October 2013 Newsletter

WHAT’S NEW? SUNY New Paltz Parent Newsletter

PARENT & FAMILY WEEKEND- Meet & Greet and complete photo album

President Christian’s Meet and Greet – Saturday, September 28, 2013
Christian with Dubroffs #5Chen family #25Brenna Hemmings & fatherFritz familyCandee family #142013 P&F Weekend Raffle Winner Photo new

See a slideshow of Parent & Family Weekend photos at:
http://sunynewpaltz.zenfolio.com/p398877028/slideshow


STUDENTS TO PRE-REGISTER FOR SPRING 2014 COURSES IN NOVEMBER

Your student will get an email from the first-year advisor with details about meeting with their assigned advisor, identifying a draft class schedule, and registering online when they have their time assignment. Remind your student to be taking care of this in mid-November.


ARTICLE OF THE MONTH

Parents as Partners for Internship and Job Opportunities. Hire a Hawk!

In today’s employment market, parents as partners can be a critical source for assisting us with increasing the marketability of new college graduates.  Pre-professional experiences, especially internships, look great on a resume.  Why are we stressing the importance of parents working with us to expand the number of internship and professional contacts we have at New Paltz?

Think about the fact that you hope that your son or daughter will have a good variety of opportunities to choose from for pre-professional experiences/internships as well as for post-graduation options.  With parents as our partners, we can increase the number and type of opportunities available to your student as well all SUNY New Paltz students.  Here are some of the ways you can help SUNY New Paltz students (including your own!) with their career development:

Offer internships
An internship can help a student determine career direction, and it provides valuable real-world experience. We ask you to consider becoming an internship resource for us and to think about your own employment situation:

  • Is there an established internship program at your place of work?
  • Even if your employer doesn’t currently have a formal internship program, is there still the possibility of employing a student as an intern?
  • Are there “summer jobs” that exist in your work setting that could conceivably be valuable for someone in a given major and provide a pre-professional experience for them?

Your organization can post, without a fee, internship opportunities for SUNY New Paltz students. Internships can be paid or unpaid and for credit or not for credit. Click on our internship link at www.newpaltz.edu/careers/internships.html for more information about internships. Go to the web address to post an internship: http://newpaltz.experience.com

Post jobs
If your organization needs college-educated, entry-level workers, consider posting your openings, without a fee. Go to the web address:  http://newpaltz.experience.com
This free service gives you incredible flexibility to find the talent you need for your positions.

Support our services by sharing your experience
We encourage students to conduct informational interviews with professionals working in their fields of interest as a way to research occupations and organizations. We host dozens of career events and programs each year from ‘Job Fairs’ to ‘Career Panels’ to ‘Experts from the Field’ talks. If you have special interests and would like to discuss how you might contribute in certain areas, including sponsoring a company site visit, please complete this form at http://www.newpaltz.edu/careers/partners.html and someone will contact you.

If YOU are able to become a “Hire a SUNY New Paltz Hawk” resource, or if you know or work with anyone interested in hiring New Paltz students as interns or for jobs, please contact the Career Resource Center at (845-257-3265), by fax (845-257-3674), through email to careers@newpaltz.edu  or by posting the opportunity on  http://newpaltz.experience.com

Thank you for you continued interest and support for SUNY New Paltz.
Tonda Highley, LMHC
Associate Dean/Director
Career Resource Center


UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR STUDENT!
First-Year Fridays
: http://www.newpaltz.edu/keepingyouposted/fyf.html
Friday, November 1
BUZZ Karaoke- Halloween Theme
8-10pm, Student Union 100 South

Friday, November 8
Be Active for Gear: Floor ‘n Core
7pm, Elting Gym Dance Studio

Friday,  November 15
Movie Night at the New Paltz Cinema
First-Year Students can sign-up in Student Union 301 between 11/11-11/15 to see a movie in town with the Orientation Leader/Peer Mentors.

Saturday Movie Night &  Live Entertainment Series: http://www.newpaltz.edu/keepingyouposted/snl.html
Saturday, November 2
Movie Night Series: “R.I.P.D.”
8pm, Lecture Center 102

Saturday, November 16
Epic-Glee Show Choir
8pm, The College Terrace

The Office of Student Activities & Union Services: http://www.newpaltz.edu/saus/fall2013calendar.pdf
Thursday, November 7
Artistic Photos
11am-3pm, Student Union

Tuesday, November 19
Beach Lazer Tag
7pm, Student Union MPR


DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

Distinguished Speakers Series 2013SUNY New Paltz students are admitted FREE with New Paltz I.D.
Monday, November 4
7:30pm, Lecture Center 100
www.newpaltz.edu/speakerseries


SUNY PALTZ WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD ON OUR CAMPUS! NEW PALTZ IS TOP SEED!

The State University of New York at New Paltz women’s volleyball team earned the State University of New York Athletic Conference’s (SUNYAC) regular-season title with a pair of victories during the third round of SUNYAC Pool Play. By virtue of winning the regular-season title, New Paltz will host the SUNYAC Volleyball Championship Tournament from Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10, at the Hawk Center.
Encourage your student to attend the games, or if you happen to be visiting you can attend the games together.  The Semi-Finals games will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 6pm and hopefully the SUNY New Paltz Women’s team will move on to the championship final on Sunday, November 10 at 12pm.
[New Paltz Students attend free, adults 12 yrs. or older $6; 6-12 yr. olds $3; under 6 yrs. old free]
Read the complete article by clicking here


GETTING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING

Although the residence halls stay open for the holiday weekend, if your student chooses to go home for Thanksgiving Weekend (November 27-December 1) they can travel by bus right from New Paltz.

Times for the Classic Trans buses:
THANKSGIVING
DEPART: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Depart campus bus stop at 7:30 pm

RETURN: Sunday December 1, 2013
return to campus from:
Smithaven Mall 12:00 pm
Exit 49 Park & Ride 12:45 pm
Roosevelt Field Mall 1:30 pm


WINTER SESSION 2013-2014: DECEMBER 27 – JANUARY 17
Winter Session 2013
Your student can earn three credits in three weeks!

First-Year students can get ahead or catch up in one of the 3-week online courses that are available during Winter Session.  Registration starts November 4 at 8:30 a.m.

All classes will be held online using Blackboard. For technical information, please visit the Academic Computing website.

Questions?
E-mail wintersession@newpaltz.edu or call 845-257-2907.
For registration information, visit the registration page.