They are also required for placement into your English and Math classes at FIT. Use FIT school code 2257 when sending SAT scores, and code 2744 when sending ACT scores.

Check out more information about placement tests and sending scores here.

6. ENJOY YOUR SCHOOL YEAR! – Remember, stressing over an application can take a toll on yourself whether you are coming straight from high school, or are looking to transfer to FIT. Enjoy your school year, and be ready to bare the wait until acceptances are sent out in April!

Saying Goodbye

SUMMER BREAK IS HERE! I am officially back in California, ready to enjoy the heat on my skin and sand in between my toes. Saying goodbye to school: long hours of studying, stressful assignments, and tedious projects; wasn’t so bad to do. However, saying goodbye to New York City, the heart of the Fashion Institute of Technology was excruciating. Going to school in New York City has made me a stronger person, but most importantly brought me to a realization of my past, present, and future.

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This is a view from my dorm room window, one the best views, 17H1… infant optometrists say that when we are born our vision lacks detail and light. Coming to New York City this view with the spots of light was what I saw – I was an infant in a grown-up world dreaming endlessly without plan, and afraid to take action.

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Then there is light… we can see through the darkness, however it still remains. There were times in school, were I thought I wasn’t good enough to keep up with my dreams, but I began to fight (not literally) for what I knew I was destined for, an education in the best city in the world. No one can take your dreams away from you but yourself.

FullSizeRender (2)We come to a point were we have full vision. Darkness, light, and color. We can get through the rough times because we know what come after the storm. Living in New York City taught me that as an adult, yeah, their are going to be occasions when you question WHY ME!? , but you need to be able to get up and realize that you can do anything you set yourself to.

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As I say goodbye to that beautiful view, I know that whatever I see in the future I can find color and light in. As I say goodbye for the summer, I would like to thank all of you for reading the blog! This year has been so amazing, and I know it only will get more exciting from here.

Have an amazing break everyone!

xxxo — Mariano

A Trip to Hearst Magazines: Good Housekeeping

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On Friday, April 8th, I had the opportunity to visit one of the most innovative and leading media companies: Hearst. Known for their variety of award-winning magazines in their magazine division; I had an amazing experience touring Good Housekeeping magazine and their testing Institute on the 29th floor of the Hearst Tower located in Midtown Manhattan.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI), formally known as the “Experiment Station,” was founded in 1900.  For over 100 years the GRHI has provided America helpful tips and tricks in everyday living to conducting highly acclaimed scientific research on home products.

In 1909, the magazine established the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Products advertised in the magazine that bear the seal are tested by GHRI and are backed by a two-year limited warranty. About 5,000 products have been given the seal to this day.

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My time visiting the GHRI was extremely informative and interesting to see how journalism technique and scientific research cooperated under one roof to formulate the leading consumer product women’s magazine. I suggest taking any opportunity of touring the Heart Tower, as I found it to be an eye-opening experience into the daily life of a career in the magazine industry. I would like to thank Professor Leopold and ED2010 again for enabling me to join the outing.

For my readers, here’s a delicious and simple recipe I read on this month’s issue of Good Housekeeping.

Bacon & Egg Fried Rice:

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Staying Warm and Trendy in NYC

In the fashion capital of the world, maintaining your style and staying warm when the temperature drops can be somewhat of a challenge. Here are a few winter essentials that are a must in the concrete jungle…

  1. Blanket scarves: A perfect blanket scarf can add color, style, and spunk to your outfit while keeping you warm! blanketscarf
  2. Oversized sweaters: Boyfriend chic, you can never go wrong with a comfortable and warm oversized sweater that will always be in style! oversizedsweater
  3. Chelsea boots: Boots that keep on giving! Perfect for cold weather; right at the ankle and can be dressed up or down. chelseaboots
  4. Fingerless gloves: Fingerless gloves keep your fingers cozy while having functionality that allows you to scroll on your phone or type on your computer. fingerlessgloves
  5. Beanies: One of the most important places to keep warm is your head! While doing that, beanies of all sorts are a definite essential for New York City weather. beanies
  6. Heavy jackets: A durable and stylish heavy jacket to keep you from freezing in a blizzard will always be helpful! heavyjacket
  7. Wool coats: Wool coats can make you look like a million dollars if styled correctly! Wool coats are the norm in NYC and are a winter essential that is not negotiable. woolcoat

14 Things I Learned in 4 months at FIT

FINALS WEEK! Wow, I can’t believe this semester flew by so quickly! It’s crazy to think that 4 months ago I was in California waiting until the day I arrived here in New York. Living in the city can be hectic, but it also can make you into a stronger person that you will be proud to be. Here are 14 things I learned in 4 months at FIT!

  1. FIRE ALARMS are your worst enemy… enough said.

  2. There is no greater feeling than finishing a paper after an all-nighter, even though you spent half the night on Twitter.
  3. Those stupid things that used to bother you? Yeah, they don’t matter anymore.
  4. Never trust a professor when they say “don’t worry, this chapter won’t be on the test.
  5. Thursdays are the new Fridays
  6. The only thing you’re certain about in life is that group projects were designed by the devil.
  7. If you want a relationship with someone, you have to work for it.
  8. How to time doing your laundry so you can do it at the last possible minute without having to wear any dirty clothes.
  9. How to get the maximum amount of work done on the least amount of sleep.
  10. Finding events where you will get free food.
  11. How to talk to a professor outside of the classroom.
  12. How to call your family when you just need someone to talk to.
  13. How to handle an interview.
  14. There is nothing scarier than realizing that you’re an adult.