Welcome back, students!
September 8, 2015
The Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, which means back to school for academic institutions across the city. The ten colleges and law school that call Downtown Brooklyn home have a few events planned to welcome back students from the summer break. Here are a few of them:
- Today, St. Francis College will host Terrier Tuesday, a carnival block party that welcomes new students to the St. Francis College family. New SFC students can pick up ID cards and student planners; meet more than 40 student clubs; enjoy free BBQ, games and win prizes; and receive a Terrier gift bag. Afterward, attendees are invited to the women’s volleyball match at 7pm.
- Last Wednesday, the Brooklyn Law School Entrepreneurship Club hosted the first official Legal Eats event, which transformed the courtyard of the Downtown Brooklyn law school into a curated market for local food, drink, and crafts. The event was positioned as a networking and team-building event for the Entrepreneurship Club, a nascent organization started three years ago, and was part of a larger mission guided by the school’s Center of Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) program. That mission? “To create a hub for exploring legal issues surrounding entrepreneurship and for providing effective legal representation and support for new commercial and not-for-profit businesses — while also training the next generation of business lawyers to advise and participate in these sectors.” Vendors included Mile End Deli, Red Star Sandwich Shop, Bamboo Bites, and more.
- This summer, Pratt Institute transitioned its Center for Continuing and Professional Studies into a full-fledged school at the academy: the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). As part of this transition, the School—which builds on the Center’s more than 40-year history—is growing to meet the demands of creative professionals by expanding its for-credit certificate programs, non-credit programs, and online courses. The School offers one-off, non-credit and for-credit courses like Environmental Graphics, Online and Social Media Marketing, and Introduction to UX/UI Mobile Design; non-credit Certificate Programs, such as Fashion New Media, Design Entrepreneurship, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Design, and Advanced Perfumery; and American Institute of Architects (AIA) Professional Development courses. It also offers courses through a pre-college program aimed at high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Tomorrow, September 9, SCPS will hold a fall information session 6 to 8 pm. SCPS will also hold a Preview Saturday Class on Saturday, September 12 from 10 am to 1 pm that will give prospective students the opportunity to sample a SCPS course in a 3-hour workshop.
To learn more about efforts to connect Downtown Brooklyn’s higher education community and create a pipeline to local jobs and internships in the area, click here to read about the Brooklyn Education Innovation Network.