Allen School Career Connection- February 2012

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Our Career Connection Newsletter for February features sisters who changed lives, our student of the month, an All Star Update and a celebration of Black History Month.

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Allen School Career Connection- February 2012

  1. 1. Allen School Career Connection Education that Works Allen School I S S U E 5 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 2 Career Services Sisters Who Changed their Lives Together! Medical Assistant students Alicia Moise and Christelle Moise arrived in the United States from Haiti just months after what is now known as the strongest earthquake in the Port -au-Prince region since 1770 struck near on January 12, 2010. Christelle reported that the business school she was attending in Haiti was completely destroyed by the earthquake. They IN THIS ISSUE arrived in the U.S. soon after with their father. The sisters began their journey to becomingSisters who Medical Assistants on November 29, 2010. Determined to create a better life and future, theychanged their lives 1 chose the Allen School after seeing a T.V. commercial. Alicia (left) and Christelle (right) both have a passion for helping others and a determination to improve themselves and make theirStudent of the dreams of a better future come true. Alicia said that she’s confident that she made the right de- 1Month cision to attend the Allen School, “my life is about to change for a better future.” Both Alicia and Christelle have found employment in the medical field since graduating!All Star Update 2 Alicia Moise — Sleep Solutions of NY— Clinical Medical AssistantCelebrate Black Christelle Moise— Dr. Khaleeq Arshed—PhlebotomistHistory Month 2 Job Search Tip I graduated from high school in 1984 and opted not to at- tend college right away. I thought I would wait a year and Determine your apply the following year. Well, 27 years later, I finally got the courage to go back to school. Going back to school is strengths prior to an something I have been thinking about for several years, interview to ensure especially since I had heard about the Medical coding and that you properly billing field. It’s kind of funny how I decided to enter communicate them to school at this time. I had joined a site online for free sam- the interviewer. For ples and coupons, I received a confirmation and call and each strength, make the lady asked me if she could ask me a few questions...of sure you have a good course I said “yes”. She asked me if I was interested in go- ing back to college and I said yes, she asked which field, example from your Medical Insurance and she said she would look for a school and have a school professional experi- Billing & Coding contact me. This is when I received a phone call from Phil ence to share! Graduation: June 2012 from Allen School online. Phil was great, I could not asked for a nicer person. Phil helped me every step of the way. If you need assistance My experience with Allen School has been amazing, I with this or any other could not have asked for any better teachers or learning job search topic, con- experience than I have had thus far. I have made wonder- “I have learned more ful friends and have learned so much in such a short tact your local Career than I could ever amount of time. I am glad I have taken the first steps to Services Office! furthering my education, sometimes it is the first step that imagine…” is the hardest to take. I have learned more than I could ever imagine and have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.
  2. 2. Congrats to the following MIBC students who recently passed their Congratulations to the following students who participated in All Star Events this month! certification exams! Health Fair at Cobble Hill High School: Estelle Bryant, Crerilia Chow, Ruksana Hussain Joannie Foster: CPC—A Women to Women Comprehensive Health Fair: Alyssa Paz, Ruksana Hussain Pam Jensen: CCA MARY MAHONEY, DANIEL DR. CHARLES NURSING PIONEER HALE RICHARD DREW Mary was the first black WILLIAMS women to hold the title of Dr. Charles Richard Nurse in the United States. Daniel Hale Wil- Drew (1904-1950) Mary treated her patients liams was an was an American like family, often cooking American sur- medical doctor and surgeon who for those in her care. Be- geon. He wasstarted the idea of a blood bank and a cause of her trailblazing the first African- system for the long-term preserva- attitude and proficiency in the medical American cardi- tion of blood plasma (he found that field, her alma mater took notice and ologist,and performed one of the first plasma kept longer than whole changed its admissions process. In her successful open-heart surgeries in the blood). His ideas revolutionized the post-retirement years, Mary supported United States. He also founded Provi- medical profession and have saved the Women’s Suffrage Movement and was dent Hospital, the first non- many, many lives. the first women to vote in Boston. segregated hospital in the U.S.A. Dr. Mae C. Jemison Percy L. Julian Alabama-born Julian held a bache- Dr. Jemison was the first black female lors degree from DePauw University, astronaut in NASA history! She earned a masters degree from Harvard Uni- her M.D. at Cornell University and then versity, and a Ph.D. from the Univer- went on to conduct medical research sity of Vienna. His most famous on the Endeavour space shuttle by con- achievement is his synthesis of corti- ducting expirements in materials pro- sone, which is used to treat arthritis cessing and life sciences in space! and other inflammatory diseases. Read the stories of innovative leaders in the medical field! Allen Hodge, Allen School 2011 Graduate and graduation speaker, and now phlebotomist at Bio-Reference, was the speaker at the first Speaker Series Event coordinated by the Career Services team. Over 50 students attended the first event to hear about Allen’s journey through the Allen School and how he found success as a phlebotomist. Here is a piece from Allen’s presentation to the ea- ger group of students:Thank you Allen for sharing your story!

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