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Free Higher Education Is a Human Right

Social progress is never a straightforward, linear process. Sometimes society struggles to recognize moral questions that in retrospect should have seemed obvious. Then, in a historical moment, something crystallizes. Slavery, civil rights, women’s rights, marriage equality: each of these moral challenges arose in the national conscience before becoming the subject of a fight for justice (some of which have yet to be won).

I believe the moment will come, perhaps very soon, when we as a society will ask ourselves: How can we deny a higher education to any young person in this country just because she or he can’t afford it?

The numbers show that barriers to higher education are an economic burden for both students and society. They also show that the solution — free higher education for all those who would benefit from it — is a practical goal.

But, in the end, the fundamental argument isn’t economic. It’s moral.

The College Cost Crisis

Consider the situation in which we now find ourselves:

Social mobility in the United States is at or near its lowest point in modern history. A nation that prides itself on the “only in America” myth has fallen far behind other countries in this, the primary measurement of an equal-opportunity society.

In the midst of this class ossification, higher education remains a powerful tool for social mobility.

Education is in danger of becoming an inherited privilege. The greatest predictor of a child’s likelihood of graduating college lies in the answer to the question, Did his parents graduate high school? The OECD found that “The odds that a young person in the U.S. will be in higher education if his or her parents do not have an upper secondary education are just 29 percent — one of the lowest levels among OECD countries .” (emphasis ours)

(Source: Education at a Glance – OECD Indicators 2012.)

That’s not a “land of opportunity.” This kind of economic aristocracy is fundamentally un-American.  And it’s getting worse.

The cost of higher education is hitting lower-income Americans the hardest.  As a recent analysis (from the  Hechinger Report, in collaboration with Education Writer’s Association and the Dallas Morning News) showed, “America’s colleges and universities are quietly shifting the burden of their big tuition increases onto low-income students, while many higher-income families are seeing their college costs rise more slowly, or even fall.” More student aid is being directed to wealthier students, further exacerbating the educational inequality problem.

And we certainly don’t have an overabundance of graduates. In fact:

Young Americans aren’t as educated as the young citizens of many other developed countries.  The OECD also found that “The U.S. ranks 14th in the world in the percentage of 25-34 year-olds with higher education (42%).” When all adults of working age are considered, the US is still one of the highest-educated countries in the world. But when this age group is considered, we are falling behind.

That’s a personal loss for our young people, and an economic loss for the country. Better-educated adults earn more — a lot more. College-educated men in the US earn an average of $675,000 over the course of a lifetime than those with no upper secondary or higher education. That figure is $390,000 for women — and closing that age gap is another moral issue. What’s more, the value of a college education increased in the US in the first decade of the 21st century. (Source: OECD)

Unfortunately, higher education is extremely expensive in the United States. In fact, the cost of the education itself may be the highest in the world, since other nations include the cost of income lost during the college years. Even when the statistics are combined, only three countries are costlier.

That figure becomes even worse when we consider the fact that, compared to other nations, public funds pay for far less higher education in the US. The “Education at a Glance” study also found that “Across all OECD countries, 30% of the expenditure on higher education comes from private sources, while in the U.S. 62% does.”

Or, to put that another way, public funds pay for 70 percent of higher education on average in developed countries. In the United States, they only pay a little more than half as much on a percentage basis — and our education costs more, too.

The states are withdrawing their education funds. This trend has been exacerbated as states (the primary source of public higher education) withdraw their funding for public education in times of economic downturn, and fail to restore it in times of economic growth. (See this research by Demos.)

Everyone should want to change these statistics. Is that practical? The answer may surprise some people.

Investing in Education

Higher education is a very good investment. The United States has one of the highest “rates of return” on college degrees in the world. OECD data shows that the “net present value” of a higher education — its estimated long-term value, minus total costs — is higher in the United States than it is anywhere else in the world except Portugal.

Free higher education is an affordable dream.  As Jeff Bryant of the Education Opportunity Network points out in his “free public higher education ” petition, free higher education is not an unaffordable fantasy. If public colleges and universities were to be made available to qualified students without charging tuition, the total cost would be an estimated $62.6 billion. And, as Richard Long notes, approximately $69 billion is spent each year on government aid to students.

There is some overlap between the two figures. Some of that student aid goes to tuition for public colleges and universities. But much of it goes to private universities, at levels of quality that range from Ivy League elite to fly-by-night predatory.

Let’s not kid ourselves: Doing this the right way would require increased government spending. It would also call for better coordination between state budgets and Federal expenditures, which can be achieved in a number of ways. But it would be money well spent.   Higher income for individuals equates to higher spending, and therefore to economic growth.

What’s more, debt is also an enormous drag on the economy. We are currently experiencing a student debt crisis of vast proportions — and it’s getting worse. Federal Reserve data tables show that the total student debt outstanding in this country is now $1.225 trillion. What’s more, that figure has risen by nearly $400 billion over the last four years, or nearly $100 billion a year.

Imagine the stimulus effect that $400 billion might have had in these post-financial crisis years. Imagine the even greater stimulus effect that we might have experienced if there were a massive write-down on the overall $1.2 trillion. That kind of policy initiative should also be on the table.

How much will it cost? We can’t know. We are currently spending nearly $70 billion per year in student aid. Even if that figure were to double — which is by no means inevitable — it would be more than paid for by Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s Fairness in Taxation Act. which increases tax rates for millionaires and billionaires on a graduated basis to a modest top rate of 49 percent for billionaires. (It was 91 percent under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower.) That bill would raise $872 billion over a 10-year period. (Source: EPI .)

Another way to cover the cost is by closing corporate tax loopholes. That would bring in an estimated $1.24 trillion over the next 10 years. (Source: US Treasury Department analysis .)

Going forward, a system of free higher public education would eliminate the lion’s share of student indebtedness. Billions in new funds would return to general circulation each year.  Graduates would earn higher incomes, unencumbered by debt. It would be a win-win.

The Moral Imperative

Economically, free public higher education is an achievable goal. And one wonders why the deficit scolds, who profess such concern for young people in there trying to cut Social Security, seems so disinterested in helping them get an education, find jobs, or fulfill their destinies.

But the fundamental argument in its favor is moral, not fiscal. That moral imperative becomes even stronger when we consider the massive injustice we have perpetrated by forcing graduates into an economy that has reached historically awful levels for new entrants into the job market. That alone is an abandonment of our national obligations — both to young people and to our future. Compounding that misery with record-high student debt is nothing short of disgraceful.

Free public higher education is a clean and ethical solution. Elite private institutions will undoubtedly survive, and there’s no reason why grants might not be offered in certain cases for students who can only receive the education they need in specialized institutions. At the other end of the spectrum, many of today’s diploma mills would undoubtedly go under. But that, by all the evidence, wouldn’t be a loss and might even be a net social gain.

But, while the economic arguments are impressive, it’s important not to base this debate on numbers alone. The 2012 platforms of both political parties argued that education initiatives must be geared toward teaching skills that will get graduates hired by America’s corporations. That’s certainly valuable for students who have chosen that is their educational goal.

But the American educational tradition has never been strictly utilitarian. Public institutions of higher learning shouldn’t exist merely to provide free employee training for the private sector.

Colleges and universities must also produce the musicians, writers, philosophers, scientists, and visionaries of tomorrow. We must stay true to the vision of educational philosophers like John Dewey, who recognized that the primary purpose of education are all levels is to produce fully-realized citizens in a democratic society.

The ability to participate fully in all aspects of democratic life has always been the American dream. Free higher education is essential to realizing that dream, and it’s an idea whose time has come.

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Early Years Resources® Educational Supplies

Welcome to Early Years Resources®, a well established and reliable supplier of educational resources and educational supplies to primary schools, nursery schools, daycare settings, teachers, childminders and parents throughout the United Kingdom. We have been operating successfully for over 16 years and we are proud to boast that we’re an independent educational resources company which has grown alongside the education industry. We strive to ensure that we will never be beaten on quality, customer service or product diversity!

Early Years Resources® team consists of professionals who are experienced in the educational industry and are knowledgeable in the selection of school supplies. In the team we have experienced teachers who split their time between the Early Years Resources® office and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and (Key Stage One) KS1 settings. Their hands-on knowledge enables them to select the best, most appropriate teaching supplies and classroom supplies from the UK and worldwide that enhances and support delivery of the curriculum.

Early Years Resources® produce our own school supplies catalogue, you can request via our Early Years Resources® Catalogue page or your can view our range of school supplies using our online catalogue .

Educational Supplies for Schools

Early Years Resources® are specialists suppliers of EYFS and KS1 educational supplies, teaching supplies and early years school furniture to Preschools, Infant Schools and Primary Schools throughout the UK. We offer a range of interactive classroom supplies to help children with Literacy. Numeracy. Art and Crafts. Science and learning about the natural world.

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Our wealth of EYFS educational supplies are suitable for nursery schools, nursery classes, day nurseries, reception classes, children centres and preschool playgroups. Our educational resources are hand selected by our own team of qualified EYFS teachers which ensures that Early Years Resources® stocks the best and most relevant early years classroom supplies to choose from.

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For child care providers such as childminders, nannies, daycare centres and home-based carers, we have an excellent choice of educational resources and early years educational supplies. Our selections are based the knowledge and advice gained from our interactions with childcare professionals. Visit our Childminding Equipment section with over 200 educational resources selected by Childminders for Childminders.

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The Child Care/Early Childhood Education Program provides a core of Liberal Arts courses as well as specialized courses in child care and early childhood education. The program offers two career areas of study: Infant Toddler and Pre-School/Early Elementary.

Students will find many career choices in the Child Care curriculum. These include working directly with children in early childhood education settings such as child care centers, Head Start programs, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first and second grade classrooms. Upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded. Students are advised to visit the department to discuss their plans for transferring to a four-year college before choosing their courses.

In addition, BMCC offers an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Child Care/ Early Childhood Education with a focus on Preschool and Early Elementary School in an evening/weekend format. Students may complete their degree requirements by attending classes exclusively on Friday evenings and on the weekends.

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Leading Reform and Advancing the Science of Nursing Education

October 3-5, 2014, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Pre-conferences: October 2, 2014

The Professional Nurse Educator Group (PNEG) is a virtual network of educators from all over the United States that are dedicated the lifelong learning of professional nurses.  This network is open to all educators in the field.  While there is no formal process to join, membership list or dues, we welcome those interested in network participation to come to the special PNEG networking session at the annual PNEG Conference to participate in discussions and future conference planning.  The network includes faculty from nursing schools, continuing nursing education professionals, entrepreneurs and nursing staff development professionals interested in being part of the network.  Discussions also occur on our listserv  and in the PNEG LinkedIn group (now with over 3200 members).

A history of PNEG, previous PNEG conferences, and future PNEG conferences can be found in the links at the top.  The organization’s activities include a yearly PNEG conference, the listserv and a LinkedIn group.  There is also a link (EdOps) for sharing nurse educator conferences and other items of interest.


To encourage and support those involved in lifelong learning from schools of nursing, hospitals, entrepreneurial and continuing nursing education programs in order to promote best practices in the delivery of nursing care.

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Information Technology – Definition and History

Information Technology – A Definition:

We use the term information technology or IT to refer to an entire industry. In actuality, information technology is the use of computers and software to manage information. In some companies, this is referred to as Management Information Services (or MIS) or simply as Information Services (or IS). The information technology department of a large company would be responsible for storing information, protecting information, processing the information, transmitting the information as necessary, and later retrieving information as necessary.

History of Information Technology:

In relative terms, it wasn’t long ago that the Information Technology department might have consisted of a single Computer Operator, who might be storing data on magnetic tape, and then putting it in a box down in the basement somewhere. The history of information technology is fascinating! Check out these history of information technology resources for information on everything from the history of IT to electronics inventions and even the top 10 IT bugs.

Modern Information Technology Departments:

Popular Information Technology Skills:

Information Technology Certifications:

Having a solid education and specific specialty certifications is the best way to progress in an information technology career. Here are some of the more popular information technology certifications:

Jobs in IT:

There can be a lot of overlap between many of the job descriptions within information technology departments. In order to clarify the descriptions, skills and career paths of each, I have put together a Jobs in IT listing. The jobs in IT listing includes information on education and training required for each position. It also includes lists of companies that typically have IT jobs open, as well as links to IT-specific resumes, cover letters and IT interview questions.

Information Technology – Trends:

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Federal Education Grants



The Adult Basic Education grant is used to supplement programs of instruction for adults who lack sufficient mastery of basic literacy skills. Students who qualify for these additional services are sixteen years old (16) and functions below the eighth (8 th ) grade in reading and math.


This grant is used to provide services to students with disabilities according to the requirements of IDEA “97” and reauthorized IDEIA “2004”. These services support continuous improvement, which focuses on improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Activities and services supported by this grant prepares students for employment, other post-school experiences, and strengthens the involvement of students with disabilities in decisions which facilitate their movement from school to post-school activities, and other future-oriented goals.


The Perkins grant is used to supplement and support State approved career and technical education programs. This grant is funded under provisions of Public Law 105-332, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998.


Title I, Part D: Prevention/Intervention for neglected or delinquent children.

Provides supplementary services to children that are designed to improve academic achievement, facilitate the transition of institutionalized children and youth into a regular school setting, and help prepare this population for high school completion, training and employment, or further education.

Visit the following link for additional information on this program at the US Department of Education web site.

Title II, Part A: Teacher/Principal training and recruitment of HQ staff.

This program is designed to help support sustained and intensive (high quality) professional development in the core academic subjects. The professional activities are tied to challenging content and student performance standards, reflect research on teaching and learning, and incorporate strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations and impact teacher performance in the classroom.

Visit the following link for additional information on this program at the US Department of Education web site.

Title V, Part A: Innovative Education Program Strategies.

This program is designed to support local innovation and reform by providing supplementary funds for the following targeted areas:

  • Technology
  • Instructional materials
  • Promising education reform projects
  • Programs to improve “higher order” thinking
  • Programs to provide for educational needs of gifted and talented students
  • School reform activities consistent with GOALS 2000(Educate America Act).
  • School improvement programs or activities in schools identified for Title I school improvement.

Visit the following link for additional information on this program at the US Department of Education web site.

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Job Listings

International job search brings some unique challenges, such as dealing with language differences, cultural differences, time zone differences, and often an extra burden of presenting yourself as a credible applicant. For help with those types of issues, please review our page on International Job Search .

The pages listed below are other pages on the Riley Guide that can help you find job opportunities in other countries.

  • Multi-National Job Resources — job banks and recruiters who maintain a presence in many countries
  • Multi-National Non-Governmental Organizations — nonprofit and international affairs organizations
  • Canada
  • The Caribbean and Central & South America
  • Western Europe — Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland
  • British Isles — Ireland & Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.
  • Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe — Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine
  • Scandinavia — Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden
  • Africa and the Middle East — Continental Africa, Senegal / West Africa, South Africa, Tunisia, Israel, and the Middle East / Arabian and Persian Gulf Regions
  • Asia and the Pacific Rim — Australia, China / Hong Kong / Taiwan, India, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam
  • The United States of America

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  • 13.18 covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any page on the Website via HTML/CSS or any other means;
  • 13.19 any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to perform automated operations;
  • 13.20 interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Website or the Services or the networks or services connected to the Website of the Services;
  • 13.21 attempting to impersonate another Member or person;
  • 13.22 using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
  • 13.23 selling or otherwise transferring your profile;
  • 13.24 using any information obtained from the Website or the Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person;
  • 13.25 displaying an advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the Website of the Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose;
  • 13.26 using the Website or the Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations;
  • 13.27 modifying, accessing or making available data stored on a computer device which you have accessed through our network, when either the owner of the data, computer or device has taken steps to prevent you from doing this or the owner has expressed a wish that you do not do this;
  • 13.28 making available or uploading files that contain software or other material, data or information not owned or licenced to you or collecting information about others (eg names/addresses) without their prior consent;
  • 13.29 making available, uploading and distributing by any means any material or files that contain any viruses, bugs, corrupt data, Trojan horses, worms or any other harmful software;
  • 13.30 falsifying the true ownership of software or other material or information contained in files made available via the Website or the Services; or
  • 13.31 Obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorised access, through whatever means, to the Website or the Services, other services or computer systems or areas of our or any of our partners’ networks which are identified as restricted.

14. Copyright Policy

You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyright material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. This applies to any material that you submit to other Users of the Services, such as prospective employers or employees. MO prohibit use of the Website and/or the Services of any User who infringes the copyright of others. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website and the Services by another User in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us via the concern@milkround email address or via the report a concern link accompanying the content in question We will take such action (if any) that we in our absolute discretion deem appropriate.

15. Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. MO reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

Use of the Website and the Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy. found at which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.

17. Disclaimers

MO is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Services or the Website or in connection with the Website or the Services, whether caused by Users of the Website or the Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website or the Services. This applies to any content that is submitted to other Users of the Services, such as prospective employers or employees. We are not liable for any job that you may or may not obtain as a result of the Service. Profiles created and posted by Members on the Website or the Services may contain links to other websites although we are not responsible for any User generated links or linked-to content. MO is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by MO. Inclusion of any linked website on the Website and the Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by MO. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. MO takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on the Website or through the Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. MO is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Website or the Services. MO assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, corruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication or any content. MO is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Website or the Services. Under no circumstances shall MO be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of the Website or the Services, attendance at an event organised through the Website or the Services, from any content posted on or through the Website or the Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Website or the Services, whether online or offline. The Services are provided “AS-IS” and as available and MO makes no representations or warranties of any kind as to the Website, the Services or the content. In particular MO expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. MO cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and the Services. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as limiting or excluding MO’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence.

18. Choice of law and Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and you irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Agreement.

You agree to indemnify and hold MO, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, demand, claim or legal proceedings brought or threatened, including expenses of any character suffered or incurred arising out of your use of the Website or the Services in violation of this Agreement, and/or arising from your use of or conduct on the Website or in use of the Services ( including where you have submitted content to other Users of the Services, such as prospective employers or employees) and/or a breach of this Agreement.

This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Website or any of the Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and MO regarding the use of the Website and the Services. The failure of MO to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Milkround is a trademark of MO. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

21. Competitions and Prize Draws

We may from time to time run competitions, free prize draws and/or other promotions on the Website. These will be subject to additional terms and conditions that will be made known to you at the relevant time.

22. Additional Services

From time to time we may provide games or other content for your downloading. However, the download time may vary considerably between the types of content and you agree that you are wholly liable and responsible for any telephone call and/or other charges incurred in downloading the same.

23. Advertising and Sponsorship

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under the Agreement. If any part of the Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction the validity of the remaining terms will be unaffected. If either party does not exercise any right or remedy under these terms, this will not be taken to mean that they have been waived.

  • 25.1 We may terminate the provision of the Website or the Services or restrict your access to them without any prior notice to you where (by way of example and without limitation): (1) there is a regulatory or statutory change limiting our ability to provide the Website and/or the Services; (2) any event beyond our reasonable control prevents us from continuing to provide the Website or the Services (for example, without limitation, technical difficulties, capacity problems and communications failures); or (3) we consider in our sole discretion that you are abusing the Services provided by the Website or are otherwise acting in breach of the Agreement.
  • 25.2 As this is a shared service with other Users, you agree that if the demand for the Services provided by the Website is in excess of our ability to meet the capacity, we may either share the capacity among all Users or we may give you notice by e-mail that the provision of the Website will terminate. Any such termination will not affect your accrued liabilities incurred prior to any such termination.

In addition to the terms and conditions set out above, you agree to use the Services in accordance with any applicable house rules (“House Rules”) that we specify in relation to a Service. You will also comply with those House Rules when you submit content to other Users of the Services, such as prospective employers or employees. All such House Rules shall form part of the Agreement. In the event of a conflict between the terms and conditions set out above and any applicable House Rules the relevant House Rules shall prevail. Please contact us at: with any questions regarding this Agreement. I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.

Fashion institute of technology summer internships

Summer Internships


Not an FIT student but wanting to intern with us anyway? Get a head start on your future by participating in Fashion Institute of Technology’s FIT/NYC Summer Semester Internship Program. During our nationally recognized program you’ll live, work, and start to find your professional niche in the heart of the world’s most dynamic fashion, art, and communications capital. FIT/NYC students are not required to attend our orientation.

Already an FIT student? Click here .

The Internship Center’s FIT/NYC program starts in late May and concludes in the middle of July. It involves taking a 4-credit course and requires interns to contribute a minimum of 6 weeks to the worksite. It also requires interns to spend 12 hours in the classroom. Considerable care is taken to ensure that every internship experience is aligned with the student’s major area of study and his or her career interests and that it meets the operational needs of the sponsor organization.

The classroom-instruction portion of the course has two goals: to empower students to make their worksite experiences as productive as possible and to teach them skills. This includes helping them learn how to successfully market themselves throughout their careers.

An internship experience will advance you personally, academically, professionally, and increase your marketability in the global workplace. An FIT/NYC Summer Semester internship will allow you to:

  • Earn academic credit while working in your chosen field
  • Gain real-world work experience with your favorite designer, retailer, magazine, television show, or other organization
  • Network with professionals
  • Let an employer get to know you as a potential employee
  • Apply lessons learned in class to real working situations
  • Confirm that your career choice is the right one for you
  • Live in FIT on-campus housing

All non-FIT students must be matriculated and pursing a degree at their respective United States university to qualify for our program. They must be entering the junior or senior year and have a Minimum GPA of 2.5 to be accepted into the program.

If you are a high school or middle school student looking to intern with FIT. or for information on high school or middle school classes please visit the Pre-College Programs website .

For more information about FIT/NYC Summer Semester Internships, contact the Internship Center at 212 217.3000 or .

For information about Summer Housing for the FIT/NYC Summer Semester Internship, visit the Summer Housing website.

  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
  • New York City 10001-5992
  • 212-217-7999 Official Mailing Address

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  • The graduate labour market
  • Work experience and placements
  • The recruitment, induction and development of school leavers and graduates
  • Young person employability and career developemnt
  • E learning in further and higher education
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  • Reviews of recent publications

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Education + Training is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Education eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald Education eJournals Collection page .