Class Notes 09/17/14

Notes: [ 09/17/2014 ]

Main Topic: Correspondence

Free-Writing (15 mins)

  1. Reflect on how City Tech/department and major have prepared you for the types of jobs out there?
  2. “Dream Big”- given unlimited resources, what would you recommend to the college or department (in terms of overall education/ career preparedness).

Group Work and Discussion

  • Share ideas with your group members on what you wrote in your free-writing.
  • Take a look at CityTech’s courses/majors and compare it to other colleges.
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • mind-mapping/clustering

‘My Ideal Department’ [That we wished CityTech would offer to students]

  1. Classes size
  2. Internships
  3. Faculty
  4. Career
  5. Advising
  6. Mentoring
  7. Career Mechanics
  8. Spaces/technology

Group Work Discussion/ Research of other colleges


  • Not enough professors/classes (lack of variety)
  • No labs, lack of software
  • More internship classes should be offered
  • More communication and feedback from companies
  • Professors must speak English clearly or can be understood
  • Unnecessary course requirements
  • Certification assistance
  • Better advisement
  • Job Center

“Dream Big”

  • More Professors and courses
  • Technical Works
  • Support from the library (assistance)
  • More resource
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Independent research
  • Field trips that relates to the field we are in
  • Wider usage of instruction technology (Blackboard, open lab)
  • Gym, recreational areas
  • Better elevators

CityTech Dept/Major

Colleges Searched

  • Hunter
  • Queens
  • Baruch
  • Brooklyn
  • Polytech
  • NYU
  • Harvard
  • MIT
  • Cooper
  • Stonybrook
  • Columbia
  • Howard


Assignment 2 (discussed the task for the assignment)

Work/task for the next 2 weeks

  1. Blogs
  2. Memo Letter

For more information check schedule.