On April,13,2013 Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority , Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Phi Iota Alpha fraternity Incorporated attended “Students Accepted day” at NYIT- Manhattan. I myself a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was glad to be there and interact with all the incoming students and their parents. The Greeks were giving out private tours, and engaging with the students.
We also had a our schools mascot as a special guest. He grabbed a lot of attention. Everyone wanted to take a picture and we are glad that the bear first picture of the day was with members of TKE. With over 20 Greeks in attendance we were a lot of help to all faculty and staff members running this event. It was fun seeing theses students, and I will be seeing them again being that I’m a Senior Orientation Leader.
What I would like to happen in the near future is Greeks running this event for the incoming students. Students can relater to students. The fact that Old Westbury comes to Manhattan campus to give tours is mind bottling. I had incoming students who wasn’t show their major department, didn’t see the lounge area, and some wasn’t even shown the library. Those three things are extremely important, I’m glad my Greeks were able to pick up the slack for that.
One thing that we always tell incoming students, is that you need to get involved on campus, join a club or an organization. You need to join something to get the full college experience that you rightfully deserve. I’ve been treasure, public relations chairman, social chairman, for my fraternity and loved every second of it, and now I’m Vice President. I’ve been an Orientation Leader and involved in other clubs and now I’m currently President of Inter-Greek Council and currently running for president of Student Government Association.
Some people thought I was SGA president because I was so involved on campus. Not everyone knows the positions I have held because I don’t talk much about them unless I need to, but everyone knows me because I took the time out to get to know them, just like how we took the time out of our day to get up in the morning and be at school at 9am on a Saturday to get to know the incoming freshman.
“It’s not about what you can do for others, its about what others want to do for you”
Every year New York Institute of Technology participates in Relay for Life a movement started to show not only awareness but also to show support for those who are affected by cancer. This event is always held at the Old Westbury campus, and the Manhattan campus take buses to take students to Old Westbury and back to the city.
We stay up all night, we have some people come up on stage and tell us their story, we have some survivors come up on stage and talk about their struggle and we also have fun doing all of this. The NYIT community comes together as a whole connecting both campuses with this one annual event.
Last Year we had football, basketball, laser tag, singing, dancing and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity Teletubbies. Yes you read right ladies and gentlemen they have their own Teletubbies who helped them raised money for a one of their members who had cancer and was struggling to pay his medical bills, that’s good fraternity.
Here’s a video of last years Relay
This year is only going to be better. Sign up sheets for the buses are in the 1849 building on Boradway second floor on the SGA office door. We are leaving April,19,2013 and coming back the next day.
Sin up because the buses are getting filled!
Thank You and Stay Safe
Whether your in college or not, I will be telling the many options you have to really experience the college life as well as how to build your resume while you do fun activities in college.
As a college freshman you might feel shy, or a bit overwhelmed because college seems like a big step up in your life. There are going to be a whole bunch of confusion with finding your classes, the clubs and organizations on campus and trying to figure out what to do during your break before class because your tired of going to your dorm.
- Find a club or organization your interested in being in or learning about, this will help you meet some upperclassmen who will be able to give you the insight scoop about the campus.
- This would allow you to meet some good friends on campus which allow you to feel a bit more comfortable and confident on campus.
- You can ask these people in your club if they know where to go get some food, or if there’s anything to do here on campus (Besides club related things)
- Try-out for a schools team this would not only keep you away from gaining the “freshman 15″(weight) but you would also travel to other schools to compete and this allows you to network over there as well.
This is just the beginning, there’s so much more to do on campus that you can add to you resume.
- Join a fraternity or sorority. Do you research and you will find out that Greek Life plays a huge roll in this wold today most top companies CEO’s are greeks
- Become an orientation student, you wondering how you can put this on your resume right? well this position requires leadership skills, these leadership skill you get from training and you put in a managers position where you now have to supervise the first year students who are coming on campus. this can range from a few hundred to a couple thousands a semester.
- Work on campus, I prefer working in the student activities office because I get to know about events ahead of time, I also get to help planned them. This can range from clerical work, to supervision and or assistant to the head person in charge.
- Community Service and philanthropy work, you can add projects and philanthropy work to your resume which I’ve come to learn that employers look for when looking at a resume
There’s so much to do on campus besides the stereotypical studying and partying, college is when you create a social life that will make great networking possibilities for the future.