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Meet Ejaz Janjua

Ejaz Janjua

When Ejaz Janjua entered NYIT's B.S./D.O. program in 2005, he knew the seven-year accelerated program would be his greatest challenge. Now, with a few months left until graduation in May 2012, his conviction to pursue a medical degree is paying off. Read more.

Enter NYIT's Student Speaker Contest

student speaker

NYIT is looking for an outstanding speaker in the Class of 2012 to represent students' experiences at this year's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20. The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, March 16. Read more about application guidelines for the student speaker contest.

Share a Message of Congratulations with 
President Guiliano

Edward Guiliano Global Center

Post your well wishes online for the naming of the Edward Guiliano Global Center at NYIT's main Manhattan campus building at 1855 Broadway. All messages will be posted on a virtual wall. If you prefer to do so in writing, please address your letters to: Edward Guiliano, President, NYIT, 1855 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10023-7692. Read what the NYIT community and students have posted.

Seniors, Share Your Photos


If you are a member of the Class of 2012 who has captured unique NYIT memories with your camera or smartphone, share them for a photo montage on commencement day. All images should be 1600 x 1200 pixels (2MP) or higher and have a file size of less than 10 MB. Send photos to

Do You Have a Special Musical Talent?


Do you sing or play the piano? NYIT's Department of Special Events and Hospitality is looking for a musical performer for various upcoming events. If you're interested, email


Zumba to Support Alternative Spring Break 


Do Zumba on Sunday, March 4 to support students headed to Peru, March 17-25 for NYIT's 2012 Alternative Spring Break Project. The class will take place 11 a.m.-noon at Ella Marie Dance Studio, 376 W. Old Country Road, Hicksville, N.Y. The cost is $12, and proceeds will help to fund students' travel costs. To sign up, call Theresa Piccolo at 215.285.8048 or email

Refund Disbursements Available for Students via Direct Deposit


Students can now receive their refund disbursements via direct deposit to established checking and savings accounts (U.S. banks only), in addition to current debit card and paper check options. For more information, call the Office of the Bursar at 516.686.7510. Enroll in the new online refund process.

Congrats to NYIT-Amman M.B.A. Student Winners 

NYIT-Amman students

M.B.A. students at NYIT-Amman have won the 2012 CFA Institute Research Challenge hosted by CFA Jordan. The competition was designed to test their knowledge of equity research, valuation, and ethics. Read more.

NYIT Student Designers Selected for Milan Furniture Fair


A team of nine students, alumni, and faculty members representing NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design has been invited to the SaloneSatellite exhibition, one of the world’s most exclusive design and furniture fairs. The event will take place on April 17-20 in Milan, Italy. The NYIT team is one of only a few schools selected to show its work, including a prototype chaise lounge designed by senior Barbara Schoenenberger and a multi-screen video display highlighting the school's achievements. Read more.

Students Lobby for Education in Albany

student lobbyists

NYIT students joined 900 peers from more than 60 independent colleges and universities in New York state on Feb. 7 in Albany, N.Y., for the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities' annual Student Lobby Day. Participants attended 13 advocacy seminars and met with elected officials to discuss funding for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).

Pictured with New York State Sen. Jose Serrano (center in yellow tie) are from left to right: Taranpal Bhatia, Pedro Vazquez, Juan Alcantara, Misael Pena, Ramon Valentin, Felix Hidalgo, Senator Jose Serrano, Oliver Vasquez, HEOP Director Deepa Bhalla, Ronny Perez, and Angel Cruz.

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Career Services

Career Services Workshops From finding an internship and cover letter writing to practicing for job interviews, NYIT's Office of Career Services has these topics covered and more at its March workshops. Read a full list of upcoming career events.

Chat Partners Enhance your intercultural skills and chat with fellow NYIT students from around the world every Tuesday, 12:30-2 p.m. at 26 W. 61st St., room 502, Manhattan campus.

Yoga Classes Do yoga at the Old Westbury campus every first and third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. in the Occupational Therapy Lab, 500 Building, room 511. Pay what you can (the suggested donation is $3) to support the Student Occupational Therapy Association. For more information, email

Microsoft Recruiting Microsoft will be visiting NYIT's New York campuses on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 12:45-2 p.m. to recruit software developers for full-time and internship positions. Update your resume now, and R.S.V.P. for this event.

Leap Year Birthday Celebration If you have a leap year birthday, know someone who does, or just want some free goodies, stop by the NYIT special events class on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 8-10:30 a.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. There will be breakfast, games, and prizes. Follow the class on Twitter and Facebook.

Leap Day Pancake Supper Join the Campus Programming Board at NYIT-Old Westbury on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 6 p.m. in the SUNY-Old Westbury Residence Halls, King Storefront.

Free Flick This semester, the theme of Wednesday night free flicks is "dangerous women and their endangered men." View Rain, starring Joan Crawford, on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the NYIT de Seversky Mansion (The Soundstage, room 102). Refreshments will be served.

Study Abroad in France Engineering students are invited to apply for the summer 2012 IPL International Engineering Summer School, June 11-July 13 in Lyon, France. Applications are due by Thursday, March. 1. To request an application, call 212.261.1517 or email

Assignment China Join Mike Chinoy, senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute and former CNN senior Asia correspondent and Beijing bureau chief, for a showing of his film Assignment: China – The Week that Changed the World on Thursday, March 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, Manhattan campus. R.S.V.P. to

March Madness - NYIT Annual Fund Let your school pride show, have some food and fun, and support the NYIT Annual Fund at March Madness on Friday, March 16, noon-3 p.m., Sports Complex Gym, Old Westbury. Watch your friends compete in March Madness and enjoy gummy bears, free NYIT t-shirts, and the opportunity to win an iPod shuffle. Every Annual Fund dollar raised makes an important and immediate difference supporting scholarships, student programs, and technology upgrades. You can also support the Annual Fund by visiting (a minimum gift of $1 is required to process via credit/debit card).

Calling All Student Filmmakers - Longing and Inhibition in Film If you're a student filmmaker at any of NYIT's campuses, take advantage of an opportunity to submit a short film for the NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival and International Symposium, April 21-22 in Nanjing China. Submissions should explore the event's theme, "Longing and Inhibition in Film." For more information, email Film Festival Chair Kim Bigelow at or visit the festival website. Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 21.

NSBE Convention Looking for opportunities to network and hone your leadership skills? If so, the NYIT-Manhattan chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers has the opportunity for you—NSBE's convention, Wednesday, March 28 - Sunday, April 1 in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit or email

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