Every time I told my friends I was leaving Brooklyn for the week to go to NYU CALI, they assumed I was getting on a plane to California—instead I actually hopped on the subway to spend a week at NYU’s Founders Hall in the East Village as a staff member at NYU’s College Access Leadership Institute (CALI). NYU CALI is a week-long residential program that offers a crash-course in the college application process. The NYU CALI students wrote and edited their college essays, created activity resumes, took a practice SAT, took a tour of  NYU and the College of Mount St. Vincent, and learned financial aid and scholarships.  While it was a lot of hard work, students also had a lot of fun—we played games (admissions trivia!), participated in community service, and got to attend a college fair at the end of the week.

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Taking the Long Way Home

It was beautiful on Monday! The sun was shining, there was a nice breeze in the air, and bonus: the humidity wasn’t too bad. Instead of hopping on the subway to head back home to Brooklyn, I decided to save the $2.75 and walk. My commute definitely took a bit longer than usual (and my fitbit said I walked 18,000 steps!) but it was a great way to spend my evening. I had amazing views of Brooklyn and Manhattan and my walk across the bridge reminded me just how lucky I am to live in a city as great as New York! I think I’ll start walking home more often…at least until the winter!

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Jack’s Back

Twitter’s CEO is set to resign on July 1, and NYU alumnus (and Twitter co-founder) Jack Dorsey will return as interim CEO. Welcome back, Jack.

Jack never finished his NYU degree and neither has John Meyer. Not John Mayer - John Meyer.  According to Business Insider, our John Meyer is doing really well.  Please come back (to NYU) John.

The only person doing better than Jack and John right now is Justin, who recently won the Kentucky Derby, which is even big news in the U.K.  Unlike Jack and John, Justin finished his NYU degree. After completing NYU’s Liberal Studies Core Program, he graduated from our College of Arts and Science last month. It is very hard to top Justin.

Congrats to the Class of 2015

Hats/graduation caps off to the high school seniors out there, as well as our own Class of 2015 – especially these two, for they always kept it real at NYU.  From Dylan taking a part-time job like nearly every other NYU student, to Cole studying archeology, the Sprouse bros kept us on our toes during their stint in Greenwich Village.
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Violet, you’re turning violet, Violet!

Greenwich Village has been a sea of purple this week! From the purple Empire State Building to all of the graduates in their purple caps and gowns, NYU is truly violet this week. Parents, friends, and families have come far and wide to celebrate with our  graduates and they get to see their students graduate at some of the most iconic New York City locations.  Our university commencement took place at Yankee Stadium yesterday and our school specific ceremonies are in theaters like the Beacon, Avery Fisher Hall, and Madison Square Garden.

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#NYUWOTS and Twitter Fame!

If you haven’t been able to tell from my previous blog posts, I really love my job. From traveling to exciting parts of the country and the world to learning all about students through their applications, I get to do a lot of cool stuff as an admissions counselor. But I don’t think anything is as cool, or as fun as our annual Weekend on the Square (WOTS) admitted student event. Read More

My Week in Shanghai

Last week I found myself on a plane to Shanghai a couple days after finishing up the review process for freshman applicants here in New York. To say I was excited to travel to China to see NYU Shanghai for the first time would be an understatement (my colleague and I had a countdown on his phone for months!) and the experience did not disappoint. Read More