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Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan a High-Energy, Multicultural Environment
Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan is a high-energy multicultural learning environment. The Midtown campus has a Veterans Resource Center and a Veterans Lounge. It is home to an art gallery and hosts the Berkeley College Honors Scholars Research Symposium.
Students at the Midtown campus can join basketball, soccer, cross country, and tennis teams. The Berkeley Cares program is very active at the Midtown location. Most recently, students created toiletry bags for the less fortunate, held food drives to benefit local churches, and sewed fleece blankets to donate to neglected children.
There’s also no shortage of clubs and organizations at the Midtown campus, including the International Club, the Debate Club, the Music Club, and the Fashion Club. Fashion students at this location benefit from a Fashion lounge with access to computers for sketching.
Will Moya, Berkeley College Campus Operating Officer, NYC, said that studying at Berkeley College in New York City is especially advantageous for Fashion and Financial Services students.
“We are located just a few stops from Wall Street — and all of the great employment opportunities that exist there — and New York City is the fashion capital of the world,” Mr. Moya said.
The Midtown campus has long-standing partnerships with local businesses. These connections benefit students when looking for internship and job opportunities. Every year a number of Fashion students from Berkeley College are invited to intern at the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
“We invite many of our business partners to career fairs at the College where they can see firsthand what we do here and meet our current students,” Mr. Moya said.
According to Mr. Moya, what makes the Midtown campus especially unique is the fact that it is multicultural. More than 900 international students hailing from nearly 100 countries are enrolled at the Midtown location.
“There’s no other feeling like stepping into one of our elevators and hearing three or four languages being spoken,” Mr. Moya said.
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