Letter From NYIT’s President
September 7, 2011
Filed under Editorials
I hope your summer was enjoyable, productive, and relaxing.
This time of year is always charged at NYIT. In years past, I saw students at the start of a new semester rushing to the campus bookstores to buy required texts and walking out with arms full of binders, pens, and planners.
This year, I am seeing a lot less of that, but I’m not worried. It’s just that such preparations are no longer visible to others. Hundreds of NYIT students rent their textbooks to read online, download them to iPhones and other devices, or take online classes and complete homework on iPads.
You are part of an NYIT that is growing stronger each year. We have students from nearly 50 states and 109 nations joining us this year. We are also delighted to have students from our global campuses studying with us at both New York campuses this fall, and others are traveling to study at our Nanjing campus.
As NYIT continues to grow, we are finding newer, faster ways to connect you with knowledge, technology, and opportunities. Do you need help with a calculus problem at 2 a.m.? No problem. That’s why we supplemented our traditional tutoring services with Smarthinking—a 24/7 online tutoring service with trained, live professionals. It’s global, too.
Would you rather get updates in real-time rather than sifting through emails? Follow NYIT on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more. We want to feature you on nyit.edu. Our student, faculty, and staff profiles will introduce you to others with similar interests and expand the feeling of community at NYIT.
Now, please take a moment and think. How would you like to remember your college years? Surely, you’ll want to remember friends. Adventures, too. But just as important, I’m certain you’ll want to look back on this as a time of intellectual growth. The rigors of study, the health of the mind. . . those are vital. By going to a university, you are part of an elite club – most people in the world can only dream of going beyond high school. Please take advantage of this incredible place. Challenge yourself constantly in class, and in the reading, writing and projects you take on after class. You won’t regret it.
This year, I encourage you to get involved on the campus and beyond. Find an alumni mentor, land an internship, start a club at NYIT… or try public service. Whether you are an undergraduate or grad student, opportunities abound here for you.
Share your stories. We want to know about your class projects, service, and work – and we have a communications team that wants to tell our own community, and the world, about these accomplishments.
Read the Student Update e-newsletter for announcements and new initiatives, and contact email@example.com join the discussion of how to enhance your NYIT experience. (By the way, you’re lucky to be at a campus that has both an online and print newspaper – please read The Campus Slate!)
Please make the most out of your time at NYIT. I look forward to seeing you on campus.
Best wishes for a pleasant and productive academic year,
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.