Category Archives: Resources at FIT

Resources at FIT

Hello TIGERS!

I want to share with you some of the most useful resources at FIT that can be helpful in your journey here.

The Admissions Office

Since the day you think of applying to FIT, the admissions office is with you. There are major decisions you need to take when starting college and FIT has counselors to guide you all the way. From choosing a program to choosing a specific major, and many more topics can be discussed with a counselor. For more info visit: http://www.fitnyc.edu/admissions/index.php

 

Counseling Services

Along with the counselors from the admissions office, FIT also offers counseling services for more personal issues that can affect the student’s well-being and academic progress. Services are private and confidential and are with licensed staff. For more info visit: http://www.fitnyc.edu/counseling-services/

 

Career and Internship Center

“Whether you’re about to graduate, just beginning your FIT education, or anywhere in between, the CIC can help you plan your future, with, self-assessment to identify your interests, personality traits, and life and career goals, resume development, job search, online job bank for Students, internship preparation and placement, career counseling and advising”. For more info visit: http://www.fitnyc.edu/academics/cic/index.php

 

FIT Writing Studio

There has been a point in your academic life that you may have been stuck with an idea, or maybe you just can’t put it down on paper. Maybe you just need someone to revise a draft and give you some feedback and this is where the writing studio comes in. Consultants are there to assist you with any writing projects you may have. For more info visit: http://www.fitnyc.edu/writing-studio/

 

Disability Support Services (FIT-ABLE)

FIT is full of diversity and for this reason the office of Disability Services “ensures equal access for students with disabilities in their curricular as well as co-curricular college experience through accommodations that contribute to a holistic learning and development experience.” For more info visit: http://www.fitnyc.edu/fitable/

These are just five of the many other great resources at FIT that will make your journey here more enriching. To check out more resources, make sure to visit FIT’s website.

Till next time,

Maria

Online Classes at FIT

Last semester was my first time trying online classes. I had never taking an online class before, so I was definitely not too happy to be taking two online classes and in another time zone. However, I had no other choice because I was studying abroad, and these classes weren’t offered there.

Class #1 was an Intro to Biology

Class #2 was Organizational Communication and Workplace Relations

For starters, the professors were great! They were clear and posted everything so that we had enough time to complete all assignments. Not only theirs, but also spend time in our other major-related projects. Overall it was a fair amount of work.

The assignments went had-in-hand with the textbook and resources provided by the professors. If you aren’t able to purchase a hardcover textbook, like I wasn’t, you can either rent or purchase the online version of the textbook.

Throughout the semester, the professors made sure we were keeping up, sending emails, reminders, making sure we participated in the class discussions, etc.

One of the reasons I liked taking these online classes was that I can complete the assignments in my spare time, after coming from my other day classes in Florence. I did not think that I would enjoy taking these online classes, especially with the time zone difference, I thought I would have issues to upload everything on time. I actually found myself registering for another online class for this upcoming semester, which came in handy because I had already chosen my main courses and did not want to rearrange it so much.

There are many courses at FIT that you can take online, from liberal arts to major-related. Check out the FIT Website for more info.

Have a great weekend,

Maria

Why you should consider Studying Abroad

Hello EVERYONE!

People say all good things come to an end, sometimes it is true. The semester is over here in Florence and I’m on my way back to the states.

In today’s post I will share with you why I think you should definitely consider studying abroad!

Before stepping foot on the plane to Italy, I had many concerns and questions, this is why I suggest that you do plenty of research before committing to a study abroad program. There are many resources at FIT that can guide you and help you find the best fit. It all depends on the major you are studying and what you want to accomplish.

Next step is choosing how long you want to study abroad for. There are programs that run for just a few weeks, to a semester-long or full year. A question you may want to ask yourself is: “How long can I be away from home?”. The short-term programs are great to experience another city quite quickly and learn some new techniques in the major chosen to explore. The longer terms let you explore the city, submerge in the culture, and really learn new industry techniques. It all depends on you!

Once you have everything all set you can then start researching about the culture, local customs, anything else that you might find interesting exploring once you get there. Make sure you breath in as much as possible. Think outside the box, at first it may be a little uncomfortable to be in a city where the language is not the same, but you will definitely get the hang of things after a few weeks!

The experience is like no other and the amount of knowledge acquired over this time period you are abroad is priceless.

For much more information about the many study abroad programs please visit the FIT website:http://www.fitnyc.edu/study-abroad/index.php

 

Until next week!

Maria

I’m Going to Hong Kong!

Hi everyone!

Soon I will be embarking on a semester abroad in Hong Kong!  FIT has a direct exchange with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which means I can complete my Production Management major required classes while I am abroad. Learn more about FIT’s study abroad programs here.

Studying abroad is something I wanted to do during my college experience, and I am excited to have the chance to spend the whole semester!  FIT offers semester-long programs, as well as ones that take place during Winter and Summer breaks.  I am taking my major classes at my host university, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which means I stay on-track to graduate.  FIT’s curriculum is very focused on your major classes, so I am glad I will not fall behind while I am away.  Also, studying and interning in Production Management means a lot of discussion about international manufacturing.  Hong Kong and China are two massive players in the apparel manufacturing realm- studying there will give me plenty of chances to better understand the local customs, geography, and to make connections.

Studying abroad is not only a great way to learn, but to have fun!  While I am there I would like to make a trip (or two!) to Japan and to Hong Kong Disney Land.  I’m looking forwards to visiting the night markets, checking out local cafes, and going to the beautiful beaches they have there.
I will be blogging here all along the way, from what my classes are like to fun activities I get to partake in!  Be sure to follow along.
Best,
Sam

An End and A Beginning

For One Last Time… Hey Everyone,

Two days ago, I officially graduated from FIT. The ceremony could not have taken place on a more perfect day. Now that I have finished college and can look back on my four years, I want to share a few of the most valuable takeaways I have from attending FIT.

Your Hard Work Will Be Rewarding: One of the most important things I built at FIT was my work ethic. With every project I had, I set aside time in order to put 100% of my heart into my work. My work ethic grew stronger and more secure as the years went on. By putting hard work into everything I did, I came out of school with an internship I learned from, a GPA I am proud of, and a portfolio I am excited to work with.

It Is Okay To Make Time For Yourself: Do not forget to make time to relax and enjoy all Manhattan has to offer. There is nothing wrong with slowing down and taking a break from the hours of hard work. Sometimes, breaks from projects give more room for ideas and brainstorming.

Failure Is NOT a Bad Thing: Not every project or assignment is going to go as planned. Now is the time to take chances and make mistakes. It is the time to try new things and learn how to make something better for the next time around. Do not let failure discourage you, but rather inspire you!

Always Be True to Your Passions and Aspirations…and Most Importantly, Yourself: Never lose sight of why you are here or your passions. Be yourself unapologetically and take the time to come into who you really are. Now is the time to learn, grow, and blossom into the truest version of yourself.

It has been an incredible journey here at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I have learned so much and grown immensely; this chapter will always hold a special place in my heart, and I look forward to the next chapter ahead. Best of luck to all you soon-to-be graduates!

Thanks For Reading,
Annmarie X