FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Should I see the Assistant Vice President if I
have a problem?
To assist you in the most expeditious manner, you should review
the various departments and offices that are related to your
problem, and begin there. It is important to introduce yourself
to faculty and staff in an organized and calm manner to communicate
your concern, while also respectfully requesting the name and
position of the person you are speaking with. It is always wise
to take notes (names, dates, result) on your visits as you address
a problem, for follow-up thank you notes or otherwise. We value
accountability and professionalism for both students, as well
Q. Who can I see to discuss a personal problem?
Students can arrange to speak to a professional staff member
about any issue that they believe is impacting on their studies.
Please feel free to stop by to arrange an appointment at a mutually
convenient time with a counselor, professional, or peer advisor
from the appropriate office.
Q. What kind of scholarships do you offer?
Baruch offers and array of merit and need based scholarships
for incoming and continuing students as well as information about
other competitive scholarships within the university and other
outside funding sources. Begin by browsing through the scholarship
web page for assistance.
Q. Can you write me a letter or recommendation?
We will be glad to write letters or recommendation for students
that we have gotten to know through extracurricular involvement
at the college. Those who know you as a student, employee or
through student involvement should be the ones writing you a
letter. One of your challenges will be for you to assess which
faculty members can truly write about you as student. In
addition to a recommendation from a faculty member of the Division,
a manager at work may also be an appropriate source.
Q. Can you tell me things that I can get involved
in other than just my classes?
The collegiate experience should go well beyond your course work. Some
of our most successful students have found ways to take on various
leadership roles in student organizations or community based
groups. Others have found the time to get more actively involved
in volunteer work either through initiatives sponsored by Baruch
student organizations or other outside groups. Every experience
should be a learning experience. We can suggest how you can expand
or start the process.