Bramson ORT College Career Services Workshop Series
We invite you to attend our FREE workshops hosted by Career Services
Workshop 1—Resume and Interview
Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Place: Main Campus (Forest Hills, Queens)
Location: 4th Floor
(Report to the receptionist desk to sign in and for room location)
These Career Services Series will help you learn tips with resume content and format, cover letter, and interview "do's" and "don'ts".
Register for this free workshop today!
TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT:
Call (718) 361—5800 ext. 1070 or 1071
E-mail Career Services at fforgett@Bramosnort.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bramson ORT College proudly presents the first ANATOMY QUIZ!
Students of the Medical Department are participating in the first Anatomy Quiz organized by the Medical Department of Bramson ORT College. After an elimination round, 15 students have qualified for the MAIN EVENT.
Event Location and Time:
Main Campus, Forest Hills
Friday (8th May, 2015)
2-4pm in Rooms 5 & 6
The students have been divided into five teams of three members each.
Dr. Emil Asdurian, Dr Shah Alam, and Dr. Moro Sidibe will be the Quiz Masters for the event.
Team A1. Anna Ivoy
2. Rafide Djonbalaj
3. Gutenberg Castro
Team B1. Natalie Woodson
2. Rehana Parvin
3. Candace Salagubang
Team C1. Karen Naranjo
2. Ana Jessica Iraeta
3. Anna Matatova
Team D1. Saidur Raja
2. Al-Jame Islam
3. Bryan Viveros
Team E1. Charmaine Dunnan
2. Malini Soogrim
3. Gloria Rodriguez
Prizes will be given out to the winning team by the President, Dr. Kanani, and the Dean of Academic Sevices, Ms. Helen Polynsky!
All are invited to be present in the audience!
ALL THE BEST TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!
Createbot Collaborates with Bramson ORT College on Cutting Edge 3D Printing Projects and Training
NEW YORK, NY – Bramson ORT College had entered into a collaboration agreement with a leading Chinese 3D printing manufacturer that will offer 3D printers and accessories to its cutting edge Game Design Program. Mr. Zhang Wenyi, the president and CEO of Yueqing Kanin Electric Co.,Ltd (http://www.createbot.net), with offices in Ningbo and Wuhan in China, donated one of its premier generation 3D printer machines to the college. This is expected to be the first contribution of many 3D printers and 3D pens to the school in the coming years. Bramson ORT College expects to use the software application for the machines to train its students on this cutting edge technology. The students and faculty are excited about the opportunity. Game design and graphic design students were introduced to the latest 3D printing methods and technology during a field trip to the April 17th, 2015 3D Printing Conference and Expo at the Javits Center in New York City.
The president of the college, Dr. David Kanani, Ph.D. EECS, thanked Mr. Zhang Wenyi and said, “Bramson ORT College is lucky to have been able to form this collaborative working relationship, and we view it as a win for the school, a win for the company and a definite win for our students!” Professor Dominika Juraszek, the coordinator of the graphic design and gaming design program said, “The benefit to our students is tremendous. Our program is designed to take advantage of the latest cutting edge technologies and teach students the latest skills required by the industry. The partnership with Createbot is hugely beneficial to our students. I am looking forward to expanding it in the future.”
Bramson ORT CollegeBramson ORT College is affiliated with World ORT, one of the largest non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations in the world. Established 135 years ago, this worldwide network of schools, colleges, training centers, and programs has educated more than three million people throughout the world. The mission of Bramson ORT College explains the nurturing culture and friendly atmosphere students find on campus. The primary focus of the organization is to serve underprivileged and underrepresented students through a college level education in order to prepare them for challenging employment opportunities and to make them positive contributors to society. Bramson ORT College offers a focused and practical education in accounting, business management, game design, graphic design, computer information systems, electronics technology, medical studies, and paralegal studies.
The Game Design and Programming Degree and Certificate Program at the college is one of the few well-rounded programs that offer courses in 3D modeling and animation using Autodesk Maya industry software, Unity3D, C++ Programming, Game Software Engineering, Game Engine Architecture, Game Programming Direct3D, Al Game Development, Game Audio Development, Java Games, Multiplayer Game Programming, Mobile Application Development, Game Console Programming and Programming Linux Games. These courses are designed to prepare students in many game design genres and platforms by focusing on both the technical and creative end of this growing and multi-faced field. Courses in digital animation, 3D character development and modeling, level design, interactive game storytelling, and light rendering add to the uniqueness of this program. Liberal Arts courses are also required such as Physics for Game Developers, Math for Game Developers and additional elective Liberal Arts courses for the degree program. The college offers career internships and job placement assistance through the Career Services Department, as well as free tutoring for all students. For more information contact the Bramson ORT College Admissions Office at Admissions@BramsonORT.edu or call 718-261-5800 today!
Tasha Jimenez, a Bramson ORT College Alumna, Was Recently Hired as a Paralegal by Peña and Kahn
On February 4, 2015, Professor Aïcha César, Chair of the Bramson ORT College Paralegal Department, went with Miriam Basal (left), Gabriela Ibarra (center), and Jessica Zarowny (right) to the law firm Peña and Kahn for a visit and interview for internships. A site visit and interview were given by Allan Torres, Chief Operating Officer, and John Kenney, IV, Paralegal and Manager and Director of the Internship Program at Peña and Kahn. Both Miriam Basal (left) and Gabriela Ibarra (center) have been accepted for internships in trial preparation at the Peña and Kahn Queens office. Jessica Zarowny (right) has been accepted for an internship in trial preparation at the Peña and Kahn Bronx office.
Regarding her internship at Peña and Kahn, Jessica Zarowny (right) says: "Everyone at Peña and Kahn is wonderful. The internship is amazing."
It is with pleasure, pride and honor to not only announce these internships, but also to announce, that Tasha Jimenez, a Bramson ORT College alumna, was recently hired as a Paralegal by Peña and Kahn while working as an intern at the Peña and Kahn Bronx office.
A Field Trip to Observe The Yale University Mock Trial Tournament
On December 6, 2014, Professor Aïcha César, Chair of the Bramson ORT College Paralegal Department, went on a field trip to observe the Yale University Mock Trial Tournament with Jay Rivera, Jessica Zarowny and Julie Garces.
Both Jessica Zarowny and Jay Rivera are members of the Bramson ORT College Bees of ORT Mock Trial Team. Julie Garces was a participant of the Bramson ORT College Moot Court Competition.
Below is a description of the experience at Yale University by Jay Rivera:
My name is Jay M. Rivera, I am a first year student at Bramson ORT College. I recently attended the Yale mock trial, on the campus of Yale university. It was an experience I will never forget. It was an amazingly rejuvenating experience. The mock trials themselves were very well argued. Getting to see students put on such a great trial, even if a mock trial was a shot in the arm for someone with a passion for law such as myself. I became the first member of my family to walk the hallowed halls of one of the best schools in the world, Yale university. Seeing the mock trials, and having an intense debate about the American legal system and jails over coffee, with my fellow Bramson ORT College students, has reinvigorated me. I have brought that reinvigorated look at my studies to my classes at Bramson ORT College, and it is all thanks to the wonderful Paralegal Department, and it’s wonderful Chairperson.
Student Orientation will be held on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at the Main Campus in rooms 5, 6, and 7 in the morning at 10:00AM and in the evening at 6:15PM.
iPhone Workshop For Game Design Students & Faculty
This coming Monday, October 20th, 2014 Bramson ORT College will be hosting an Industry iPhone Development Workshop! This is a free workshop for Bramson ORT College Students & Faculty. Don't miss this great opportunity to expand your game industry knowledge! During the workshop, instructor Jeremy Rossmann will explain how students can pursue iPhone Game Development using an open source Game Engine called Cocos2D as part of a training with company, MakeGamesWithUs.
Please join us at the Queens Campus, Room 12, 1PM SHARP!
Contact Professor Dominika Juraszek for more information: email@example.com.
Bramson ORT College Student Orientation
Bramson ORT College will be hosting a New Student Orientation on
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. for morning classes and 6:15 P.M. for evening classes.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Bramson ORT College Paralegal Department News
The upcoming Paralegal CLE Program is sponsored by the NYCPA which features Aicha Cesar and Zehava Schechter, Esq. of the Paralegal Department. Any Bramson ORT College Paralegal student or graduate who would like to attend may do so for free by e-mailing ZSchechter@bramsonort.edu with the subject line: November 12, 2014 NYCPA CLE Program. (Click here for more information)
On October 1, 2014, Ms. Aïcha César was promoted to a full time Professor for the Paralegal Department
Professor Aïcha César has a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School and a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from Edinboro University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in French from The College of William and Mary.
While attending The College of William and Mary, she did a study abroad at La Universidad De Xalapa in Veracruz, Mexico and studying the Mexican pyramids in Mexico City, Mexico. After graduating from The College of William and Mary, and prior to pursuing her law degree, Ms. César studied in Besançon, France at L'Université de Franche Comté.
Ms. César specializes in immigration and political asylum. She received her training in immigration from Catholic Charities and the Manhattan law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy.
Ms. César is fluent in French and has volunteered her services as a legal translator and interpreter for Sanctuary for Families for French speakers who are victims of domestic violence.
Ms. César teaches business law, immigration law and procedure, and legal research, analysis and writing at Bramson ORT College. She coordinates a moot court competition every semester for the Bramson ORT College Paralegal Studies Department.
In addition to teaching, Ms. César is committed to bringing extra-curricular activities to the students of Bramson ORT College. This commitment motivated her to create the Bees of ORT Debate Club. Her passions for playing classical violin with the Forest Hills Symphony Orchestra, and choreographing Middle Eastern and Flamenco dance inspired her to create the Bramson ORT Music and Improvisation Theater Group.
L-R: Professor Aicha Cesar, Ruzana Teterina, Chen Han, Ana Phojanakong, July Ramirez Martinez, Professor Zehava Schechter
On September 15, 2014, the Paralegal Studies Department held the Moot Court Competition for the Summer Semester, 2014 at the Queens Campus. The students of PL120, Legal Research and Writing, previously prepared briefs representing their clients in a breach of contract claim. At the competition, the students orally argued their positions to persuade the judges to decide in favor of the Petitioner or Respondent. The legal arguments involved subjects spanning meeting of the minds, insufficient consideration, lack of mental capacity, and the absence of acceptance. All students prepared cogent, well-researched presentations. The Moot Court Competition Winner was July Ramirez Martinez, who was chosen in particular due to her poised and well-reasoned responses to the judges' questions.
Bramson ORT College Students Visit Top NYC Game Studio, Arkadium!
This summer, Professor Dominika Juraszek and Professor Contreras took their 3D game design students to New York City’s top Game Studio, Arkadium. The trip’s purpose was to introduce students to different creative careers within their field of study. Students learned about the latest game design software, design trends, and technology from top design and production directors at the company. The 3D game design students also learned about top trends in 3D gaming and animation. During the presentation, students learned more about careers in game design as well as internship opportunities for the fall. The trip was a success!
In addition to the Game Design and Programming Degree, the college also offers degrees in: Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Paralegal, Accounting, Business Management, Business Management Online, Office Technology, Computer Information Systems, Graphic Design Concentration and much more! For more information about Bramson ORT College’s in-demand programs visit www.BramsonORT.edu or contact an Admissions Specialist today at 718-261-5800.
Professor Karina Beyda teaches Business Law I (AC121) at the Main Campus. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of general principles of law, including how to avoid common problems that may arise in business affairs. Business Law I starts with a brief overview of the United States Legal System and general principles of Criminal Law, Tort Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. The course then introduces Contract Law and analyzes all aspects of a valid contract, its operation and termination, and its application to businesses. The course concludes with the study of Transfer of Title, Sales and Warranties.
Karina Beyda received her Law degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/SP) in São Paulo, Brazil; followed by an LL.M. in International Banking Law from Boston University. Prior to coming to the US to pursue her graduate degree, Ms. Beyda practiced Corporate and Banking Law at J.P. Morgan in Brazil. She later specialized in Securities transactions while working at the New York office of Linklaters & Alliance. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Beyda is also an active volunteer in her community.
On July 30, 2014, 4 BOC Paralegal Students attended a New York City Paralegal Association Seminar on "Estate Planning and Administration" at Kaye Scholer, LLP in Manhattan. More than 40 people attended this seminar which provided networking opportunities and breakfast. Attendees heard experienced attorneys speak on Medicaid Planning and Advance Directives (Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies). W. Zehava Schechter, Esq., Chair of the Paralegal Studies Program, presented on the subject of Estate Litigation.
Barton L. Slavin, Esq. teaches Real Estate Law (PL110) during this Summer Semester at our Main Campus in Queens. The topics cover the basic theories of real estate ownership and the transfer of ownership of a house, co-op or condominium. Some of the issues discussed in class include the differences between real and personal property, rights of possession, and the distinction between licenses easements.
Mr. Slavin practices law in a small firm in Manhattan concentrating on real estate transactions, litigation, and appeals. He has served as the President of The Brooklyn Bar Association and currently serves on the Appellate Division, 2nd Department Grievance Committee. Professor Slavin serves as an active member of the New York State Bar Association in the House of Delegates and Nominating Committee. He has previously lectured in Continuing Legal Education programs with The B.B.A. and The City Bar Association.
Professor Michael Pollio is teaching Torts in the Brooklyn campus during the 2014 Summer semester. Torts are civil wrongs, such actions as negligence, assault and trespass, for which the courts provide a remedy. Professor Pollio utilizes his experience of more than twenty years as a New York attorney in both the private and public sectors in addition to the textbook and other legal resources.
Students in this Paralegal Department course learn about torts and the legal documents related to a tort claim. The students also learn the skills necessary to communicate with attorneys, clients, court personnel, and potential employers in the legal field. Still actively employed in the New York legal world, Professor Pollio is enthusiastic about teaching and contributing to the Bramson ORT community.
Zehava Schechter, Chair of the Paralegal Program, is coordinating the Estate Planning and Administration Seminar and will be speaking on Estate Litigation. BOC Paralegal students who wish to attend this program for no or reduced cost are requested to e-mail ZSchechter@bramsonort.edu.
NYCPA CLE Series: Estate Planning and Administration Seminar
SAVE THE DATE!
Estate Planning and Administration Seminar
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8:30 AM - Registration
Kaye Scholer LLP
425 Park Avenue
New York, New York
More information will be posted shortly.
Breakfast and Networking Luncheon
The Paralegal Department at Bramson ORT College hosted the New York City Paralegal Association's Summer Mentor Program Workshop on June 25th, 2014 at the Queens Campus.
20 Bramson ORT students and NYCPA members participated in a three-plus hour program that lasted past its cut-off time. Bruce Hurwitz, Ph.D. from Hurwitz Strategic Staffing, Ltd. spoke about how to start your job search and what to expect at the first interview. After that, Mr. Hurwitz and Mariana Fradman, Treasurer of the NYCPA, reviewed resumes and answered questions concerning interview skills and networking.
The last part of the workshop was dedicated to the importance of the creation of a professional profile on LinkedIn and how to use LinkedIn effectively.
At the conclusion of the event, all attendees participated in a raffle. Congratulations to all the winners of the $10 discount applicable toward a new or renewal of membership, and two award certificates for a free event of choice & 50% discount toward membership in the NYCPA.
In addition to informative and interesting presentations, participants enjoyed a delicious dinner and received BOC portfolios and pads on which to take notes.
The Paralegal Studies Program plans to schedule the next Mentoring Program during the Fall Semester of 2014.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
The presentation’s goals:
Introduction - Bella Avrashkova, New Student Orientation Coordinator
Educational goals set by Bramson ORT College and its mission to provide high quality education – Dr. Kanani, President of Bramson ORT College
Introduction to Department Chairpersons:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Mentor Program Workshop
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Learn the best way to impress prospective employers with winning interview techniques and solid presentation advice
During the evening you will be able to:
This event is BYOR (Bring Your Own Resume).
You will have a chance to get a personal review of your resume.
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, 4th Floor Room 6 and 7
Forest Hills, NY 11375
This Event is Open to NYCPA Members and students of Bramson ORT College Only RSVP is mandatory
*Non-member BOC's students should send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the registration list.
Article by W. Zehava Schechter, Esq., Chairperson of the Paralegal Department. To learn more about Bramson ORT College and the Paralegal Program, please visit: http://bramsonortny.blogspot.com/
Attention Bramson ORT Students! Join us at a Free Job Fair Event!
On June 12th, 2014, Bramson ORT College will host a free Annual College Job Fair Event at the Main Campus from 1PM to 3PM. Prominent companies will represent your field. Come prepared! Dress your best and make sure that your resume is clean and updated. For more information and to RSVP by June 2nd contact:Beth Morganlander at (718) 261-5800 ext. 1070 or Tal Gutkovitch at (718) 259-5300 ext. 224 or Naomi Salomon at (718) 261-5800 ext. 1071
Attention Bramson ORT Gamers & Designers!
On June 11, 2014, Professor Juraszek's 3D class will meet in room 12 at 11AM (Queens Campus) for the final animation projects' critique and showcase, followed by a class trip to Arkadium Game Studios! At the studio, students will have a chance to learn about the different aspects of game production from industry professionals. If interested, please contact Dominika Juraszek at email@example.com by 5/29/14.
Come Join Us at
The Bramson ORT College Open House!
When: This Wednesday, May 28, 2014
from 11AM to 7PM.
Bring your friends & family!
Join us at the Bramson ORT College Open House!
Where: Queens and Brooklyn CampusWhen: June 1st from 11AM to 2PM
Bring your friends and family!
Paralegal Department faculty, W. Zehava Schechter, Esq. and Sol Sokel, Esq. presented Continuing Legal Education seminars at the New York City Paralegal Association program at Berkeley College on May 14, 2014. W. Zehava Schechter, Esq., Chairperson of the Department, presented "Advanced Estate Administration for Paralegals." Sol Sokel, Esq. presented "Torts and Negligence Cases for Paralegals." More than 60 attorneys, paralegals, and interested persons attended the full-day seminar program.
Bramson ORT College Participates in New York City's Top Technology Event - The Maker Faire
This past weekend, Bramson ORT College participated in New York City's top technology event, The Maker Faire. This event was created by Make Magazine to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and new inventions. This year, the event attracted around 70,000 people and was hosted at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Many colleges, schools, sponsors, science enthusiasts and technology corporations and organizations participated in the high tech event of the year. Some of the themes of the exhibit included the latest in 3D printing, robotics, electronics, soldering, tinkering, molding, computer animation and programming. Students showcased their robot kits and latest inventions. The event even had a live circus! Bramson ORT College showcased the work of their top 3D animation, computer programming, electronics, and design students. Robotics Professor, John Howell, gave a speech on Bramson ORT’s latest technology courses.
High-end technology and educational innovation is one of the hallmarks of Bramson ORT College. The college is one of the few NYC schools to have successful programs and courses in renewable energy, robotics, 3d animation, and design. It is no surprise that the non-for-profit school would participate at such a high-end event. Bramson ORT College is accredited by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The school encourages students to learn the latest hands-on skills beyond the classroom environment. Last summer, design and gaming students had a chance to showcase their work at the General Assembly of World ORT in Washington D.C. Bramson ORT students presented their work amongst other international ORT students, who showcased their robotics skills and other technological inventions. In addition to industry trips, Bramson ORT College offers internship and job placement services. With a strong Career Services Department, students are able to apply for internships in their field while working towards finishing their two-year degree. The college has over 80% graduate job placement rate! With 19 degrees, online classes, and certificate programs offered, the school has been viewed as an oasis of career opportunities for inner city youth. The Queens and Brooklyn Campuses also offer degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Medical Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Professional Billing and Coding, Electronics Technology, Computer Networking, Renewable Energy, Paralegal and much more.
In today’s tough economy, students and parents of High School graduates should consider the benefits of such a school as Bramson ORT College that provides affordable tuition coupled with great scholarships and hands-on educational opportunities. The school is close to major transportation. For more information call (718) 502-6407 or visit the main website at www.BramsonORT.edu. The college has a blog where visitors can read the latest news, testimonials, and student success stories here.
If you are interested in the robotics, gaming, 3D animation, and graphic design classes and programs contact the Multimedia Coordinator and Professor, Ms. Juraszek, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Electronics and Computer Department Coordinator, Mr. Persaud, email@example.com. Maybe you can be our next superstar maker!
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Sponsored & Co-organized by Edusoft, Teachers from the Prestigious Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) in Kazakhstan Learn the Latest Technology at Bramson ORT College
Bramson ORT College Welcomes International Students!
This Summer, Bramson ORT College welcomed a talented group of international students from Kazakhstan as part of a collaboration with Edusoft and Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS). The group consisted of top teachers, IT professionals, and designers. Students participated in one of the most intensive technology seminars that included training in Robotics, Mobile Applications, Video Production, After Effects, Web Design, and 3D Modeling and Animation in Maya. Students were able to learn new skills utilizing the latest industry standard video, animation, and design software, including Adobe Master Collection Suite, Final Cut Pro, and Autodesk Maya. In addition to learning hands-on digital skills, students had a chance to create their own robots. The seminar included workshops by experienced industry professionals and visits to top media technology and art museums such as The Museum of Moving Image. The curriculum included a combination of on-campus sessions and online distance learning courses. In an age where MOOCs and online courses are making educational headlines, Bramson ORT College is raising the bar in distance learning standards. The online courses consisted of original video tutorials led by faculty with industry experience. The students had great feedback and enjoyed their stay and training in New York City. The two weeks of intense on-campus learning was followed by a farewell dinner celebration in which the United Nations Counsellor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tleuzhan S. Seksenbay, congratulated the students, faculty and staff on their hard work. With big smiles on their faces, the top students departed for Kazakhstan to continue their distance learning portion the next day. They were all eager to use and share the knowledge they gained at Bramson ORT College at their professional jobs back at home. The hard part was saying goodbye!
High-end technology and educational innovation is one of the hallmarks of Bramson ORT College. The school encourages students to learn the latest hands-on skills beyond the classroom environment. The college welcomes international students and promotes campus diversity. If you or your school is interested in Bramson ORT's technology training seminars, online courses, degree or certificate programs, contact the college today. The school provides affordable tuition coupled with great scholarships and hands-on educational opportunities. There are 19 degree programs to choose from and many certificate programs as well. The college has campuses in Brooklyn and Queens close to major transportation, including the E, F, N, R, M, and D subway lines. For more information call 718-261-5800 or visit the website at www.BramsonORT.edu. Read more testimonials, news highlights and student/faculty success stories here.
More Pictures From The Training Seminar at Bramson ORT College!
Farewell dinner celebration in which the United Nations Counsellor of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tleuzhan S. Seksenbay, congratulated Bramson ORT students, faculty and staff on their hard work during the Technology Seminar.
Bramson ORT International Students from Kazakhstan visit the Museum of Moving Image!
The Bramson ORT Seminar included workshops by experienced industry professionals such as director and film producer, Hanna Sawka and 3D Motion Capture Artist, Malcolm Carrott. Students learned video editing and production, as well as 3D animation and effects using Autodesk Maya.
Students Learn 3D Animation at Bramson ORT College!
Students Learn Video Production
Students Learn Robotics at Bramson ORT College!
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Bramson ORT Students learn about the latest Cisco Technology with Professor Igor Skuratovskiy at the new state-of-the-art Cisco Lab
Computer Networks is one of the most popular programs among Computer and Electronics majors today. Virtually all devices around us use networks, including computers, TVs, cars, planes, power supply systems, industrial machines, etc. Therefore, Computer Networks courses are required at all of the Computer and Electrical Engineering Programs. However, there are a lot of new networking technologies today, such as Voice over IP, Cloud Computing, Fiber Optic Networks, MPLS, and many other. There are only a few colleges in New York City that teach all types of such cutting edge networking technologies hands-on. Bramson ORT College is one of them. Students get to learn the latest Cisco Technology at a state-of-the-art lab to help prepare them for “real world” jobs in the field.
One of the leading experts in the field is Igor Skuratovskiy, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Bramson ORT College. Professor Skuratovskiy has been teaching at Bramson ORT since January 2000. He came to New York 20 years ago. His family emigrated from Kiev, Ukraine after the collapse of the former USSR. He was a student of Electrical Engineering at Kiev Polytechnic University, who later transferred his credits to the New York Institute of Technology. Professor Skuratovskiy shares his experience teaching at Bramson ORT College. Below is his perspective and story.
“Computers and networks become very important and I studied virtually all related courses. My Master Degree project was in the field of Fiber Optic Networks. I obtained my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and I worked as an electronic engineer, network engineer, project manager, and consultant. My engineering and scientific interests are in the field of Computer Networks and Computer Engineering, Fiber Optic Networks, Power and Industrial Electronics. I obtained the position of Professor at Bramson ORT 14 years ago. During these years, I also taught at colleges such as NYIT, DeVry University, TCI, and Globe Institute of Technology. However, I still work at Bramson ORT College. Why? There are many reasons why Bramson ORT College is an excellent school for technology related fields.
I teach courses that are part of the Computer Networking Program at Bramson ORT College. There are some very interesting facts about this great program. This program includes virtually all possible courses in the field of computer networks, such as Computer Networks ( I, II, III ), Routing and Switching, Computer Network Security, Wide Area Networks ( WAN ) and Wireless WAN, Voice over IP, Cisco Routers, Network Virtualization, Fiber Optic Networks, Computer Systems and many other. These Associate Degree courses at Bramson ORT College correspond to advanced level Bachelor Degree Programs, but some courses colleges only teach at a Master Degree Program! For example, Routing and Switching is a very important networking course, usually offered at graduate programs. I teach this course according to the CCIE requirements (CCIE is the highest level of Cisco certification). Students get to learn this cutting edge technology as they are earning their Associate Degree in Computer Networking at Bramson ORT College! There are a lot of other related computer and electronic courses, such as Data Communication, Telecommunication, Computer Architecture, Operating systems, Windows Server, UNIX, etc. Furthermore, the college introduces new courses in this field almost every semester now. The faculty is very involved in keeping the technology and curriculum updated.
We have a new state-of-the-art Cisco network laboratory. I designed this lab with all the features of a modern data center in a big company. The lab includes Switches Cisco 6509 and 3560, Routers Cisco 2800 and 2500, VPN concentrator, VoIP lab with HP Proliant Servers and VoIP phones, etc. As I mentioned, the Bramson ORT Networking Program teaches Senior and Junior level courses (3rd and 4th year of the college) in a two year program. Now that is impressive!
When I started to teach at Bramson ORT 14 years ago, most of my students had at least a Masters Degree, some of them had a PhD. ORT became an extremely popular college amongst immigrants. Students could get a new in-demand degree necessary at this country. Hundreds of electronic engineers studied computer networks, mathematicians studied programming, etc. It was a second major for them. (For example, one of my students was a chief engineer at an industrial company located in Queens. He has a Masters Degree In Mechanical Engineering, but decided to obtained a second degree in Electronic Engineering at Bramson ORT College to update his skills). With the new re-training program, many adults are switching careers or upgrading their skills by enrolling in technical colleges such as Bramson ORT. We also have a lot of young students who don’t have any previous degrees. They want to get the advanced engineering skills such as Computer Networks without having to take two years of calculus, physics, chemistry, etc. Many students mention the fact that they want to become network engineers, but they would like to avoid advanced calculus. Is this possible? Bramson ORT College offers a unique opportunity to study advanced networking, electronics and programming without such prerequisites as calculus, physics, and chemistry. (At other colleges, students usually must to take at least 4 - 7 calculus courses as a prerequisite for any engineering or computer science major). Many of my former students have obtained a position of Network / System Engineers and Network Administrators at very reputable companies. Some of them transferred credits from Bramson ORT to other colleges that offer related Bachelor programs. These people are very happy because they transferred virtually all the senior and junior major courses (the most advanced courses). Some students completed a double major at Bramson ORT with success. Therefore, they could study virtually all possible courses related to Computer Networks.
The Computer Networking Program at Bramson ORT College is very flexible and it has a lot of elective courses. Students can select courses according to their interests. I can always help you select the best courses for your desired concentration. Don’t worry if you don’t have any previous experience. This is not necessary. You can study with top Bramson ORT faculty and gain experience. We also have 19 Degree Programs and many Certificate Programs to choose from, including Game Design and Programming, Renewable Energy, Electronics, Business, Paralegal, Accounting, Medical Assistant, and Administrative Assistant. Bramson ORT College is truly the college of opportunities. Visit our website at www.BramsonORT.edu for more information.”
Good Luck on your new career path!
-Professor Igor Skuratovskiy
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College Now Program at Bramson ORT's Brooklyn Campus
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Bramson ORT College Prepares Future Leaders and Technicians with Hands-on Training and Job Seminars
During Bramson ORT's recent job seminar, the College Director and Career Services Coordinator, Ms. Beth Morganlander, introduced Mr. Jeffrey Kamberg. Mr. Kamberg is a top sourcing recruiter for the New York and Long Island Regions of Robert Half International, a Global Leader in Professional and Specialized Staffing Services. Sharing his vast experience in the field, Mr. Kamberg gave a seminar for Bramson ORT students on the topic "How to land a job in this tough economy." Mr. Kamberg collected resumes from Bramson ORT students for potential positions in the near future. Students were encouraged to sign up for professional career networking sites such as LinkedIn, as well as get involved in internships through Bramson ORT's Career Services Department. The seminar was a huge success and students left with important information that will aid them in their job search efforts.
Bramson ORT College puts job preparation, hands-on training, and "real world" approaches to learning at the top of their list. The goal is to help students start their dream career after graduation. The non-for-profit college offers 19 in-demand degrees and numerous certificate programs.Recent studies have shown that employers are favorable towards students with tech school diplomas, such as Bramson ORT graduates. Bramson ORT students get the practical training needed for current in-demand careers in technical fields with a focus on specific trades. The Career Services Department is a bridge between the world of work and the academic environment. The office provides excellent customer service, superior opportunities for students and alumni in choosing and securing appropriate, rewarding, and satisfying careers. Just this month, several students were placed in new internships and jobs. Bramson ORT College is interested in the total education of each student. Student support programs and free tutoring are offered to help students achieve the goals that are essential to their educational, career, and personal development. The classes are small, so each student gets the one-on-one attention needed to help them succeed. The college provides a caring and professional environment. As one student stated,"Here you are never just a number."
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Bramson ORT's Faculty Pioneer the Latest in Educational Technology
In a recent 3D Character Modeling and Animation Workshop, Bramson ORT College's gaming and design students participated in the Annual Wingate Seminar in collaboration with ORT UK. This year's popular topic was “Gaming and Gamification.” The focus was on the use of the latest gaming technology as an educational and motivational tool beyond entertainment purposes. The class discussed current trends in "serious gaming" including some recent news about gamers decoding and unlocking the fundamental mysteries of certain diseases using a multiplayer game called Foldit. The gamers were able to make a significant contribution to the medical field through innovative approaches to problem solving with the use of games and teamwork.
During the workshop, Professor of 3D Animation, Dominika Juraszek, discussed the latest in 3D technology. Ms. Juraszek introduced Professor Douglas Huang who teaches electronics at Bramson ORT College. With both of his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and currently conducting his Doctoral study in Human Cognition at Columbia University, Professor Huang brings exciting new ways of learning abstract concepts in science and technology. Using the latest in theory in human cognition and haptic-based human-computer interaction (HCI), Mr. Huang helps students learn according to their strengths and needs. In order to help students gain stronger physics fundamentals, Mr. Huang used a three-dimensional force feedback joystick called the Novint Falcon. This controller is one of the latest developments in haptic-based human computer interaction that can demonstrate force in different settings so that students can experience the actual phenomena while learning different physics laws. The Novint Falcon allows the gamer to feel a realistic sense of touch while playing. The controller can also be used as an instructional tool to simulate a realistic feeling of pressure in a gaming environment. As a result, students can easily understand, recall, and apply these concepts in practice. A portion of the workshop video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PYkJtSwTP0. Bramson ORT’s students will be using the Novint Falcon device in Professor Huang's electronics class this coming semester.
High-end technology and educational innovation is one of the hallmarks of Bramson ORT College. The non-for-profit school was established in 1942 to serve refugees and immigrants and assist them in obtaining a quality technical education during and after the Second World War. Bramson ORT College is accredited by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York. The school encourages students to learn the latest hands-on skills beyond the classroom environment. This past summer, design and gaming students had a chance to showcase their work at the General Assembly of World ORT in Washington D.C. Bramson ORT students presented their work amongst other international ORT students, who showcased their robotics skills and other technological inventions. In addition to trips, Bramson ORT College offers internship and job placement services. With a strong Career Services Department, students are able to apply for internships in their field while working towards finishing their two-year degree. With 19 degrees, online classes, and certificate programs offered, the school has been viewed as an oasis of career opportunities for inner city youth. The Queens and Brooklyn Campuses also offer degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Medical Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Professional Billing and Coding, Electronics Technology, Computer Networking, Renewable Energy, Paralegal, Game and Graphic Design and much more.
In today’s tough economy, students and parents of High School graduates should consider the benefits of such a school as Bramson ORT College that provides affordable tuition coupled with great scholarships and hands-on educational opportunities. The school is close to major transportation, including the E, F, N, R, M, and D subway lines. For more information call (877) 861-9023 or visit the main website at www.BramsonORT.edu. The college has a blog where visitors can read the latest news, testimonials, and student success stories here. If you are interested in the Gaming and Graphic Design classes and programs contact the Multimedia Coordinator and Professor, Ms. Dominika Juraszek, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Electronics and Computer Department Coordinator, Mr. Persaud, at email@example.com Register today!
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Bramson ORT's Photography, Graphic and Game Design Students Display Their Artwork at the Starbucks Gallery Wall Showcase
This past week, Bramson ORT's Photography, Graphic and Game Design Students showcased their creative work at the Starbucks Wall Exhibit at 7000 Austin Street, Forest Hills. The entire community, including staff and faculty, came out to support this creative event. It is no wonder why students call the college an extended family! Students were excited to have the opportunity to display their top work at such a popular local cafe. They have worked hard all semester preparing their portfolios for display. The exhibit was a celebration of Bramson ORT's diversity and talent.
Lighting, Atmosphere, and Dreams. Students displayed photographs and designs dedicated to the beauty and power of light that illuminates our world. From urban cityscapes illuminated by streetlights to poetic landscapes adorned by lunar gaze, students captured the boundless efficacy of light.
Bramson ORT College encourages creative expression. The college offers numerous courses in Graphic Design, Game Design, and Photography. Students learn the essential skills needed in the creative industry. In addition to local art showcases, visiting artist workshops, career internships, and museum trips, students learn how to prepare portfolios and apply to jobs in their chosen creative field during their studies. Students learn how to use the latest software and technology in design, including Adobe Design and Autodesk Maya for 3D modeling and animation creation. With 19 degrees, online classes, and certificate programs offered, the school has been viewed as an oasis of career opportunities for inner city youth. The Queens and Brooklyn Campuses also offer degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Medical Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Professional Billing and Coding, Electronics Technology, Computer Networking, Renewable Energy, Paralegal, Game and Graphic Design and much more. Students can get their degree in less than 2 years!
In today’s tough economy, students and parents of High School graduates should consider the benefits of a non-for-profit school such as Bramson ORT College that provides affordable tuition coupled with great scholarships and hands-on educational opportunities. The school is close to major transportation, including the E, F, N, R, M, and D subway lines. For more information call (877) 861-9023 or visit the main website at www.BramsonORT.edu. The college has a blog where visitors can read the latest news, testimonials, and student success stories here. If you are interested in the Gaming and Graphic Design classes and programs contact the Multimedia Coordinator and Professor, Ms. Dominika Juraszek, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Electronics and Computer Department Coordinator, Mr. Persaud, at email@example.com Register today!Click Here to visit our college gallery & view photos from the event.