Students First: Staying Connected

Students First: Staying Connected

Launched in 2020, the Students First summer webinar series keeps students connected with what is happening at the university by offering information, resources, and engagement tools to help them thrive academically, socially, and personally. Now in its third consecutive summer, the 2022 lineup of guest speakers and student interviewers will help answer the important questions our student body has for New York Tech's administration.

Upcoming Events

The following webinars will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.:

Thursday, July 7:
Financing Your College Experience

Amelia Cupani, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Patricia Duran, Senior Director of Student Accounts will teach you how to navigate the financial aid system and find resources to help you pay for your college degree. Ayana Mondesir, Our Money Matters campus and community liaison will introduce you to a free platform that provides you with an individualized plan to improve your financial success and wellness! Bonus. Students who attend this session will be entered into a raffle to win up to $500 in prizes!

Student Interviewer: Rasheed Martin. Rasheed is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Electrical and Computing Engineering. He serve as the President of the Black Student Union at the New York City campus and is a collegiate member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers.

Thursday, July 14:
Career & Experiential Education Opportunities

Amy Bravo, Senior Director of Career Success and Experiential Education, will share information about internships, volunteer opportunities, and other resources to give you the experience you need to stand out to employers.

Student Interviewer: Ali Gedawi. Ali is an undergraduate Physics major and member of the Class of 2025 at the New York City campus, where she also serves as treasurer for the Student Government Association. In 2022, she received the Student Life Emerging Leader Award.

Thursday, July 28
Fall Academic Plans with the Deans

The Deans of Architecture & Design, Arts & Sciences, Engineering & Computing Sciences, Health Professions, and Management will share updates and new opportunities…new academic resources, minors, certificates, and credential programs, partnerships, and more to get the most out of your degree program.

Student Interviewer: Saad Khan. Saad is a senior majoring in Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is the President of the Student Government Association on the Long Island campus.

Thursday, August 11
The New, Improved Campus Experience

Suzanne Musho, Vice President for Real Estate Development & Capital Planning will speak with Dean of Students Felipe Henao about new spaces and resources on the New York City and Long Island campuses. Dean Henao will also share exciting information about upcoming campus events, activities and leadership opportunities.

Student Interviewer: John Mari. John is a junior majoring in Biology and for the past two years has been a Senator in our undergraduate Student Government Association. He also serves on the Campus Experience Committee and the university's Strategic Action Plan Implementation Committee.

Wednesday, August 17
Leveraging New York Tech’s Digital Experience

Pennie Turgeon, Vice President for Information Technology Services, will help you leverage all of the technology resources available to you online and on campus. She’ll guide you through the new portal, Student Service HUB, and other online platforms so you’ll hit the ground running in the fall.

Student Interviewer: Semih Cengiz Us. Semi is a graduate student majoring in Cybersecurity in the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences. In 2022, he received the university's Student Life Outstanding International Student Award


We hope to see you soon! If you aren’t able to attend, we’ll post videos of the webinars online at