Graduate Admissions Blog

Category: Graduate Student Life

Kristin Waters
Admissions

Student Services: So What Exactly Is a One-Stop Student Center, Anyway?

Bank Street College launched a one-stop Student Center on July 1, 2020, to provide you with high-level student service related to your enrollment. Now, you may be thinking… “That’s great, but what is a one-stop center anyway?” Great question! Generally speaking, at our one-stop-shop, you’ll have access to a variety of services under one roof. […]

Graduate Student Life

Commencement 2018— The First Bronx Cohort Graduates!

The drums pierced with a wild blaze through my heart—  the sounds were something ancient and completely mesmerizing. While listening, clapping, and cheering I waved my hands over my  my eyes hoping to assuage the wellspring of emotion rushing through me— tears would have definitely fallen otherwise. The drumming circle lent us musical encouragement as […]

Graduate Student Life

How to Survive: Tips to Keep Your Sanity Through Grad School at Bank Street

Sometimes it all seems overwhelming. Life is a big ball of rubber bands -a messy looking sphere comprised of many strands of experiences. The rubber bands cross each other intertwining -they’re stretched or relaxed -sometimes they snap. These individual experiences making up the whole may be strained and filled with tension like a stretched rubber band, or steadier […]

Graduate Student Life

A Day in my Life – A Balancing Act

On a typical weekday, I feel like I have a million thoughts. Like many graduate students who may also work and lead full lives outside of school, I also feel like I have hundreds of things to do, from small things like making the bed or mailing out rent, to heftier undertakings like writing an assignment […]

Admissions

Questions from you!

On April 9, 2016, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to […]

Graduate Student Life

My Move to New York City

I was extremely thrilled and overjoyed when I received my acceptance letter from Bank Street. However, with each new person I shared my good news with, that excitement was replaced with something else: reality. The first thing out of everyone’s mouth after “congratulations!” was, “So where are you going to live?” I lived in Maryland […]

Graduate Student Life

How do you make time for yourself as a busy grad student?

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be challenging enough but it can feel like a near impossible feat when you add graduate school to the mix. Though it is easier said than done, it is also crucial to our health, well-being, and, even our classrooms. I had to learn to make time for myself and not feel […]

Graduate Student Life

A Day in the Life

Today I wanted to share with you a typical day in my life as a student told through photographs. A typical day for me includes student teaching followed by classes in the afternoon/evening with some homework/studying thrown in there whenever possible. My view on my way into the city from my house in New Jersey. […]

Admissions

Questions from you!

On April 5th, we gave applicants to our teacher preparation programs an opportunity to discover Bank Street and meet members of our community. They got to meet various faculty and staff members, participate in model lessons, and hear from a group of current students and alumni. During the event, we asked the applicants to write […]

Graduate School Classes

Tips to get through Graduate School

Attending graduate school at Bank Street is no easy undertaking. The coursework challenges you to think deeply and carefully about teaching. The courses themselves are at night, often during dinner time. Toward the end of the 7:00-9:00 pm courses, it can be hard to think coherently without a cup of coffee. Supervised fieldwork will have you deeply […]