Being connected is key for online students. Engaging with your class, reviewing materials, and even taking exams requires students to use technology to get their work done. Studies also show that the majority of students use a mobile device to access course materials, whether it’s reading on their tablets, using a calendar app to note assignments and exam dates, or scheduling alerts to keep them aware of deadlines, or accessing email on the go.
Left in Photo: Brian Settles, BBA
Right in Photo: Jessica Hernandez, Associate
Jessica Hernandez (Associate): Jessica is a Business Administration Associate’s degree student with a 3.89 cumulative GPA, having achieved Dean’s List recognition. She will be earning her degree next April and her midterm goal is something she wants to accomplish at her current job. Jessica has been working with Honda Motor for 7 years and plans to move up into a higher position now that she will have her Associate’s Degree.
It may still be August, but Back to School Season is right around the corner. At the College of Westchester, Day College fall classes begin on Wednesday, September 14. Evening and Online classes kick off on Monday, September 26.
Taking a chance to prep before September comes can make those first weeks back a lot less stressful. Here are some ways to prep for Back to School.
Take stock of your schedule
The Allied Health club of CW in collaboration with the regional American Red Cross organized a blood drive where Allied Health students had the experience of donating blood and assisting the Red Cross team. It was a rewarding experience for both students and staff and faculty. Thanks to our enthusiastic group of Allied Health students, the blood drive translated into having 72 lives potentially impacted!
The Project Management class joined the NAMI on Campus Club to organize a bake sale at CW. This was a fundraiser to promote mental awareness in the CW community. All proceeds will go directly to NAMI Westchester.
Though continuing education while working tends to be viewed in a positive light, there is some gray area when it comes to balancing a job with other projects and commitments. In today’s work world, many people juggle multiple jobs to make ends meet or to gain experience, hone their skills, or prepare for a career shift. Even people with a full time position may find themselves balancing their main position with freelance work on the side.
Students from CW’s Allied Health club, as well as the Health Information Management and Medical Assistant Management programs had the opportunity to take their annual celebratory trip for all of their hard work and efforts throughout the semesters. This year they embarked on the BODIES EXHIBIT located at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.
As part of the preparations for finals, the Office of Academics helped students with the stress and provided hot breakfast. Students also had the opportunity to look ahead to next semester and make schedule changes, meet with Student Financial Services, and Commit to Complete their degree and graduating from CW. Stay calm and good luck everybody!
The Accounting Society had a successful bake sale where students had the opportunity to practice their entrepreneurial skills. The center of attention was definitely the “croquembouche.” This is a French dessert consisting of choux pastry balls piled into a cone and bound with threads of caramel.
Dr. Wright's Anatomy and Physiology students had the opportunity to sit in and view, Live From...Cardiac Classroom. This is an innovative use of videoconferencing technology in a state-of-the art, 100-seat Interactive Theater in the Jennifer A. Chalsty Center for Science Learning and Teaching. The operating room was equipped with three cameras to view the operating room and surgical field, with video feeds from the vitals monitor and endoscope.
Although the weather seemed to be threatening us with rain, sunshine prevailed and we ended up having a great Ice Cream Social at CW! Student Activities sponsored the annual day college event where students, faculty and staff enjoyed each other’s company and delicious ice cream! The Evening Students’ Ice Cream Social is scheduled for August 15th at 7:15pm!
It’s the question everyone loves to hate. When an interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself.” Most of us break out in a cold sweat. Nontraditional students entering the job market after a career change and recent grads may feel especially anxious when faced with how to talk about who they are in an interview setting.