Students and staff at the Long Island campus take time to get to know each other
Amityville, NY – Branford Hall Career Institute is known for its career-focused training programs and its commitment to preparing adult students for the world of work. But this doesn’t mean we don’t know how to have some fun too.
Our Amityville campus, in Suffolk County in Long Island, is a place of both work and fun for our students. For students who are enrolled in our Medical Assistant and Medical Billing and Coding programs, we like to think of our campus as a home-away-from-home. Studying always comes first, but we make sure to take the time for social events and building a feeling of community at the school.
This November, students and staff joined together to celebrate Thanksgiving—but not in the traditional way. In addition to having turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes, students were asked to bring in a dish that represented their heritage. With a wide diversity of students, we were fortunate to get to taste from a large array of dishes. Everyone seemed to enjoy the international feast, and it was a great way to kick off the holiday season. (We even had Dunkin Donuts! We weren’t sure what heritage they represented, but no one seemed to mind!)
Social events are a great way to practice career networking
Even fun events like feasts and parties can have a career-related impact. One of the important facets of building a new career is creating a professional network. If you are just starting a new career as a medical assistant or a medical biller, it helps to know as many people in your field as possible. You never know when a friend or fellow student may be able to lend a hand, or when you may be able to help someone else.
When your school has social events, try your best to participate, find out the names of your fellow students, ask them questions, and learn about them. You can also use this opportunity to talk to staff members and Career Services representatives who are happy to get to know the students on a personal level. This will not only help you feel more at home at your school, but it may also help you down the road in your career. Starting to build a network now will be the beginning of a career-long group of people who can support you, and to whom you can offer your support too.
If you would like more information about our Long Island location, or any of our 12 campuses located throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, contact us today! We would love to welcome you to the Branford Hall family.