Tech Tales: A New York Institute of Technology Oral History Project


As we get ready to celebrate our 65th anniversary, the New York Institute of Technology Alumni Association wants to learn more about our alumni and hear their life experiences and stories about New York Tech. However, with more than 103,000 living Bears, it would take many years to meet with each of you individually. That’s why we’ve decided to embark on a new project called "Tech Tales" to collect stories of alumni like you in your own words. We will preserve these stories in a book that celebrates the impact New York Institute of Technology has had on your lives and who you are today. Every year that we don’t capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we’re excited to get started today!

We look forward to hearing from each and every Bear about how New York Tech changed your life. Go Bears!

For questions related to this project, please contact Tori Greco at vgreco@nyit.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Have You Moved?
As part of this project, we are also taking this opportunity to help make it easier for you to stay connected to New York Tech. PCI will help us to collect updated contact information from those of you who may have moved and inadvertently lost touch with us.

Your Story
So what "Tech Tales" will you tell?

  • Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
  • Did you meet your sweetheart at New York Tech?
  • Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at our alma mater?
  • Have connections you made on campus turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you at New York Tech during a historical moment?

PCI Partnership
With our limited resources, we’d never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff of real live human beings who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also be helping us to collect and assemble the stories into the "Tech Tales" book that we can share with all Bears. Please note that we have only shared your contact information with PCI in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information, or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Do I have to buy something?
No. This project is being done at NO COST to New York Institute of Technology. The project is completely funded by the alumni who CHOOSE to purchase the "Tech Tales" book that will be produced at the end of the project. The book is offered at $150. PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other New York Tech branded merchandise such as a hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and a travel bag. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to (a) participate in the project or (b) order the oral history book. Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing alumni and the partnership with PCI. So we sincerely thank every person that participates and chooses to purchase the book.

What’s next?
Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share one of your stories with us, and take part in this first of its kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories until the end of the calendar year. After then, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed in by Summer 2021.