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Harris School Externs Add Value at St. Christopher’s Hospital

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The business school’s externship program receives praise Upper Darby, PA. There is no substitute for hands-on learning when it comes to career training. Students enrolled in the medical assistant programs at Harris School of Business get just this kind of experiential learning through the school’s externship program. Since 2010, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA has partnered with the Upper Darby campus of the Harris School to match up medical assistant students with externship opportunities at the hospital. “This is a win-win situation where the students gain valuable clinical experience while the hospital receives the students’ time and skills for free,” explains Anel Melendez, Externship Coordinator (pictured left). “The on-the-job experience enhances the students’ resumes, and in some cases, the externship even results in a job offer for…
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Wilmington Campus Honors Its Graduates

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The business school’s founder is remembered through her daughter’s words Wilmington, DE. Students wore maroon caps and gowns as they proceeded through the auditorium where they would receive their diplomas from the Harris School of Business. The graduation ceremony, held at the nearby Brandywine High School auditorium on April 23, was a time for celebration and a time for reflection. Students who attend the Harris School of Business in Wilmington can choose from three programs: dental assistant training, a medical assistant program, and a massage therapist program. Friends and family gathered to watch their loved ones as they took the final step toward completing their programs at Harris. The keynote speaker, Barbara Harris-Miles of Cherry Hill, NJ, brought with her the inspirational stories of her mother, Ethel Harris, who founded…
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Dover Campus of Harris School Holds Blood Drive

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Technical school’s commitment to the community shines through Dover, DE. The Dover campus of the Harris School of Business was proud to participate in this year’s Red Cross blood drive. Held at the campus this April in a bloodmobile from the Blood Bank of Delmarva, the blood drive resulted in over 25 pints of blood donated. Each year, students, staff, and instructors roll up their sleeves together to donate pints of blood that can save lives. “It’s something that is so simple to do, yet it can have a huge impact on someone’s life,” says Rosetta Derosa, director of education at the Dover campus. The students at Harris are no strangers to drawing blood. Harris School campuses throughout the Delaware Valley offer medical assistant programs that teach students how to…
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Harris School of Business Welcomes Fathers’ Care Network

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Linwood branch of the regional business school wants students to achieve fulfilling work lives and family lives. Linwood, NJ. Harris School of Business may appear to be all business all the time, but in addition to helping adult students prepare for a new career, the school is also concerned about the family lives of its students. On May 10, Harris School is presenting a guest speaker from the Fathers’ Care Network at its Linwood, NJ campus.Fathers’ Care Network (FCN) is a program designed to assist fathers in strengthening their role in the lives of their children. As a collaboration among several social service agencies in Atlantic County, FCN strives to increase family self-sufficiency and enhance child and family well-being.The program offers mentoring, parenting skills, conflict resolution, employment support, financial literacy,…
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Wilmington Campus Raises Funds for March of Dimes

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Wilmington, DE. If you visit the Wilmington campus of the Harris School of Business on the right day, you might notice students wearing crazy scrubs, sporting silly socks, or donning their favorite sports jerseys. Or you might happen upon a bake sale or a slushie sale that has you opening up your wallet. These activities are all part of Harris School’s commitment to raising funds to support the March of Dimes. Keicha Sharp and Christine Rich, two instructors in the professional medical assisting programs, are coordinating the fundraising effort with the student council. The strategy is to offer a “pay what you can” policy on events like “crazy scrubs day,” where students can make a donation in order to have the privilege of wearing colorful scrubs that day. The creative…
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QuickBooks™ Certification Now Available at Harris School of Business

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Hamilton Campus proctors exam for business school students Hamilton, NJ. Are you seeking a career in bookkeeping? Harris School of Business in Hamilton is offering a new way to get certified in QuickBooks™, a popular accounting software for small businesses. Starting this year, the National Bookkeeping Association will be offering the certification exam at authorized testing centers, and Harris School of Business, Hamilton campus, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a proctor site. QuickBooks™ is a program that is important for anyone wishing to become a bookkeeper. The certification exams at Harris School in Hamilton will begin this April. The exams are developed, maintained, and administered by the National Bookkeeping Association. “Our computerized accounting technology students have found our QuickBooks™ course to be very useful as…
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Job Fair Comes to Harris School in Cherry Hill

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Employers Offer Interviews to Medical Assistants, Massage Therapists, and More Cherry Hill, NJ. In this digital age, when the process of looking for a job on the Internet can be daunting and impersonal, the opportunity to meet with prospective employers face-to-face can improve your chances of being noticed. Harris School of Business helps its students make these personal connections by providing job fairs directly on campus. Last month, over 40 students at the Cherry Hill campus of Harris School of Business participated in a job fair with seven employers from the southern New Jersey region. “Job fairs not only help our students connect with regional employers, but they also help the employers discover the quality of Harris students,” says April Lupinacci, campus director at the Cherry Hill campus. In attendance…
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Harris Students Join Bone Marrow Registry

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Upper Darby, PA. The Upper Darby campus of the Harris School of Business is committed to helping others. This February, over 50 students and faculty signed up for the National Marrow Donor Program. Joining a bone marrow registry is the first step in becoming a bone marrow donor. Bone marrow transplants require a genetic match between the donor and patient. The Registry tests and keeps track of its members’ HLA tissue type. With this genetic information, the registry can match patients with potential donors. Bone marrow transplants can help treat over 50 diseases including leukemia, sickle cell anemia, severe combined immune deficiency, and aplastic anemia. In April, Harris students reached out again. This time, they rolled up their sleeves to participate in the campus’s annual American Red Cross blood drive.…
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Dover Pharmacist Joins Harris School’s Advisory Board

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Dover, DE. The Dover campus of the Harris School of Business is proud to announce that local pharmacist Zahir Kasmani has joined its Advisory Board. Kasmani is the pharmacist and owner of the newly-opened Dover Community Pharmacy. Harris School is honored to be working with Kasmani, who is also participating in the school’s externship program. “One of our students, Jordan Colombo, has been serving as an extern at the Dover Community Pharmacy,” explains Shaun Waller, Career Services Coordinator at the Dover campus of the Harris School. “Mr. Kasmani is so pleased with Jordan’s job performance that he is ready to hire a second Harris student.” In addition to hiring externs from Harris School, Kasmani has offered a generous program to Harris students. For students who do not have health insurance,…
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