EIC Escapades Student Newsletter: November 2018
Your New Jersey Allied Health College

Your Career Services Expert is ready to assist you with all of your lifetime placement needs!

Jennifer Gonzalez, your Career Services Expert, is here to help you. Reach out, if you haven't met with her already.
Completing Your Mandated Career Services Session
For those of you who have already met with Jennifer for your Career Services SESSION, you are already aware of the wonderful tools you have to become a master at interviewing and to stand out above your competition. Once you have completed your SESSION, you can set up a mock (pretend) interview with to practice your new skills from the SESSION.
Are You Looking For Work?
If you are looking to work part-time while you are attending school, Jennifer can help you. Once you graduate and are ready to work, let Career Services assist you with connecting you with employers, helping you with your cover letters, thank you letters, and any of your career services needs. When you get into a position within your trained field, don't forget that you have Jennifer to assist you with furthering your career in the future.
Next Job Fair November 20th
Keep your eyes on the look-out for job fairs and other events. EIC is hosting our next campus job fair on November 20th Belleville campus from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the student lounge on the 2nd floor. Even if you are not looking for work, it's always good to stop in and say hello, introducing yourself and providing the employer with the answer to, "Tell me about yourself," when you approach the table. When you have face-time with the employer, it helps for you to stand out and build future relationships.
Is It Okay To Take Give-Away Items From Job Fair Tables?
Etiquette reminder: Do not walk up to job fair tables like you are on a treasure hunt. After you speak with the employer, it is appropriate to ask if you can have an item, and if they state yes, then politely collect the item. Also, be sure to ask for business cards so you have the information to thank them for taking time to speak with you during the job fair. If they will not give that to you, then email me the thank you letter and ask me to forward the thank you letter to the employer on your behalf. 
What Should I Do When Speaking With Employers?
DO NOT  let the employer know that you are nervous. If you do, you lose credibility with them. For example, two employers from the last job fair in October, stated that EIC students and graduates were very respectful and kind, which makes us super proud to hear. They also stated that they had several students/graduates who shared with them that they were nervous when they went up to their table.

The employer's attitude is that you are the person who can best explain who you are and share what is great about you. Practice answering the question to, "Tell me about yourself," which is the skeleton of your resume, your confidence, and your transferable skills.

If you need extra help, make an appointment with Jennifer.
Do I Need A Resume For The Job Fair &
Can I Get Help With My Resume?
You do want to have a resume for the job fair and be sure to have plenty of copies of it to give to the employers in attendance. This shows professionalism. You can certainly get help with your resume from Career Services. Email Jennifer your resume in Word format and she'll assist you. Also, if you have not made your appointment to do your SESSION, email Jennifer to arrange a time for your 2-hour SESSION and get on your way to becoming a master at interviewing!
Do I Need An Appointment Or Can I Just Drop By?
Yes, you need an appointment to meet with Jennifer. She works on both Jersey City and Belleville campuses. She is not always on campus because she also works out in the field in obtaining new job opportunities for you.

Please keep in mind that all appointments are booked on a first come, first served basis and you will be provided with an email confirmation with the agreed upon date/time.
Counseling Corner

Thanksgiving is a great time to express gratitude. I am thankful for the people and experiences I have encountered along the way. I am also grateful to have found work that is meaningful and congruent with who I am as a person and all that I value and that is, being helpful to others.  

We can  ALWAYS  find something to be grateful for.

~ Maria Billings ~

So, what are  YOU  grateful for?

An appointment with Professor Maria Billings is just a click away . She is available to provide counseling for both Belleville and Jersey City Campuses.
It's confidential!
Upcoming Events
Dental Hygiene Lunch & Learn
Thursday 11/1
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Jersey City Student Lounge
3rd floor

JC Student Council Meeting
T uesday 11/6
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Jersey City Student Lounge
 2nd floor

Dental Hygiene Lunch & Learn
Wednesday 11/7
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Jersey City Student Lounge
3rd floor

BLV Student Council Meeting
Thursday 11/15
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Belleville Student Lounge
 2nd floor
BLV Student Council Meeting
Thursday 11/15
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Belleville Student Lounge
 2nd floor

Last Day - To Withdraw from a Class
Thursday 11/15

2nd EIC 2018 Job Fair
Tuesday: 11/20
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Belleville Student Lounge
2nd floor

Belleville Campus Job Fair
Tuesday 11/20
Location: Student Lounge, 2nd floor

Thursday 11/22 & Friday 11/23
Student Council
Get involved for the Food Drive!

Let's see what campus can produce the larger amount of non-perishable food times to donate to one of our local community partners to feed the needy for Essex & Hudson Counties.
Student Council meets once a month and dates to meet will be announced in future EIC Escapades Issues and snacks/water will be served for the meetings. Come an be a part of something bigger than yourself. Get involved and make a difference in your communities. For more information, email Jennifer .

Next Meeting: November 6th
Location: Student Lounge
2nd floor
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

President : Crystal Reinoehl
Vice President : Deseree Gordon
Secretary : Clarissa Rodriguez
Treasurer : Elaine Gardner
Student Ambassador #1 : Sandra Cardoza
Student Ambassador #2 :Octavia Lewis
Student Ambassador #3 : Yesenia Vega
Student Ambassador #4 : Precilla Bonilla

Looking forward to making big things happen. Come see the new fundraiser that will be implemented for Jersey City.

Next Meeting: November 15th
Location: Student Lounge
2nd floor
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

President : Gillian Wendowski
Vice President : Cherita Morgan
Secretary : Vacancy
Treasurer : Vacancy
Student Ambassador #1 : Julia Rodriguez
Student Ambassador #2 :Steven Chea
Student Ambassador #3 : Shakira Lopez
Student Ambassador #4 : Vacancy

We need to fill the vacancies and looking to represent all programs! Come join us and make a difference!
Congratulations To Our Class of 2019
White Coat Ceremony Recipients
Beginning of
White Coat Ceremony

Campus Director-Agnieszka Drupka, Admissions Director-Shirley Bell, Dean- Kimberly McDonald in attendance.
Professor Lopez & Juste presented white coat and a beautiful white rose to mark the occasion to
Lawrencia Akrofi.
Efdgyne Michel shared her excitement with a smile after being presented with her white coat by Professors Lopez & Juste.
Kensay Nelson & Professors Lopez & Juste


Nursing 102

Words of wisdom and encouragement provided by our Jersey City Dean,
Kimberly McDonald.
Professor Lopez & Erica Baez.
Partial Group Photo
(alphabetical order)
Lawrencia AKrofi; Erika Baez; Gloria Claudio; Tania Guance; Qendresa Ibrahimi; Ariena McLeon; Efdgyne Michel; Katherine Mora; Juliette Moze; Kensay Nelson
Kensay Nelson
Student Speaker At Our
On October 31, 2018 we had a White Coat Ceremony at the Jersey City Campus.
The White Coat Ceremony (WCC) is a relatively new ritual in nursing schools that marks the student's transition from the study of pre-clinical health sciences. The ceremony was heartfelt and you could feel the excitement in the room. Each student was called by name and stepped up to be presented with their symbolic white coat and rose. Families were in attendance and it was beautiful to see the proud faces of family members as they watched each of our 13 nursing students beam with pride, sporting their white coats. Eastern International College was proud to present them with this honor. Ultimately, we are instilling a commitment to provide compassionate care among future health professionals. Way to go! Eastern International College is proud of you!
Monthly Awareness
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month (National)
Alzheimer’s Association
800.272.3900 www.alz.org
Contact: Alzheimer’s Association

COPD Awareness Month
American Lung Association
800.586.4872 www.lung.org/copd
Contact: American Lung Association

Diabetes Month (American)
American Diabetes Association
800.342.2383 www.diabetes.org
Contact: American Diabetes Association
Citation Tools For Writing APA Paper
Check out EIC's libraries in Belleville and Jersey City.

Our librarians are knowledgeable and helpful.
Scanning Practice
Scanning schedules are located on the bulletin board of your campus’ library, and also at the front desk with the receptionist.
CVT and DMS students: If you don’t use the skill, you can lose it!
Be sure to practice to have better opportunities in perfecting your skills and for when you have “working interviews” where employers test your scanning abilities.
Leadership Opportunities

Interested in creating and leading a new club? Contact Jennifer to get started.

Being a leader aids you to gain valuable skills, it goes on your resume and can help you with employment. It’s also a way to give back to your community.
Career Services
What workshops or professional development would you like to see offered?

Are you interested in learning how to be a master at interviewing, rising above your competition?

Don’t wait till graduation; build your relationship with career services early within your journey at EIC.

Look out for job fairs, recruitment days, and job postings on Facebook at EIC Jennifer and submit your resume for distribution!

Send your resume to Jennifer to have it viewed by a career services expert.

Professor Maria Billings is available at the Belleville and Jersey City Campuses

Email her at Maria.Billings@eicollege.edu - It is confidential!
Tech Update: GSuite
EIC is now using GSuite as our email provider. Students have access to all of Google's functionality including Gmail, Drive, Calendars and Hangouts.

More information on our website. Contact support@eicollege.edu with any questions or concerns. A reminder that students are expected to use their EIC email for all communication with the College.
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