April

How to Deal with Self-Doubt

Thursday, April 27, 2017

We all experience feelings of self-doubt from time to time. Sometimes that little voice checking in with yourself (“Are you sure about this?”) can be helpful, but it can also become overwhelming and may even cause us to hold ourselves back from achieving our goals.

While self-doubt has the potential to motivate us to get focused and step up to the plate to face challenges, it’s important to know how to keep it in check.

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Resume Buzzwords To Avoid

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

As we get into spring and summer vacation and graduation looms, students step up their job and internship hunts and send their resumes out. There are many factors that can make you more and less appealing to recruiters. The words you use in your resume can have a huge impact. Think that highlighting what “creative” “hard worker” who thinks “outside the box” will up your odds of getting an interview? Think again.

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Spring Showcase

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CW celebrated the start of a new season with the JDC Spring Showcase. The event featured a Student Art showcase sponsored by the Digital Media Club, and performances by the Just Dance Crew and Brothers United. Food and snacks were also available for purchase sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association.

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CWCF 9th Annual Scholarship Reception

Thursday, April 13, 2017

“Education changes everything. And catching a break. Everyone needs a break, especially these days, and every little bit helps.  As I am proud of my own family, I am so very proud of each of our College of Westchester scholars here today, and proud of their families and their teachers as well. Tonight you are all getting your well-deserved Break-through,” said Beverly Tramontelli, President of the CW Charitable Foundation.

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Make the Most of Your Day Off

Monday, April 10, 2017

For people juggling work, family, school, and other commitments, a “day off” can be a rare treat, but it can have big benefits.

We often wait until we’re burnt out and overloaded with obligations and deadlines to even think about scheduling a personal day, but building that time into our schedule can pay off in the long run. Why? Taking time to reflect and recharge boost long-term productivity and career success—not to mention improved physical and mental health. 

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52 in 52: Class 13 - Professor Clarizio (Principles of Marketing)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

In late March, I visited with Professor Clarizio’s Principals of Marketing class.  Guest Speaker John Chuhran of NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing), was already speaking when I got there a few minutes late (sorry!), but I quickly caught up with the presentation. 

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

52 in 52: Class 12 - Professor Ayikoye

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In early March, I was fortunate to join Professor Emakoji Ayikoye and his Contemporary Social Issues class in discussing a very important topic, racism.  He began by showing us 2 YouTube videos, studies conducted both in Brazil and in the US, called The Doll Test.  As explained on the YouTube page,  “the ‘doll test’ is a psychological experiment designed in the 1940s in the USA to test the degree of marginalization felt by African American children caused by prejudice, discrimination and raci

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President