As I’m mere minutes away from my dorm, I can’t help but wonder if I’m really ready for this. Can I support myself? Will I succeed in college? How will I deal with being away from my family, the most important thing to me? Unanswered questions, and I don’t even want to go, but here I am.
The good news is that in like 4 seconds, your thoughts will mostly revolve around your roommate’s dishes. They’re still in the sink. Why are they still in the sink. Get them out of the sink. Not that you’d say anything obv. That would be rude. Maybe a note.
what kind of writing sample are you looking for for job apps?
If you’ve done journalism, creative nonfiction, observational writing—basically, anything that gives us an idea of how you would write and what exists in your head, while also showing that you can write about stuff that exists outside your head. We are into voices and things like that.
I'm an incoming freshman and I'm sort of interested in a sorority. I know it's not a big part of NYU life but I want to know my options. I can find general information about the sororities online but what I can't find are the reps they hold within the school. So what are your opinions (and the general NYU opinions) on specific sororities at NYU?
we have no fucking clue, but you probably just gave us an idea for a welcome week post. HAHAHA NO CREDIT ANONYMOUS LINK ECONOMY BYEEEE
So I gotta go to NYU for film school. If I don't, then I will fail at life. How good does my gpa need to be in order to be safe. (assuming I have the artistic talent with filmmaking...)
We have no idea.
"If I don’t __ then I will fail at life" is an awful, awful thing to tell yourself at night! Do you sleep on a pillow of guilt and sheets of stress, and get up in the middle of the night to get a glass of shame? Give yourself some credit and leeway.
Re the last one: once at Tisch, so many young filmppl drop out to Follow Their Dream, because they realize that Their Dream doesn’t always dovetail with a crazy-expensive 4 year curriculum. Which is totally fine. Some people stay too. Also totally fine. The point is that it should have zero things to do with a person’s sense of validation and self-worth.
Take a deep breath because you’re crazy young. So are we. Crazy young. We’ll do it with you. Deep breath. Crazy young. Crazy. Young.
I feel entirely disconnected from my fellow incoming NYU freshmen (with the exception of a few from my high school) as I do not have a Facebook. I am going to be the epitome of the typical scared freshman those first few weeks.
We are here for you. (Stay tuned for more consolations.)
“Look, we’re students at NYU. Whether by cognitive dissonance or not, we want to be on the university’s side. We’re not out for blood. Is that an abdication of impartiality? If it is, so is this: it’s really fucking hard to be on the university’s side. We don’t want to be enemies with Sexton’s expansionism, or the frankly-needed rethinking of Washington Square Village, or the global network plan at all. We get to go to a dozen countries and still be on NYU WiFi. We get bathrooms in Union Square. We get access to Nobel laureates. The tradeoff is that when NYU acts mad sketchy with human rights activists, or gives educators vacation homes, or acts otherwise like a steamroller, it becomes difficult to stay cheerleaders.”—We “go in" on the new Timesarticle about NYU’s executive compensation.
don’t go to amanda sarah parties. if you’re in one of those “0MG I’M TO COLLEGE IN NYC CLASS OF 2017!!1!!1” groups, get out while you can. you’ll pay $20 to get into a shitty party where you won’t have any fun and will be surrounded by other socially awkward and nervous freshman.