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Transfer/Transition Ambassadors (TA's)

Your 2013-2014 Transfer/Transition Ambassador (TA) team is excited to welcome you!  TA's are student leaders who successfully transferred or transitioned to NYU and now assist the Student Resource Center with providing fun and interactive programming for new and returning transfer students.  TAs are trained to provide support to, resources for, and advisement to transfer and transitioning students who are in the process of acclimating to NYU Washington Square and New York City. From checking out events and tours around NYC, to information sessions about studying abroad and career services, you'll want to make time to attend their events throughout the year. Your TA's are also here to answer any questions you have about NYU, so feel free to contact them.

TA Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now live. Click HERE for more information and to apply. Questions? Email Long Wu.

Su Hawn



Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida

Ask me about: Sports, Gym, Fishing, Comedy Shows, Technology, Politics and Games

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Instead of trying get comfortable in the new environment just continue to do what you have already been doing at your previous school like nothing has changed. I made most of my friends from continuing to do what I love such as playing basketball, going to comedy shows and joining the gaming club despite the change of environment.


Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Neuroscience and Its Implications on Intimate Relationships, Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

Hometown: Sherborn, MA

Ask me about: Greek Life, navigating campus, TransferMation, working out in the city, Student Health Center

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Don't be afraid to try something new and unexpected! This city and campus have incredible opportunities you might not normally have access to, so keep an open mind and push yourself to step outside of your comfort zone. You'll only ever regret not trying something.


School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Hotel and Tourism Management

Hometown: Hillsborough, NJ

Ask me about: NYU Hotel Business Society, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Broadway, good restaurants, living on and off campus, internships

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Work hard, experience all you can, and be yourself. Although attending NYU is a dream of many, and was certainly a dream of mine, students who are given the chance to study here must take full advantage of the many different opportunities this global university has to offer, including internships, on campus events, and studying abroad. This school is a cultural center for students from all different areas of the world, giving everyone the freedom to freely express themselves and be who they want to be in various ways. There truly is a niche for everyone here - you just need to find it.


College of Arts and Science

Neural Science

Hometown:  Goldens Bridge NY

Ask me about: TransferMation, NYC Good Eats, Music in the city

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: NYU is huge, you shouldn’t be afraid to meet as many people as you can during your transition into the school! Once you get here take advantage of all of the opportunities that you will be offered as a transfer student. There are so many leadership positions and groups that help you meet people and get involved on campus.


College of Arts and Science

Economics and English

Hometown: Orono, MN

Ask me about: Swing dance club, TransferMation, Residential College

My advice for new transfer and transitioning students: Remind yourself that you've already started at a new place before, and that this time it will hopefully be even better! It's easy to let yourself feel the same things you may have felt at your old school (e.g. missing home, missing friends from high school) when you start all over again at NYU, but you've done it once, and there's no need to do it again (and if it's never happened then congrats to you)!

Danielle Herring

College of Arts and Science

Politics and French

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Ask me about: Transitioning to NYC, skiing, cheap places to eat

My advice for new transfer and transitioning students: Challenge yourself and take advantage of everything that NYU has to offer. I have found that one of the best ways to learn about different things going on on campus is to subscribe to as many listservs as you are interested in. While your inbox will be bombarded, I have attended so many lectures and meetings that are so interesting and not many people knew about them. Also free food!




Media, Culture, and Communications

Hometown:  West Stockbridge, MA

Ask me about: Study abroad, finding an internship/job, froyo (and cheap eating in general)

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Remember that even though transferring can be difficult, there are so many transfers at NYU, and they are all experiencing the same stuff. While NYU doesn't have a quad or campus in the super traditional sense, there are so many communities at NYU, and there will be one that fits you!



Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism & Sports Management (SCPS)

Hotel and Tourism Management

Hometown:  New Canaan, CT

Ask me about: Transitioning to NYC, traveling, cooking, internships, or anything about NYC (I worked for the City’s tourism & marketing office for 8 months so I’m a pretty good source!)

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Don’t be scared to ask questions! Whether it is your professors, Transfer Ambassadors, friends or even strangers at the subway station, I have found that people are incredibly willing to go out of their way to help you, if you just make the effort to reach out. The people around you are your support system – and they want to help, so don’t be afraid of looking silly.

My second piece of advice is to throw yourself into the NYU and NYC experience as fully as possible. Especially as a transfer student, the time flies – so make the most of it! Join clubs, get internships, and go out and explore the City. You’re only young once, so enjoy yourself!


Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Finance, Economics (Minor in Mathematics & Computer Science)

Hometown: Round Rock, TX

Ask me about: Any and all sports, nightlife in the city, cliff jumping and skydiving, motorcycles

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

Simrin Jhangiani

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Ask me about: Singing, a capella, South Asian groups, guitar, Gallatin Business Club, and lastly, how to make cupcakes!

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: All transfers are in the same boat of no friends! Go to all of the transfer events and meet so many cool people! I made all my friends at it. Also, join as many clubs as possible. Just be social!


Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Early Childhood Education and Political Science

Hometown:  Overland Park, Kansas, Modi’in, Israel & Greensboro, NC - I’ve moved around.

Ask me about: Best places to get work done, transitioning smoothly, subway system, theatre, best dollar slices, politics and anything else on your mind!

My advice to new transfer and transitioning students: Take a second to imagine the incredible things you have heard about NYU. Now, take a second to imagine something even better. That is NYU. It is even better than you imagine it to be. While it can be easy to get distracted by all that’s going on around you – trust me, there’s a lot - stay focused on the important things, but don’t let them be all that you live for. Doing well in school is important, but it doesn’t compare to experiences that will last you a lifetime. Take advantage of as much as you can! The key is balance. Once you’ve mastered that, I can guarantee that you will thrive here!

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