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Give Blood at FIT:

The New York Blood Center in partnership with the FIT Student Government Association,  the Department of Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society  and Residential Life  will host a Fall Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 14th from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the John E. Reeves Great Hall.

“NYBC, along with its partner organizations, collect approximately 4,000 units of blood products each day, and serve local communities of more than 45 million people,” NYBC.

Head down to the John E. Reeves Great Hall to give blood this Tuesday to save lives. Every day blood transfusions take place that saves lives of many people all over the world. About 5 million Americans need a blood transfusion. Donating blood is good for the health of donors as well as those who need it. It is a great blood donation opportunity to help those in need, some may even be right here in our FIT community. Donors be sure you are in good health, be hydrated, and excited!

Surviving in the Concrete Jungle:

We all know that New York City is one of the most stressful cities in America, if not, the world. Finding time not only for yourself, but for your mind could be very difficult. Here’s some tips to help bring yourself back to center and survive the concrete jungle.

Recall places you’ve been where you appreciated the sounds.

Summon the places where you’ve enjoyed the imagery.

Experience the elements that contribute to your happiness.

Remember where you were when you experienced deep contentment and meaning.

Stay open-minded.

For myself, I try to stay grounded and in a happy place by going back to inspirations that brought me to where I am today. It sounds cheesy, but Sex and The City, The Carrie Diaries, and Ugly Betty inspired my outward dreams to pursue a career in the fashion industry. So I usually binge watch these shows for impromptu injections of inspiration to keep me going.

Sometimes you have to look back to help you move forward.

xx

Mariano

Trick or Treat – Netflix Edition:

As Halloween still falls during the week this year, going out to Halloween parties or dressing up on a Tuesday night might not sound the best…so why not watch some scary movies on Netflix this Tuesday if you’re staying in for the spooooky night.

Here’s a special list of some perfect scary movies available on Netflix that are perfect to enjoy on Halloween night:

1. Hush, 2016

Hush, is a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse with the typical nightmare of a home invasion occurring, however, holds an unconventional twist as the main character Maddie, is a deaf and mute woman living in the woods alone. Such a great movie for suspense and action, not super scary though!

2. V/H/S, 2012

V/H/S is a pioneer thriller as it is primarily the first anthology horror film, which is essentially a film that contains multiple short films. The plot has four criminals that are tasked with breaking into a home to steal a VHS tape. They go about doing so and in the process they discover more than just one tape. The contents on those tapes represent the short horror films that are essentially the whole movie. It’s definitely interesting, novel, and most importantly – scary.

3. Oculus, 2013

 

No, not the virtual reality glasses… Oculus is a film that holds the title of having one of the most tragic plots. Karen Gillan stars as a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered. The movie puts you through it, and I meant IT, and no, not the clowns! One of my favorite movies that messes with your mind, while also scaring the heck out of you.

Healthy Snacking for Fall Stashing

As Fall is in full force, the colder the weather gets, the more everyone eats. Fall is a perfect season for getting your diet on track, especially to get you through midterms. Here are some money-conscious healthy snacking tips, great for college students always on the go.

Snacking from Scraps

Sometimes you might have a lot of bits and bites floating around in your fridge. I usually have peppers and ends of cheese. I made a great snack by toasting a couple thin slices of laying around bread and topped them with the peppers and mozzarella. Hummus is another great snack if you have some sitting in your fridge, great with any veggie! Healthy snacking is a mindset, so get creative and feel strong!

Always Keep Snacks on Hand

Store carrots and celery sticks in water in the fridge as crunchy snacks. Keep some dips handy to liven up the vegetables. Nibble on low-calorie quick fixes to take the edge off of your hunger to prevent the temptation to overeat at dinner.

Eat a Fruit + Protein

Pairing a fruit with a protein is a hunger-fighting combination. Eating just fruit will have satisfied, but after you eat that banana, you’ll be hungry an hour later. Add a handful of peanuts to the banana, though, and you’ll go for hours on about $0.65.

Nuts for Nuts

Nuts get a bad rap because of the misconception that they are expensive and high in fat. Though they may be expensive per pound, an 1½-oz serving will fill you up, unlike three servings of chips. Remember, there are good fats and bad fats. Nuts are a source of good fat!

Establishing Your LinkedIn Profile:

Whether you are or are not aware of the importance of building a strong LinkedIn professional network, with busy schedules and stressing about the future, sometimes we dismiss our social media. LinkedIn, however, is one type of social media network that should never be dismissed!

Establishing a strong LinkedIn profile and network will propel your chances of finding more opportunities by making YOU stand out of your sea of competitors and makes it easier for your prospective employees to review your knowledge, skills, abilities, and personality traits. Here are a few tips that really helped me build my profile:

1. Have a professional photo

LinkedIn isn’t Tumblr, there is no excuse for not having a professional head shot. Look clean, friendly, and approachable! Remember, first impressions count…even virtually!

2. Have a strong headline and summary

LinkedIn creates your headline with your job title and current company…but you can create your own! Consider making it your specialty and speaking to your audience directly. For example, mine is “Public Relations Student at FIT”, even though I currently have other positions.

Use bullets for your actual summary or make it a power sentence. LinkedIn also allows you to add media, so if you’re creative, even make an introduction video!

 3. Fill out everything

Skills, abilities, volunteer work and associations, education, previous positions, etc. This is all the important stuff that prospective employers are looking forward to seeing, make sure it’s concise and displays YOU.

4. Keep your profile up-to-date

You don’t need to list every. single. thing. you’ve done. But consider maintaining your profile with current career goals and positions that are relevant and timely to your position seeking and network building opportunities.

Go on and make your LinkedIn profiles great!

xx

Mariano