Baruch College SEEK Program

SEEK stands for Search for Education, Elevation & Knowledge. It is a higher education opportunity program offered at the City University of New York.

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04/09/2024

Hi my name is Karen Cruz and I am a Senior majoring in International Business. Embarking on my first international journey, Japan welcomed me with open arms and unfolded into the most unforgettable adventure I could have ever imagined. Despite my initial nerves of navigating into a country where my communication was limited, my time in traditional Kyoto was a haven of tranquility. In January 2024, I delved into Japan's rich tapestry of art and culture, immersing myself in every moment of discovery. From the gilded splendor of Kinkakuji Temple to the ethereal beauty of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the playful antics of deer in Nara Park, each day I saw something completely new to me. Yet, it was the Fushimi Inari Shrine that truly stole my heart, with its torii gates weaving with tales, history, and architecture atop a mountain vista. Despite the climb, the panoramic views of Kyoto's rooftops and the iconic silhouette of Kyoto Tower were breathtaking rewards. The vibrant bustle of Dotonbori in Osaka and the Nishiki Market that truly captured the essence of Japan for me – sampling street food delicacies became a cherished ritual. The 7/11s were where I spent most of my time eating though, as a college senior trying to save some money. With the generous support of the Gilman Scholarship, Japan became not just a destination, but a cherished chapter in my life, brimming with cherished memories and the promise of life-lasting friendships. While reluctantly packing my bags to return home, thoughts of future adventures and possibilities wandered my mind, knowing that Japan would forever hold a special place in my heart.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

03/25/2024

My name is Ana Canuto and I’m a senior at Baruch, majoring in real estate and minoring in psychology, and I would like to start off by saying that beginning at Baruch in 2020 when the pandemic hit was not easy, it was difficult to navigate college virtually for 2 years, however, I’ve come to learn a lot here so far. Especially with having SEEK, it’s made my college journey amazing knowing that I had their support. Some tips I would like to give to those at Baruch would be to do your best in becoming a well-rounded person and take advantage of the various opportunities that comes your way, because although I major in real estate, I’m actually interested in pursuing a career in consulting.

I actually came to realizing this through a summer internship I did at a consulting company, and that’s okay because that is what the college experience is about, finding what you’re truly passionate about and doing what you can to pursue it. I know networking is also something everyone hears about but you wouldn’t constantly hear about it if it wasn’t true, connecting with others not only helps you come a long way as a professional but also make your experience in college that much more exciting, 4 years goes by fast so taking the opportunity to take advantage of your time here and taking care of yourself along the way will make a difference.

03/15/2024

Hello, everyone! My name is Sabina Musinova! I'm a first-generation immigrant student, just like many of you! At this time, I'm studying towards my major of Biological Sciences and am hoping to become a fully licensed dentist in the future! I was born in London, but both my parents are from Uzbekistan. I came to NYC when I was only five and have lived in Brooklyn ever since! Currently, I am dedicating my time on campus to studying and preparing for my classes, but I plan to join the Baruch BioMed Society in the following year! During my winter vacation, I was able to dedicate my time to applying for various biology and STEM scholarships focused on medical pursuits. I am lucky enough to have Fridays off, so I have devoted each and every Friday to doing volunteer and charity work. Last week, I was able to participate in a project focused on helping elementary school students develop their reading skills by aiding them in pronunciation and memorization! Other than being a volunteer and studying for college, I enjoy walking long distances and hanging out with my family in my free time. I'm also very thankful for the various support systems SEEK has set up for me, such as tutoring. My tutor helped me excel in my math class last semester, and I'm excited to be back in tutoring once again! I can’t wait to make many more memorable experiences in Baruch! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

03/12/2024

Hello, everyone! My name is Sabina Musinova! I'm a first-generation immigrant student, just like many of you! At this time, I'm studying towards my major of Biological Sciences and am hoping to become a fully licensed dentist in the future! I was born in London, but both my parents are from Uzbekistan. I came to NYC when I was only five and have lived in Brooklyn ever since! Currently, I am dedicating my time on campus to studying and preparing for my classes, but I plan to join the Baruch BioMed Society in the following year! During my winter vacation, I was able to dedicate my time to applying for various biology and STEM scholarships focused on medical pursuits. I am lucky enough to have Fridays off, so I have devoted each and every Friday to doing volunteer and charity work. Last week, I was able to participate in a project focused on helping elementary school students develop their reading skills by aiding them in pronunciation and memorization! Other than being a volunteer and studying for college, I enjoy walking long distances and hanging out with my family in my free time. I'm also very thankful for the various support systems SEEK has set up for me, such as tutoring. My tutor helped me excel in my math class last semester, and I'm excited to be back in tutoring once again! I can’t wait to make many more memorable experiences in Baruch! ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

03/07/2024

Hi! My name is Gianni Zambrano, I am from Ecuador but was raised in New York City. I am a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. My journey at Baruch has been great so far, I have met many people and have had new and fun experiences, every semester has always been different and with something exciting to look forward to. Being part of the SEEK program has made it very easy with their support to navigate through college. SEEK has been a great way for me to connect with other students and as well reach out to staff for career advice or guidance. I currently work with SEEK as a Peer-mentor and College Assistant; I really enjoy working in both positions. It has been a great opportunity to develop as a person and a student, through these positions I have been able to learn a bit more about my career aspirations. I have always enjoyed helping others achieve their goals. After I graduate college, I intend to work as a special education teacher. I as well plan on getting a masters in school psychology. This semester I hope to connect with more people and gain more experience working with people and students from different backgrounds.

Photos from Baruch College SEEK Program's post 03/01/2024

As we close out Black History Month we wanted to share the 4 Black pioneers we shared in our newsletters this month. ​​​​​​​​​⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀​​​​​​​​​1. Carter G. Woodson - an American historian, author, journalist and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History whose dedication to celebrating the historic contributions of Black people led to the establishment of Black History Month, marked every February since 1976.
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2. Elijah McCoy - a Canadian-American engineer of African-American descent who invented lubrication systems for steam engines.
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3. Gordon Parks - an American photographer, composer, author, poet, and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African Americans—and in glamour photography. He is best remembered for his iconic photos of poor Americans during the 1940s, for his photographic essays for Life magazine, and as the director of the film Shaft.
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4. - James Baldwin - an American writer and civil rights activist. He garnered acclaim for his work across several forms, including essays, novels, plays, and poems. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, was published in 1953; in 2005, Time magazine included the novel on its list of the 100 best English-language novels released since the year of the Time's first publication in 1923.
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03/01/2024

As we close out Black History Month we wanted to share the 4 Black pioneers we shared in our newsletters this month.
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1. Carter G. Woodson - an American historian, author, journalist and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History whose dedication to celebrating the historic contributions of Black people led to the establishment of Black History Month, marked every February since 1976.
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2. Elijah McCoy - a Canadian-American engineer of African-American descent who invented lubrication systems for steam engines.
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3. Gordon Parks - an American photographer, composer, author, poet, and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African Americans—and in glamour photography. He is best remembered for his iconic photos of poor Americans during the 1940s, for his photographic essays for Life magazine, and as the director of the film Shaft.
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4. - James Baldwin - an American writer and civil rights activist. He garnered acclaim for his work across several forms, including essays, novels, plays, and poems. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, was published in 1953; in 2005, Time magazine included the novel on its list of the 100 best English-language novels released since the year of the Time’s first publication in 1923.
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02/28/2024

Interested in a career in technology? Join us for an info session about the Technology Leadership Development Program on March 7th in the SEEK Office. Register to attend at the link in our bio, scan the QR code or: http://bit.ly/SEEKxTLDPInfo24. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

02/27/2024
02/26/2024

Hello, SEEK community! My name is Emely Luna Moreno, and I am a Mexican American upper junior for the class of 2025, majoring in HR Management & minoring in New Media Arts. I was born & raised in New York as both my parents immigrated here to the United States to give my sister & me a better life, & I am proud that I am achieving that dream so far for them. My time at Baruch has been truly rewarding so far. Even though I started my college experience late, I'm glad that I still had the opportunity to engage actively in various clubs. Currently, I serve as Vice-chair of Clubs and Orgs for USG & actively involved in Mexiculture and FUSION. Previously, I contributed as the Head of Communication for BaruchTimes—a social media Instagram platform that originated with a small team of an idea to keep fellow Baruch students informed about upcoming social events on campus.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As I navigate my journey through higher education, I'm interested in two fields: HR & real estate. I have worked for both in these industries within my college journey and love both equally. I've had the privilege of being an HR intern at Sam Schwartz for over a year, learning valuable skills & knowledge from two of my bosses guiding me through that path. Meanwhile, this year, I have obtained my real estate salesperson license to facilitate the journey of helping people find their dream homes by providing guidance and support in that incredible journey. Additionally, I'm excited about my recent opportunity to contribute to Baruch Starr's Technology Leadership Development Program by assisting with the 2024-2025 application and interview process.

I would also like to give a special thank you to Baruch College's Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program, the importance of being involved in college activities, & giving back to my community. This advice has resonated with me and transformed my college experience into an unexpected journey I will always be grateful for.

02/22/2024

Congratulations to Daisy Wu who was the winner of our engagement survey Amazon gift card for FA23. You could also be the winner of an Amazon gift card for taking the survey this semester (if you didn't take it last semester). Go to the link in our bio to take the survey.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

02/22/2024

My name is Elhaam Bhuiyan but most people know me as Elo. I’m a Junior majoring in financial math & minoring in computer science. My experience in Baruch & SEEK was better than I could ever expected. This opportunity helped me develop as a person & inspired me 2 go above & beyond. However, I wasn’t always a goal-driven person. During my 4 years of high school, I felt like I was just passing time. My work ethic consisted of putting enough effort just 2 get a satisfactory grade. Because I came frm a single-parent household that lives in government housing, I always excused my downfalls 2 having a hard upbringing. I made a promise to myself to work on reaching my highest potential, 2 make sure I take responsibility 4 my future. One of the first steps I took on my journey 2 rebuild myself was 2 find what I wanted 2 do in life. During my finance class in my senior year of high school, I discovered the field of Quantitative Finance. I found out I chose the toughest fields 2 get into with a minimum requirement of a master's degree with technical skills in, mathematics, statistics, computer science, & economics. Luckily, I had some glimmer of hope as the school with the best quantitative master's program in the country is right here in Baruch. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I chose financial mathematics as my major 2 prepare me 4 the master’s program. However, being a financial math major prepared me to be responsible 4 my success. This concept was first tested when I took my first math class. I heard how difficult Baruch math was. I spent multiple hours a week studying 4 my calculus class, which was way more than I ever did in high school. The responsibility I took in did pay off. I was able 2 pass my first calculus class with an A. I broke out of my comfort zone & started tutoring other SEEK students. Even though it was my first time tutoring & wasn’t the best teacher, it allowed me 2 meet a lot of wonderful people; people that I rely on 4 help & guidance. Ccontinued in comments)

02/15/2024

Hi! My Name is Lisbeth Victoriano, My major is human resource management (for now), and I am a first gen college student. I immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic when I was 3 and was raised on the lower east side of Manhattan, but I currently live in queens. As an Immigrant and a first gen college student, Education was never something that my family took lightly. My grandmother always tells me, “Muchacho que estudia, Muchacho que aprende”. And at baruch that's exactly what i've been doing.

Although I’ve only been at baruch for 1 full semester, I have learned much more than I anticipated. I learned that grammar can be subjective and cramming a week of math the night before a test isn’t actually studying (Thank you Viviana) and that Baruch is really what you make it. I have met so many amazing Counselors, Friends and Staff who seem to care about my success almost as much as I do. These people have made my time here amazing and I wouldn't know what to do without them.

I am currently planning my future heavily. Since I’m not sure what I want to major in yet, I’m applying to internships In any and all fields that I can find so I can hopefully find something that fits. I am also a new member of W.E.S and I’m looking forward to meeting the members, networking and helping make events.

With the help of personal mentors who have pushed me to be the person I am today, and my family who has always been by my side I can finally say that I’m more excited than nervous to see where my college journey takes me.

02/06/2024

Hello, everyone! My name is Kevin De La Cruz. Like many of you, I am a first-generation college student. Currently, I am in my first year studying Financial Mathematics with the hopes of gaining a career in quantitative finance. Both my parents are Mexican, but I was born in New York. I reside in Maspeth, Queens, however, I like to consider myself from a little bit of everywhere. On campus, I’m in SEEK and I’m Vice President of the Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA). I’m also in Scholars of Finance and have plans to run in USG for the upcoming academic year. Outside, I love playing and watching soccer. My favorite team is Bayern Munich. I work at Starbucks near Lincoln Center and enjoy attending house music festivals and concerts. Over the winter, I traveled to Miami with my brother and friends. Additionally, I participated in Goldman Sachs’ Possibilities Summit and got to hear from a variety of professionals in the industry. I am currently seeking internships for this summer, and I hope to make new friends along the way!

Photos from Baruch College SEEK Program's post 01/31/2024

Our peer mentors had their winter retreat this month where they did team building exercises, talked about building meaningful relationships and networking, wellness, and more. They were joined by SEEK Alumni Timothy London (HR Project Manager at Nestle Nespresso) and Keisha Sutton James Deputy Manhattan Borough President & grandaugther of Percy Ellis Sutton (who which the SEEK Program is named after).

12/22/2023

Happy Holidays from the SEEK Program.

12/12/2023

SEEK needs your feedback. You will be automatically entered into our raffle to win one of three Amazon gift cards by sharing your internship, mentorship, leadership, and club experiences. Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/4828kFZ (or go to the link in our bio).

11/28/2023

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) Program at Baruch College is designed to provide equitable higher education opportunities and college access to students who meet an academic and economic requirement. Using a student success-based model, SEEK offers individualized holistic counseling and advising, rigorous academic support and a comprehensive financial aid package. SEEK is committed to enhancing the college experience for its students to ensure that they earn a college degree, thrive professionally after college, and serve as social change agents in their communities. ​

We need your support to continue Achieving Academic Excellence, Engaging Communities, & Transforming Lives.

Baruch alumna Angela Barker '91, MSE '97 has generously donated $25,000 towards SEEK emergency funds.

Give your donation at: bit.ly/donatebaruchseek (also in the link in our bio).

Thank you,

11/21/2023

Alumni we are having a virtual game night on November 30th. Please join us. Any questions? Email [email protected].

11/20/2023

My name is Djerry Pierre, I am majoring in Accounting with a minor in Communication Studies. I am a senior here at Baruch and a first-generation college student as well. I currently reside in Brooklyn, but I am from Haiti.

My experience at Baruch has been greet so far, especially being a part of SEEK. Where I met the majority of people, who I have now as friends and part of my network. My amazing College Advisor, Ms Betty first introduced me to NABA towards the end of my sophomore year. Today I serve as the Executive Vice President of NABA. Which helped a lot throughout my college career and figuring out my aspirations.

I recently interned at a consulting firm this past summer; and I have accepted a full-time position to join them in their " Internal Audit and Financial Advisory" solution upon graduation. As an accounting major, I aspire to finish my 150 credits and obtain my CPA as well. Which I plan on pursuing while being in grad school. I always wanted to do something which can impact others and their lives, being a part of SEEK and NABA fulfilled that need. I am most grateful for all the help I received along the way. The path to success in college is not easy, most especially when you are by yourself, and I can honestly say that I have never felt alone while being a SEEK student.

11/09/2023

Today in room 3-125.

10/30/2023

My name is Gabriel Fernandez, and I’m a Dominican American first-generation college student in my senior year at Baruch College, majoring in Finance. I’m actively exploring full-time roles within Finance and Real Estate.

I transferred to Baruch College in Fall 2020 as a SEEK student from the University of Buffalo. I transferred due to COVID; it was just the best decision financially and socially, given the circumstances. After being fascinated by the shift in the economy, I decided to major in Finance.

I'm currently an intern for Project Destined, where I’m further exploring my interest in Real Estate, In my opinion, it's the best asset class that exists. I also interned this past summer for the NYC Office of Technology and Innovation as a Human Resources Intern for the onboarding team.

I am a member of the ALPFA Baruch Committee for membership.

I believe in the importance of personal finance and encourage everyone to tap into their full potential. We are all capable of more than what we are. Let’s show the world what we’re made of!

10/06/2023

Due to the ongoing network issues we have a few updates for you. All counseling/advising appointments will be remote until further notice. The SEEK Office will be open for in person tutoring appointments only starting next Tuesday, October 10th.

09/28/2023

My name is Nora Elbagory, I’m currently a senior majoring in Finance with a minor in communications. I’m a first generation college student. My advisor Monika Kosior as well as the SEEK program informed me about an amazing professional development program for first generation students called America Needs You. I’m also a part of the Financial Women's Association, that helps uplift and support women entering a male dominated field. I’ve been able to meet so many like-minded and driven Baruch students while gaining the professional insight needed to succeed. The summer of 2022, I interned with Pfizer as part of the Global Products Development team. I gained so much insight into not only the pharmaceutical industry but also the corporate world. I’ve had the privilege of studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain during the winter session of 2023. Studying abroad allowed me to understand my strengths and weaknesses in a great capacity. Studying abroad certainly played a role in my self-confidence and in the sense that it felt empowering to navigate a new culture, city, and language alone. Last summer I interned at BMO Capital Markets as a Corporate banking intern. The internship was an incredibly eye opening and insightful experience and they have extended a full time offer upon graduation. SEEK has offered endless support and guidance in helping me navigate my college experience and grow both professionally and personally.

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SEEK stands for Search for Education, Elevation, & Knowledge. It is a higher education opportunity program offered at the City University of New York. http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/seek

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