Is COBOL Really Dead?

Posted by Husnal Walia on May 30, 2018 12:00:00 PM

COBOL, a compiled English-like computer programming language, is almost 60 years old. In this rapidly transforming technology world, it would not be logical for any programming language to survive for so many years. Right?

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What a Web Designer Should Include in Their Online Portfolio

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on May 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Web development is one of those careers where portfolios prove to be more helpful than a standard resume. Having a place where employers can view your work and personalized style can help them determine if you’re a good fit. A portfolio can be created from scratch or, if you’re pressed for time, you can consider using portfolio websites, templates or themes. One of the ways that employers can discover you or learn more about you is through your portfolio. So taking the time necessary to perfect it, will better prepare you for a possible job. It’s always better to have a portfolio than not to have one.

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How Job Searching Has Changed in the Digital Age

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on May 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Our grandparents were probably able to get jobs simply by walking past a ‘help wanted’ sign or seeing an ad in the classifieds section of their local newspaper. However, the game has changed in the digital age and most people today are looking for jobs online and sending resumes at the click of a button. While this would seem like a Jetsons-type futuristic dream to our grandparents, it also brings up a host of other issues they didn’t have to think about when looking for work.

Below are 6 ways job searching has changed in the information age and the best way to handle those changes:

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Why You Should Pursue a Career in Technology

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Apr 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Are you unsure about what career to pursue or are second guessing your current profession? If so, then the answer to your dilemma may have been right in front of you this whole time.

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How To Be Successful In Your Career

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 28, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Students at Touro Graduate School of Technology (GST) received great career related advice this month, at their biannual Career Night. Career Nights at Touro GST are scheduled twice a year, and both students and alumni are invited to attend. During the evenings, guest speakers introduce students to innovative career building best practices. This year Jayne Latz, President of Corporate Speech Solutions, came to discuss the first three steps in her book ‘Communicate Up The Corporate Ladder’. Read on for a recap of Latz’s advice!

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Designing Presentations with PechaKucha: Keeping Your Audience Engaged

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 21, 2018 2:00:00 PM

We've all sat through boring presentations, fighting to keep our eyes open and pretending to maintain interest, while all we are really thinking about is when it will end. PechaKucha is a presentation style which seeks to resolve that. This technique involves detailed design guidelines, and allows up to twenty slides to be shown for a maximum of twenty seconds each, keeping presentations concise, fast paced and interesting. It allows speakers to convey their main ideas in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

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How a Master's in Web Development Can Help Your Career

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 14, 2018 2:02:00 PM
If you’ve landed here, then you must be interested in becoming a web developer and are asking yourself if a master's degree is worth it. The short answer is YES! It’s no wonder that with an annual median salary of $80,000 that web development is expected to grow 27% from 2014-2027, many times faster than the average for other occupations. The reality is that every company needs a website, making web developers high in demand. Read on to learn how to become a successful web developer:

Learn the Basics

Education is going to be a crucial factor on your journey to becoming a web developer. First you want to start by learning the basics which include: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Wordpress, and Javascript. These are fundamental web development tools that you'll need to work with daily in your career. If you didn’t receive an undergraduate degree in this area then be sure to check out free sites, like codecademy, to fine-tune these basic skills.

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How To Master Tech Networking Events

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 7, 2018 2:00:00 PM

If you’re looking to advance your technology career then be sure to start attending networking events in your area. Navigating tech events can be intimidating and not all events are alike. But today more and more industry professionals are attending networking events and meetups more frequently to help with their job search and career.

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How To Become a Web Designer

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Jan 3, 2018 7:05:00 AM
So, you want to become a web designer? Lucky for you, this is an exciting time to get your design degree. With a median annual salary of $73,000, multimedia web design is one of the most desirable career paths available today. However, just like any career, entering this industry requires more than just having the right tools. It requires commitment and the skills to stand out. The idea of starting a new career in web design can be overwhelming, so read along to find out what it really takes to become a web designer:

Step 1: Learn the Basics

First, let’s discuss the difference between a web designer and a web developer. A web designer creates the layout and other visual elements of the website with focus on its aesthetics and usability. Whereas web developers will take the web design and actually make a fully functioning website from it… in a nutshell. What is great about this career choice is that you can use an undergraduate degree that is outside the scope of web design and learn the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Having a degree in computer science or having studied the basics will often put you a step ahead. The essential elements to know include programming and graphic based platforms, such as Dreamweaver and WordPress, and an understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. After you checked off the basics, you’re ready for Step #2.

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How To Beat Computer Eyestrain Part 3: Eye Rolling

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Sep 27, 2017 12:35:00 PM

 If you work on a computer all day or spend a lot of time in front of a screen, then keep reading! Staring at a computer screen all day (and yes, reading your Kindle counts) puts a strain on your eyes. A slower blink rate and poor lighting can contribute to computer-related eyestrain. Like you, millions of Americans today suffer from fatigued and overworked eyes as a result of using computers for work, school and entertainment. In addition, prolonged screen time has a strong connection with obesity, and increases the risk of various vision ailments, including blurred vision, loss of focusing power, and dry aching eyes. However, there are at home exercises that you can do that increase the flow of nutrients to the retina, making your eyes stronger and healthier. People who have used these exercises have reported healthier eyes with clearer vision.

Continue reading to learn how to naturally reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common ailments quickly and easily:

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