NYSFDA Student Day

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Student Day will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at NYSFDA headquarters in Albany, NY.

Just announced! This year’s program will include TikTok stars Eileen Hollis (@hollisfuneralhome) and Melissa Schmidt (@funeralbabe). Additional details and registration coming soon.


Connect. Learn. Grow. 

The future of our industry is as important as ever, and NYSFDA is committed to cultivating relationships with mortuary science students, registered residents, and recent graduates. The NYSFDA Student Day is an annual, in-person event designed for students and residents to connect, network, and learn from one another and licensed funeral directors.

Students from all four mortuary science programs throughout the state are invited to participate in the event, which includes an opportunity to meet fellow students and hear from association leaders and licensed funeral directors.

The educational portion of the event is interactive, hands-on, and presents real-life situations to get students get students thinking creatively on how to best serve families. Topics have included First Call/Arrangement, Techniques & Tips, and Professional Preparation.

Students are also given the opportunity to “Ask the Funeral Director,” allowing participants to ask their burning questions. Throughout the day participants connect with one another in small groups, talk one-on-one with NYSFDA leaders, and gain practical information designed to prepare them for their early career as a funeral director. 

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