Thursday, March 26, 2015

CW Hosts Spring Career Fair

CW students looking for a job and 22 employers connected at our Spring Career Fair. Students filled the Student Center, scanning over the booths where companies were recruiting for different positions and reviewing the skills students have to offer. Some of those companies included AFLAC, H&R Block, New York Life Insurance Company, Wells Fargo, Cosi, and New York State Troopers.

Good luck to all students who applied for a position and thanks to the companies for recruiting at CW.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl

Open to college and high school students throughout the Westchester and New York metropolitan area, student teams compete to create mobile apps to help with the management and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Cash prizes as well as up to five paid summer internships with Westchester County Government will be awarded to top teams and students. All of the entries will become part of a library of free apps.

Contest winners will be announced by a panel of expert judges on April 17. Good luck Damian and Kevin and thank you for representing CW. We’re proud to have tech savvy students like you!

For more information about the ‘Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl,’ visit:

Prof. Cancro featured in Business Education Forum Magazine

The National Business Education Association (NBEA), the leading professional organization exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction for and about businessreleased its quarterly issue of their Business Education Forum magazine, highlighting a CW faculty member.

“Above and beyond – How seven business educators are serving their communities,” features Prof. Paula Cancro and her efforts to teach her students the benefits of joining Enactus. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities, while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

Congratulations Prof. Cancro!

Because there is no digital version of Business Education Forum, the CW Library is providing a hard copy available to borrow.  If you have access to the magazine, Prof. Cancro can be found in volume 69, number 3, February 2015.  For more information about NBEA visit:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Congratulations to Adult Students of Semester, Anna Bravo & Marlene Rivera!

Anna Bravo (left in photo) - Bachelor's Degree
Anna Bravo was born in Italy and grew up in the U.S.  She attended Mount Vernon High School and graduated from CW in 1990 with an Associate Degree in Computerized Office Administration.  Anna decided to pursue her Bachelor’s degree and is currently enrolled in the Health Care Administration program and is due to graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.    During her enrollment in the BBA program, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA, perfect attendance, and was recently inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.  Anna is married and has two wonderful boys, Mario (16), and Vincent (11) and resides in Thornwood, NY.  Through her hard work and perseverance, Anna is hoping to instill in her children the significance of education.   

Marlene Rivera (right in photo) - Associate Degree
With a passion to help and serve people, Marlene enrolled in the Medical Assistant Management program at CW and will receive her Associate Degree this coming May. She was born in Norwalk, Connecticut and moved to New York as a teenager. Later on Marlene moved to White Plains where she attended White Plains High School obtaining an advanced regents honor diploma.

Once she toured The College of Westchester, Marlene decided to stay and pursue her college degree. Marlene says that her conversations with a counselor and reviewing the flexibility of schedules were the main deciding factors to make CW her home.

At the moment, Marlene is not 100% decided on her career goal. She knows that she enjoys helping others, so she will probably come back to CW to finish her Bachelor’s Degree. Right now, Marlene is looking forward to enjoying the moment she receives her Associate Degree this coming May.

Marlene is a wife, a mother of three, and a student here at CW. Her husband Francisco has supported her every step of the way. Marlene comments that her three beautiful children are the main reason she went back to college. She wants to be a role model and give them a better future.

NBA/Cisco Dream Team Experience

“One of the best professional experiences ever,” that’s how David Ortiz describes his participation at the NBA-Cisco Dream Team at the NBA All-Star Game in New York City. Along with 29 students from different colleges and universities in our area, David assisted NBA techs in many aspects and locations that included Madison Square Garden, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Whatever the NBA techs needed, we did,” said David. “We were setting up Cisco phones and we were constantly making sure there was connectivity between the wires.  We set up access points, and switchers.”

From February 7-16th all the students were immersed into the program where Cisco and the NBA were the big players of the week, but David learned other valuable things outside the technology field, “Work as a team, don’t be afraid to designate work, and have fun with it. It was very exciting.”

The Dream Team included 30 students and 2 instructors and assisted the NBA IT staff in different areas where Cisco technologies played a crucial role.  When asked if David was up to the task he responded, “I felt at an advantage compared to other students. There was a student who told me that Cisco was a self-study course at his college. My story is different; it’s always a hands-on experience… Also if you have questions my professor, Dr. Nwosisi, knows all the answers. I was very prepared for it.”

Congratulations to David Ortiz, and Dr. Nwosisi for nominating his student for this valuable experience.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Preparing Future Healthcare Professionals

The importance of preparing for a job interview cannot be overstated.  There is a good chance that there are dozens and perhaps even hundreds of people applying for the same position, so it is very important to make the best impression possible when going to an interview. 

That’s why Career Services put together the “Medical Career Café” so students can prepare for a successful job interview, which will hopefully end in a job offer. The event included a workshop for future healthcare professionals and roundtable discussions with employers. The companies who attended the “Medical Career Café” were: Yonkers Community Health Center, Montefiore Medical Center, WestMed Medical Group, Privatus, and White Plains Pediatric Group.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Learning With Fun at the BBA Festival

Students Faculty and Staff put together an Interactive and informative BBA Festival. The setup included 5 different stations where students were informing other students about the benefits for the BBA program. Every station had traditional games intended to have fun, but also to educate students about the benefits of the program.

Here’s what some students had to say about the festival:

  • I enjoyed the fact that I got to talk to students that I’ve never met before and share my CW experience
  • While playing monopoly with the students, we learned there are more students interested in business & accounting than we originally thought
  • The games brought out the students competitive spirit
  • I got to meet new medical students and it was great to speak about our BBA programs
  • It was nicely organized and fun
  • Overall better understanding of the different BBA programs