The Next Generation of NYIT Students

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The summer season of 2012 is quickly on its way. Millions of students across the country are making sure they have ordered their cap, gowns and regalia while also reserving graduation tickets and marking down when senior photos are going to be taken.  It is also the time when high school graduating seniors are faced with the tough decision to choose a college where they want to study and earn a degree.

 To help high school students in the process of choosing a school, NYIT offers a unique program that allows accepted seniors to see what it’s like to be a college student.  “NYIT Student for a Day” gives the opportunity to a prospective student to shadow someone currently enrolled at NYIT.  Matt Santamaria, a student at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, NY who is interesting in studying Communication Arts visited the campus earlier this semester and talked about his opportunity to shadow a college student, “It was way different than high school, a very different atmosphere. The professors are different from high school teachers and college students have more of a relationship with the professors.”

The program really allows a chance for a high school senior to see college through their own eyes, not just what is presented to you in an open house or a tour. You see the full interaction between professors and students, the workload that is expected in your major and may also get a taste of some equipment the school has depending on your major of interest.

“It is our hope that this program prepares and excites these students to join the NYIT community after high school graduation and make them feel at home,” said Amanda Press, Associate Director of Admissions. “It’s a difficult task making a commitment to just one college or university, and we hope we can make it a little easier for them.”

 

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