Fall 2012 Precollege Scholarship Info – APPLY TODAY!

Financial Assistance Scholarship Opportunities for NYC Public High School Students

Deadline: September 24, 2012

New York City high school aged residents enrolled in a NYC DOE high school may be eligible for a financial assistance scholarship. This partial scholarship covers $250 (the total cost of one course is $308). Scholarship recipients are responsible for the remaining $58 balance and any supplies required for the class (most courses require supplies that students must purchase. The estimated cost of supplies should not exceed $50, except for Introduction to Photography with an estimated cost of supplies at $130.)We will be selecting recipients based on the criteria below. The deadline to submit for the upcoming semester is listed on the application link.

Scholarship Requirements, to be completed by the student applicant:

  1. Precollege Saturday/Sunday Live application: http://www5.fitnyc.edu/continuinged/PrecollegeHSScholarshipOpen.htm
  2. An official copy of your high school transcript (to be attached to the form)
  3. An essay discussing the importance of Saturday/Sunday/Summer Live to your college and career aspirations (to be attached to the form)
  4. A recommendation letter from one of your teachers describing your dedication and character (to be attached to the form)
  5. A document indicating your need for financial assistance. This may be a letter on school letterhead indication your participation in a free-lunch program, financial assistance program, or other government or organizational support program (to be attached to the form)
Award recipients will be notified by email.

Make Them Proud

Though it’s only been one week at FIT, I feel that I have already matured immensely. Traveling alone to New York City 4 days a week is a pretty scary experience, but I love every second of it! Finally I have something to say when friends or family ask, “what are you doing this summer?” It makes me feel good that I am using my summer wisely instead of just wasting it away, and that I will have memories to look back on once the school year starts.

My parents have told me that they are proud of me for taking these classes and earning a spot on the FIT blog, and that is the best thing a child can hear from their parents. The words, “I’m proud of you,” linger in my head all the time while I’m out on the city streets. My dad is currently away on a business trip, but he makes sure to call as much as possible to check up on me and find out new things that are happening at FIT. Both my parents are excited that I’m doing something that I enjoy, and that I’m maturing while I’m doing it. This is a beginning step for when I go away to college; It is my time to learn as much as I can about being independent. I would have never thought that I would be able to take an hour and a half train back and forth to NYC by myself, but here I am doing it; though sitting next to strangers is scary! Once I pass my road test (hopefully Wednesday!!!), I will be doing the entire trip alone; no more rides to and from the train station for me!

Not only are my parents proud of me, I am proud of myself. This whole experience so far has been life changing, and I am so excited to see what the next 2 weeks will have in store for me!

Fino alla volta prossima!

Gabriela

Spring Courses for Parents: Certified Technical Designer / Product Development Manager & Retailing: Customer Experience Management / Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media

Just when you think we have run out of courses our Precollege parents could take while their children are taking Precollege courses this Spring, we come at you again with two, I mean THREE more areas of interest! These courses can be taken individually or as part of a certificate program too!  Check them out – why should the kids have all the fun?!

These great offerings are from the Center for Professional Studies. Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. 

For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Certified Technical Designer / Product Development Manager Courses

Certified Technical Designer
Training for experienced designers and product developers looking to specialize in technical design, and technical designers looking to improve performance. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

Product Development Manager
Cutting-edge fit, quality, and logistics training for experienced designers, technical designers, and product developers involved in sourcing. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXP 305 55A Technical Design from Product Analysis to Fit Approval  Mar 17, 24, 31 S 930AM-400PM TBA $295.00 Register Online
SXP 320 55A How to Reduce the Lead Time in Garment Preproduction  May 12, 19  S 930AM-230PM TBA $175.00 Register Online


Retailing: Customer Experience Management / Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media Courses

Retailing: Customer Experience Management
For career development in retail store management, this program provides store-focused training to improve sales figures, customer satisfaction, the shopping experience and to foster customer loyalty. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis. 

Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media
For career development in e-tailing and fashion web-based businesses, this program provides in-depth study of the Dotcom and social media world and focuses on how to build sales and customer loyalty in an e-commerce channel. Courses can be taken as part of a certificate or on an individual basis.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXR 010 55A Retail Math: Merchandising, Planning, and Gross Margin  Feb 25, Mar 3 S 1000AM-300PM TBA $225.00 Register Online
SXR 010 55D Retail Math: Merchandising, Planning, and Gross Margin May 5, 12 S 930AM-230PM TBA $225.00 Register Online

Spring Courses for Parents: Media Events and Photography

Next up in our line-up of cool courses for mom and dad, we have Media Events and Photography.

These amazing courses run on Saturdays too – just like your child’s Precollege class. Learn a new skill that will help you become a better photographer.

These great offerings are from the Center for Professional Studies.

Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. 

For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Media Events and Photography Courses

Training and information by expert practitioners in special events, photography, entertainment, and media-related businesses.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXM 200 55A Photography:  For Self-Expression or Profit Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  S 930AM-1230PM TBA $180.00 Register Online
SXM 210 55A Photography: Beyond the Basics  Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12  S  100PM-400PM TBA $180.00 Register Online
SXM 220 55B Introduction to Fashion Photography Apr 21, 28, May 5 S 930AM-430PM TBA $260.00 Register Online
SXM 230 55A Beginning Digital Photography Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  S  100PM-400PM TBA $195.00 Register Online
SXM 240 55A Advanced Fashion and Beauty Photography with Digital Techniques  Mar 10, 17, 24 S 930AM-400PM TBA $215.00 Register Online
SXM 240 55B Advanced Fashion and Beauty Photography with Digital Techniques May 12, 19, 26 S 930AM-400PM TBA $215.00 Register Online
SXM 345 55A How to Go From Planning to Staging a Winning Event Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 M 630PM-930PM TBA $175.00 Register Online
SXM 400 55A Everything You Need to Know About Fashion Shows, From Start-up to Runway Feb 27, Mar 5  M 500PM-930PM TBA $165.00 Register Online


Spring Courses for Parents: Master Class Series & Wearable and Decorative Arts

Moms and Dads,

You’ve seen our offerings in Computer Training: Design, Fashion Business, Creative Enterprise Ownership, and our NYC Talks and Tours… Now let us tell you about two other topics/areas of study that may interest you. After all, why do the kids get to have all of the fun! You can too! Here are some courses offered through The Center for Professional Studies which take place on Saturdays while your children are in a Precollege class.

Click on the title of the course below to view the description. To view a list of all adult credit and non-credit courses offered at FIT this Spring, visit this page. For more information on the Center for Professional Studies, email prof_studies@fitnyc.edu or call 212.217.7715. Register online below or view other registration options.

Master Class Series Courses

Industry experts teach intensive, one-day master classes on topics related to their fields.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXN 130 55A How to Think Like Your CFO: A Behind the Scenes look at Fashion’s Bottom line with Lawrence DeParis  Mar 10 S  900AM-400PM TBA $210.00 Register Online

Wearable and Decorative Arts

Hands-on workshops for personal enrichment and the exploration of professional alternatives.

COURSE & SECTION COURSE TITLE DATES / DAYS / TIMES ROOM PRICE REGISTER ONLINE
SXW 010 55C Bauble, Bangle, and Bead Stringing I  Apr 14, 21, 28 S 930AM-100PM TBA $130.00 Register Online
SXW 011 55A Beadweaving for Novices  Mar 17, 24, 31  S 1000AM-230PM TBA $140.00 Register Online