Becoming A College Student


Transitioning from high school to college was much more smooth than I thought it would be because I am more in control. I’m used to being independent and doing my own thing, so this is almost like a piece of cake. Key word: almost. The breaks that I have between my classes give me time to work on any assignments or just hanging out with friends. It’s all up to me, just the way I like it. My favorite class so far is Art History, probably because I’m an art junkie. The class is engaging, and I’ve already learned so much about what art was like back in the Renaissance days. I’ve also learned about what European society was like as well. As for Math, I know everything already so I don’t find that class difficult at all, not even the homework. I can breeze through it no problem. I can’t say much about Public Speaking because I’ve only had that class twice so far. However, I find it annoying how you have to spend more money FOR A CODE. The only thing that I’m still adjusting to is the whole “Learning Community” experience. I keep to myself/my group of friends most of the time. I’m not used to having to interact with those outside of my social group at all. It’s something I’d much rather not do, but if I get to make a friend out of it then that would be great.




assignment 2-kami

My 1st two weeks at Citytech were mostly transitional for me. When I say transitional, I mean like I’m just getting used to the everyday flow and lifestyle of college. I was also getting accustomed to all the classes I registered for this past summer. So far none of them have really given me any type of trouble except for Typography and Drawing. Typography in particular is difficult to read. The professor says we have to be creative in our assignments yet follow his directions to pretty much the most specific of details. It’s really confusing. Drawing is more enjoyable in this respect, however, the amount of equipment I have to get for the class is insane. You have to buy multiple types of paper, pencils of different sizes, a measuring tool, and a knife (no we actually have to get an XACTO knife, from where I don’t know). Math and English are fairly easy as I don’t get that many assignments and I don’t need that many supplies for them. Some other things that I had to do were get a new ID, the school’s Wi-Fi, and get information about the clubs and resources available to me during my 4 year stay on this campus. I also had to get settled in with ASAP so that I could take advantage of the benefits they offered such as free MetroCards and textbooks for reduced prices. All they ask for in return is that I pass my classes (which was my plan before I even got here).  So, for the most part my experience here was bit hectic because of the sudden rush of college life but I feel once I get used to it, I’ll be just fine.

All About Me

Here’s A Brief History of who I am, what I do, and why we should be friends: I grew up most of my life in Brooklyn, New York, raised by two loving parents who brought me from Georgetown, Guyana at a young age. My Creative Journey started when my parent sent me to a Performing Arts school Named Meyer Levin, where I found myself falling in love with Acting and Stage Management. I have studied 5 year to perfected this craft and honestly thought that I would be the next Tyler Perry. Only until I reached High School where I found a new love for design, photo shopping, websites and coding, I decided City Tech is where I belong now.

Being a College Freshman is a lot. The transition from high school to college is scary but refreshing at the same time. One thing I love is, getting to create my own schedule and attending classes that I am interested in. The highlight of my High School experience was senior year and the senior activities. I enjoyed the chance to be able to celebrate my achievements and look back to see how far I came. I hope to find a new and better me at City Tech. Someone who is a boss, and a person that can handle time management better, and balance a work and school life like no other. I am a person that is loving and caring with good vibes. I am funny, intelligent, and sassy at times and could be the realist person you see. I would like to get to know everyone else better and can’t wait to see, what is in store these upcoming years.

                            xoxo Cece Style

A collage of Cece Style through the years
All About Me


Introducing ourselves

Although we introduced ourselves in class briefly, and we’ll introduce ourselves more formally in Project #2, please write introduce yourself here in a comment as a way to help us get to know each other better. Aim to write 250-300 words. This is your chance to say all the things you didn’t get to say in class, or to say again all the things you crafted and said brilliantly. You might add what your academic interests are, what the highlight of  your high school experience was, what you hope to find at City Tech, etc.

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Ways of Seeing: Adventures with Image & Text

This First Year Learning Community for COMD students taking COMD1100 & ENG1101, will include field trips, hands-on projects, multimedia composing, and cross-sensory experiences to help you discover, express, and refine your creative vision.

At City Tech, First Year Learning Communities (FYLC) are two or more courses with the same students enrolled, linked with an interdisciplinary theme, providing an innovative way for students to learn and form bonds with the college. FYLC faculty work together and with peer mentors to highlight connections between disciplines, in addition to creating a more caring, consistent, and supportive environment. Students must be enrolled in both courses to complete the Learning Community.

Faculty: Jody Rosen (ENG1101) & Jenna Spevack (COMD1100)
Peer Mentor: Evelyn Ng