Plaza’s Court Reporting program allows students to study at the Associate degree level, with the goal of becoming skillful stenographers ready for the legal world. Students of this program will hone their typing skills to 225 words per minute in our stenotype courses, and study legal terminology and court procedures to prepare them for a versatile career.
Ms. Nicole Kochy, who has over two decades of experience in the Court Reporting Field, visited Plaza College to help prospective students explore the various careers one can pursue with this degree. Ms. Kochy presented a closed captioning demonstration, spoke about the daily activities of a captioner, as well as a Q&A session.
About Ms. Kochy: “Nicole was a freelance court reporter for more than 10 years when she started CART captioning in 2005. She became a broadcast captioner in 2012, first as an employee of a large captioning company and then soon after transitioned to be an independent contractor. Nicole does both broadcast captioning and CART captioning. Her experience includes providing captions, both remotely and on-site, for live newscasts, live events, webinars, meetings and classes. Nicole lives in New Jersey with her husband, Craig and 12-year-old son, Tyler.”
During this event, alumni spoke to prospective students, current students, faculty, and staff to share stories about their time at Plaza, as well as life after graduation. They shared inspiring stories about their journey that lead them to where they are currently at in their careers. There was also a Q & A session with the audience. Thank you to everyone who joined the event!
Michelle Johnson – Northwell Health, Patient Care Technician
Jenna Batten – Northwell Health – Forest Hills, Access Service Rep
Selena Johnson-Turner – Northwell Health – Patient Care Associate
Priscilla Lopez – NY Stem Cell Foundation, Operations Coordinator
Umbareen Tariq – RCGA Architects, now Administrative Assistant at DRA Advisors (finance)
Andrea Oquendo – Coney Island Hospital, Medical Records Specialist
Eliana Londono – Barclays, Executive Assistant, Head of Risk Management
Dental hygiene students presented at the Greater Long Island Dental Meeting in Melville. Lady Peneranda, Natalie Israilova, and Isabel Carchi, won first prize presenting their poster: “How Cardiovascular Disease is Related to Periodontal Disease”. Great Job!!
Congratulations to Betty Grullon and Sahida Nasim, the students representing Plaza at the National Sigma Kappa Delta conference this weekend in St. Louis!
We are excited to host guest speaker Julia Hochstadt, LCSW, Psychotherapist has been working with survivors of trauma and crime for nearly 20 years in hospital-based and private practice settings.
Julia maintains a psychotherapy practice with offices in Midland Park, NJ (Bergen County) and in midtown Manhattan. In addition to her clinical work,Julia facilitates educational courses for medical, legal and other professional and community audiences related to interpersonal violence. She regularly testifies as an expert witness with the Manhattan and Bronx District Attorneys offices. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, advanced Clinical Certificates from NYU, and certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Julia can best be reached at email@example.com or via her websitewww.TherapyWithJulia.com.If you or someone you know could benefit from learning about the rights, options and resources for those impacted by sexual violence, please join us on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:35am
Hear the stories from graduates who were helped by Plaza College’s Career Services Department and are currently employed by some of the most sought after organizations in NYC!
Light refreshments will be served! Plus attendees will have the chance to sign the Plaza College Reflection Board!
Thank you to Karin Bellantoni, entrepreneur and executive business coach, for holding a student life workshop “Confident Communication.”
Karin urged the importance and power of confidently communicating with your peers, including co workers, friends, loved ones, etc. Group exercises were used to explore topics such as:
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Tuesday, March 19 – 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 – 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Students will meet with their program specialist to:
-Discuss their current program
-Retrieve their course for the Spring 2019 semester
1. Career Services: LinkedIn Profile Pictures
Join the Department of Career Services to have a professional profile picture taken! Having an updated and professional photo is essential to landing your ideal job! Participants will also receive more information on how to keep their profile updated.
2. SKD Raffle Winner Announced & Alpha Sigma Lambda Food Pantry Drive Kickoff!
Join us to see if you were picked as one of our winners for the SKD Raffle prizes! We will also be officially kicking off the Alpha Sigma Lambda Food Drive benefiting the St. Francis Pantries and Shelters. Please bring canned food to the Student Life Office, open Monday-Thursday (9am-6pm) and Friday (9am-5pm).
3. SNAP!-A representative from CIDNY will tabling in the Commons to share a variety of resources on SNAP! (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Paralegal Lunch and Learn
Plaza Student, Maia Morgan, was featured in a Bronx Times Article, which covers the 2019 National Court Reporting Association Student Speed Competition! Maia is one of the Competition winners, great job!
Open labs offer a place to work with a staff or student assistant throughout the day. Please check the schedule below for rooms and times!
In addition, the ARC is open for tutoring and individual work. If you need assistance with classwork, a computer, or a place to study, please visit the ARC next to the library.
To make an appointment with a tutor in advance, stop by the ARC, call 718-779-1430, ext. 3354, or visit the ARC website and click on Tutoring – Schedule an Appointment.