There’s a new team in town, and true to its name, Touro’s NYSCAS Tornados are hitting the ground hard and fast.
At the School of Health Sciences (SHS), our Doctor of Physical Therapy students come from all different backgrounds. But whether they enroll straight out of college or as a jumpstart to a second career, our alumni consistently receive competitive placements at hospitals, clinics, and health centers.
Terror threats, identity theft, internet scams, burglary, homicides, illegal firearms, banking and credit card fraud− the scope and caliber of 21st century criminal behavior has challenged law enforcement and created more demand for careers in criminal justice than ever before.
“I got out of the army one day and into the classroom the next…and I never left,” begins Howard Weiner, assistant professor of English at the New York School of Applied and Career Studies (NYSCAS). And he’s serious: Dr. Weiner—who “still get[s] a kick out of being in the classroom”—has been with Touro since 1996.
Inside a laboratory at the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), research assistants Viktoriya Yusopova and Abraham Levitman examine a computer printout of a gene containing over 30,000 nucleotides, from which they will identify a small number of important sequences.
When Mia Probinsky was young, she wanted to be a mailwoman.
Sanjay Sookhu planned to become a surgeon until he realized he preferred patients awake to anesthetized. “I want to interact with them, to figure out what they need and how I can help them,” says Sookhu, 25. “You can’t do that when they’re unconscious.”
It is seven in the evening, and Professor Yannie ten Broeke is using a sports example to explain displaced aggression to her Advanced Topics in Psychology class at New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) in Manhattan.
The paralegal field continues to be one of the fastest growing career paths in the United States in the 21st century, with compensation steadily rising above the daily cost of living at an increasing pace. And at Touro College New York School of Applied and Career Studies (NYSCAS), students know this. While some complete the paralegal program with a bachelor’s already under their belt, others enroll to receive their A.S. in paralegal studies. Some use the program as the foundation for their continued college education, while others use it as a stepping stool to bolster their candidacy for law school.
It’s a small seminar of four students in Professor Antony O’Hara’s digital multimedia design class who are analyzing an iPhone 3 advertisement from 2009. It involves a rainbow display of countless small app icons piled on top of each other as if floating out of the phone itself, with the slogan “Thanks a billion.” A minute earlier, they were staring at a monochromatic “Droid Does” ad from the same year, featuring a spinning globe with glowing, translucent apps covering the continents. The students are comparing and critiquing different smartphone print advertisements from over the years—not only in terms of design concept, but how each ad fits each smartphone brand. “What are the trends in each era? What were the designers thinking? And which do you think was more successful?” the professor asks the class.