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Graduation Stress:

For myself and many other FIT students, the next few months are going to be a whirlwind of emotions and to-do lists. Graduation, the next milestone in life, is in May at we are all freaking out extremely excited. Like other milestones in life, graduation can bring with it a lot of stress.

Here’s some advice I think is really good for keeping me calm as we near the day of cap tossing…

Explore different career and graduate school options and to utilize campus resources preparing students for graduation and a future career. Even if you might not have realized all the resources available to you.

Assess what’s important to you –  including skills, interests and values. Learn about or to research different careers so that you are making informed decisions about things that might be a good fit for those skills and interests.

Time management is crucial. Write a pre-graduation to-do list and start working on different tasks gradually, then check them off. The first step is to register for graduation (and know deadlines in general), and the next tasks all depends on your goal. Just remember to not overwhelm yourself with all these expectations at once. Think of what you want to do most and what would be best for you, not what everyone else expects.

At the same time, be realistic. Of course you need to find some way to support yourself after college, so start considering your options now and plan ahead. You might not get your dream job right away, and that’s OK!

FIT Re-branded

Hi guys!

What comes to mind when you think of FIT? What does the student body look like? What is FIT’s brand?

Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT, believes FIT is a community of people who do not fit the mold of society. We are innovators, design thinkers, unconventional minds and problem solvers. We are unlike any other college student. As a new creative economy approaches in a variety of industries, FIT has decided to laid to discontinue stereotypes and outdated practices.

FIT is moving forward with “unshackled innovation-while unabashedly celebrating traditional skills.” The industry leaders across all categories know the visionaries of the future are at FIT.

And stay tuned — more #FITunconventional is on its way!

MB

Compost at FIT

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Hi guys!

Just wanted to put on your radar that FIT had been working on an exciting sustainable project: compost drop-offs! This project is a Residence Hal Association (RHA) initiative that focuses on going green and repurposing waste that is biodegradable.

What is compost you ask? Compost is food scraps and other organic waste that can be a useful product that adds nutrients and improves the quality of soil for street trees, gardens and more.

Food comprises about 17% of NYC’s waste stream, according to GrowNYC. When this material is sent to a landfill it contributes to NYC’s disposal costs and can create greenhouse gas emissions — a major negative.

Separate anything from banana peels, the leftover hair from your hairbrush or even dead flowers. ALL BIODEGRADABLE! See this list of 100 items you can compost.

Bins will be available on 27th street beginning within the first couple of weeks in March: date is TBA.

MB

Norell Exhibition at FIT Museum

Oatmeal Jersey Shirtdress with Taffeta Bow

The newest exhibit to open at the Museum at FIT is Norell: Dean of American Fashion.

Norman Norell, one of the greatest fashion designers of the mid-twentieth century, is best remembered for redefining sleek, sophisticated, American glamour. This retrospective exhibition presents approximately 100 garments, accessories, and related material chosen by designer Jeffery Banks. They are a testament to Norell’s creativity and his lasting impact on fashion.

His array of menswear-inspired outerwear is my personal favorite. This Norell wool jersey shirtwaist with a leather belt and silk taffeta bow (1971) gives me major “prim and proper” vibes. The different textures of the belt and bow add a fun, unconventional touch to a classic look.

Come check out this exhibit from February 9, 2018 – April 14, 2018.

MB

Fab FITness

 

Hi friends!

Just wanted to share my love for FIT’s FREE fitness classes through the Athletics and Recreation department. Of course, it takes me until my senior year to appreciate what a great program this is, BUT I’ve recently been spinning and it’s changed my perception of fitness.

I ran track back in high school and was extremely athletic in my day-to-day life, but that momentum died down once I started to work a lot and enter college. I like the spin class because you are essentially racing yourself — speed, endurance, and interchanging exercises including squats and weight lifting while pedaling. IT’S EXHILARATING! I’ve gone multiple nights in a row and it feels good to blow off some steam after a long day of work/class/interning/etc.

The spin instructor, Aubrey, is a super cool dude and won’t breathe down your neck if you are less experienced than the rest. The hip-hop playlist is also my personal favorite. I highly suggest you guys check it out! See the fitness calendar above.

Cheers to healthy habits!

MB