Therapist Erica Hunt Credits NYSCAS for Setting Her Up for Career Success

January 23, 2024

Erica Hunt, a ‘19 Touro University New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) alum, was the first person in her family to pursue her bachelor’s degree. As she navigated uncharted territory, she continued to push forward because she knew that earning her degree would enable her to have a professional career. Today, Hunt is proud to be a therapist who is making a positive impact on the lives of her clients through her work at one of New York City’s oldest and largest child welfare agencies, New York Foundling.

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Five Ways to Establish Good Credit

September 15, 2023

Surely, you’ve heard that to establish good credit you need a credit card, only to be told that you can’t have a credit card till you establish good credit. Huh? Sort of like you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience till you get a job. These conundrums are known as a catch-22 and though they may seem to be an unworkable problem, there are ways around it. Read on to find out the how and why of establishing good credit.

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NYSCAS Alum Overcomes Adversity and Empowers Vulnerable Adolescents

September 13, 2023

Touro University New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) alum Kinder Bradley has faced many significant obstacles in her life. Pregnant and alone at just 17 years old, she and her newborn baby found themselves homeless, seeking refuge in a subway car at night. Fortunately, she found support at Covenant House, a homeless youth services provider in NYC, where she was able to regain some stability. Despite being repeatedly told that she would never achieve her goals, Bradley persevered through the New York City shelter system and secured a job before reaching her 20s.

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Touro Alum Lands Dream Job at the NBA

July 28, 2023

New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) alum Jade Daniels jokes that he needs to pinch himself every day when he gets to work. “I work at the NBA as a Senior Product Manager. The NBA is my dream job because, as a kid, I dreamt about playing in the league,” he said. “And sometimes, I still pinch myself like, hey, this is what I wake up to do. Friends still look at me now, and they're like, oh my God, Jade, you work for the NBA.”

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Touro University NYSCAS Celebrates 49th Annual Commencement

June 19, 2023

More than 700 students celebrated graduation from New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), a division of Touro University, this week. The school’s 49th annual commencement ceremony was held on Thursday, June 15 at The Amphitheater at Coney Island.

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Touro Tornadoes Cap Off a Stellar Season with a Championship Win

May 09, 2023

Congrats to Touro’s New York School of Career & Applied Studies (NYSCAS) students' basketball team, Touro Tornadoes, who recently ended their season on a high note, with the team achieving several significant accomplishments! The Tornadoes secured victories over several challenging Division III competitors, such as Queens College, Baruch College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Bronx Community College. Notably, the team dominated Bronx Community College by a staggering fifty points!

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Milan to New York: NYSCAS Alumna Relocates and Jumpstarts Her Career

April 18, 2023

Guendalina Almici left everything behind—the country she was born and raised in and her family and friends—to pursue her dream of moving to the Big Apple. It was during her first visit to see a friend that she fell in love with the city and promised herself that she would return there one day to live. Over the next few years, Almici worked as both a nanny and a paralegal but was still in search of a career that she felt passionate about. Determined to finally fulfill her dream of living in New York City, she enrolled at Touro University’s New York School of Careers and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) in 2012, and completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology. It was at Touro that she quickly realized what she was meant to do—become a social worker and help people in need.

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NYSCAS Nursing Class Celebrates First-ever Pinning Ceremony

February 02, 2023

New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), a division of Touro University, held its first-ever nursing pinning ceremony on Sunday, January 22nd at the new Cross River Campus in Times Square. The ceremony marked the completion of the associate degree in nursing (ASN) by the first nursing class at the school.

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From Olympic Competitor to Nursing Student

January 30, 2023

Figure skating has been a part of Hailey Kops daily life since she was a child. Her love for the sport, combined with hard work and determination, enabled her to compete against top athletes from around the world—including in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Now Hailey is a nursing student at Touro University New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS). She recently talked to us about her life-changing experience at the Olympics and how Touro is instrumental in preparing for her future career.

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A Family Tragedy Leads to a Passion for Helping Others

September 14, 2022

After years of personal hardship, Tamara Burks was incredibly proud to receive her associate of science degree in paralegal studies from NYSCAS this past spring. Adding to her excitement, the newly minted paralegal also received a departmental award for excellence.

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