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Meet Iro Pantazi Mytarelli

Iro Pantazi Mytarelli

Ever wondered what it's like to travel around the world? Graduate computer science student Iro Pantazi Mytarelli has. She dreamed of experiencing life in New York City since she was a little girl in Greece. Her grandfather, who lived in New York for 20 years, had painted a vivid picture of its magnificent places and many cultures. Iro recounts these experiences and more in her first-place, award-winning "No Ordinary Journey" essay. Read more.

Land Your Dream Internship or Job


Join the Office of Career Services for its sessions on internships and jobs on the Manhattan campus (26 W. 61st St., second floor) and Old Westbury campus (Salten Hall, room 3).

Tuesday, Jan. 31
How to Get an Internship: Orientation I, 12:45-2 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Job/Internship Search, 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Webinar on Government Jobs and Internships, 5-6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9

How To Get An Internship: Orientation I, 12:45-2 p.m.

Hired Into an Internship, Now What? Orientation II, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Watch Films for Free at New York Spirit Awards

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NYIT students are invited to reserve spots for free screenings now through Thursday, Feb. 9 during the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Manhattan. Tonight, there are screenings scheduled for Martha Marcy May Marlene (7 p.m.) and Win Win (9:30 p.m.) Read the full New York Spirit Awards film schedule, and email to R.S.V.P. for screenings.

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.

Save the Date: Microsoft Recruiting in New York


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.

Attend Study Abroad Info Sessions


Learn about NYIT's summer programs in France and Germany, study abroad opportunities at the Abu Dhabi and Nanjing campuses, and more at these study abroad information sessions:
Old Westbury campus - Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:30-1:50 p.m., Anna Rubin Hall, room 307
Manhattan campus - Thursday, Feb. 9, 12:30-1:50 p.m., 16 W. 61st St., room 721

In addition, 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

Join SWE - First 10 Memberships Are Free


Expand your network and join NYIT's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), to meet fellow female engineers and access job/internship and scholarship opportunities. The first 10 NYIT students to join SWE in 2012 will get free memberships. Register online as a collegiate member, pay the $20 membership fee, and submit your receipt for reimbursement to Cecilia Dong, NYIT's SWE faculty advisor, via email: There are also openings for a secretary and treasurer.

For more information about the group and/or openings for secretary and treasurer, email NYIT's SWE President Katherine Javier Aguilar at

Female Engineering Students Wanted for Intrepid-Motorola Fellowship


All graduate and undergraduate students, particularly women in the engineering fields at NYIT, are invited to apply to be fellows for the Intrepid's Camp GOALS for Girls 2012 program. Download the pdf for application guidelines.


Live on Twitter - NYIT Doctors in Haiti


Doctors from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine and Center for Global Health are making a difference in Haiti this week, as they work with the country's health providers to provide clinical services and onsite medical training. They will also explore future educational opportunities for NYIT students interested in learning about global health. Pictured are Deborah Lardner, assistant professor of emergency medicine; Michael Passafaro, assistant professor of emergency medicine; Edward Gotfried, associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine; and William Blazey, assistant professor of family medicine. Read more.

Follow them on Twitter @NYITmag.

NYIT Architects Visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Catch up on the progress of NYIT architecture students, who are helping to design a recycling center in Nosara, Costa Rica. Read more on Facebook.

Upcoming Events

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

Bookstore Sales Stop by NYIT's Bookstore in Salten Hall, Old Westbury campus, for an extra 25 percent off clearance items (through Saturday, Jan. 28) and 25 percent off Champion items (through Saturday, Feb. 4).

Location/Dislocation: Re-Imagining Space Visit the latest art exhibit at NYIT Gallery 61 in Manhattan, now through Thursday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The exhibit opens tonight with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Book Drive Donate books now through Tuesday, March 27, to the Community Service Center in Manhattan (1849 Broadway, room 204) or the Office of Career Services in Old Westbury (Salten Hall, room 3) or Manhattan (26 W. 61st St., room 211). Proceeds will benefit Housing Works, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS.

Welcome Back Luncheon Meet new and returning international students at a luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 12:30-1:50 p.m. in Salten Hall, room 2, Old Westbury campus.

Do You Love Cupcakes? Then come out to support the student development program of NYIT's Annual Fund on Tuesday, Feb. 7, free hour in Harry Schure Hall, Salten Hall, and the Student Activity Center.

OPT Workshop F-1 Visa students in their final semester should attend this optional practical training (OPT) workshop on Thursday, Feb. 9, 12:30-1:50 p.m., in Harry Schure Hall, room 105.

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