Allen School Career Connection Education that Works Allen School I S S U E 4 J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 2 Career Services The Numbers DON’T lie. Allen School Students are getting HIRED! The Allen School is dedicated to the success of each student in obtaining the skills necessary to secure gain- ful employment! We know the time commitment and motivation needed to be successful in school, and it is not always easy. We also know that those who are dedicated and graduate have great success in finding employment and changing their careers and ultimately, their lives! An average of In December 2011 alone IN THIS ISSUEThe numbers Of all Nursing Assistant 1 of all graduates, on eachDON’T lie. graduates from the 2011 campus from the 2011 fiscal year, who sat forStudent of the Allen School students 1 Fiscal Year found gainful their stateMonth found new CAREERS! employment in a position licensure exam, related to their field of PASSED!MIBC StudentRecognition 1 study!Allen SchoolAngels 2 Allen School students found employment or decided to continue their education in the 2011 fiscal year!Student Success Congratulations to all of our graduates who are now utilizing 2Stories their education every day in their new career! Congrats to the following MIBC students who recently passed their certification exams! Ever wonder why I consider the Allen School one of the best Health Sciences schools? That’s because they put their students first. My life Samantha Taylor before the Allen School was a bumpy one, without clear direction or CPC Certified focus of what I was going to do with my life. The Allen School opened doors for me, allowing me to put my future and career at the forefront Stacia Winegardner of my life. My personal and professional growth has improved drasti- CPC Certified cally with the guidance and support of some exceptional instructors and the best doctors I’ve ever met. Dr. Karim/Choudhury/Pasha/ Sze Lok Chow Andradle/Batson….Thumbs up to you all! Ms. Chambers/Te/Walters/ CPC Certified Murray/Mann…Keep up the great work! A big thank you to my admis- Vinette Simpson-Spence sions representative, Bianca Jackson, who is always there to motivate Melissa Hills Medical Assistant me through the difficult times. You played your part to the end as CPC Certified Graduation: March 2012 promised! There were days at the Allen School when I felt discour- aged, but there is always an instructor to put a smile on your face, and Jose David a pat on your shoulder. The Career Services Department is small in APC Certified number, but is a powerful team, who keeps me, along with the rest of “The Allen School the study body “in the know,” with bulleting updates, upcoming Valerie White opened doors for me…” events, while preparing me physically and mentally for the job field. CPC Certified Thank you so much to the Allen School. I can now look forward to a career that is promising, stable, and will provide a bright future!
A couple of Allen School students were on their lunch break walking towards McDonald’s on Court Street in Brooklyn when they saw a man with his hands in the air. He was trembling and all of a sudden he dropped to the ground shaking . The students knew automatically that he was having a seizure because they had just learned about seizures with their first aid instructor, Mr. Ruzicka. Allen School student’s Cassandra and Yesenia cleared the way while another student, Farah, was on the phone calling 911 to come help this young man. You never know when your newly learned skills will help save a life!Ever wonder how the Allen School Student of the Your Financial Aid Team wants to remind you that all students who began classes beginning 10/24 and after will be required to complete the 12-13 FAFSA renewal. This renewal will be available on January 1, 2012. Please be sure tomonth gets selected? Fac- have the following handy when completing the 12-13 FAFSA renewal: ulty and staff make the · Federal PIN decisions based on the · 2011 Federal tax return (1040, 1040a, 1040ez) following criteria: o If married, student and spouse o If dependent, student and parent 3.0 GPA Minimum · 2011 W2s Involvement in School To complete your 12-13 FAFSA renewal, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Also, keep in mind that you may be ran- domly selected for the verification process. If this occurs, we will ask for you to provide us with a signed 90% min. Attendance copy of your 2011 federal tax return and complete the verification worksheet. Visibility around campus If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of our two offices at: Assist classmates · Arizona: 888-889-9387 Positive Attitude · New York: 855-888-3029 Adheres to school policy Thank you! Financial Aid Department Professionalism Nominate yourself or a friend in Career Services! What is the best way for a student with limited medical experience to make themselves marketable in the field? As for your non-experienced Graduates, I always tell any new Job Search Graduate to get into their local Hospital anyway they can, in any posi- tion. Once they have reached their probation requirements and are Quick Tip: eligible to transfer, if a position opens that they have the certification for they can apply. Internal transfers generally have priority over external hires. Remind them not to get discouraged, theyBe nice to everyone you meet have chosen an excellent career; with perseverance they will be successful. on an interview including theadministrative staff, you neverknow who is part of the hiring process! Attending the Allen School for Medical Billing and Coding has changed my life tremendously. It is one of my proudest accomplishments. After being out of school for 26 years, keeping up with the demanding curriculum proved to be a big challenge for me. I not only graduated but did so with a 4.0 GPA. I have learned a substantial amount of valuable information which has made me more marketable to prospective employers and has boosted my self-esteem. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the support of the Allen School throughout this process. Along the way I met many selfless and devoted teachers that helped me to realize my potential as well as supportive classmates that I now call friends. Their help, con- structive criticism, and motivation inspired me to persevere when the challenges of life and school seemed overwhelming My experience from start to finish with the Allen School has been a positive one. The helpful advice from the Admissions Staff and the diligent follow through of the Career Services Department provided for a smooth transition from student to graduate to employee. I graduated on December 18, 2011 and landed a job on January 5, 2012. I am now an Admissions Coordinator of a 90 bed skilled nursing facility at Abbey Delray South in Delray Beach, Florida. There are so many people to thank for my success not only from the Allen School but also my family. The endless support and motivation from my two loving daughters, the encouragement and advice of my sister to pursue a new career path and the endless reassurance from my boyfriend gave me the resolve that I needed to suc- ceed. I thank you all and appreciate all of your cooperative efforts for without you this success story would not exist. I look back on my astonishing journey as a student in 2011 with the Allen School and look forward to my new journey as an Admis- sions Coordinator in 2012 with the same optimism, passion, and determination. December 2011 Graduate Christine Rummell