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Career Tips / cameras, career tips, technology,

The Road to IT Professional: Common Obstacles and How to Overcome Them

Items of value don’t come easy, and a job in the IT field is no exception. The current job market is competitive, which could make it difficult for newcomers to get in and secure a good job. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 5 common obstacles you may encounter on your way to securing an IT job, and what you can do to avoid them altogether.

December 2, 2016

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Student life / adult students, gratitude, kindness, Thanksgiving,

Try This Powerful Trick for Showing Gratitude

When the days seem dark and dreary or if nothing seems to be going your way, you may need to change your perspective. One of the most effective ways to do so is by showing gratitude.

November 23, 2016

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Student life / adult students, ccsd,

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

In a competitive global economy, it’s easy to sell yourself short. However, there are a few ways to realize a more promising future for yourself and your family, and going back to school is one of them.

November 18, 2016
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Career Tips / ccsd, healthcare, respiratory therapy,

How to Become a Certified Respiratory Therapist

If you’re looking for a fast-growing career in the medical field, consider becoming a respiratory therapist. These professionals help care for those who have trouble breathing because of a lung condition, including premature infants with underdeveloped lungs and adults who suffer from chronic breathing problems.

October 26, 2016

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Student life / adult students, ccsd, financial aid, technology,

The Challenges Facing Adult Students—And how to overcome them

Going back to school is extremely challenging. Not only can it uproot a lifestyle and add yet another time commitment, but classes can also present added social and financial pressure. Concerns about furthering your education are completely valid; we at CC San Diego are here to help. Getting or furthering a degree can open unimagined career doors. We want to make this new journey enjoyable, affordable, and stress-free.

September 15, 2016

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Student life / ccsd, constructive criticism, teaching,

5 Ways to Make Constructive Criticism Work for You

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” — Rumi

Many years ago, when I was studying to teach college writing, my mentor advised me to be gentle when providing constructive feedback to students. Any creative endeavor, including writing, serves as expressions of the ego, he argued. To criticize one’s expression, then, may be taken more personally than intended. Unfortunately, I dismissed his advice as being too “touchy-feely,” believing it more important to teach writers to develop a thick skin.

September 8, 2016
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Student life / ccsd, heroism, heros,

Finding the Everyday Hero

American stuntman and performer Evel Knievel was my childhood hero. I admired him because he seemed fearless in his amazing stunts, and he had a cool fashion sense, donning a stars-and-stripes jumpsuit and a snazzy cape. As a child, I believed qualities like these were worth acquiring, and I longed for a daredevil spirit and a flashy wardrobe of my own.

August 23, 2016
Faculty / ccsd, healthcare, medical specialties, nursing, teaching,

Shaping the Future of Healthcare: Why I Love Teaching

Before I started teaching nearly six years ago, I’d made a career in nursing and healthcare administration. As an RN, my specialty was newborn and neonatal nursing. While I’m still an RN, I have found my passion in teaching. As an instructor at California College San Diego, I love watching my students learn and practice new skills. It is great to see my students’ confidence build as they progress, especially in the lab classes where I get to work with the hands-on.

August 17, 2016

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Student life / ccsd

Overcoming Detrimental Shyness

Once the root cause or causes of the feelings of shyness have been identified and evaluated, a person can begin to plan how they will overcome their effects.

July 17, 2016
Career Tips

3 Pathways to Mobile App Developer

In today’s high-tech world, mobile app developers are rock stars! Through Apple’s App Store alone, more than 100 billion apps have now been downloaded. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, so far Apple has paid out more than $30 billion to mobile app developers.

February 13, 2016

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Student life / apps, ccsd, mobile app development, study tips,

10 Free Mobile Apps That Will Help You Learn Almost Anything

Your smartphone or tablet is good for more than just posting cat videos on social media. Shocking, I know. But consider this: Mobile devices are one of the most important developments in the history of learning technology.

February 3, 2016

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Student life / ccsd, dean's list, GPA, grades, honor roll, report card,

Dean’s List for Fourth Quarter

California College recognizes excellence in education for students who attend at least one class per module and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the academic quarter. This list comprises students from the San Diego and National City campuses for mod four.

February 2, 2016
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