Cap & Gown Portraits:

Seniors! Don’t forget to take your professional cap & gown portraits are being photographed MONDAY, MARCH 12TH – FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018 in the David Dubinsky Center, 7th Floor from 10AM-2PM & 3PM-7PM

They reccomend you dress as for a job interview. Cap & gown will be provided by the portrait photographer. The sitting is free! To make your appointment, go to: www.thorntonstudio.com click on “Schedule Portrait Sitting” and enter our school code: 02866, or call 212-647-1966.

  • Portraits are from the waist up
  • Long sleeves and solid colors look the best
  • Check your nails! Hands will show in several poses

Best of luck grads, we are almost there!

Cyber Awareness @ FIT:

In the last 15 years, computing technology has become increasingly central in everyone’s life. From private to public information, criminals prey on computers to steal information, money, and identities. As do bullies hide behind screens to harass and assault victims.

Luckily at FIT, a nationally recognized program has been underway to promote cyber awareness. In efforts to make our school cyber safe, FIT is utilizing our student body to put in real voices behind an important message.

There are two save the dates for really awesome events that are going to happen this semester! One happening this week, February 21st, 2018 for Campus Safety Day – where being safe through out all aspects of life at FIT and in the real-world are going to be out and about. As well as CYBERSAFE DAY on March 22nd, 2018 – a program dedicated specifically to being cyber aware and safe in the online realm.

Per an IBM study, 95% of all data breaches involve human error, so come out to learn more on how you can stay safe online and be aware of those who are trying to harm you – in any way.

All The “To Dos:” Staying Organized

Hello Everyone,

This has been a big week of organization for myself. At the beginning of the semester, I am always given a handful of dates to remember and assignments to be done. On top of work and daily routine, it can be a lot to keep track of. There are a few steps I like to take to make sure I stay organized and can tackle my projects bit by bit.

The first thing I always do is, whenever I am given an assignment with a due date, or just an important date to remember, I write it down in a weekly planner. Right after I mark it “to be done” in my planner, I mark the actual due date. This way, i already have a reminder in two different places! After, I may turn to my calendar and mark it up too. My calendar really plays the biggest role for me during finals week; being able to map everything out for the last few weeks allows me to organize my time accordingly. 
After I have the assignment documented somewhere, I start to decide how to plan the following weeks until it is due. Often, I’ll make myself progressional due dates. For instance, if I have a painting project due in a month, first I’ll plan when to do the sketch, then when I should have the first layer down, and finally the dates that I will work on the finish.

I often keep a couple of different “to do lists” as well. I’ll keep one list of everything I need to get done in a day so that nothing gets left until the last minute. Then, I’ll have a list of all the upcoming due dates so I do not miss a beat. If there is something I have to do on the same day every week, I’ll pre-set a reminder on my phone that reminds me on that day, every week. By keeping track of my daily, weekly, and monthly progress, I am able to plan my time efficiently, while still leaving time to relax and unwind.
How do you keep track of your busy scheduling and due dates?

Best,
Annmarie x

Semester Activities

Welcome Back Everyone!

I hope you all were able to enjoy your breaks. It definitely felt nice to rejuvenate and prepare for spring semester! In doing so, I have thought about how to make the best of my last semester at FIT. Before assignments and projects kick in, I love to take advantage of what FIT and New York City have to offer. As this is my last spring living in Manhattan (sigh…), I was thinking of of my favorite activities, and things I am yet to try. Here are a few ideas you might want to try too!

FIT Fitness Classes:
FIT offers free athletics/fitness classes, which do not require prior registration. Classes are offered in different categories, such as spin classes, cardio classes, open gym classes, and so on. While athletics classes are a requirement for some majors, not everyone gets the opportunity to try them out. My goal is to try the kickboxing and spin classes before I graduate. Have any of you tried them? I would love to know your thoughts!

NYC Restaurant Week:
Every year, popular restaurants in the city participate in restaurant week. For special, fixed lunch and dinner prices, restaurants offer preset menus to try. A few years back, I tried the fixed dinner at Riverpark in east Manhattan. My friends and I were able to pick from the different options for a three course meal. My main dish was a pumpkin pesto pasta- not only was this delicious, but it was something I never would have thought to try on my own! This is the perfect opportunity to try some new food (for a reasonable price) that you might not have otherwise!

Groupons!:
Recently, a friend and I found an awesome deal for a spa groupon in Koreatown. Before the craziness of the semester begins, my friend and I were able to unwind and spend the day at the different sauna rooms and hot tubs. This is something I would have never done on my own, (especially once my school work picks-up) if I had not seen the offer. Groupon is always promoting different discounts to fun and unique outings. Sometimes, there are even opportunities for additional student discounts- keep an eye out!

These are just a few, unique ideas to make the most of your semester. Of course, we all put all lot of time and energy into school and our work; it is important to take time to enjoy all FIT and the city has to offer! Balance is key, right? What do you all like do make time for during the semester.

Happy first week,
Annmarie x

Taking A Breath at FIT’s Meditation Space:

The FIT Meditation Space is located on the seventh floor of the Dubinsky Student Center (Room A-746), and was created to provide a spiritually calm, warm, and supportive space for FIT students. It invites students from all backgrounds and cultures to meditate, pray, reflect, or simply to take time to be still. Personally, I love to relax in between classes and take time to reflect on my week and manifest positivity in my life.

Meditation Space Guidelines
The Meditation Space is intended for currently enrolled students and is intended for individual use only. In other words, this space may not be used for any organized group activity or meetings.

Hours of access are from 9AM-6PM, Monday through Friday. The room will remain unlocked and accessible during this time. The Space is closed on weekends, college holidays, and academic term breaks. Visitors must adhere to the following guidelines:

•  Sign the Guest User log upon entry
•  Remove your shoes upon entry and place them in the provided shoe rack
•  Any bags or backpacks should be placed into the cubbies provided
•  Do not use this room as a lounge, study room, a meeting room, or for other purposes
•  Do not use this space to sleep
•  No items are to be removed from the room save for your own personal belongings
•  Users are asked to leave the room in the same condition as it was in prior to use
•  Silence and mutual respect are expected at all times; music is to be listened to through earphones or earplugs with all musical devices (e.g., iPods, MP3 players, etc.)
•  Food and beverages are not permitted in the meditation space
•  Cell phone use in space is for emergency use only; cell phones must be placed on silent upon entry
•  Candles, burning oils, incense, or any other flammable items are not permitted in the meditation space

Provided by the Department of Student Life

Take advantage of the many wonderful resources FIT has to offer!

xx

Mariano