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Student Events

ACE Greater NY organizes fun, informative events for students to network and gain opportunities outside of the standard program. See below for upcoming events, as well as past events.


Preparing for College: Architecture School

Date: June 22, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

The ACE GNY Preparing for College: Architecture School Panel is back!

ACE GNY Alumni shared their individual journeys studying Architecture and entering the industry. Current students learned about what they can do this summer to prepare for college; what college courses to take; internships, scholarships, and much more!

Panelists:
Dorothy Balansag, First Year, Pratt Institute
Helna Zhen, Fifth Year, Syracuse University
Isabella Joseph, Architectural Designer, KPF
Quiller Augustin, First Year, NYC College of Technology
Xiao Lin Wang, Third Year, CCNY
Ben Prosky, Executive Director of the Center for Architecture | AIA NY and Board Member of ACE GNY

For the recording of this event, please email ACE GNY at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

Preparing for College: Engineering Majors

Date: June 17, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

ACE GNY Alumni shared their individual journeys studying engineering and entering the industry. Current students learned about what they can do this summer to prepare for college; what college courses to take; internships, scholarships, and much more!

Panelists:
Christy Marie Fratto, Double Major in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at RPI
Victoria Leonard, Civil Engineering Major at NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Zachary Nelson, Electrical Engineering Major at Cornell University
Shakiesha Featherstone, Water Engineer at Arcadis, Civil Engineering Graduate from Manhattan College

For the recording of this webinar, please email ACE GNY at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

ACE GNY - Overview of Cultural ACE-Related Campus Organizations

Date: April 19, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

ACE GNY Current Students and Alumni heard firsthand from ACE Alumni about their cultural club affiliations and how to get involved on-campus with ACE related organizations. Alumni led the panel to give insight on joining clubs, what their club does, and the importance of getting involved while in college. Clubs represented at this webinar: SHPE, FAME, NOMAS, NSBE, and SWE. Email us at GreaterNY@acementor.org for the recording.

ACE GNY - Overview of Academic ACE-Related Campus Organizations

Date: April 12, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

ACE GNY Current Students and Alumni heard firsthand from ACE GNY Alumni about their academic campus affiliations and how to get involved on-campus with ACE related organizations. Alumni will lead the panel to give insight on joining clubs, what their club does, and the importance of getting involved while in college. Featuring panelists representing:  CMAA, ASHRAE, SEAoNY, ASCE, AIAS, and CUSD. For a recording of the webinar, please email GreaterNY@acementor.org.

ACE GNY - Industry Associations Webinar

Date: March 15, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

ACE GNY current students and alumni heard from panelists from several industry associations, including the American Institute of Architects NY(AIA NY), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers(ASHRAE), Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) and Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAony).

Attendees learned more about what the associations do, why they are important to join, events, scholarships, and other opportunities they have for high school and college students.

For a recording of this webinar, please contact us at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

ACE GNY - Interviewing Skills Webinar

Date: February 22, 2021

Location: Zoom

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

ACE GNY Current Students and Alumni heard from Vittoria Buccina of Syracuse University School of Architecture and Paige Bauman of STV on best practices for interviewing for college admission and internships.  For a recording of this webinar, please contact us at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

ACE GNY - LinkedIn Webinar

Date: February 8, 2021

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

ACE GNY students and Alumni heard about the importance of LinkedIn, how to make a profile, what to add on it, and how to network/gain connections. Moderators discussed how to reconnect with mentors, the ACE GNY Alumni Group, and how to best present yourself digitally. For a recorded version of this webinar, please email GreaterNY@acementor.org

ACE GNY - College Essay Writing

Date: December 21, 2020

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

ACE GNY Students learned from admissions experts on how to present their story clearly and concisely on college applications. The webinar was led by admissions representatives from NYIT and NYU Tandon School of Engineering.  For a recorded copy of the webinar, email us at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

A Day in the Life of a Former ACE Student - Syracuse University

Date: December 7, 2020

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Current ACE GNY students heard from former ACE students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture program at Syracuse University, for a conversation about their path from ACE to college. The session included a brief overview of Syracuse University and Q&A with the former ACE students.

ACE GNY - Scholarships Webinar

Date: November 23, 2020

Location: Zoom

Time: 4:00-5:00pm

ACE GNY students attended this webinar, led by program staff, on applying to scholarships and the ACE GNY scholarship in particular. Participants asked questions about essays, scoring, and standing out on applications. For a recorded copy of the webinar, email us at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

Manhattan College - Engineering Degrees Info Session

Date: November 21, 2020

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

ACE GNY students heard from professors at Manhattan College about the Civil Engineering department and its areas of specialization: Construction Environmental Geotechnical Structural Transportation Water Resource.

Syracuse University Scholarship and Engineering Info Session

Date: November 16, 2020

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Syracuse University hosted a virtual information session specifically for ACE GNY students and families to learn about Syracuse’s Engineering programs – aerospace, bioengineering, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, and mechanical. This webinar featured their Engineering admissions staff, current students, and alumni, many of whom are ACE alumni or mentors. Syracuse University also introduced students to the new scholarship for exclusively ACE students.

Syracuse University School of Architecture - Portfolio Development Workshop

Date: November 9, 2020

Location: Webinar - Sign-up for the Link

Time: 5:00pm

During this workshop, Assistant Dean Vittoria Buccina will provide insight on developing your portfolio in a manner that best showcases your creativity, curiosity, and spatial ability when applying to a Bachelor of Architecture program.

Exclusively for ACE Greater NY students. Please email us for the link to register.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Webinar

Date: August 25, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Overview of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture program from admissions team. Exclusively for ACE GNY students. Sign up to be announced.

Introduction to Interior Design Careers Webinar from IIDANY

Date: August 4, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Join us for a panel discussion focused on Interior Design Careers, educational requirements, and the overall industry of Interior Design. Hear from our diverse panelists about their design career paths, what a college interior design program entails, and the various opportunties in the interior design industry.

For more information about IIDA NY – visit our website at www.iidany.org

Moderators:
Robin Reigi – Principal Owner, Robin Reigi Architectural Materials
Mary Davis – Sales Representative, Light Art
Elisabeth Mejia – Associate, Project Interior Designer, HKS

Panelists:
Carmita Sanchez-Fong – Professor & Chairperson, FIT
Katie Michael-Battaglia – Design Director, NEMO Tile + Stone
Rachel Robinson – Senior Associate, Design Director, Ted Moudis
Nicole Muratore – Job Captain, Gensler
Kim Kedem – Interior Design Student, FIT

Exclusively for ACE GNY current students and former students. Please email us at GreaterNY@acementor.org for the registration form!

The Pratt Institute Webinar

Date: July 28, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 12:30pm

Overview of the Pratt Institute’s Architecture School and Construction Management Degree Programs.

 

Exclusively for ACE GNY students. Email us at GreaterNY@acementor.org for the registration link!

The Cooper Union Webinar

Date: July 16, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Overview of the Architecture and Engineering programs at The Cooper Union from the admissions team and current students. Exclusively for ACE GNY students.

City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture Webinar

Date: July 8, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00pm

Overview of the Spitzer School of Architecture at City College of NY from the admissions team and former ACE GNY students currently enrolled and studying architecture.

Preparing for College Construction Management Webinar

Date: June 30, 2020

Location: Webinar - Sign-up for the Link

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Hear firsthand from ACE GNY Alumni and ACE Mentors on their individual journeys through studying Construction Management in college and into the industry. Students will get the opportunity to learn about what graduating high school is like; what college courses to take; internships, scholarships, and much more! There will be a moderated panel, and then time for Q&A from students and parents.

Featured Schools to be Added!

Once you submit this form with the panel that you are interested in attending, you will receive a link to the webinar via email within 24 hours. Please make sure to monitor your email for this link. If you do not receive it, please let us know at GreaterNY@acementor.org.

SIGN UP HERE!

This event is for graduating seniors – for a list of events we have for all students, click here

Preparing for College Engineering Webinar

Date: June 23, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Hear firsthand from ACE GNY Alumni and ACE Mentors on their individual journeys through studying different engineering majors (Civil, Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical) and into the industry. Students will get the opportunity to learn about what graduating high school is like; what college courses to take; internships, scholarships, and much more! There will be a moderated panel, and then time for Q&A from students and parents.

Featuring ACE GNY Alumni studying engineering from…
Manhattan College
City College of New York Grove School of Engineering
Cooper Union
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
& more to be added!

This event is for graduating seniors – for a list of events we have for all students, click here

Preparing for College Architecture Webinar

Date: June 16, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Hear firsthand from ACE GNY Alumni and ACE Mentors on their individual journeys through architecture school and into the industry. Students will get the opportunity to learn about what graduating high school is like; what college courses to take; internships, scholarships, and much more! There will be a moderated panel, and then time for Q&A from students and parents.

Featuring ACE GNY Alumni studying architecture from…
NYIT
Cornell University
City College of New York Anne and Bernard Spitzer School of Architecture
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Wentworth Institute of Technology

This event is for graduating seniors – for a list of events we have for all students, click here

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Webinar

Date: June 9, 2020

Location: Webinar

Time: 5:00pm

Overview of the Civil Engineering and Construction Management degree programs from professors of the school. Exclusively for ACE GNY students.

Team Registration Fair

Date: October 16, 2019

Location: 1221 Avenue of the Americas, Sunken Plaza

Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM

On October 16, 2019, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY hosted the annual Team Registration Fair. All of the NYC-based ACE GNY mentorship teams were present and recruiting students to their teams. Each team tabled with a board and a few mentors and high school students met each team and decided which team they wanted to join for the 2019-2020 Program Year.

The program kicked off in November 2019 with 53 mentor teams and 1300 enrolled students. Mentor teams will be meeting until May 2020, at which they will present the design project they have been working on for the program year.

Students that join ACE are encouraged to join again the following year – our application for the 2020-21 Program Year will be live in August 2020.

Professional Development Panel – Engineering

Date: June 12, 2019

Location: 1040 Avenue of Americas, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10018

The Preparing for College Engineering Panel was held on June 12, 2019 at the ACE Greater NY office in Midtown Manhattan. Panelists were guided through a moderated discussion by current Team Leader and Mentor Committee Chair, Virginia Demske (Cerami & Associates). Students learned about the basics and expectations of several undergraduate engineering programs, including Mechanical and Civil Engineering at universities throughout Greater New York.

Professional Development Panel – Architecture

Date: June 11, 2019

Location: 1040 Avenue of Americas, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10018

For the first time, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY Alumni Committee organized two panel discussions to provide seniors graduating from high school with firsthand insight on Architecture School and Engineering programs.

The Preparing for College Architecture Panel was held on June 11, 2019 at the ACE Greater NY office in Midtown Manhattan. Panelists were guided through a moderated discussion by ACE Alumni and current Team Leader, Nadene Taylor (Beyer Blinder Belle). Students learned about the basics and expectations of Architecture school, including the vocabulary and tools needed to succeed.

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