During this year, we all learned that it’s not optional to be on top of technology. We need it to do essentially everything in our professional lives. Malcolm James is aware of that, and now more than ever he is eager to complete his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology major. During First-Generation Week we asked him a few questions about his career and his reason behind his decision to complete his degree.
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Malcolm James, College of Westchester Information Technology major
What’s our next move at CW? Remote Classes Continue….
Looking for a job can be an emotional roller coaster. Whether it’s your first experience or you’ve been in the work force a long time, there are lots of feelings —positive and negative—that can come up. At some points you might feel hopeful and elated, and others you might feel scared or insecure or defeated. So how do you navigate these emotions?
If you’ve found yourself in a productivity slump related to excessive social media check-ins and “doomscrolling” throughout the covid-19 pandemic, you’ve likely noticed how this can impact your mental health and productivity. When it comes to going on a “digital diet” to get into a more balanced place with social media consumption, it’s important to consider your unique pattern and come up with a plan for decreasing the amount of time you spend on social media.
One student once said, “if you have Prof. Torres in a morning class, you won’t need coffee. He will keep you awake.” His enthusiasm and high energy are two of his most notable characteristics. He always encourages students to do their best and face all challenges with optimism, passion, and enthusiasm. Prof. Torres is a natural mentor, and he is always involved in projects that help our students. His Puertorican background helps him connect well with minority students, especially Hispanics.