July 24: This Week at Plaza

July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24: Extended Day Registration 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Commons. Day classes meet but extended day classes do not meet. See your advisor for more details!

Monday, July 24: Last Day to get Graduation Awards Ceremony tickets in the Student Life office!

Tuesday, July 25: Study Day – Day classes do not meet but extended day classes do meet. The ARC and open labs will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26: Graduation Awards Ceremony; extended day classes do not meet

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou


New Photos from Plaza’s 100th Graduation

July 21, 2017

Don’t miss these new photos from Plaza College’s 100th Graduation Ceremony on June 25!

       

 


Workshop Prepares Students for LinkedIn

July 19, 2017

 

On July 13, the Career Services Department offered its LinkedIn Tips and Headshot Workshop for the spring 2017 semester. Well-dressed students from a variety of majors lined up to have their headshot taken by Plaza’s IT Manager and professional photographer Norman Alvarado.

Photos have been forwarded to students via the email they provided. If you did not receive your picture, please contact Career Services. Career Services and Student Life would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Alvarado, the entire IT staff, and student workers Joanna Morris, Cinnamon Batista, and Juliette Aminova for their help.

Anyone interested in learning more about LinkedIn and how to create a professional account is invited to visit Career Services on the third floor!


July 17: This Week at Plaza

July 17, 2017

Monday-Friday: Graduation Awards Ceremony tickets on sale in the Student Life office; check your email from Dean Howle for details!

Tuesday, July 18: Court Reporting Symposium, 5:30-8:30 p.m. on the Commons. Join us to hear more about the field and the urgent need for qualified court reporters. The evening will include keynote speaker Brian DiGiovanna, Past President of the Association of Surrogates and Supreme Court Reporters, and a panel discussion led by Eric Allen, President of the Association of Surrogates and Supreme Court Reporters.

Thursday, July 20: Day Registration 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Commons. Day classes do not meet, but extended day classes meet as scheduled starting at 4:30 p.m. See your advisor for more details!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi


Register for Fall 2017 Next Week

July 14, 2017

Registration for Fall 2017 begins next week, so get ready to sign up for fall classes!

Day Associate Degree Students

Registration for day associate degree students will take place on Thursday, July 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Commons. Day classes will NOT be in session that day, but evening classes will take place as scheduled. Remember to take care of any Financial Services or Students Services holds before going to register, and be sure to arrive on time – registration is first come, first served!

Extended-day Associate Degree Students

Registration for extended-day associate degree students will take place on Monday, July 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Commons. Evening classes will NOT be in session that day, but day classes will take place as scheduled. Remember to take care of any Financial Services or Students Services holds before going to register, and be sure to arrive on time – registration is first come, first served!

Bachelor Degree Students

Bachelor degree students do not need to attend the sessions listed above. PIM students should watch for an e-mail from Dean Dolla with registration information, and they must reply to her message to make an appointment. BBA-Management students will receive an e-mail from Dr. Sibblis with available times to meet with her for registration.

Paralegal Students

Paralegal students do not need to come to the registration sessions on July 20 or July 24. Students who have classes remaining in order  to finish their programs will be contacted by Professor Lazarus to register once she has received class options for fall. She will register each student face-to-face. If any pending graduates feel that they are not going to pass a class and may need to attend in fall, they must contact either Prof. Lazarus or Dean Byrns.

Please remember that children are not permitted at registration. Students with questions about registration should contact Student Services.


Portfolio Submission Tips!

July 12, 2017

Portfolios are almost due, so it is time to organize your information and finalize your essays! While preparing your portfolios to submit, keep the following tips in mind.

  1. Read the instructions, and follow the instructions. Even if your professor went over the instructions in class, it is a good idea to re-read them before you complete your project. All portfolio classes are not the same, so stay focused on your particular course.
  2. Visit the ARC! It never hurts to get a second opinion, and the ARC is here to help. Make an appointment to see an English professor to review any type of portfolio you are completing. Don’t wait until the last minute to visit the ARC; give yourself enough time to revise.
  3. Cite your sources and double check your MLA 8th edition style. When in doubt, it is always better to cite a source than not to have enough citation! If you need assistance with citing, pick up the purple sheet in the library or the ARC to help guide you.
  4. Revise and edit your final draft carefully. Go over any drafts your professor reviewed and be sure you have incorporated all of his or her comments. Check for grammar and punctuation – it counts!
  5. Compare your portfolio submission to the portfolio rubric. Your professor can give you a copy of the rubric if you do not have it. That is the grading sheet the portfolio committee will use, so be sure you have included everything it mentions!
  6. Confirm the instructions for submission. Be sure you know what time you need to submit the portfolio to your instructor and where he or she will be. Portfolios must be submitted in a two pocket folder. Portfolios cannot be submitted late!

July 10: This Week at Plaza

July 10, 2017

Monday-Friday: Graduation Awards Ceremony tickets on sale in the Student Life office; check your email from Dean Howle for details!

Thursday, July 13: LinkedIn Workshop 11:40-12:40 on the Commons. Join the offices of Career Services and Student Life to get a professional headshot and tips on building your LinkedIn profile. Dress for success!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “What we think, we become.” – Buddha


Career Services Offers Government Jobs Workshop

July 7, 2017

On June 29, the US Department of Justice visited Plaza College to discuss entry-level opportunities for all majors. Officer Teddy Moreira, Senior Officer for the Special Housing Unit, hosted a table in the Commons providing details about jobs available and basic requirements.

During College Hour, Associate Director of Career Services Regina Pokidaylo offered a presentation about how to land a New York City government job. Officer Moreira also answered students’ questions about working for the federal government and provided insight on positions from Accounting Technician to Dental Hygienist to Computer Specialist. More than 40 students signed up to receive additional information from the Department of Justice.

If you missed the presentations, there is still time! For more information about positions in New York City government, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/index.page. For federal government opportunities, students should start an account on www.usajobs.gov.

For more information, students are also encouraged to visit Career Services on the third floor!


Plaza Celebrates 100th Commencement

July 5, 2017

  

 

On June 25, Plaza College celebrated its 100th graduation ceremony at Queens College in Flushing. Students graduated from several programs in the schools of Business Administration, Allied Health, and Legal Studies.

After students, faculty, and administrators processed in accompanied by the musical ensemble Wholly Brass, everyone was welcomed by Dean of Institutional Research Edward Dee, who spoke about Plaza’s long history of helping students create better lives from World War I to today.

 

Attendees were led in singing in the National Anthem by student Akeeda Scanterbury. Then, Chief Operating Officer Charles Callahan IV greeted the crowd warmly and unveiled the new banner for the School of Legal Studies. President Charles Callahan acknowledged the many outstanding students in the audience, and Associate Dean Lin Loffert introduced student speaker Juliette Aminova. After her inspiring words, graduates processed across the stage to be presented with their degrees and then joined Dean of Student Life Jonathan Howle in reciting the alumni pledge.
 

Congratulations to all graduates, and thank you to everyone who submitted their photos! A complete slide show of graduation photos will be unveiled on the Commons in the coming weeks. Stay tuned here to see more official photos and graduation coverage.

 


July 3: This Week at Plaza

July 3, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!

Monday, July 3: No classes

Tuesday, July 4: No classes

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean


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