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ARCHIVES : CAREERS : 2005-2009

JUNE 2009

THE PET CORNER
Dogs, Dogs, Those Adorable Dogs:
Interview with a Dog Trainer and Spa Owner

Interview and Editing by Gillian Granoff and Daniel Lewis
Naresh Jessani is owner of the New York Dog Spa and Hotel.  Andrea Arden has a separate business, Andrea Arden Dog Training, and uses space at Naresh’s business....READ MORE

THE PET CORNER
Literacy and the Labrador
By Lisa K. Winkler
“There are big dogs, and little dogs, fat dogs, and thin dogs. My dog is a Labrador.”...READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2008

PROFILES IN EDUCATION
An Interview with Vice Admiral Joseph D. Stewart, Merchant Marine Academy
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Of the five United States service academies—the Army at West Point, the Navy at Annapolis, the Coast Guard in New London, CT, the Air Force in Colorado Springs—the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), located on 82 glorious acres in Kings Point, L.I., is perhaps the least understood, an irony, considering that it is so close to the city and that its authorization in 1936, its full accreditation as a degree-granting institution in 1949 and its designation in 1956 as a permanent federal academic institution signaled a deepening investment by the government in maritime education....MORE

A Force for British Style Band Music at King’s Point
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Captain Kenneth R. Force, Director of Music and leader for 37 years of the Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is a force of human nature....MORE

FEBRUARY 2007

The Dental Office of the 21st Century: Dr. Barry Moretzky
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
“If there’s a toy out there that’ll make my work and treatment better for my patients, I’ll get it,” says Barry Moretzky, D.M.D. His midtown practice is well named: “Contemporary Dental Implant Center.”..READ MORE

NOVEMBER 2006

The Road to Becoming a Piano Tuner
By David Elinson
It was August 1972. I was 20 years old. I had recently dropped out of college after realizing that, aside from gym, recess and lunch, I had never liked school. READ MORE

OCTOBER 2006

Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow, NY Philharmonic
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Marrying ease and expertise, the award-winning violinist Glenn Dicterow speaks of his various lives—concertmaster, guest soloist, teacher, recording artist, orchestra and chamber musician —with such purpose and delight that it’s clear he’s always the right man in the right spot at the right time—in all his roles. READ MORE

SEPTEMBER 2006

Actor Ralph Fiennes
by Gillian Granoff
Critics consider Ralph Fiennes to be one of the top actors in the world. READ MORE

Firefighters in NYC
By Liza Young
Why pursue a career in firefighting? READ MORE

Sign Language Interpreters
by Sybil Maimin
 “It’s a great occupation and a great profession…and there’s currently a shortage,” advises Bill Moody, who for over thirty years has been an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. READ MORE

Writer Sam Swope
By Liza Young
Sam Swope, award-winning author of I am a Pencil, A Teacher, His Kids, and Their World of Stories, recently spoke with us, in his amiable, yet thoughtful manner, regarding his earliest experiments in writing and the road to success. READ MORE

MAY 2006

Lou Young:
Veteran CBS Newscaster and First-Time Author

By Emily Sherwood, Ph.D.
April 17, 2006: “Crime scene technicians verify the path of the fatal bullet tonight but there’s really no mystery,” booms out the sonorous voice of Lou Young on the CBS evening news. READ MORE

The Metamorphosis of a Writer:
An Interview with Gary Shteyngart

By Liza Young
To read Gary Shteyngart’s work is to experience his politically and socially keen eye, with his satiric wit often generating a laugh out loud response. READ MORE

JANUARY 2006

New Surveys Show Improved Job Market, Increased Income for Physical Therapists
Physical therapists are experiencing virtually no unemployment and are reporting overall increased salaries, according to a series of surveys recently conducted and released by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). READ ARTICLE

NOVEMBER 2005

Ana Maria Martinez, Opera
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
It comes as a surprise to learn that this “beautiful woman with the fascinating voice,” as the London Times referred to her recently, “one of the most sophisticated of lyric sopranos singing today,” is just this month making her debut at the Metropolitan Opera. READ MORE

Chana Mlotek, Folk Songs
The Woman Isaac Bashevis Singer Called “The Sherlock Holmes of Yiddish Music”
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
Belying her age by years, the sturdy octogenarian moves with purpose and quiet determination, up the steps, down the steps, across the floor, finally propelling visitors into a small office wonderfully crammed with books, many by her—hundreds of songs and poems and oral histories. READ MORE

OCTOBER 2005

OT—The “Other” Therapy Comes Into Its Own
By Joan Baum, Ph.D.
For some years, OT has been listed in the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook in the top ten out of approximately 120 health profession specialties, but more recently has climbed to second or third place. READ MORE

AUGUST 2005

Hot Job: Jim Flak, Sous-Chef
By Jan Aaron
Have you ever thought of a career in the burgeoning culinary field? Then, Jim Flak’s story will interest you. At 25, Mr. Flak was living in Lincoln, NE unhappy in marketing. He had always liked to cook.
READ MORE

Careers in Fine Arts, Architecture & Design:
Rhode Island Has Designs On You
By Jan Aaron
Having recently toured the sprawling campus with 41 buildings, 34 historic properties, a world-class museum, galleries, library, and a nature lab all displayed under towering trees on sculpture-studded grounds, I wanted to know what goes on inside. READ MORE

A Cooking Career: Visiting Johnson & Wales
By Jan Aaron
J & W, founded in Providence as a business school in 1914, now is a world-class university, offering students an opportunity to pursue career education in business, hospitality, culinary arts, or technology.
READ MORE

MAY 2005

Staci Hatch, Pilot for Jet Blue
By Michelle DeSarbo
After working as an instructor at a the C-21 located in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Columbus, Georgia native left the military and began working as an Airbus First Officer with US Airways. READ MORE

 

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