How to Get a New Career in Emergency Management

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Metropolitan-College-of-New-York-7DADE585 By Laura Shin One year after Hurricane Irene paved a destructive trail through the Caribbean and up the Eastern Seaboard, the storm is no longer a top headline or major concern for millions of Americans. For individuals in the field of emergency management, however, there is still work to be done and countless lessons to [&hellip
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Sifting Through School Options— Public, Private, Charter and Parochial

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To ensure that a child growing up in the city gets a good education, parents really do have to turn themselves into educated consumers to learn their options and how to best assess them. We have four thriving educational sectors—public, private, charter and parochial—and they all have their pros and cons, rules and regulations. New [&hellip
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Swimming 101 for Adults

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Healthy lifestyle By Laura Shin From stress relief to reducing the risk of heart disease, there are many reported benefits to swimming. And on a hot summer day in New York City, it’s also a great way to cool off. These are just a few reasons why some adults who never learned to swim are signing up [&hellip
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A Guide to Educational Summer Day Camps

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By Meghan Gearino, Kat Harrison and Elizabeth Raymond   We doubt that anyone thinks of New York City as a summer camp mecca—but by most standards, it really is. Consider all the children’s activity centers and enrichment programs that the city is blessed with—some go on hiatus and some slow down in the summertime, offering [&hellip
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Applying Early to College Pays Off

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By David Stoll The story this month seems to be that it is harder than ever to gain admission to a selective college. Harvard, for example, admitted just 5.9 percent of its 34,302 applicants this spring, down from 6.2 percent last year. However, this trend should be viewed in a larger perspective—one that suggests that [&hellip
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Landing a Dream Job 101

Written by Rachel Stern on . Posted in Continuing Education, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Baruch seminar focuses on better ways to find a job When Arlene Newman, founder of Career Bound Success, was hiring director at The Leading Hotels of the World, a Baruch College student sent her a résumé for a summer internship. While the student had a stellar background, Newman dismissed her after catching a few spelling [&hellip
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Notes on Getting Teen Students Better Organized

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By Dr. Emily Levy As students progress through school, their organizational demands increase rapidly. They are required to complete lengthier assignments, take detailed notes, study for exams and transport more materials. For many students, these organizational demands can be daunting, and they often become lost and utterly disorganized in this process. Most students lack a [&hellip
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