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Student life / college student, productivity, student life,

5 Essential Chrome Plugins for College Students

Since its initial release almost 10 years ago, Google Chrome has quickly become the most popular web browser available, dominating the competition with over half of the world’s web traffic. This comes as no surprise given the popularity of Gmail, …

February 17, 2017

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Career Tips / California, career tips, ccsd, healthcare, San Diego,

Southern California’s Growing Healthcare Industry

San Diego may be famous for its seemingly endless miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, but it’s also well-known for pharmaceutical drug development and medical technology in the healthcare industry. As reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego is home to one of the most sophisticated medical industries in the country. Along with renowned academic medical centers and clinically focused hospitals, San Diego is known for providing high-quality primary care and other medical specialties. Furthermore, the healthcare industry is one of the largest employers and fastest-growing sectors in the region.

January 16, 2017

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Student life / ccsd, college degree, military, military training,

How Military Basic Training Can Help You Succeed in College

While it’s true that many high school students enroll in college directly after graduation, the stereotype of young college students is quickly being debunked.

In fact, older Americans and nontraditional students are now heading back to college at an increasing rate. In a recent year, “students aged 25 and older accounted for roughly 40 percent of all college and graduate students,” reported CNBC. “That figure is expected to rise to 43 percent by 2020 as 9.6 million older students head to campus.” By 2020, students over age 35 are projected to comprise 19 percent of that total. These statistics highlight the idea that it’s likely not too late to go to college, no matter your age or life circumstances.

December 30, 2016

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Student life / adult, adult students, ccsd,

5 Unexpected Lessons You’ll Learn Outside the Classroom

Some of the best life lessons in college are not taught inside the classroom, but are learned through real-world experiences. Whether it’s through the friendships you form or your opportunities for internships, a lot of your learning will happen outside the classroom.

December 2, 2016

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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.


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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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