November

How Long Does A Habit Really Take To Stick?

Friday, November 20, 2020

Habits can have a huge impact on our day to day life and work. There’s also a lot of thoughts and ideas we have about what is a “good” habit and what is a “bad” habit. When it comes to the habits we have that we don’t like, self-qualifying statements or beliefs we have about ourselves that were founded on identity-based habits can hold us back from changing.

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Suffering From A Lack of “Me” Time?

Friday, November 20, 2020

If you feel like all you do is eat, sleep, work, and repeat, that could be because you aren’t being proactive about carving out recharge time for yourself.  What often happens when we don’t build that time into our day, our exhausted mind and body do it for us—you know how you always get sick when you have a day off or find yourself so burnt out you can’t focus on an important project?  You may be on overload.  Here is a 3 minute read with some strategies that might be of help.

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Are You Mentally Exhausted?

Friday, November 20, 2020

Eight months (and counting) into the pandemic, if you’re finding yourself feeling less productive and focused or notice shifts in your appetite, energy, and mood, you might be mentally exhausted. Even people who felt very engaged and energetic prior to the COVID-19 lockdown have been struggling with the change.

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Janna Gullery

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Janna Gullery

 

Janna Gullery, Dean of Student Life and Empower Program at CW

When you get a college degree, you get more choices. That’s what Janna Gullery thought when she was a college student. But she wanted even more choices so she went for her master’s degree. Now as a Dean of Student Life and Empower Program at CW, she looks back and she is proud of her accomplishments. Her efforts paid off and now she helps other students to complete their journey.

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Monica Alexandra Alvarracin Valladolid

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Monica Alvarracin

 

Monica Alexandra Alvarracin Valladolid, College of Westchester Health Information Management major

 

Monica Alvarracin, a Health Information Management major knows really well that in order to get a better job she needs a college degree. She is the first one in her family to follow this road of Higher Education, and she hopes to set a reference to the rest of her family.     

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Karaishma Rai

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Karaishma Rai

 

Karaishma Rai, College of Westchester Healthcare Services Administration major

 

It’s First-Generation week, and we continue our conversations with those students who are the first ones to graduate from college in their families. Here’s our conversation with Karaishma Rai, a Healthcare Services Administration major. 

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Malcolm James

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Malcolm James

 

Malcolm James, College of Westchester Information Technology major

 

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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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Nayeli Soto

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Nayeli Soto

 

Nayeli Soto, College of Westchester Business Administration major

 

Pursuing a Higher Education degree is a decision and a commitment. Nayeli Soto a Business Administration major, certainly master’s both. She took the decision to invest in herself, and she is committed to complete it. As we continue to celebrate First-Generation College Week, we talked to Nayeli to hear a little more about her story. Here’s what she said:

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Darian Giriat

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Darian Giriat

 

Darian Giriat, College of Westchester Computer Networking Administration major

We are proud to share student success stories and the value they add, to not only the CW campus, but also our entire community. Despite the obstacles, it’s possible to obtain a college degree and improve the quality of life of themselves and their families. Here is our Q&A with Darian Giriat a Computer Networking Administration major at The College of Westchester.

Who or what inspires you to earn your degree? Why?

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Shahine Clarke

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Shahine

 

Shahine Clarke, College of Westchester Accounting major

 

A strong team player and dedicated, persistent student are some of the characteristics that define Shahine Clarke. She is an Accounting major at The College of Westchester and a First-Generation college student. 

Who or what inspires you to earn your degree? Why?

I've always wanted to further my education and keep growing professionally. Gaining more knowledge can never hurt! My family inspires me; they are the ones that keep me motivated.

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First Generation College Student Week at CW - Priscilla Flores

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

 

Priscilla Flores, College of Westchester Information Technology Grad; Class of 2019.

 

Always involved in many activities on campus, Priscilla Flores has lived the college experience to her fullest potential at The College of Westchester (CW). From a variety of clubs, student ambassadors programs, community events, Priscilla is always willing to help. It seems that we all know her really well. However, what not too many people know is that she is a first-generation college student. Since the sky is the limit, a bachelor’s degree is not enough.

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