“You have to get a college degree,” said Marcin Pokorski. “It will open doors. After you get your first job, never stop learning and looking for new venues to expand your skillset.”
“I didn’t just join a college,” Alex Segal says of his time at Touro. “I joined a family.”
If you’ve visited a college classroom lately, then you know the majority of college students are so obsessed with their phones that it can be a challenge to get them to fully concentrate on the lesson at hand. With that in mind, Professor Baruch November of Touro’s New York School of Career and Applied Sciences (NYSCAS), who has taught poetry, composition and Shakespeare for nearly fourteen years, takes a different approach to teaching.
Trinidadian emigrant, NYSCAS student, and mother Nadia Thompson-Redhead is determined to improve the lives of children. Growing up in poverty and witnessing the challenges her brothers faced because of their learning issues, she was inspired to become a special education teacher. Now, she’s well on her way to making her mark in both education and psychology, excelling in her studies while working as a paraprofessional with the Department of Education. After graduating, she plans to earn her master’s and teach early childhood education before pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology.
On January 17, Touro’s New York School of Applied and Career Studies (NYSCAS) held two orientation sessions for new students on the Manhattan campus. This group of bachelor’s degree and associate degree candidates is the first to be welcomed by faculty, staff, and continuing students at Touro’s newest location on 31st Street.
“I love it here,” Vadim Reznikov said of Proskauer, the law firm where he now works as the associate director of technology support. “Every day is a project.”
You may have heard the term “open textbooks” but if you thought it meant simply having your assigned text in your college class open at all times, your assumption would be way off.
Everyone knows you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and your resume represents your chance to make yourself stand out. It can be one of the most important documents on your journey to a successful career path.
“Touro professors are eager to help you if you reach out,” Richard Martinez said. “Everybody is willing to help everybody.”
“Touro is not just a college,” NYSCAS alumnus Artyom Kordyk pointed out. “It’s a community of people who want to help you.”