Meet Plaza’s Student of the Month!

March 26, 2019

Entrepreneur & Executive Business Coach Visits Student Life

March 19, 2019

Confident Communication

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:

  • Easily speak up!
  • Set Boundaries to protect yourself.
  • Defend yourself verbally without anger.
  • Improve relationships.
  • Increase confidence!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Meet Your Program Specialist!

March 14, 2019


Tuesday, March 19 – 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 – 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

In the Plaza Commons

Students will meet with their program specialist to:

-Discuss their current program

-Retrieve their course for the Spring 2019 semester


This Week at Plaza!

March 11, 2019

Welcome to the second week of March!

The Department of Student Life will be hosting 4 Events this week:


Tuesday-March 12th 

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)

Thursday- March 14th

Paralegal Lunch and Learn

All students of the paralegal program are welcome to join us to talk about the in’s and out’s of this career field. Professionals in the field will join us to give their insights and best practices.
Bring your lunch and we will bring dessert!

Court Reporting Student Featured in Bronx Times

March 8, 2019

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!

Use the link below to view the article.

Open Labs Winter 2019 Updated Schedule

March 5, 2019

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! 


  • 10 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Room 207
  • 11:40 a.m.-1:10 a.m. Room ARC
  • 2:50 p.m.-4:20 p.m. Room ARC
  • 5 p.m. -6 p.m. Room ARC


  • 10:05 a.m. -11:35 a.m. Room 307
  • 11:40 a.m. -12:40 p.m. Room 201
  • 12:40 p.m. -2:10 p.m. Room ARC
  • 2:15 p.m. -3:45 p.m. Room 307
  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Room 307


  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Room 201

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.

This Week At Plaza

March 4, 2019

Tuesday-March 5th: Portfolio Power Hour @ 11:35am & 5:30pm

For those currently taking LL254 or LL61 join us this Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11:35 am-12:35 am or from 5:30 pm-6:00 pm for Portfolio Power Hour!

Don’t miss a chance to get insider tips about how to earn an “A” on portfolios!

You will also receive a FREE raffle ticket to be entered to win a Portfolio Survival Kit.

Pizza will be served at both sessions!

Thursday-SKD Raffle Ticket Table

Purchase tickets for an array of prizes to win! $1 each of 6 tickets for $5.

The prizes are:

  • Final Exam Survival Kit (Please see full item list at the Student Life Office)
  • Final Exam Relaxation & Pampering Kit (Please see full item list at the Student Life Office)
  • Oral B Genius Bluetooth Electric Toothbrush
  • Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones
  • Sammi’s Avocado Toast and Large Iced Tea for 2
  • D’Angelo’s 1 Cheese Pizza Pie
  • Dana’s Flower Shop-Bouquet of 25 flowers
  • Dean Butchy’s Sweet Treat-Choice of banana bread or fudge
  • Hot Bialy’s & Bagels-2 paninis and 2 beverages
  • Redwood Deli-2 sandwiches or a salad with 2 beverages
  • Kinky Boots Broadway Show-1 ticket
  • Glam Session Makeover with Pro-Makeup Artist Sarah Garcia
The raffle winners will be officially announced on March 14th during College Hour!

Co-Founder and CEO of Stereotheque Visits Student Life!

February 28, 2019

“Embrace the process, not the event.”

Tomás Uribe, Co-Founder and CEO of Stereotheque, held a workshop for Student Life, where he was able to share details of his entrepreneurial journey, as well as answer and discuss questions students had about building businesses! 

Tomás, originally from Columbia, has lead a life of creating different businesses in areas he has a passion for. One major key that Tomás stressed was “…build something that is useful and listen to your customer.”

Thank you to everyone who participated!

International Women’s Day Photo Collage!

February 25, 2019

In honor of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8th, the Department of Student Life will build a photo collage representing women who have made a positive impact on your life!

This can be a family member, friend, professor, celebrity, activist, etc…anyone whom you hold in admiration!

How can you get involved? See below:

Submit Photos!

Starting on Monday, February 25th, please bring a photo (a copy is fine) to the Student Life Office located in the Plaza Commons.  Please note: all photos have to be of clear resolution (not blurry), appropriate in nature, and sized between 2-5 inches.

Help Build The Collage!

We will start to make a collage on Monday, Feb.25th. We will have all the supplies for you to utilize! All are welcome to come and help build the collage whenever time permits over the next 2 weeks!

Take Photos!

The collage will be officially revealed on Friday, March 8th and stay up outside the Student Life Office the rest of the month! We encourage all to come and take photos in front of the collage, tagging Plaza College on social media when posted!

We look forward to honoring and celebrating #IWD2019 with you!

Also this week:


Feb.26: Health and Wellness From The Inside Out feat. Sharon Zarabi @ 5:30pm 

“Let food by thy medicine,” is a quote from Hippocrates that Sharon Zarabi, registered dietitian and fitness trainer started living by during her college years. In this workshop she will talk about how we can start now to get on the track to better energy, disease prevention and even the foods to eat that enhance physical appearance. Ms. Zarabi will talk about the best “on the go” breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas (great for parents), fad diets (what works, what doesn’t) and more! Snacks will be sponsored by Setton Farms!


Feb.28: Social Media & Your Career (led by Career Services) @ 11:35am
Learn how social media can support your job search and get that interview! We will review best practices regarding the use of social media platforms and how to leverage different job sites to enhance your chances of landing your ideal job!


Please contact Ms. Cohn, Associate Director of Student Activities at

TD Bank Visits Student Life

February 21, 2019

Thank you to the financial representatives from TD Bank that held a great Financial Readiness Seminar for Student Life! Topics the representatives covered included various financial areas related to managing personal finance, money and investing.

Thank you to everyone who participated!


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