A Letter From NYIT President Edward Guiliano

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Greetings. Welcome, or welcome back, to NYIT.

 

The NYIT faculty, staff, and I meet the beginning of each academic year with great excitement and enthusiasm. This year, marking the start of my fourteenth as president, is no exception.

 

The 2013-2014 academic year is heralded with a student body from many U.S. states and nearly 100 countries, and with an incoming class of 2017 whose SAT scores are much higher than the average in New York and nationally. Our interconnected NYIT community continues to thrive, with talented new administrators and faculty members, 13,000 students at campuses in New York and around the globe, and 95,000 alumni in some 150 nations worldwide.

 

Whether encountered in a classroom, laboratory, hallway, airplane, internship, course reading or assignment, a global viewpoint challenges local thinking and can refine and even vaporize it. A recent report by the Institute of International Education about making “international” a part of everyone’s education noted that as business and culture transcend national borders, our future workforce – even at the local level – will need to think globally. To succeed in this world, today’s professionals must be prepared to work across communities and countries. And NYIT students, whether graduating soon or just starting freshman year, will have a head start in global competence.

 

The greatest opportunities for your success are often where disciplines collide and overlap. We call that “interdisciplinary study,” a phrase you likely have heard – or will hear – often at NYIT.  Here, you have the chance to engage in collaborations among our schools and colleges. In fact, the staff of this newspaper is a perfect example, as we have graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies from communication arts to biology, and from osteopathic medicine to accounting and engineering, among others, collaborating to produce it.

Studies indicate that college students who engage themselves inside and outside the classroom experience a higher degree of success in both their professional and personal lives. NYIT provides many opportunities to challenge you intellectually and expand your comfort zone in preparation for the real world.

 

I encourage you to seek out co-curricular experiences and hands-on learning—from internships and study abroad programs to professional development activities, conferences, and guest lectures. And it’s never too early to engage with the Office of Career Services; your time at NYIT will move quickly.

 

There are numerous social opportunities, as well, with more than 30 clubs and activities, NCAA and recreational sports, and campus social events. And, we’re bringing our New York campuses even closer together; we’ve begun offering bus service between the Old Westbury campus and the Manhasset train station, so it’s more convenient than ever to reach our Manhattan campus  and the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.

Stay informed and engaged to help make the most of your college experience. This student newspaper provides an easy way to do that; simply download The Campus Slate app to stay connected.  And if you see me on campus, do wave or say hello.

Please make the most out of your time at New York Institute of Technology. I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Best wishes for a pleasant and productive academic year,
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.
President, NYIT

 

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