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Fmm New Student One Year Orientation F08 For Web

  1. 1. Fashion Merchandising Management: Orientation *One Year AAS Students* WELCOME ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN !!!!! August 19, 2008 ** for new students starting Fall 2008**
  2. 2. Where We Are… <ul><li>The FMM Office is located: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ B” Building </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd Floor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Room B-320 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 212-217-4800 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Please check in with our secretary to make an appointment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who We Are… <ul><ul><li>FMM Chairperson…TBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renee Cooper…Assistant Chair / AAS Deg. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naomi Gross…Assistant Chair / AAS Deg. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I Love New York Club Advisor </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nancy Kaplan…Assistant Chair / BS Deg. </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who We Are… <ul><li>Vincenzo Gatto…Advisor International Programs </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Registrar for FMM One Year students : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellyn Halpern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: C-158 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 212-217-3820 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FMM Admissions : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Arbogast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: C-Lobby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Admissions issues only: not course advisement </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Curriculum Worksheet
  6. 6. Curriculum Worksheet <ul><li>SAVE THIS DOCUMENT! </li></ul><ul><li>Use it to track your progress </li></ul><ul><li>Bring it with you to all group or individual advisement sessions along with your Degree Audit (DARS) </li></ul><ul><li>Your DARS will be available after September 8, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The curriculum worksheet is: </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged by semester </li></ul><ul><li>Lists required courses </li></ul><ul><li>Lists choices of Major Area Electives, Related Area Electives </li></ul><ul><li>Provides credit requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Should mimic your DARS (Degree Audit) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Academic Advisement <ul><li>Always bring your curriculum worksheet and your DARS with you. These two documents are your guides from semester to semester. </li></ul><ul><li>Group advisement sessions will take place prior to registration for spring 2009 classes. You will receive an e-mail blast with these dates. We urge you to attend one of these sessions. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Academic Advisement <ul><li>In addition to group advisement, one-on-one advisement is available with an FMM advisor during the day or during evening hours. Contact the receptionist in the FMM office to schedule after the third week of classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Always bring your curriculum worksheet and your DARS with you to any and all advisement sessions! </li></ul>
  9. 9. If you plan to apply to the Bachelor’s Degree Program, you must also complete the following pre-requisites: <ul><li>MG153 : Excel for Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This, or the equivalent, must be taken prior to Information Systems Case Analysis - MG306 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SS141 : Macroeconomics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This must be taken prior to taking Microeconomics (SS 342) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MA222 : Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This or the equivalent, must be taken prior to taking Data Analysis for Business Applications (MA321) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Algebra Placement Exam : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This or the equivalent must be taken prior to taking Data Analysis for Business Applications (MA321) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What is Common Hour? <ul><li>Time out for Club Meetings and Campus Activities. See Student Life 7 th Floor “A” bldg. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Hour is every Tuesday & Thursday </li></ul><ul><li>between 1 pm and 2 pm </li></ul><ul><li>** Club sampling **: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Merchandising Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BRAG (Open to all minorities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delta Epsilon Chi (Collegiate Division of DECA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Marketing Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I Love NY </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Internships Location: Room A605/606 <ul><li>Related area elective (choice): </li></ul><ul><li>Taken 2nd semester, summer, or after two semesters, if studying with an F-1 visa. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds networking and focus on career goals </li></ul><ul><li>Must be planned semester before scheduling-attend mandatory meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Second semester Max. credit load recommendation : 17 Credits including internship…try to increase first semester credit load. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Grades <ul><li>Students MUST maintain a 2.0 GPA </li></ul><ul><li>Falling below 2.0 puts students on Probationary Warning and can lead to dismissal </li></ul><ul><li>Students have up to 6 weeks to withdraw from a class---tuition penalties may apply; follow appropriate guidelines to withdraw officially from classes…notify your professor </li></ul><ul><li>Grades of “Incomplete” are calculated as an “F” until resolved . Make-up Exam fee: $25 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Graduation Requirements <ul><li>FIT’s graduation ceremony is held in May </li></ul><ul><li>Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 to received a degree </li></ul><ul><li>Students must complete a minimum or 33.5 credits in residence at FIT </li></ul><ul><li>All FMM / FIT requirements must be met (2 major electives & one related area elective)….no exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>The “Request to Graduate” form must be completed ($30 bursar fee); this form is mailed to you or can be picked up in C-158 Registrar’s Office </li></ul>
  14. 14. Applying to Bachelor’s Program <ul><li>Applications are available on line. You must re-apply if interested. </li></ul><ul><li>(**$25 fee, no essay required) </li></ul><ul><li>Applications should be filed by the end of fall semester, no later than December 15, 2008 for fall 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor candidates should attend Upper Division advisement meetings in spring 2009 semester. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bachelor’s Degree Changes… Concentration Options <ul><li>Buying </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inventory Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fashion Planning and Allocation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Product Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Aided Product Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web PDM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fashion Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop in Apparel Merchandising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales Management </li></ul></ul>Attend the upper division fair in October to learn more about FMM and other B&T bachelor degree programs!
  16. 16. Study Abroad : <ul><li>International Courses & Semester Abroad </li></ul><ul><li>**Minimum GPA 3.0 and faculty approval </li></ul><ul><li>**Attend orientation meetings in fall semester </li></ul><ul><li>5th & 6 th Semester in Florence (BS Program) </li></ul><ul><li>Westminster University Program </li></ul><ul><li>Other programs in: France, England, China, and Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>Summer courses abroad: FM226 International Buying & Marketing, FM 491 London Internship </li></ul><ul><li>International Programs Office: B119 </li></ul><ul><li>Web site: </li></ul><ul><li>FMM International Programs: Prof. Gatto B320 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. FIT is FMM !!!!