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How To Say No

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
How to say no

We often think in terms of all the things we have to do. We have work and family obligations, school deadlines, and social engagements, just to name a few things. We want our loved ones and colleagues to know they can count on us,  and we may feel pressured to make the balancing act look easy. The result? Anytime anyone asks us to do something, we automatically say yes, even if it’s difficult to make the time and space for that thing.

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Are Your “Inspirational” Posts Hurting Your Image?

Monday, November 13, 2017
Social Media

You’ve likely heard a million and one times that social media posts can negatively impact your job search and career, but you might think it’s just stuff like poor grammar and inappropriate content (like those party pics you may not have been thinking clearly about when posting them), but as it turns out, inspirational quotes may also reflect negatively on you when you’re looking to advance professionally.

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Time To Fall Back!

Friday, November 3, 2017
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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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CW Congratulates Prof. Andy Capellan!

Monday, October 30, 2017
Image of CW professor Andy Capellan

The Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) recently hosted their annual gala, “Illustrious Awards 2017”, honoring outstanding Latinos from different careers. Among this selected group was CW’s Prof. Andy Capellan. The ceremony took place at the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.

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Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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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
Group Photo of College Awards Gala from The New York League of Puerto Rican Women

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. 

POSTED BY: Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

How Constructive Criticism Can Help You

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Feedback from our managers, instructors, colleagues, classmates, and even friends and family members can give us valuable insight into what we do well as well as into how we can improve on areas that are challenging for us so we can meet our goals. While positive feedback is generally welcome, a lot of us struggle with comments under the “constructive” umbrella—Nobody likes being told what they’re doing “wrong,” but there’s an upside to constructive criticism.

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