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Feb 16 2016

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Feb 17 2016

Internship Certificate Program - Orientation I

Feb 17 2016

Free Webinar: Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead

Feb 18 2016

Job Fair Boot Camp: Session #1 - How to Work a Job Fair

Feb 19 2016

Breakfast of Champions: Savvy Shopping: Live Well, Spend Less

Alternative Break Program

Applications now available for NYIT’s Alternative Spring Break program!

Nicaragua: March 19 – 27, 2016

Participants will develop and run three day camps for children in Nicaragua, renovate public space(s), and work with community members to understand and troubleshoot water access/filtration challenges in the region. Download the studentstaff or faculty application and submit it before Friday, Oct. 30 at 5:00 p.m. to Career Services:

Manhattan: 26 West 61st Street, 2nd floor

Old Westbury: Salten Hall, rm 3

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to challenge yourself, make lasting friendships, and leave a positive impact on a beautiful country that needs your help. Apply today!

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Dyesha Durm, Alternative Spring Break Peru 2011 & 2012

Dyesha participated in the first ASB trip to Peru in 2011, and enjoyed the experience so much that she returned the following year as a student leader. “Being part of NYIT's Alternative Spring Break Program taught me about my personal potential to influence change.” This realization led her to change majors. “For the first time in my life, I experienced the life of people living a world away and despite our outward differences, I was still able to make a lasting impact on their life.  This was one of the most significant reasons behind my choice to change my major from Nursing to Social Work.”

Dyesha developed such strong relationships within the community, making it harder to say goodbye: “As we were saying our goodbyes, a few of the girls who I had grown close with gave me the tightest little hugs while crying and telling me they wouldn't forget me. It may seem like a sad moment, but for me it was such a powerful experience to have gained their trust and respect just by giving them a little attention - something we take for granted.” ​Go into the experience without expectations, Dyesha advises - “you'll learn more things about yourself and your abilities than you can believe!”


Dyesha (above photo, right) is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at Hunter College and works as a Program Assistant for NYIT’s Master of Architecture and Urban Development (MAURD) program.


Oliver G. Vasquez, Alternative Spring Break Peru 2012

Oliver Vasquez, a graduate of the Telecommunications Network Management, traveled to Peru with the second Alternative Spring Break group in 2012. “Going to Peru is something I will never forget, because there I found meaning in living. And that meaning came from seeing how happy the people were regardless of the fact that they did not have a television, a cell phone, economic resources, electricity, or even readily available water.”

Oliver loved the strong sense of community and beauty of Peru. He encourages any student who is considering applying to NYIT's Alternative Spring Break program to “Do it! It will be an unforgettable experience that will bring you both joy and sadness. But the sadness will make you humble and ground you to your soul and others'.”


Oliver is currently a Network Architect at Xtreme Solutions LLC, an engineering startup.




Oliver Vasquez, center