Friday, February 6, 2015

Looking for Part Time Work? Apply for a Federal Work Study Position

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded program that provides employment opportunities to students with financial need. Work experience is not required to secure a FWS position. Students receive their FWS award by working part-time, on campus.
We are currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

To apply for any of these opportunities, complete the Federal Work-Study Application and email to our Human Resources department at [email protected].


Once resumes are received, the hiring manager for the department you applied to will be in touch with chosen candidates for an interview.

Please feel free to ask us any questions about this wonderful new opportunity.


Good luck to all, and we are looking forward to working with you!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Faculty Professional Development - Back to the Basics



Last January 7 (Day One), through Elsevier, Michele Deck RN, an internationally renowned presenter, author, educator, co-founder and CEO of G.A.M.E.S, a company that provides seminars specializing in adult learning and interactive teaching methods met the quarter programs faculty for an interactive, game-filled faculty (aka student) interactive workshop. Miss Deck is known for her innovative teaching methods in the field of health care education and training. Faculty were assigned into groups, worked as a team, and participated in several “ice-breaking” games that can be translated into the classroom, particularly for the new start. At the end of the day, the faculty came out with rich, bountiful instructional resources.

On Day Two, the academic managers in the quarter programs were assigned to review and discuss key concepts in classroom management, teaching, student success and retention.

  • Miss Hazelyn Bernardino, Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator presented Student-Centered Learning and Adult Learning Styles from Pedagogy to Andragogy. Key point: “the role of the teacher has changed from being a leader or presenter of learning to being a facilitator of learning because the average age of the college student today has changed and we see more diversity in the classroom”.
  • Dr. Sharmalan (Sam) Sathiyaseelan, CAMA/MBC lead instructor with Mr. Scott Freer, Surgical Technology program director worked as a team to discuss on Classroom Management. There were several highlights in the presentation. Key point: “to maintain the class in a constructive and positive manner as different student behaviors may challenge the integrity of the class”.
  • Mr. Jeremy Moss, General Education Coordinator, Psychology lead instructor, on Student-Teacher Relations. Jeremy reviewed on student’s code of conduct and other pertinent areas related to discipline, communication and student engagement. Key point: “the instructor’s level of engagement has a direct impact on a student’s level of engagement”.
  • Ms. Theresa Robbinson, retention coordinator and Freshman Student Success (FSS) instructor, enumerated various Retention Strategies and How to keep our students in school. Key point: “student retention involves a culmination of experiences, which means students are motivated to continue and are having positive experiences and interactions with their instructors and the learning environment”.
  • Dr. Joseph (Dr. J) Balatbat, director of education on Characteristics of Good Teaching. Dr. J discussed the 3 Rs of good teaching- repeat, respond, and reinforce. Key point: “ flexibility and permissiveness are important to a proper learning environment and that encouraging creativity with unexpected comments is part of the learning and teaching process”.


Day Three (last day), we gathered all the quarter instructors who were assigned to teach our first batch of iPad student users.

Both iTunes course creators and contributors went through a “dry run” to review the course, identify any potential glitch and share best practices on to implement this new technology in the classroom.

Over-all, the three-day faculty development in-service training was productive.    -- Dr. J




Monday, November 24, 2014

Bake Sale to Support the Joe Osborne Foundation

Attend our bake sale tomorrow to support the
 Joe Osborne Foundation
Tomorrow, Tuesday November 25th 
12:00pm at the 226 Student Lounge
5:00pm on the 4th Floor of 151 

About the Foundation
Joe's interest in athletics began at a young age, and his interest in fitness is what lead him to studying in Swedish Institute's APT program.  Founded by his mother in his honor, the Joe Osborne Foundation's first project WeRFitness celebrates Joe's passion for fitness and aims to pass that on to children living in at-risk urban areas, through outdoor exercise gyms.

Our bake sale's proceeds will go directly to helping costs for the following WeRFitness programs in the new year, including: 
  • Outdoor exercise gyms
  • Sport domes for youth, equipped with dormitory
  • Scholarship programs
  • Local and community athletic leagues
  • University student clubs
  • Summer camps
How you can help:
Visit our bake sale tomorrow at the below dates and times to pay tribute to Joe and help us support the Foundation in his legacy. 

Another bake sale will be held on Tuesday, December 2nd - the same day as our APT Field Day and Movement Olympics.  Learn how you can attend and support the Joe Osborne Foundation and WeRFitness programs by clicking here


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Student Bake Sale to support the Personal Training Field Day & Movement Olympics

As many of you may have seen last week, our Advanced Personal Training students organized a Veteran's Day Bake Sale in the ground floor of 151.  If you missed it, you can still support our APT students as the Bake Sale will be held every Tuesday until December 2nd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the Joe Osborne Foundation, created in the Swedish Institute student's honor to help at-risk youth in urban areas.

You can also support the Joe Osborne Foundation by attending our Advanced Personal Training Field Day and Movement Olympics, taking place on Tuesday, December 2 at 12:00pm and 4:30pm in the training facility at 151

Anyone is welcome to attend the event, and participation will help raise funds for the Joe Osborne Foundation. Enter into the Movement Olympics for a chance to win prizes, learn exercise basics that you can use at home or the gym. Individuals can register for $3, and teams of 3 of more register at $2 per person.

More details to come about the location of the bake sale scheduled for next week, as well as the Personal Training Field Day.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Celebrate the Profession: Massage Therapy

  (Above) Tim Grae, Founder & CEO of Grae Enterprises
Tim graduated from our Massage program in 2011.
Hear from Tim at our Celebrate the Profession event
 today on his entrepreneurial journey and 
 experience in the field as an LMT.
[Photo credit: LinkedIn]
Today marks our first ever Massage Therapy Celebrate the Profession event in the student lounge of the 226 building!

This is an opportunity for our students to connect with each other and celebrate the legacy of the Massage Therapy program at Swedish Institute. We will have a guest from WellConnect Student Resources, an alumni speaker Tim Grae, a chair massage station, and a raffle with prizes.  



There will be an afternoon session from 12:00 to 1:30 and an evening session from 5:00-6:30 this Thursday, November 13. Feel free to join us between classes or if you're in the neighborhood! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Congrats to our CAMA Spelling Bee Winners!

Winners Arfalun Syafruddin, Eric Atta Poku and Tiffany Brooks
Last week, our CAMA Program welcomed recent alumnus Samuel Peusca back to talk about his experience in the field after completing the program at Swedish Institute.

Following the discussion, current students were invited to participate in a brief Spelling Bee of words in their CAMA vocabulary. 

Congratulations to our winners Arfalun Syafruddin, Eric Atta Poku & Tiffany Brooks! 


Friday, October 24, 2014

Swedish Institute Joins Making Strides Against Breast Cancer



Last Saturday we found ourselves surrounded by supporters, survivors, care givers, family, and friends of more than 30,000 walkers in last Sunday’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Central Park in New York City.

Students, faculty and staff from Swedish Institute walked and raised almost $800 plus for the American Cancer Society. “I will wear pink with pride in celebration of those who have won their battle” says one student. Special thanks to Ms. Wendy Pagan, Theresa Robbinson, Monique Thompson and Maria Sebastian, to name a few for their bright ideas in drumming up the fund raising campaign and dedication to this cause.

Initiated by the CAMA Swedish Pulse of New York, the Surg Tech students also supported the fund raising campaign through the sales of various pink items such as ribbons, pens, wrist band.

Thanks to all of our staff, faculty and students who participated! 

 – Dr. Joe Balatbat




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Join us for Massage Student Appreciation Day - Wednesday, October 29 beginning at 12:30pm


Come Celebrate with Us!
Massage Student Appreciation Day
Wednesday, October 29
Beginning at 12:30pm

Join us in the Student Lounge of 226 at 12:30pm
or in between classes throughout the day as we
celebrate you and your classmates! 


Cake and fruit will be served