October

Crafting a Killer Cover Letter

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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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The College of Westchester

During Hispanic Heritage Month, We Congratulate Student Luz Lopez!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President

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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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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Why Should a Student Major in Accounting?

Friday, October 6, 2017

Organizations of all shapes and sizes need accountants - small businesses, major corporations, banks, investment firms, and governmental units at the local, state, and federal levels. Do some research and you will find that accounting consistently ranks among the leading careers in America.

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John Strange, Associate Chairperson and Associate Professor, CW School of Accounting

Job Search Rejection: Sometimes It’s Not You

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

If you’ve ever looked for a job, you’ve likely dealt with some rejection. At one point or another, most of us have had that experience of feeling like everything was going perfectly fine—your resume was on-point, you had killer references, and you really gelled with the people you interviewed with—but then you found out you didn’t get the position.

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Tips for Handling the Emotional Impact of the Recent Overwhelming Tragedies

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by the unprecedented Hurricanes throughout the Leeward Islands, the Greater Antilles into the southern United Stated and in Texas.  This Hurricane season has brought much destruction and devastation to our friends and for some of us our families.  If that wasn’t enough, we are now dealing with the man-made tragedy in the Las Vegas shooting massacre that took place a few short days ago.  It is normal to be left with feelings of sadness, anxiety

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Mary Beth Del Balzo, CW President