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How to Overcome the November Slump

The semester is drawing to a close and winter break is just around the corner.  Before you get the light at the end of the tunnel you have final papers, projects, and exams.  It can be a little intimidating for even the most diligent student.  Here are our tips to finish the semester strong and…

The Future of Manufacturing

When you think about manufacturing, you may have images of dusty floors and labor-intensive conditions. If that is your image, it’s time to take another look. Today’s manufacturing centers are clean, modern, and centers of technology. Innovation is infused into every aspect as employers look to their teams for process efficiencies, and people adopt new…

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How To Keep Your Information Secure Online

A new cyber-attack seems to make news every week. With malware attacks targeting the energy sector, food production, infrastructure, education and more, no business or industry seems safe. Attacks seem to be random, but the attackers have one thing in common: they are looking to exploit users by scoring personal information or extorting money through ransomware attacks. You…

Meet the Housing Directors

You are taking a big step in your future and attending college. You have also decided to have the WHOLE experience and live on campus. The teams at Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community College want you to have the best experience you can. There are two people at the campuses that are there specifically…

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9 Apps to Improve Your Memory

How much time do you spend each day playing on your phone? Between social media, shopping, and games, Americans average 5-6 hours on their phones each day. While all of this screen time has affected our collective attention spans, there are apps available that could actually help you. We’ve found 9 apps that could help you…

Your Guide to Employer Tuition Assistance

We’ve all been there at one point or another – you feel you could do better work with a little more training. Maybe you’re eyeing a promotion, or maybe you have a bit of Imposter Syndrome and feel like you don’t have the skills you need to excel in your current position. In other words, you feel…

Interview Prep Checklist: 7 Things to Know Before the Interview

You have found the job that you are hoping to land and want to make the best impression you can. Here are seven helpful things to know before your big interview. Know the company It’s easy to do a little research about the company where you will be interviewing. Take some time and look at…

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Networking Events: Make Them Count

You have heard the adage, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” in relation to your job search. While what you know IS important (after all, you’ve just worked hard to earn that degree!), who you know can help open doors to the right opportunity. So often, people meet and make connections during professional networking events. These…

Unplug: How to Avoid Digital Distractions

You have worked hard this semester and you are so close to being done. Don’t let all of the work you have put in go to waste now. Finish strong on your finals by not letting the distractions of the digital world get in your way. Don’t be quite as social Take a break from…

5 Skills to Master Before Graduation

Graduation day is fast approaching. You have put a ton of time on your studies and you should celebrate your success. There are five skills outside of the classrooms and books that you should take away and will help you succeed. Time is everything You showed up for class on time. You got your assignments…

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