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The Best New Year’s Resolutions By Decade

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
New Years Resolution

As we get into the middle of January, many of us have been working towards keeping the resolution we set on the first. If you’re not feeling yours or think a better focus might serve you better this year, it’s not too late to change course. It’s never too late, of course! To help give you some ideas as to what resolutions to set for your professional life, the folks at Monster came up with lists of the best New Year’s resolutions, broken down by decades.



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Apps To Boost Your Productivity This Year

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Productivity Mobile Apps

While we often default to weight loss and fitness when it comes to New Years resolutions, the beginning of a calendar year is also a great time to reassess our work habits. Having a good system in place for how we handle our day-to-day tasks also helps us work towards those bigger goals. Smartphone apps can give us a major boost as we streamline our day.

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End of Semester Stress Management

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Stress Management

As the semester winds down, it can be hard to balance work with life and school. Final exams and extra social and family obligations can be overwhelming. It’s totally normal to feel stressed, but when we don’t take steps to manage the stress in our life, it can make us feel worse by impacting our physical and mental health and even disrupt sleep and appetite. What to do?

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Better Sleep Even When You’re Stressed Out

Monday, December 4, 2017
Alarm Clock

As we get into the holiday season and the end of the semester looms, stress levels can soar. Trying to balance deadlines at work and school with social and family obligations can get to the best of us. Aside from impacting our mood, energy, and appetite, stress can also mess with our sleep patterns.

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Time To Fall Back!

Friday, November 3, 2017

This coming Sunday, November 5th, remember to set your clocks back an hour for the end of Daylight Saving Time.  Sunrise and sunset will be earlier, but the upside is that there will be more sunlight in the morning to help you get out of bed to face the day.

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Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nailing your resume and narrowing down your job search are both important parts of the job hunt, but what about when you find a job posting you want to apply for? Even a stellar prospective employee can be lost in the shuffle if their cover letter isn’t up to par.

This blog post from Career Contessa breaks it down clearly and provides a checklist to help you hit the mark every time.

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During Hispanic Heritage Month, We Congratulate Student Luz Lopez!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CW student Luz Lopez is shown bottom row, second one from the right.

The New York League of Puerto Rican Women recently celebrated the 2017 College Awards Gala. The League honored nine community leaders, and presented 10 college scholarships to undergraduate Puerto Rican /Hispanic women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community.

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52 in 52 – Professor Stephanie Pough – Introduction to Medical Coding

Monday, October 16, 2017

I enjoyed a great class with Professor Pough and her class recently, when she reviewed SOAP note analysis and dissection.

The SOAP note (an acronym for subjective, objective, assessment, and plan/future plan) is a method of documentation employed by health care providers to write out notes in a patient's chart, along with other common formats, such as the admission note

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Coffee with the President – September 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Associate Chairperson John Strange (Accounting) and VP of Marketing and Media Resources Nancy Trim joined me for a little coffee and discussion.  We discussed potential finance curriculum development, certifications in Accounting, and Professor Strange’s appointment to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  This designation is special, as you must be nominated by one of your students. 

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Middle States Team to Visit CW in October 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

It is hard to believe that the time has passed so quickly, but we are anticipating our Self Study team in October.  Preparations, in earnest, are an 18 month process, but pre-planning encompasses at least another year. 

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