Don’t lie; don’t pry; don’t cheat; can’t delete; don’t steal; and don’t reveal- these seem to be thetwelve social media words to live by. Many people believe that they’re blogging and tweeting anonymously, and they’re wrong.
It isn’t uncommon anymore for employees to be fired because of Facebook posts, tweets or blogs that they think will never be linked back to them.
When tweeting, posting on Facebook or blogging, you need to remember that everything you post is possible to end up on your boss’s desk. Therefore,don’t post anything you wouldn’t want your boss to see. Many individuals argue “freedom of speech.” Yes, freedom of speech is applied to the government, but not to private businesses. If you bash your employees, company, boss or competitors on any social media site, it won’t take long until someone comes across it and you’ll more than likely find yourself unemployed.
Many people think the solution to not getting caught on social media sites is to post under a different name. However, posting under your real name keeps you from so called “going off the deep end”. If you’re brave enough to post under your real name and own up to what you post, then you shouldn’t run into any problems when your employer comes across your blog,Facebook or Twitterpage.
Social media can definitely be helpful and used to your advantage with career opportunities when used appropriately and wisely. Do you have any tips for your fellow classmates regarding social media and the workplace? Let us know on the Plaza College Facebook Wall, linked HERE.
The New York Mets will be hosting their secondAll-Star GameandCiti Field will be hostingits first Mid-Summer Classic in the 2013 season. Citi Field opened in 2009 in place of Shea Stadium, after almost a decade of planning and construction.
David Wright, a player on the New York Mets and five-time All-Star,believes that hosting the All-Star game in New York will be great for the city. David Wright had the privilege of playing in the 2008 All-Star game that closed out Yankee Stadium as well. He adds that it is a “tremendous stage.”
This will be the ninth time that New York hosts the All-Star Game. Yankee Stadium has been a host of the exhibition four times:1939, 1960, 1977 and 2008. The Brooklyn Dodgers former home, Ebbets Field, held the game in 1949, while the New York Giants’old park, the Polo Grounds, saw the stars come in 1934 and 1942. The New York Mets were the host of the All-Star Game at Shea Stadium in 1964, the third season forthe franchise and the inaugural year of the new park. The National League won 7-4, thanks to a two-out, three-run walk-off homer by the Phillies’ Johnny Callison.
Will you be purchasing tickets to either event at Citi Field? Let us know on the Plaza College Facebook Wall, linked HERE.
With a little persistence and determination, anything is possible! This story should inspire all students out there to not give up on your goals and dreams; it is important to fight for what you enjoy!
Fourteen year old Keeling Pilaro has put forth quite the effort to live out one of his goals. TheLong Island’s Southampton High Schoolstudent has been granted a waiver to join the girl’s fieldhockey team. The decision was recently reversed after the athletic commission met and changed a decision they had previously made.
At first, the school’sathletic committeedid not allow for Keeling Pilaro to play on the team because they thought he had become too skillful at the sport and felt the girls on the team would be at a disadvantage.
Many coaches and players at the school and from opposing teams were in full support of Pilaro participating on the girl’s field hockey team. If the school hadn’t reversed their decision, Pilaro’s family would’ve taken the case to court and filed a discrimination lawsuitin federal court against the school.
Have you ever fought for something you were passionate about? Tell us about it on the Facebook page!
Plaza College is in full support of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and recognizes all of their hard work and dedication into making Jackson Heights a better community for all. The College identifies the JHBG as a group that cares enough about the community to ensure it remains one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in New York City. The College has also recently renewed their membership with the JHBG and couldn’t be any more honored to do so. We believe that the efforts of the JHBG have made Jackson Heights one of the most diverse, vibrant and safe environments in New York City.
The Jackson Heights Beautification Group (JHBG) is a 501(C) -3 nonprofit organization, established in 1988. It’s a grassroots community organization of people who live and work in Jackson Heights and care enough to help make Jackson Heights one of the best neighborhoods in Queens and New York City.
Most of the original neighborhood of Jackson Heights is a National Register Historic District and a New York State Historic Register District. About half of the neighborhood has been designated as a New York City Historic District by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. The Jackson Heights Historic District includes 2,203 contributing buildings, 19 contributing sites and 3 contributing objects.
TheJHBG is in support of high standards which include local pride, diversity, inclusion, cleanliness, greenery, civility, local schools, institutions and merchants and anything else that enhances or betters the Jackson Heights community. JHBG is opposed to littering, crime, pollution, disorder, intolerance, landmark violations, noise and apathy.
Scientists are trying to probe deeper into our minds to find some answers about dreams. Dreams have always been a mysterious phenomenon, questioning why some people experience nightmares while others spend their nights in complete bliss.
Here is a little bit of what researchers know about what happens in dreamland!
As if nightmares weren’t bad enough, a rare sleep disorder called REM sleep behavior disorder causes people to act out their dreams, sometimes with violent thrashes, kicks and screams. Such violent dreams may be an early sign of brain disorders down the line, including Parkinson’s disease and dementia, according to research published online July 28, 2010, in the journal Neurology.
Staying up late has its perks, but whimsical dreaming is not one of them. Research published in 2011 in the journalofSleep and Biological Rhythms, revealed that night owls are more likely than their early-bird counterparts to experience bad dreams or nightmares.
Scientists have long wondered why we actually dream, with answers ranging from Sigmund Freud’s idea that dreams fulfill our wishes to the speculation that these wistful journeys are just a side effect of rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep. Turns out, at least part of the reason may be critical thinking, suggests Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett who presented her theory in 2010 at the Association for Psychological Science meeting in Boston.
Her research revealed that our slumbering hours may help us solve puzzles that have plagued us during daylight hours. The visual and often illogical aspects of dreams make them perfect
The World Trade Center is once again the tallest building in NY. More than ten years after the terrorist attack on the original buildings, the new Freedom Tower is well under way in its construction.
The steel structure,known as The Freedom Tower,is still 500 feet shorter than it will be when complete, but it’s already a tribute to American resilience andstrength.
The unfinished building stands at 1,271 feet, making it 21 feet higher than the Big Apple’s current record-holder,theEmpire State Building, according to the New York Times.
The Freedom Tower will also be on its way to becoming the tallest building in the US. The Associated Press explains that title will come with an asterisk.
“Once completed, it will stand at 1,776 feet, 408 feet taller than the north tower it replaced. However, those final 408 feet come in the form of a giant needle that will sit atop the building’s roof.” If the needle isn’t counted toward the tower’s total height, the building would be only the second-tallest in the country, behind Chicago’s 1,451-foot Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower).
The BBA Lounge is open to all BBA students and provides a place for you to go and study, work on group projects, relax and have a snack before class.
The lounge is equipped with private offices for advisor meetings and a conference room with hook ups for presentations. Additionally, laptop stations provide an easy and comfortable space to connect to the wireless network on campus.
The grand opening of the lounge was on Thursday, April 26th, when Mr. Howle, Provost Callahan, Ms. Lopez and Ms. Rodriguez gave presentations welcoming the new addition to the Plaza College campus.
The BBA Lounge will be open and ready for students to utilize during the new semester, which begins Wednesday, May 2nd.
Today is NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY! On this honorary day, we get to celebrate all the delicious shapes and sizes, flavors and toppings of the popular twisted snack.
New York is known for its iconic pretzel cart on each and every street corner. Soft pretzels have been sold on our streets since at least 1820 (gothamist.com).
Apparently, “the ultimate place to celebrate today is SIGMUND’S on Avenue B. They have salted, seeded, and flavored pretzels, as well as dips you can add on” (gothamist.com).
Don’t forget about the pretzel sandwich! SIGMUND’S slices one of their home baked pretzels in half, stuffing it with things like tomato, mozzarella, and pesto, or smoked salmon and dill cream cheese!
Gothamist.com has put together a list suggesting the best places in New York to celebrate our beloved pretzel.
THE RED HEAD on 13th and 1st serves up two soft pretzels with beer cheese for dipping, at $9 a plate.
Earlier this month we checked out the carboloaders at LANDBROT, a new German bakery and beer bar that has opened in the West Village and the Lower East Side. Check out their hot brezeln right here.
You can go to any bakery and get a chocolate-dipped pretzel—those are pretty tough to mess up—but the chocolate and caramel-covered pretzel rods at VARSANO’S on West 4th really seems to be blowing people away.
Nowadays, regulating your social media profiles has become important, even more so if you’re searching for a job. A 2012 survey demonstrated that your social media profiles could make or break your chances of being hired!
The survey conducted by Eurocom Worldwide stated that almost one in five technology industry executives say that a candidate’s social media profile has caused them not to hire that person for the job. They also reported that 40% of these technology companies review job candidate’s social media sites.
Here are some tips to building a positive social media profile and avoid being rejected by your future employers!
On Facebook, never put anything up that would embarrass you if it were to be published on the front page of a newspaper. Facebook shouldn’t be used to vent about your relationship problems, everything you hate about life, problems with friends or your job. If you’re really worried about employers seeing you page, consider creating a separate profile for work and your personal life.
If you want to keep it professional, think about creating a LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn can be used as your electronic resume. Your profile may include you writing a succinct profile summary, adding your current job information, past job experiences, education skills, awards, and even obtaining testimonials from previous job managers or co-workers. If your job requires you to write blogs that relate to your business or work, be sure to include the URL.
Next time you go to post something on your social media profile, think twice! Does your profile reflect the type of person employers would want to hire?
The Plaza College Campus Store is now, so bring your ID and stop by the bookstore when you do not have class! Textbooks are required and students are expected to have books in hand by Week 4. Book Distribution Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday: […]