WHAT’S NEW? SUNY New Paltz Parent Newsletter
PARENT & FAMILY WEEKEND- Photo Album
Saturday, September 27, 2014
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NEW PALTZ IN THE NEWS
COLLEGE PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION
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STUDENTS TO PRE-REGISTER FOR SPRING 2014 COURSES IN NOVEMBER
In the upcoming weeks, your student will be receiving an e-mail from the first-year advisor with details about meeting with their assigned advisor. In the meeting, your student will create a draft class schedule, receive their login PIN number, and learn how to register for classes online during their time assignment. Remind your student now to be taking care of this in early to mid November.
ARTICLE OF THE MONTH
Parents as Partners for Internship and Job Opportunities. Hire New Paltz!
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Career Resource Center
GETTING HOME FOR FALL BREAK REMINDER
Although the residence halls stay open for the “Fall Break” weekend, your student may choose to go home for the four-day break from October 11-14 and can travel by bus right from New Paltz.
- Adirondack Trailways Bus tickets are sold in the Office of Student Activities and Union Services in Student Union 211. For details go to:
- Classic College Express runs express charter buses from campus to three stops: Roosevelt Field, the Exit 49 Park & Ride on the LIE, and Smithaven Mall. You can reserve tickets from New Paltz and back to New Paltz online at: http://www.classictrans.com/CollegeEx/co_npal1.html
Times for the Classic Trans buses are:
DEPART: Friday, October 10, 2014
Depart campus bus stop at 4:00pm
RETURN: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
return to campus from:
Smithaven Mall 12:00 pm
Exit 49 Park & Ride 12:45 pm
Roosevelt Field Mall 1:30 pm
For other options, you can also visit our “Getting Your Student Home” site at: http://www.newpaltz.edu/current/gettinghome.html
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR STUDENT!
First-Year Fridays: http://www.newpaltz.edu/keepingyouposted/fyf.html
Friday, Oct. 3
RHSA’s Spirit Weekend Kick-Off Events
Scavenger Hunt at 5:30pm, Hasbrouck Dining Hall
Out of this World BUZZ Karaoke at 7:30pm, Student Union 62/63
Saturday Movie Night & Live Entertainment Series: http://www.newpaltz.edu/keepingyouposted/snl.html
Saturday, Oct. 4
“A Million Ways to Die in the West”
8pm, Lecture Center 102
Saturday, Oct. 25
“TBA” Improv Comedy featuring student improvers
8pm, College Terrace
The Office of Student Activities & Union Services
Friday, Oct. 3
Late Night @ the Union: Poetry Night
11pm, Student Union 100 North
Monday, Oct. 6
An Evening with Lt. Dan Choi
8pm, Lecture Center 100
Tickets are free with New Paltz Student I.D. and available in Student Union room 211
Saturday, Oct. 18
Make A Difference Day
All Day, Lecture Center 100
Details coming soon for advance sign-up
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Careers in Student Affairs Workshop
3:30pm, Student Union 62/63
8pm, Old Main Quad
Career Resource Center
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Networking Fair for Jobs & Internships
12-4pm, Student Union Multi-Purpose Room
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
SUNY New Paltz students are admitted FREE with New Paltz I.D.
Tuesday, October 21
7:30pm, Lecture Center 100