Calling all job seekers interested in careers in healthcare, nonprofit and corporate sector. If you are looking for a career in these industries this event is for you!
The Career Expo is open to members of the public, current students and alumni of Plaza College. Hosted by the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Plaza College, attending participants will be able to meet employers who have career opportunities. So come equipped with your resume, dress sharp, and be ready to speak with hiring managers from diverse organizations.
On October 15, volunteers donated food and helped to staff the annual bake sale in the Commons. Students, faculty and staff bought baked goods to raise money and awareness. All the proceeds from the bake sale went to the American Cancer Society!
There is still time to sign up for the Breast Cancer Walk taking place on 10/20! Stop by the Student Life office for more details.
Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester! The student life kickoff allowed students the opportunity to join Student Clubs and learn about all the events, initiatives and honor societies! Local eatery, Eva’s Kitchen, sponsored the event with plenty of complimentary food. Misfits Nutrition provided samples of their tea for everyone to try!
We look forward to another great semester of student life activities !
On September 11th, Plaza College hosted a 9/11 Remembrance Event for all students, staff and faculty to share their memories and experiences from this tragedy. We gathered to reflect and show our love, support and gratitude for all who were affected.
Tamickyo C. first graduated from Plaza in 1997 with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. Wanting to pave her own path in life, she leveraged her business skills and held a successful career in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years.
However, despite her longevity in the field, she was tired of the long, grueling hours and wanted a lifestyle closer to the one she had envisioned for herself. Going back to school was a definite, so she turned to Plaza for help with her next venture.
WHY SHE CHOSE THE MEDICAL FIELD
Tamickyo comes from a family of doctors, so the medical field seemed to be the logical choice. But, she was still unsure.
“After working for 20 years in the car industry, I wanted to find a more lucrative field. Even though I tried to find another way, all signs were leading me to the medical field.”
She did plenty of research, met with Plaza faculty and administrators, and decided that the most logical and beneficial choice for her was to enroll in the B.B.A. program with a focus in Patient Information Management.
HOW SHE USES HER DEGREE EVERY DAY
During Tamickyo’s final semester of school, she began her externship at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. The skills she had developed at Plaza gave her the necessary tools to excel in a professional capacity.
Just two weeks after completing her externship in August 2019, Tamickyo accepted her first job offer from Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island as a Patient Access Representative.
She exclaims, “I am so excited to begin my new career at Winthrop. I am stepping into my role with confidence that I’ve gained through my courses and externship!”
WHY SHE ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO CHOOSE THE MEDICAL FIELD
The medical field is filled with opportunity. Tamickyo says, “There really is something for everyone. Growing up, I didn’t have an interest in patient care, but there are so many other entities.”
Working in a health profession, you can continue climbing the ladder until you reach your ultimate goal. “There is always plenty of room for growth in the medical
field. If you want more, you can achieve it,” she emphasizes.
Making a difference in a person’s well-being gives each day purpose for her. “I know I can put a smile on someone’s face and calm their worries. I want to wake up every day and make a difference!”
This week, incoming students participated in orientations that were held throughout the week. Freshmen are welcomed to the College with a program of special events. During the first days of their college experience, they meet staff and faculty, learn about College policies and procedures, and have an opportunity to meet with student mentors in a relaxed setting. Each Freshman is assigned to an academic advisor who will support the process of adjusting to College life and provide guidance in achieving successful pursuit of a program.