Get Healthy This Semester

April 27, 2011
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Eat the Right Foods
By now we have heard it all when it comes to dieting. From carbs, fat, fiber, salt, smaller meals etc. Enough is enough. Rule number one, what you eat should never be referred to as a diet rather just another day. The bottom line is to realize what you’re putting into your body. Anything with more than 5 ingredients in it is probably not good. It’s just not natural. You need to stick to putting healthier things into your body. This means tons of fruits, vegetables, fish and lean meats. There are plenty of delicious easy to follow recipe’s out there. Even tons of apps! The sooner you incorporate this you will see and feel the difference!

Eat at the Right Times
It’s not only important to eat the right foods but to eat at the right times. You should never starve yourself. Always stay hydrated and carry healthy snacks with you in case you’re not able to fit in a meal. Almonds are a great snack and help you stay full longer. You should never go more than 4 hours without eating as you should never let yourself get to the “I’m STARVING” point.
Get Enough Sleep
Though many of us lack in this area of our lives it is truly one of the most important things to do. Depending on your age, everyone requires a certain amount of sleep and if there’s a deficit it will definitely show in other aspects of your life. It’s important to get the recommended amount of sleep to feel refreshed and stay focused. Did you know that if you add an hour of sleep per night, you could drop 14 pounds this year!

Incorporate Some Type of Exercise
It’s recommended to get 60 minutes of exercise each day. Along with the word “diet”, “exercise” can be a taboo word also. Try not to think of exercise as work or something you dread doing. There are so many activities out there that you can incorporate for a healthy lifestyle. Even if you don’t like sports, you can garden or take a dance class. The ideas are endless and there are a lot of good resources out there if you’re drawing a blank!

Improve Your Study Habits

April 22, 2011
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Stressing over an exam is never fun but the right plan of execution can make all the difference in the world. Take some of the advice below and don’t cram!

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Time management. You need to set aside enough time to prepare for the exam. Everybody is different. We all learn at a different pace and retain information at a different pace so you need to figure out what works for you. It’s also a good idea to put together a “to do” list. You should do this in order of priority. Get all other obligations out of the way so you’re able to focus.

Gather all necessary materials. There is not one method that applies here either. Everyone studies a different way. What may work for someone may not work for someone else. Some ideas include creating a study guide, flash cards, jeopardy type game etc. It may even help to partner up or hold a study group session. This will not only help master the material but ease stress as you’ll find there are plenty of others in the same boat as you.

PhotobucketGet the help you need. Studying by yourself may not be all there is to it to ace an exam. If after rereading notes and doing practice questions your finding yourself frustrated and back at square one it may be a good idea to ask for help. You should never feel shame in asking for help. There are plenty of other peers in your position and most are willing to help, same goes for your professors. 

PhotobucketBe health conscious. This may not even cross your mind when stressing over an exam but do not underestimate the power of this tip. A healthy diet and workout plan should be a part of any successful study schedule. You need the right foods to focus and feel satisfied and you need to exercise to limit stress. Don’t forget to get a sufficient amount of sleep!

There are plenty of tips out there to bring your study plan back to life but starting with these is definitely a step in the right direction. Check back for more great tips on student life!

Reflect on The Past Semester

April 20, 2011
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Finals are over and a new semester starts in a couple of weeks. Before you prepare for the semester ahead, now is a good time to reflect on how the past semester went. How can you improve? How do you want to go about things for the future semester? Think about the things you could have done differently and would like to apply in the future.
 Some Things To Consider:  

PhotobucketImprove your Study Habits. Maybe you went about studying the wrong way or didn’t give yourself enough time to prepare.  
PhotobucketImprove Your Health. Not enough sleep? Too much anxiety? Not eating healthy enough?




Get Organized. Maybe your priorities aren’t straight. With work, kids, stress, and life getting in the way it’s easy to get distracted. Make it a point to get more organized this semester.


Missed opportunity. If you missed an Internship opportunity or a  workshop that you were into, make it a point to participate this semester.

Always look to improve! Make it a priority to take any bad habits and make them into good habits.  When you stop focusing on how bad you did on something and start focusing on ways to make yourself better, you not only grow as a student but as an individual.


It’s important to reflect on the past semester and think about what you can do differently in the upcoming semester. Check back soon for tips on HOW to improve!

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We’d like to hear from you! If there’s one thing you would’ve changed about the past semester, what would it be? Go ahead comment below!


Balancing School and Work as an Adult

April 19, 2011
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PhotobucketThere are several things involved in balancing school and work as an adult. Perhaps the most important part is to make sure that everyone that is affected by your schedule is all on the same page. It’s important to make sure they are involved and have an opinion. 
In order to succeed in this area of your life you need to have all other priorities in order such as family and work.
  • Let your boss know. This point is important because you want everyone involved who is affected by your schedule to be understanding.  
  • Let your kids know. Delegate responsibilities when you are at school/work. You can make this into something to look forward to, for example take turns/rotate days on who’s making or picking up dinner. If your kids are too young to cook, let them have an opinion on what to cook/pickup. On days your extra busy with a lot of classes and work, take out may be the best option.
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  • Let your significant other know. With the above tip on setting aside certain days to help out with cooking dinner and cleaning the house, you should always set some time aside for each other even if that means watching your favorite show together.
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Everyone needs to do their part and help out. When everyone is on the same page and has a plan to work around, this will limit stress dramatically.

Make sure any feelings and concerns are brought up and handled as they come. It is also necessary to continually reassure the important people in your life but more importantly to reassure yourself. Know that though times may be stressful, the ends do in fact justify the means… so RELAX!




“United We Stand For Japan” Fundraiser

April 14, 2011
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The “United We Stand For Japan” fundraiser turned out to be a huge success!

Contributions added up to a little over $1100. With the donation from the Callahan family,  $1600 will be sent over to The Salvation Army’s Japan initiative!

This good of a turnout would be impossible if it wasn’t for the officers and members of DECA, Alpha Sigma Lambda, and the Student Affairs Committee. Also can’t forget all the members who decorated and sold food/raffle tickets all day long.

In the words of Professor Howle…
“To those of you who donated food, baked goods, worked, purchased …. – words just can’t express how grateful we are. I hope you know how far your donations will reach.”

If you missed the drawing for the raffle ticket winners…

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*Winner of the Broadway tickets*
JANET HILL
*Winner of the book Journey to Beloved signed by Oprah Winfrey* 
KATRINA MARTIN
*Winner of the $50 gift certificate to Armando’s* 
JESSENIA DIAZ


** Winners, please pick up your prizes this week!**



Job well done for Plaza College. They have truly shown that they are a generous and dedicated community!


Plaza College is now Social Networking

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New York, April 14th, 2011 – Plaza College, the college for business and medical careers, is now involved with all Socal networking platforms such as, FacebookTwitterFour Square, etc.

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Expanding our Social Media will now give everyone opportunity to interact with Plaza College first hand. Plaza College will be announcing the latest news, information, and events on
Four Square and Twitter, as well as up to date information on Facebook. If you have not already done so, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and gain access to the latest news and information from Plaza College on our Blog. It has never been so easy to receive news, facts, specials, and much more!



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Guess Who Was Named Queens Person of The Week?

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Plaza College’s very own Professor Jonathan Howle is named Queens person of the week and well deserved at that.
There’s no doubt that there are only good things to say about Professor Howle. To sum up the interview on NY1 it was said that Professor Howle is  always lending a helping hand and going beyond the call of duty as a professor always giving 110%.
To say you can go to Professor Howle for anything is and understatement. He has reached into his own pocket to lend out money to a student in  need. How many professors do you know that do that?
He plays an active role on campus and his community and gets all of his drive from hisstudents who he says he can’t do anything without.
I think we can all agree with Charles Callahan- director of strategy of Plaza collegewhen says  he has a quality you don’t find in many professors. A big  congratulations to Professor Howle!
If only there were more professors like Jonathon Howle,  great pick for Queens Person of the Week!
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Don’t Stress Over Finals!

April 12, 2011

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Finals are here and I’m sure most of you are under a lot of pressure. It’s important to prepare and do well this time of the year but keep in mind it’s also very important to limit stress and have a clear state of mind.

The first step in any final exam study strategy should always start with keeping your stress in check. Below are some tips that any student should keep in mind, final exam week or not.

1) Never focus on being stressed
Focusing on being stressed will only make matters worse. Rather than focusing on how many exams you need to take, how much studying needs to be done, focus on how to limit the stress and workload. Get organized and focused. Set up a schedule for yourself and make sure to take breaks!

2) Get a sufficient amount of sleep
Balancing every day life and school can be tough. It’s very important to get enough sleep so you’re always sharp. Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep.

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3) Eat the right food It’s not only important to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner on a regular schedule, but it’s also important to eat the right kinds of foods that will keep you satisfied and alert throughout the day. Also keep in mind if you have a full day of exams ahead, always keep healthy snacks and water available so you never feel tired and hungry.



4) Set aside some quiet time
School and life’s other frustrations are guaranteed to take up your time and sometimes wear on your emotions so it’s important to set aside some time to just relax. That means without any distractions such as cell phones, roommates, or crowds. It can really make a huge difference on stress levels when you stop and take a moment to relax in a quiet place.

5) Get the help you need
Finals can be tough but one guarantee is that there are always professors or other students willing to help. Instead of dwelling on what you can’t handle, never hesitate to ask for help.
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Keeping these tips in mind throughout the week should help keep your stress in check. Stay focused and relaxed… Good luck!



Welcome To The Plaza College Blog

April 11, 2011

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Need information on the latest news, information and events at Plaza College? You’ve come to the right place.

Below you’ll find the schedule of events for the month of April: Check back often for updates!


Student Services’ Events:
Monday, April 4- April 15: Late Registration through the Office of Student Services
April 8-April 17 – Final Exams Begin
April 18-May 3 – Intersession
Wednesday, May 4, 2011– Classes for Day and Extended-Day Divisions
Schedules for Add/Exchange of Programs will be posted once classes begin.
Upcoming Events:
Friday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m– Graduation at Queens College
If you have any questions or concerns, we would be glad to help! Make sure to come back soon and check us out on Facebook & Twitter!
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Spring Clean Your Online Image

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PhotobucketThe term spring cleaning might ring a bell to clean your room, store away winter clothes, maybe sell your old textbooks? Have you thought that this spring may be a good idea to not only clean your room but to spruce up your online image? It’s inevitable that your Facebook page can make or break your image online but most importantly offline. If you’re not in the process of job searching, it’s likely that you will be soon. Now is the time to clean up your Facebook page and tidy up your online image. When you submit your resume, I’m sure your Facebook page doesn’t cross your mind…but it should! Facebook is the first place businesses are looking to get the low down on you! It’s time to take down those embarrassing photos and tweak your privacy settings. Do a Google search of your name. Basically, clean up anything that could be creating a negative impression! You should also update your LinkedIn account and network with other college students at your school and business professionals in your field of study. The time of year for spring cleaning is here so clean your online image up! Oh yeah..and don’t forget to clean your room!
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