The Guttman Community College Undergraduate Scholars Oral Histories Collection officially launched on March 5 with a reception honoring four Guttman first-year students who conducted oral history interviews in Adjunct Professor Samuel Roger Finesurrey’s City Seminar course: Stephanie Brown, Virginia Fuentes, Jay Mercado, and Dawney Wilson. The digital exhibit is part of an Oral History […]
Guttman students taking Introduction to Management Information System were given a tour of the development lab (nicknamed “The Garage”) at Infor. Infor is the largest privately held technology company in the world. Some of their clients include the Brooklyn Nets, McDonald’s and the MTA.
The Office of Partnerships and Community Engagement (OPCE) and the Advising team are hosting a Career Exploration Challenge (CEC). This collaborative program will assist students with major selection and career exploration. Students will participate in a series of workshops, lunches with a professional, and site visit tours. The workshops will allow students to explore different resources as part of their career exploration process.
With the support of the Student Success Fund, Professor Nicole Kras, Assistant Professor of Human Services, created two exceptional active learning opportunities for Guttman students during Fall 2018. The workshops shared the fields of art therapy, eco-therapy, and animal therapy with Human Services majors and Prof. Kras’ Ethnographies of Work students, bringing these innovative career paths and areas of study directly to Guttman.
The Internship Seminar, as conceived and taught by Dean Nicola Blake, prepares Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) majors for their careers after graduation. This elective course revolves around work in the field; participation in professional events, including networking with professionals; and course assignments and reflections. This type of immersion in the field is a best practice, and though still rarely applied to LAS, it is widely recommended to ease the often difficult transition from college to career-oriented employment. By leading this implementation at Guttman, Dean Blake’s Internship Seminar is paving smoother professional roads for graduates from the College’s largest major.
Guttman student Farah Reynoso, Human Services major, was selected to join the Caucus CUNY Scholars Program through the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs. As a New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus Scholar, she will receive an award of $2,000 and represent Guttman at the 48th Annual Legislative Conference, which convenes February 15-17, 2019 in Albany, New York. Farah will be assigned as an intern to a district office based on her residence, policy interests, and skill sets. Once assigned, she will perform substantive tasks such as constituent case management and legislative research and assistance.
On October 23, 2018, four students from Professor Sebastien Buttet’s ECON 201 Macroeconomics class participated in the College Fed Challenge, a competition organized by the Federal Reserve Bank that aims to bring real-world economic analysis into the classroom. As part of the Challenge, students presented a case analysis of macroeconomic indicators for the U.S. economy, […]
Tasreen Rahman, an Urban Studies major and part of the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP), traveled to Belize in April with Professor Kristina Baines to conduct field research on perceptions of happiness in a rural Maya community in southern Belize. She conducted participant observation and semi-formal ethnographic interviews and also co-facilitated a PAR workshop with […]
On May 21, 2018, the Human Services program held its fourth annual Fieldwork Recognition Ceremony. The event honored the student interns who achieved an important milestone in their academic careers– completing 250 hours of field placements. The agencies that hosted the students during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters were also acknowledged. Please see the […]
The College hosted an innovative workshop on March 17– #AnthoHack Guttman 2018. The goal of this “hackathon” event was to make an anthropology research tool called a “pile sort” as a WordPress plugin to be used as a digital, open educational and research tool. Although this tool has its origins in cognitive anthropological research, it […]