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When to Pick up the Phone

Though email tends to be the default form of communication for many of us at work or school, it’s important not to overlook when a phone call, instant message, or handwritten note would be more appropriate to the situation. This article details how to determine what mode of communication to use in a variety of situations.

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How Job Seekers Get in their Own Way

On of the key factors in having a successful career is to overcome barriers. Looking at variables around ourselves is one thing ,but job-seekers may actually create barriers for themselves, whether that relates to beliefs about what types of jobs will be a good fit for them or thinking certain traits are a drawback rather than an asset. This article explores some obstacles job-seekers may put in their own way and offers suggestions for avoiding those pitfalls.

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CW in the News

Warren Rosenberg, provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the College of Westchester, spoke on a panel about “Surviving in a Regulatory Environment,” as part of the recent APC Innovation Summit 2015.  He spoke on the topic of distance learning, such as online courses. You can read more here.

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Most-Asked Interview Questions

Summer is a great time to polish your resume and brush up on your interview skills. To help you up your game, check out this infographic, which shares some of the most commonly asked job interview questions.

 

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Who Takes Online Courses?

When Massive Open Online Courses appeared on the scene a few years ago, many educators speculated about the types of students most likely to enroll and complete these online learning programs. A recent report, “HarvardX and MITx: Two Years of Open Online Courses,” looked at data from July 2012 through September 2014 to give some insight into the different types of students taking these courses. This article highlights some of the findings.

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Happy Fourth of July!

Hope you’re looking forward to a great Fourth of July weekend. In honor of the holiday, here’s an infographic guide to fireworks.

From all of us at the College of Westchester, have a happy and safe July 4th!

Helping Online Students Succeed

Pursuing an online education comes with a unique set of challenges. A recent survey by Eduventures, Inc. of 28,000 students highlighted several important factors that impact academic performance. As this article from ecampus explains, Eduventures came up with three specific guidelines to help online students succeed:

1. Align online courses with objective design standards to improve performance

2. Launch a pre- and post-design quality assurance process to ensure objectives and expectations inform every aspect of the student experience

3. Optimize the use of a learning management system to enhance the student experience

 

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Happy Summer!

This weekend marks the beginning of the summer season. Longer days, beach weather, what’s not to love? Here’s a neat infographic on how to keep cool in the heat.

Summer is also a great time to get a head on your continuing education and start planning for your future. Visit the College of Westchester online to check out our online and on-site offerings.

How Job Interviews are like Dating

With graduation season in full swing, scores of recent grads are entering the job market, whether for the first time or with an advanced degree. The experience can be at once daunting, exciting, and rife with horror stories. This article, which originally appeared in Forbes, looks at how the job search process is a lot like dating, and offers tips for making a good first impression, reading nonverbal cues, and remaining optimistic.

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Online Options for Students with Kids

Online courses and other technology has made a college education more accessible to more people. Students with children, who previously had few options, find these kinds of options especially helpful. This Huffington Post piece shares some of the ways parents can still pursue higher education.

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