August

Write a Better Email

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You put time and care into your emails, so you want to make sure they get read! You also want to be mindful not to waste someone’s time. Crafting a better email can greatly improve your day-to-day communication in work, school, and in your personal life. Are you choosing the right subject line? Letting someone know the best way to reply? Are you being specific enough with what you’re sharing or asking?

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Coffee with the President – August 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

This summer has just flown by, but I did have the opportunity to speak with our Director of Security, Charles Boklan, as well as Roberto Carvajal, Manager of Facilities.  As you might imagine, there is always quite a lot happening on a college campus, whether in the Fall or during the dog days of summer.  Luckily, all of our happenings have been good ones!

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Club Bowling Tournament

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

As the summer term winds down, CW club members took the afternoon off to participate at the Club Bowling Tournament. Organized by the Brothers United Club, students spent an amazing day at Bowlmor Lanes in White Plains. The goal was to bring a sense of CW spirit and interact with all the clubs in a fun and energetic environment. Brothers United won the tournament and everybody had an amazing time.

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Portfolio Review Day

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Getting your work reviewed and making sure your portfolio will shine and speak for itself during a job interview, is not an easy task. That is why Career Services put together The Portfolio Review Day to prepare Digital Media students for a real job interview. Students had to present their portfolios in front of the recruiters and receive feedback. The companies reviewing students’ portfolios were Incision Network and The Creative Group.

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Street Fair

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Making the most of today’s gorgeous weather! Prof. Paula Cancro’s Project Management Class chose the best day to host “Street Fair.” It was a day to enjoy live music, fun games, and an obstacle course race. Also, Sisters United Club had some summer treats for sale.

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Making Smart Decisions

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

When it comes to decision-making, there are many different ways to approach making your mind up about something.  Turns out that effective decision-making is a skill you can—and should—hone. Understanding that there are different types of decisions that should be handled differently.  Big decisions and medium-sized decisions may require a different approach and may not come up as frequently as small, everyday decisions. How you deal with bad decisions is also key to your overall success.

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Event Planning & Promotions Class

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Professor D’Allacco’s Event Planning & Promotions class hosted a delicious end-of-semester event for the CW community by having a food truck parked in the South Lot. A variety of hot lunch options were sold such as hot dogs, tater-tots, burgers, and more. The class successfully learned how to plan, organize, promote, and deliver their own event while students, staff, and faculty enjoyed the outcome!

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Feeling Out The Office Culture Before You Take The Job

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Congratulations! You scored the interview and are super-excited to showcase your skills and experience. Sometimes we’re so focused on simply landing the job, we forget to take that thought process a few steps further and imagine how we might actually fit in with a particular company’s office culture.

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"Tour the World" Showcase

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CW’s Caribbean Student Association hosted a “Tour the World” Fashion show that highlighted cultural outfits from New York all the way to India. The event featured a Student Art showcase sponsored by the Digital Media & Sketch Clubs that displayed how artistically diverse the CW community is.

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Coffee with the President, July 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I had a great visit with Academic Chairs Jim McGee (Business), Ann Bikofsky (Accounting) and Erica Schacht (General Education).  They came armed with some great ideas and reflections on how to continue to best serve our students and each other.

Some of the great ideas discussed involved professional development and online learning for ground based students.

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

Cram Jam & Student Open House

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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!

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