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    How to explain a COVID-gap in your resume

    March 1st, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Many folks looking for work today are doing so because of a COVID-related job loss. When interviewers see a significant gap in an applicant's work history, they're likely to ask for an explanation. Over at LinkedIn, News Editor Riva Gold has some basic advice for just this situation: Be transparent and open about any breaks in your work history resulting from the pandemic. Employers will...
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    Family Rooms Will Open on March 1st!

    February 24th, 2021  |   Rachel Drietz, Operations Manager

    We are excited to announce that our family rooms will be open to the public again starting on March 1st, on a reservation basis. This includes our Active Learning Lab and our Littles Lab which both have room for your family to spread out, fun and age appropriate games and tech kits, along with laptops and iPads available for checkout. The rooms will be available to reserve in half hour time slots...
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    Tips for Using Our Ring Light

    February 22nd, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Our virtual interview lab includes a ring light to help you look your best during your next interview or meeting. However, just sitting down and turning it on may not be enough. If you'd like to fine tune you're appearance be sure to check out these tips courtesy of the folks from Logitech: Consider the light intensity Consider the "temperature" of the light Consider the distance of...
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    Google Meet’s New Green Room

    February 15th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Google Meet added a cool new feature in sometime in the past few weeks, a Green Room just for you. Before you join a meeting in Google Meet you're presented with a screen that shows you what you look like on camera and tells you if anyone else is waiting for you. Unfortunately, this is a pretty small view of what your camera sees, and doesn't give you the obvious ability to change mics or...
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    Basics of 3D Design and Printing Infographics

    February 8th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Over on Imgur BillieRuben has graciously provided three wonderful basic infographics for both 3D design and 3D printing. If you're new to this world you should definitely check these out. When you're done be sure to book some time in our 3D lab to apply your new...
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    Job hunting? Have you thought about your voicemail?

    February 1st, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    Who makes phone calls these days? Well, someone looking to hire you might do just that. If you're someone who doesn't usually get a lot of calls but are also looking for a new job, when was the last time you thought about your voicemail greeting? Is it the system default? Or maybe you made a funny one for your friends a few years ago? Let's just say that you don't want to put off someone calling...
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    Laser Cutter Rotary Tool Basics

    January 25th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    If you're interested in etching round things, such as pint glasses or a vase, in our ULS Laser Cutter, you'll need to learn how to use the rotary too. This three minute video from the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State will give you a good idea of what's involved so you can better prepare for your visit. Please note that their laser cutter is a different model from ours but the...
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    Instructor-led training for Microsoft Teams

    January 18th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    If you're new to Microsoft Teams, or even if you're not, did you know that Microsoft offers many different instructor-led online training. Below is just a sample, but you can check out all of their offerings over at Docs.Microsoft.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AUOnizqALQ&list=PLXPr7gfUMmKzR7_jXN5s886apYoHNC3Xk&index=1 And don't forget, if you're in need of a quiet room with...
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    9 Tips for Your Next Online Business Meeting

    January 11th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    More and more meetings are being held online. While most of us have the hand of this by now, there's always room for improvement. Jamie Davidson over at the Vast Conference blog has a great set of tips that I think everyone should read. They are: Stick to a Schedule Minimize Distractions Start the Call Right Keep It Professional Protect Sensitive Information Keep the...
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    How to use the Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams

    January 4th, 2021  |   Michael Sauers, Director of Technology

    If you're using our Virtual Interview Lab to attend or host a meeting using Microsoft Teams you might want to use their new Breakout Rooms feature. Check out this great video from Mike Tholfsen of the Microsoft Education Team to learn how to take advantage of this feature. While it is mostly geared toward meeting hosts, there's a lot here that an attendee can pick up...
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