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Career Services Offers insight on Serving Students Virtually: University Business
May 15, 2020
With campuses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, career services teams have gotten creative about delivering programs virtually, including understanding the need to get student input, according to an article in University Business.
The article highlights 14 ways that campus career offices are serving students in this unprecedented time, including input from Laurie Hollister, director of Career Services at New York Tech.
With a dual campus model, New York Tech was no stranger to Zoom technology and virtual events for students, Hollister notes. “So pivoting to virtual appointments and workshops, already in use, was simple. After spring break, a student needs survey through the Handshake platform confirmed that students were most concerned about job prospects, summer internships, how to connect with recruiters and graduation.”
Curbed Quotes Gugliotti on Gaming Posture
Nov 20, 2020
As seen in Curbed, the Center for Esports Medicine's Mark Gugliotti, D.P.T. explains how ergonomic gaming chairs can encourage good posture and prevent future injury. Gugliotti notes that the major difference between the conditions of a competitive gamer and the typical office worker is prolonged hours or competition. As the gamers become immersed in their activity, sometimes for periods of five or six hours straight, they may lose sight of their posture, which could lead to back or neck injuries.
"There’s a tendency to want to lurch forward, to actually be in the game,” says Gugliotti. He notes that this change in position means the back, head, and neck are no longer being supported, and the wrist and hands come out of alignment, potentially pressing on the nerves and causing repetitive stress injuries. Gaming chairs address these points of pain via lumbar supports for the lower back, molded shoulder and headrests, and highly maneuverable armrests that adjust both front and back and sideways. Some gamers also like a deep recline. “I see them almost laying down while competing, but I don’t see them adjusting their screen” when they are in that position, Gugliotti says, “putting undue strain on their neck.”
Harper Appears on Fans for the Cure Podcast
Nov 17, 2020
Brian Harper, M.D., chief medical officer and associate professor at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM), appeared on the Fans for the Cure prostate cancer awareness podcast “Stay in the Game.” Harper and Ed Randall, CEO and founder of Fans for the Cure, discussed the impact of cancer in underserved communities and how socioeconomic status and environment can disproportionately subject these groups to disease. Throughout his career, Harper has worked to address issues such as HIV, communicable diseases, and health disparities. He also served as Suffolk County Health Commissioner prior to arriving at NYITCOM.
Nike Features Rothstein in Story on Mid-Workout Recovery
Nov 13, 2020
Expert advice from Alex Rothstein, M.S., instructor and coordinator for the Exercise Science degree program, has been featured in the Nike.com Coaching blog on the benefits of taking a mid-workout recovery. Rothstein dispels the notion that taking a break during exercise can hinder an athlete's progress, noting that the opposite may, in fact, be true.
“Think about halftime at a football game, a time-out in a basketball game, or the brief rests in between rounds of a boxing match,” says Rothstein. “All are considered mid-competition breaks that help reset a player’s mind and body without interfering with the rhythm of the game or match.”
He also notes that during a workout, the body uses adenosine triphosphate and glucose for energy. Both of these get depleted while lifting heavy weights, due to the elevated energy demand. However, a short break can give the body the rest it needs to recover some of those supplies, he explains.
CollegeRecruiter.com Highlights Career Services: Finding an Internship During the Pandemic
Nov 12, 2020
Director of Career Services Laurie Hollister is featured in a CollegeRecruiter.com blog article suggesting that “students struggling to find an internship due to COVID may want to pivot.” Three key tips she offers to students trying to find an internship in this environment are to be proactive, use your college resources, and reinvent yourself. “If hiring in your industry is flat due to COVID, talk to your career coach about making a pivot. Use your skills in a related industry instead of missing out on an internship,” Hollister said.