International Student Office (international students only)
Linda Asaro, director of the Office of International Students at The Graduate Center, CUNY, will introduce you to the services her office provides. The Office of International Students offers advice and assistance to students from outside the United States, particularly with regard to immigration issues relating to F-1 Student Status and J-1 Exchange Visitor Student category. The office also assists students in understanding American cultural behavior and in interpreting various bureaucratic procedural requirements, including nonresident alien taxation.
Linda Asaro joined the Grad Center’s Office of International Students in October 2016. Previously, she served as an international student adviser at The New School and Rutgers University and was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia and Cuba. She became interested in the field of international education while she was an international student in Nottingham, United Kingdom. She graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.A. in psychology and holds an M.S. in organizational management from the School for International Training.
J-School Processes (international students only)
Director of Student Affairs Anthony LaViscount will discuss the J-School’s Student Affairs Office and how we can help you be successful in the program.
VPN and ProTools Installation (ALL Students)
Danny Kaminski, our “friendly neighborhood IT man” who manages the technology support team, will give a live demonstration of VPN and Pro Tools Installation on macOS, going over everything that is required for activating Pro Tools, including:
- Installation of and connecting to our VPN
- Installing Pro Tools (which’ll also install the iLok License Manager)
- Configuring iLok License Manager to activate Pro Tools
**Looking to get a jump-start? No problem! Download the Activating Pro Tools PDF and give it a go— but if you run into trouble, please hold off on submitting questions until after the demo. You can find the PDF on Blackboard under the Student Affairs tab.
Wellness Center Presentation (for ALL students)
Dr. Inez Strama, supervising clinical psychologist and certified group psychotherapist at the Student Counseling Service of The Graduate Center’s Wellness Center, will provide a brief overview of the services offered by the Wellness Center, how to request those services, what to expect when you do, and some common barriers that get in the way of asking for help. She will also answer your questions about the process.
Dr. Inez Strama (she/they) works exclusively with master’s and doctoral Graduate Center and Journalism School students, providing a variety of mental health services. She also teaches and provides supervision to the Wellness Center’s clinical fellows in training. She is a contributing author of the recently published book, “Thriving in Graduate School: The Expert’s Guide to Success and Wellness.”