Archive for September, 2012

Berkeley College and Greenburgh, NY, Hail Partnership as College Students Save Town Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Posted on September 24th, 2012 in Event, General | No Comments »

(left to right): Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President, Berkeley College greets Paul Feiner, Supervisor, Town of Greenburgh, NY, at a joint news conference held today at Greenburgh Town Hall. President Cortes and Supervisor Feiner praised the benefits of a partnership which has created real government experience for the students and tax dollar savings for the town and its residents.

At a news conference held in the Auditorium of Greenburgh, NY, Town Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20, Paul Feiner, Town Supervisor, and Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President, acknowledged the benefits of a winning partnership established between the town and the Career Services Department of Berkeley College in White Plains, NY.

“This partnership is of tremendous benefit to the Town of Greenburgh and the 90,000 citizens we serve,” said Mr. Feiner. “We are so proud of these talented students from Berkeley College who are performing meaningful government work, gaining real government work experience, and saving our taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Dr. Cortes praised Greenburgh town leaders for their roles in mentoring students.  He emphasized the importance of students being prepared for and gaining real-world experience. Furthermore, he pointed out that every Berkeley College student, in every field, is required to participate in an internship prior to graduation.

“The caliber of career opportunities that this town has offered our students is a testament to the enthusiasm that town officials have given this program,” said Dr. Cortes. “The skills that our students have acquired will indicate to future employers that they are hardworking individuals with a valuable background in town governance experience.”

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

Achtung! LIM College Student Speaks at Retail Design Conference in Germany

Posted on September 24th, 2012 in Event, General | No Comments »

LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department prides itself on providing students with career-building and life-changing experiences.

To that end, senior Carinne Cusanelli accompanied Visual Merchandising Department Chair Eric Feigenbaum to Germany to give a joint presentation at the EHI Retail Design Conference, which was held in Dusseldorf on Sept. 18-19.

Their presentation, titled “Retail’s Window to the World” dealt with New York City’s famed Fifth Avenue. In developing it, the Visual Merchandising Department arranged for Carinne to interview Harry Cunningham, Vice President of Visual Merchandising and Store Design at Saks Fifth Avenue; Pucci International President Ralph Pucci; and Ken Smart, Former Vice President of Visual Merchandising at Saks.

This is not Carinne’s first professional experience as a Visual Merchandising major. She completed an internship with Anthropologie’s visual display team in Rockfeller Center and now she’s interning with the visual merchandising team at Elie Tahari’s corporate headquarters. In the spring, an ensemble she created using DHL packaging materials was featured on a mannequin displayed in the company’s booth at New York Fashion Week (photo).

She says, “I feel honored to have had the opportunity to go to Germany and represent LIM College’s Visual Merchandising Department. It is very exciting to be able to share what is happening on New York City’s iconic Fifth Avenue with conference attendees.”