Loch Sheldrake, NY (May 14, 2012) – Despite the doom and gloom headlines in the media, three SUNY Sullivan medical assistant students will walk away from the Gerry Fieldhouse on Saturday, May 19 with more than a diploma in their hands. They’ll be walking into jobs waiting for them at the Center for Discovery.
Amoi Jose, Lori Mallia and Sara Soundararajan count themselves fortunate to have been offered meaningful work in their field of study. As medical assistant students at SUNY Sullivan, Amoi, Lori and Sara followed a rigorous course of study that prepared them well for employment at the Center for Discovery.
Sara was very impressed with the medical assistant curriculum because as she said, "it provided me with a good balance of practical and theoretical classes. The externship program gave me a chance to explore my career by working in a real-world environment.”
Classmate Lori Mallia also credited her externship at the Center for Discovery with helping her land her job. “I went into my externship with the skills I needed to navigate through the medical environment with confidence and efficiency,” she said.
Amoi Jose, who was born in India and came to the United States after graduating from high school, said that she was thankful for the opportunity to study at SUNY Sullivan. “My course of study helped prepare me for my position at the Center for Discovery.”
Amoi, Lori and Sara are not the only students who are grateful for their educational experience at SUNY Sullivan. The sentiment is spread widely across the campus by dozens of graduates who said that the cost, a great faculty and the number of people who helped advise them along the way made it possible for them to either enter the workforce or continue their education at a four-year college.