Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Earn Your Associates in Game Design and Programming With Bramson ORT College!

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300

Last month, we provided an overview of our Computer Technology department and offered some insight into the different game design concentrations available under this program. Today, we'd like to place our focus on our Game Design and Programming Associates Degree and outline the various opportunities that come with a degree in this field.

Enrollment into our Associates Degree program is open to anyone who would like to pursue a career in the game design industry. Unlike other colleges that have a lengthy list of prerequisites, here at Bramson ORT College, previous experience in game design OR programming is not necessary to be considered! Our only requirement is that students possess a high school diploma or GED prior to registration.

Fast forward to 63 credits later when you can proudly say that you hold an Associates Degree in Game Design and Programming - now what? After completing this 2 year program, students will be fully prepared to enter the game design industry as a video game designer or a multimedia artist/animator; specific positions vary from motion picture to computer systems, advertising and public relations.

For more information on the required courses that prepare students for success in this field, please click here.

Is a career in this industry on your list of things to pursue? Then apply to our Associates program today! For a limited time only, students who apply for the spring semester are eligible to receive $500 in scholarship funds. To be considered, submit your application to our Admissions Office, then enroll and register to our program! To learn more about the registration process and the current scholarship opportunities, visit us on our website or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300 today!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Transferring To Bramson ORT College

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300

Students enrolled in a four year college program often feel overwhelmed by the course load and the commitment that is required in order to fulfill their degree requirements. Additionally, students enrolled in a overly populated college tend to miss out on the personal experience that smaller schools bring. Since the transition from high school to college is not always simple, and since students are often not ready to commit to an extended program at such a young age, here at Bramson ORT College, we have made it our priority to create an environment where students can obtain a professional degree in an intimate setting in a shorter amount of time.

As you are reading this, are you nodding your head in agreement with the fact that your current college isn't exactly what you're looking for? Do you feel like you don't get the attention you deserve from your professors? Then it's time for you to start considering other schools!

How To Transfer:

Becoming a transfer student at Bramson ORT College is simple. First, submit your admissions application to our Admissions Office. Then, within 30 days, have a copy of your official transcript sent to our team for review. Once we have received all of your information, we'll be able to determine if previously earned credits are applicable to our course requirements for your desired program. That's it! After you've submitted the correct documentation, we take care of the rest.

Will you be using your holiday break to apply to new schools for the 2015 academic year? Make Bramson ORT College the first school on your list! Our programs range from 15-63 credits and classes are appropriately sized so that you can develop better relationships with fellow classmates and professors. For more information on how to transfer to Bramson ORT, click here or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300 today!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Study Tips For Final Exams

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300
Although this time of year is full of holiday excitement and cheer, for college students, it's also full of late night study sessions and final exams. And since the holidays make for busy schedules due to family get-togethers and other holiday happenings, finding the time to study and study right can be difficult.

At Bramson ORT College, it is our hope that all of our students do exceptionally well on their final exams this year. That's why thanks to Fastweb!, we've put together a list of study tips to help you get through this stressful time of year. Check them out below!
  1. Ask Questions: Before your final class is held, make sure you ask your professor all of your questions! After all, they know what is going to be on the exam, so if there are topics you are still unsure about, it would be in your best interest to bring them up. Chances are, other students in your class have similar concerns too.
  2. Make A Guide: Although flipping through your notebook is easy, it can also be overwhelming when studying. Instead, create a separate study guide that focuses only on the main ideas you need to know for the exam. Then, when you have time, glance over any extra material not covered so that you have a basic understanding of what's left.
  3. Test Yourself: What better way to prepare for an exam than by asking yourself potential questions? As you go through the material, take a minute to quiz yourself and ask yourself questions that you suspect your teacher will include. 
  4. Know The Style: Always keep the style of the test in mind. For example, if it is going to be multiple choice format, then it's likely that you'll need to know definitions and how to apply certain concepts to situations. However, if your exam is to be an essay, then you'll want to prepare examples that pertain to the material.
  5. Pace Yourself: It can be easy to rush through the material if you know you have a lot to study for, but rushing will only hurt you. Rather than speed through your notes in a frenzy, remain calm and take your time; you may even find that creating a study schedule helps you get things done in a more timely fashion.
In addition to these tips, don't forget to get enough rest leading up to the exam. Staying up all night will make it much harder for you to focus at the time when you need to most!

Are you in the middle of preparing for final exams? If you're struggling with any of the material you're required to know, be sure to stop by the Bramson ORT College tutoring center! Our tutoring center staff would be more than happy to go over different concepts with you to ensure that you're fully prepared for the big day. To fill out a tutor request form, visit us in person or click here.

Good luck students!

Why Choose Bramson ORT College?

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300
As the semester comes to an end, are you realizing that your current college just isn't cutting it? Do you feel like transferring for the spring would make your educational experience more worth while? Then don't wait, apply to Bramson ORT College today!

But why?

Here at Bramson ORT College, we've made it our priority to create an experience that leaves students with the knowledge needed to succeed in the career of their choice. Furthermore, since job competition is increasing at a steady rate, we are dedicated to working with our students to find them a position that satisfies their career goals. But that's not all! The following are a few more reasons why you should choose Bramson ORT for your college career:
  1. We offer affordable tuition and a strong Financial Aid team to assist with payment plans and scholarships.
  2. Classes have a small student to teacher ratio to provide a more personal experience.
  3. Each academic program includes hands on training.
  4. Class schedules are flexible to meet the needs of all students.
  5. All of our professors are extremely qualified and have years of experience in their field behind them.
At Bramson ORT College, we realize that success manifests from a quality education, which is why we are dedicated to personalizing the college experience for each of our students in a way that brings them the undivided attention they need to do well in their classes. With a degree from Bramson ORT College on your resume, your future is just moments away.

For more information on our academic departments or to apply for your chance to be a part of the Bramson ORT College community, visit us on our website or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300 today!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Things To Do In NYC For The Holidays

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300

Bramson ORT College is a technical college that is located in the Metropolitan New York area. With campuses in both Brooklyn and Queens, we offer several academic programs for students who wish to excel in a career such as an accountant, medical assistant or paralegal - but those are just a few of the opportunities we offer!

At Bramson ORT College, part of our mission stems from our desire to remain closely knit with the surrounding community. That being said, we encourage all of our students to take advantage of community events and offerings both in and out of an educational setting.

This month, we'd like to offer our students a few ways that they can indulge in New York City culture while celebrating the holidays with family and friends; see below:

1. Rockefeller Center: Christmas in New York City wouldn't be the same without the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. If you've yet to visit, the tree will be lit until 8:00 PM on January 7, 2015, so be sure to stop by!

2. Bryant Park: Ice skating at your home ice rink is one thing, but ice skating in Bryant Park is another! Admission for this event is free; your only cost is skate rentals, locks and bag checks.

3. Radio City Christmas Show: Would you like to see the rockettes live and up close? Check out the Radio City Christmas Show at Radio Music Hall!

4. The Nutcracker: If you've grown up with the nutcracker as one of your favorite holiday stories, check out the live version at Lincoln Center!

5. FAO Schwarz: A New York City icon, FAO Schwarz is a great place to visit around the holidays; even if it's just to look at the displays!

For a more detailed list of things to do in NYC during the holidays, please click here.

In addition to participating in your favorite holiday activities, will you be using the winter break to search for a new college to attend in the spring? Consider Bramson ORT College! We welcome transfer students to our programs all throughout the year and would love to see your name in the list of this year's applicants. For more information on how to apply, visit us on our website or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300 today!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Bramson ORT College's Business Management Department

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300

As you look into the future, do you see yourself working in a fast paced business environment? Would you like to find yourself at the management level in your company? At Bramson ORT College, we can get you where you need to be in order to acquire a management position at the company of your choice.

Under our Business Management Department, we offer programs where students can obtain either an associates degree, a professional certificate or a diploma, depending on their career preferences. Regardless of whether they'd like to find themselves in sales, hospitality, small business or general business, we offer a program perfectly suited to everyone's wants and needs.

Why Choose Business Management?

In order to provide our students with the most extensive education, we have made it our priority to incorporate the latest technology, software and internet access into our computer labs. This way, students leave our program well versed in all programs they are required to know in order to excel in a career after graduation. Additionally, we've selected only the most qualified instructors and professors to lead our business classes so that students are introduced to the field by experienced individuals who are involved in it first hand. Between a combination of the equipment we provide and the instructors we staff, our students will leave Bramson ORT College fully prepared to enter a professional business environment and most of all, do well in it.

Depending on the program pursued, students can obtain their degree, certificate or diploma after completing 63, 30 or 15 semester credits. Should they want to further their education in the field beyond our programs, we've made all of our credits transferable to four-year programs and other colleges and universities worldwide.

If you're thinking of transferring schools for the spring semester and seek a career in business management, apply to Bramson ORT College today! For more information on our Business Management Department and program opportunities, please click here or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300. We hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Scholarship Reminder!

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300

With 2015 and a new semester right around the corner, you might be starting to peruse through the different financial aid opportunities to determine how you will cover the cost of next year's tuition. Although there are a variety of state and federal financial aid programs available to students, unfortunately, not all who apply will qualify, which is why many students rely on additional financial aid such as scholarships.

If you're on the search for a financial aid solution that can put your mind at ease, even if just for a little while, look no further - there is still time to apply for this year's scholarships!

Bramson ORT College would like to make all incoming students aware of our very own scholarship lottery opportunity! For a limited time only, we are offering a $500 scholarship to new students registering for the 2015 spring semester. Click here to start the process. Qualified applicants will be notified of their scholarship after completing the registration process.

To learn more about the current scholarship opportunities available, please visit our Finacial Aid Office's website here or call (718) 261-5800 ext. 6103.

For additional scholarship opportunities or to apply for alternative means of financial aid, please visit

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Job Fairs

Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street, Forest Hills, Queens NY
(718) 261-5800 / (718) 259-5300
During the last year of a student's college career, their primary focus tends to be where they are going to settle down in a career after graduation. Since today's job market is especially tough to enter for young college graduates, most seniors make job searching part of their everyday routine while they are still in school. However, though it may sound easy to do a quick web search on local companies that are hiring, landing an interview and beating out the vast competition is easier said than done.

In order to help streamline the process of job searching for students, many companies and organizations host job fairs where students can meet with prospective employers face to face. This month, we are pleased to announce that there are three local job fairs taking place that Bramson ORT College students are invited to be a part of! See below for this month's job fair schedule:

Choice Career Fairs - Long Island Career Fair
When: Thursday, December 4
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Melville Marriott
Register here.

IACS Diversity Job Fair - New York
When: Tuesday, December 9
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: New York Midtown Hilton
Register here.

National CareerFairs - New York Career Fair
When: Wednesday, December 10
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Holiday Inn Midtown
Register here.

If graduation is on your timeline for 2015, we highly recommend taking advantage of these opportunities. What better way to discover all of the possibilities that are out there than by seeing them first hand? For more information on upcoming job fairs or to speak with a career services advisor about the status of your resume prior to attending, please visit our career services center or contact us at (718) 261-5800 or (718) 259-5300! And remember - always smile, be professional, and dress to impress!