Welcome Back CCTOPers!
New and returning CCTOPers
I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and are ready to handle the spring semester. For some of you, this is your first semester and for others this is your last. Whether if this is your first or last semester, Jackie and I are here to help you. Because spring semester can be chaotic with job/internship search, graduation, and of course academic obligations, CCTOP is here to provide support and the tools you need to achieve your goals at NYU. CCTOP strives to connect you with the NYU system and the transfer community for an impactful undergraduate experience and it is for this reason, this month we will focus on on the importance of time management and attending events.
To stay in the loop of all things transfer be sure to Like us on Facebook and check our emails for updates on events, jobs, and internship opportunities. Although, as a commuter/off campus student it might seem difficult to get involved, it is important to remember that finding activities that you are passionate about and/or getting involved with organizations on campus can prove to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your undergraduate years. Besides, it has great benefits, like building community, finding your niche, discovering your passion and strength, and of course, it is a resume builder.
Keep a look out for:
- Transfer Ambassador – Apply to be an TA, position open in March
- CMEP Student of Color Leadership Retreat – March 4-6
- NYU Welcome Week Leader – Application due March 9
- Fast Break Bagel Breakfast (Bagels, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and conversation)- March 1st from 9am to 10am in Pless 1st floor
- The crisis in Teacher Education – March 2nd, 9:00am – 12:30pm
- Lunch with Faculty Series – February 23rd (lunch will be provided)
The above are only a few events, more information on specific events coming soon. Stay tuned in order to stay up to date on the latest opportunities.
Time management is a must, especially if you are a transfer student. As a transfer student your time is limited and it is critical you plan your time wisely. To stay on top of your game, make sure you are aware of important dates and deadlines to succeed academically, professionally, and socially. Make sure you enter all dates and deadlines into a planner, your phone calendar with alerts, a spreadsheet, or any organizational/time management tool that works best for you.
- If this is your first semester, allow yourself to explore and adjust to a new environment
- Get acquainted with Wasserman and campus resources
- Develop Relationships with faculty, TA’s, Staff, and your peers
- Attend workshops, information session, network events, and other school activities
- Create your own timeline if you are considering graduate school
- During your second year, this time should serve to help you make more concrete career decisions
- Consult with Career Counselors
- Gather letter of recommendations from advisor, faculty, TA’s whether if you are planning graduate school or searching for jobs
- Network and use contacts for job/internship opportunities
- Continually update your resume/cover letter and practice your interview skills
- Prepare for graduation
Some important dates to look out for:
- TRIALS – If you are interested in Law School, this is a great summer study opportunity – Application due February 28th
Sign up with NYU CareerNet for job search, internship, and seminars:
Law 101 – February 23 at 6:30pm
Free Practice GMAT Test – 2/25 at 7pm
GRE/GMAT Strategy Workshop – 2/23 at 5pm
Bootcamp for the GRE with Kaplan Test Prep
- Career paths in public health – February 29th at 3pm