Jumpstart Frequently Asked Questions
For newly admitted graduate students
Below are answers to common questions about the Jumpstart Summer Learning Experiences.
We hope you will make NYU Tandon your graduate home! If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org about the Tandon Summer Scholars program and email@example.com about Tandon Summer Career Academy.
Summer Career Academy FAQs
- Do I get credits for this course?
- No, this is a summer learning experience to help you prepare for internships/jobs in the U.S.
- Who is the Summer Career Academy designed for?
- The sessions have been designed for incoming grad students who would like to learn more about the U.S. job market, current hiring prospects and how to position themselves to find a job/internship.
- How are the sessions designed?
- Each of the sessions has been designed to be highly interactive. Students will be encouraged to participate, share their perspectives and engage through small-group exercises.
- What do I gain from enrolling in the Summer Career Academy?
- After attending the Summer Career Academy, incoming grad students will have an understanding of what to expect in terms of the job market in the United States, the recruitment process, how to effectively network as grad students, and how to present themselves to U.S. employers.
- Is there an exam/tests?
- There are no exams/tests since this is not a for-credit course.
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Summer Scholars FAQs
- If I am admitted to the Summer Scholars program, how do I register for this course and earn credit?
- After being selected as a Tandon Summer Scholar, you need to accept your offer and establish your NYU email address. We will then connect you with your faculty advisor, who will work with you to apply the credit in your fall course load. The grade for the course would then be counted towards your fall GPA.
- In addition to my 3-credit Tandon Summer Scholars course, how many credits should I register for in the Fall 2021 semester?
- Students are strongly encouraged to register for 12 total credits for the Fall 2021 semester. This means you will register for your 3-credit Tandon Summer Scholars course and three additional 3-credit courses.
- Will I be charged for this course?
- No. A benefit of the Tandon Summer Scholars program is that you will never be charged tuition or fees for this course.
- How is the scholarship for the fall course applied and when?
- The scholarship will be applied to your account before September 1st. You receive the credit when you matriculate in the fall and complete your final exam or project. The course is worth 3 academic credits.
- What is the timing for the summer course?
- The summer course will run June 7, 2021 - August 20, 2021, followed by the final exam or project in the first two weeks of the fall semester to finalize the process of converting to credit. Exact timing and format of the final exam or project depends on the structure of the course, and will be communicated by the professor close to the course start date.
- If plans change unexpectedly and I need to enroll remotely in fall, will I still be able to earn this credit?
- If unanticipated circumstances require a switch to remote learning, we will arrange for your exam or project to be taken remotely as well so you can receive credit.
- Do I have to take a specific course that is part of my program?
- Yes. There are predetermined courses for your program; you will see the list of eligible courses for your program in the application form.
- What are my options if I’m an MS student in Finance and Risk Engineering (FRE)?
- Admitted students in FRE have access to alternative non-credit summer experiences.
- Can I take more than one course in the summer?
- No. You can only take one course for free.
- What will the remote course experience be like?
- The summer courses begin on June 7th. Each course will be taught by a Tandon professor, giving synchronous and asynchronous weekly instruction and assignments. You will likely interact with other new students through forums and coursework. When you come to campus in the fall, you will complete a final exam or project to earn the credits.
- Can I get credit for this course if I attend elsewhere?
- No. Participants can only receive credit after matriculating at Tandon in the fall.
- Do I have to pay if I start the course but don’t complete it?
- I was admitted to a completely online masters program. Am I eligible for the Summer Scholars course?
- Unfortunately, students admitted to an online program are not eligible for this program.
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NYU Tandon Made Challenge FAQs
- How can I find or form a team?
- We encourage you to get creative in how you find and form virtual teams with your future classmates, faculty, friends, and mentors. Zoom-based team hunts will also be organized with breakout rooms to help you partner virtually with other participants.
- What is the timeline to participate?
The topics and dates for the 2021 challenges are still being finalized — last year, they began June 1st and ran through July. You can visit NYU Tandon Made Challenge to learn more about the last year's challenges and winning teams.
- What is the format for the submission?
Details are still being finalized. For context, last year teams were required to to submit a 60-second video pitch and a written summary of 400 words or less. You can visit NYU Tandon Made Challenge to learn more about the last year's challenges and winning teams.
- What do the winning teams get?
- Details are still being finalized. For context, last year each challenge had a $5,000 prize pool split between undergraduate and graduate winning teams. A portion of the prize was given to the teams upon award and the remainder was held in the teams’ name and awarded upon the completion of certain development milestones, such as the creation of the first prototype.