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The Importance of Developing a Growth Mindset
Does thisdescribe anyone in your workplace? ...He or she disengages from problems, blames others or circumstances when things go wrong, wants to look good at all costs, hides mistakes and shortcomings, and volunteers for easy tasks and avoids hard ones. How about thisperson? …He or she confronts weaknesses by learning something new. When things don’t work as planned, she tries a different strat...
The Expert's Corner
By: Todd BurrierWhat separates a thriving company from a struggling one? Is it the quality of their product or service? Branding? Market conditions? Customer programs? Strategy? Geography? Niche? Competition? Supply chain? Pricing? These, and many other things, certainly play a role but they are not the primary factor.The single most important factor in the success of all organizations is...
Human Capital Investment: Coming of Age
Human Capital Investment: Coming of Age By: Libby TrostleMost organizations define capital as cash, buildings, equipment, and machinery. Human capital, being far less tangible, may easily be overlooked but is just as critical to the success of organizations. Human capital is the collective knowledge, skills, and abilities possessed by employees that enable them to function effectively wi...
Rejected Carroll Mascots
A combination of students, faculty, staff and the community submitted a total of 339 unique suggestions for the Carroll Community College mascot. While the Lynx ultimately prevailed, there were many great candidates that did not make the cut. Here are a few of the more creative choices proffered: #1 Blob FishUndeniably adorable. Not indigenous to Carroll County. #2 CarrolldactylA f...
Faculty Focus: Jody Nusholtz
“I enjoy helping people explore whatever they need to create the best life possible,” says Dr. Jody Nusholtz, Professor of English and InFocus Success Coaching Coordinator at Carroll. Not only does the quote express her commitment to her students, but it also represents her all-around philosophy, one that had been cultivated when she was a college student herself.
Submit your College mascot ideas!
The Board of Trustees has authorized the College to create an intercollegiate sports program. This historic decision for the College prompts another momentous decision: What will be the College’s mascot or team name?The College’s Mascot Selection Committee is now soliciting suggestions from students, faculty, staff and the larger community. The suggestions will be evaluated against mascot selec...
Trade Your Ceiling for a Sky: Hiking Classes at Carroll
Hiking is like “walking on steroids,” according to Gae Rogers, a recent participant in the ‘Hiking in Maryland’ class offered by Carroll Community College. “It’s refreshing, reinvigorating. It replenishes the spirit and is great exercise for any age level. It just kind of reboots your body.”Rogers, Data and Reporting Coordinator in the Continuing Education office at Carroll, had a particul...
Help Wanted: Logical Thinkers, Creative Problem Solvers, and Good Communicators
Technical jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) will play an instrumental role in the expansion of information technology, high-tech manufacturing, and the research and development industries. These types of occupations offer consistently high-paying careers with potential for strong growth over the next ten years according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statisti...
Returning to College? Enrolling for the first time as an older student?
Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to equip yourself with new skills. Community colleges are often the first place to which career changers turn, and for reasons beyond their good value. Community colleges have served adult learners for decades. They understand the challenges faced by older students who often have family and job responsibilities. ...
How satisfied are you?
The average American spends approximately 2,000 hours a year at work. That is a lot of time to spend at a job that you may not enjoy. It is important to evaluate your career – do you love your job or do you often daydream about doing something else? Many things can be a factor in your job satisfaction besides the actual work. Your emotions, skills and financial needs are just some of the f...
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