How can we find nice summer jobs/internships? And how qualified do you normally need to be for internships?

Mr. Blumm sends out a weekly newsletter with available internship opportunities via email. If you have questions or want more details or options, just visit him in the guidance suite (room 236). 

 

Internship requirements vary greatly, but there are always options for inexperienced students who have real passion to gain experience in any given field.

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

Does Stuy accept the Day of Silence?

Totally! In fact, we have volunteers passing out stickers and labels explaining what the Day of Silence is. Teachers are well aware of it, so don't worry about participating if you are observing.

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

Do sports tryouts require prior experience or knowledge?

Usually not, but you should contact the captain of the individual team you are interested in for more information. Usually there are varsity teams who have some experience, and then lower teams who are just beginning to help them gain the experience needed to join the varsity.

Posted on March 7, 2017 .

Is it better to quit band after 3 semesters if we're not good at playing our instrument or to stay in band for four years?

It really comes down to if you enjoy it or not. As long as your grade isn't suffering too much, it's worth it to stay in the class (unless there's another class you really want to take that conflicts with band). If it's hurting your grade, or there's another class you want to take, or you just aren't enjoying it, then definitely consider dropping. Band can also be a great way to get better at the instrument, though, so don't just quit because you aren't amazing right now!

Posted on February 26, 2017 .

Is it okay if we don't want to join a specific club until we're an upperclassmen? Or do most clubs only accept underclassmen?

Most teams (academic, performative, and sports) are reluctant to take on new recruits if they are upperclassmen, just because there's not enough time to train them. However, most other clubs and publications do accept new members of all ages. You should check with the leaders of the particular clubs you're interested in joining, since it really is on a case-by-case basis.

 

That being said, if you think you're going to want to join a club later on, don't wait! Joining clubs is a great way to make friends and find a way to escape the sometimes monotonous life at Stuy. Feel free to contact us at bigsibchairs1617@gmail.com if you want more specific information on any specific clubs, or advice on how to manage your time dealing with academics and extracurricular commitments! 

Posted on February 13, 2017 .