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Only a week away

So this semester is the first time I will be taking all my classes online , all 8 of them. Although I have taken many classes online before I usually have one or two that I am at school for. I currently have two jobs and will be going to school full time, as well as commuting almost an hour and twenty minutes to Trenton for my internship. I am going to be honest I am pretty nervous, its a lot to take on. I have taken on more in the past but this internship could really be my job right out of college and I would love to work there. So I want to give it my full attention and dedication.

Throughout my years at FIT I learned how to become a very organized multitasker, you could give me 10 projects and tell me to finish them in a week, I may not sleep but you will have all of them by that deadline if not sooner. FIT instills in you to be driven and a hard worker, because being a student here isn’t what everyone thinks. Whenever I mention I go to school at FIT they always assume that I go for fashion and that’s so easy I must barely go to classes, and I sit around in the city like Carrie Bradshaw on the weekends. But my life at FIT has been far from that, extremely amazing, but I haven’t gotten to this point with slacking off. I worked hard everyday, studied, barely slept, and had actual jobs and internships while doing it, sometimes all at the same time. I have had very little downtime to hang out with my friends or do typical college student things but that was my choice and I think when you decide FIT is the college for you, you know that your going to work just as hard if not harder then any of your friends.

College is what you make of it, and regardless if your a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, you will find what drives you to make your future brighter.

Good Luck this semester,

Kailee

New Semester Checklist

Coming back from a VERY long winter break can be daunting.  Your mind isn’t necessarily in the same place that it once was at the end of last semester, so it’s easy to forget the school essentials.  I’m here to help you remember what you need to get together before January 25th comes around:

  • Textbooks: If your professor has already specified the exact textbooks that you’ll need and the level of use for them, then go ahead and RENT them from chegg.com or the FIT bookstore.  If you don’t know yet, don’t make any purchases!
  • FIT ID: If you are a returning student, be sure to give yourself enough time on the first day to get yourself a brand new sticker for the semester.  Nothing is worse than running late on the first day!  If you are a new student, you’ll get your fancy student ID and sticker at orientation!
  • Agenda/Planner: I could not live without my planner.  It is truly my guide for everything that I do.  If you have never used one, I highly recommend it!  It can help aide you in staying organized and on top of your life, both in and out of school.
  • USB/Backup:  These two go hand and hand, but if you have not backed up your USB from last semester, do it now!  If your USB is full from last semester, clear some documents off, or get a new one, but be sure to write your name and phone number on it in case it gets lost!
  • Supplies: This may be self explanatory, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget a notebook and a pen on the first day.  Unless you know how the class is going to run, be sure to take notes on what type of supplies you’ll need during the first week.

Best of luck!

Ashley

2016 Goals

Hey everyone,

So as the holidays are quickly leaving us already the new year approaches us. This year I decided its a year about me , I am going to travel, I am going to work harder then ever at my job, I am going to get straight A’s , oh and did I mention travel?! So far I have planned/ in the process of planning 5 trips I have been saving for this forever and I simply cant wait.

My first trip in January is Killington Vermont.

killington-grand-resortBesides loving to snow board and ski I was also born not to far from here and love visiting. I have family there and even though I have lived in New Jersey longer then I did there it will always feel like home when I return. I will be venturing on a three day ski trip with friends while staying in a hotel right on the mountain.

Then in February… its a girls trip to…. NEW ORLEANS !!

untitledMy two best friends and I are venturing our way to Mardi Gras the day after that is. Mardi Gras never seems to die down here and its ten times cheaper if you leave the day after. So we are staying for two days to immerse ourselves in rich new Orleans culture.

Then for my 22 birthday in June we are going to…. you guessed it, VEGAS

The Strip at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America - getty creative

I have always wanted to go here not just to gamble but to see all the attractions and different architecture that you cant find anywhere else.

Lastly I am planning a cruise with a bunch of my friends for graduation, even though I graduate in December everyone will be graduating next semester. ( Man time flies) So we decided to have one last trip before we all go off to our real jobs and cant take off time for a while.

2016 is going to be such an amazing year , and this is only the beginning of it!

What are your plans?

Kailee

Why FIT?

With finals and stress, you often think “why do I do this to myself,” or “why did I pick this school.”  The anxiety of finals can put a lot of strain on our minds and thoughts and it’s very easy to give up.  That is why I’m taking the time to reflect on why I chose FIT in the first place.

  • It is one of the most prestigious schools in the world
  • The professors at FIT have to work in the industry before teaching, therefore having real world experiences and connections to help students like you
  • The campus takes up a single block and doesn’t require travel time to get from class to class or building to building
  • There are high expectations of the school and the students that graduate
  • FIT is located in the greatest city in the world that is filled with endless opportunities
  • FIT is more affordable than any of the competitor schools located in New York City
  • FIT’s class sizes are small and can provide me with one on one attention from my professors
  • FIT will provide me with an education to succeed

Why did you pick FIT?

Ashley

Staying Focused

Once winter break hits, I know that all we want to do is sit around and watch endless hours of Friends, The Mindy Project, and Orange is the New Black.  While these endless hours are much deserved, the second the spring semester rolls around, it only seems harder and harder to get back into the swing of things.  Here are some of my tips that I’m going to follow this break so that I don’t fall into a slump:

  1. Try to read 3 new books.  With our winter break being exceptionally long (not complaining), there is enough time to pick up some of the best sellers of the season.  Whether that means sitting in your local bookstore for a few hours every now and again or checking books out from your local library, it’ll feel good to keep your wheels turning.
  2. Write down your goals.  With all the high pressure of setting goals for the new year, you can easily say them outloud or think about them, but seeing your own goals in your handwriting makes all the difference.  Set long terms goals, seasonal goals, and semester goals.  Be realistic, but also push yourself outside of your comfort zone.
  3. Pursue a different subject.  While this can easily be applied to #1, learn about subjects that you are interested in outside of your major.  It is easy to get caught up in the craziness of school, but learning outside of your major can help you understand your relevant subject more easily or look at it from a different, newfound perspective.

You’ll be good to go once January rolls around!  Happy winter break!