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  1. Back to Basics: A Skills Workshop Review

    The saying goes, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” encouraging an optimistic, can-do attitude in the face of adversity or misfortune. Recently, “life” seemed to give fellow Digital Corps team member, Amelia Cisna, and I “lemons,” so naturally, we made “lemonade.”   During a casual conversation, we realized that not a lot of people outside of our team really understand […]

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  2. Discovering Our Strengths: The Digital Corps’ Experience with CliftonStrengths

    One of our seven Digital Corps values is bringing students with different skillsets together in an interdisciplinary workplace. The staff and students encourage each other to exercise their personal strengths. In an effort to bring Corps students closer to their strengths, they turned to the Father of Strengths Psychology himself, Don Clifton, and his unique ideas about how […]

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  3. New Normal, New Job

    During undergrad, I walked past the Digital Corps office frequently, gazing through the wide windows at the students chatting and collaborating near each other. On the far side of the office, I remember seeing the days of the week written on a white board, except “Friday” was written as “Friyay,” and I found that detail to be so fun. Needless to say, I was […]

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  4. Work-From-Home Video: Production During a Pandemic

    Just over a year ago, I walked out of a movie theater feeling immersed in culture and art after thoroughly enjoying the Best Picture-nominated Jojo Rabbit. With eyes still adjusting to the outside reality and the taste of butter-saturated popcorn clinging to my tongue, I didn’t know it would be my last theater experience for a long time.

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  5. Connection during COVID

    Walking freely around the office. Stopping by other employees to chat about projects. Visiting the office to eat lunch and see friends. This was the Digital Corps’ work environment before COVID-19 protocols when students worked 15 to 20 hours a week in the office on campus. We not only prided ourselves on our work ethic, but we […]

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  6. Finding Hope During COVID

    On one of her first outings as an exchange student at Beacon University in Melbourne, Australia, Digital Corps Video Specialist Hailey Russell travelled with other exchange students on a three-day excursion. While on the bus, students spotted a kangaroo in the distance and huddled around the windows, clamoring for a picture. “I was going to […]

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  7. Video as a Medium: A Look Inside One of Today’s Most Complex Creative Platforms

    Whether it be scrolling through TikTok, seeing the latest Avengers movie, or watching the evening news, video is incorporated into almost every aspect of our daily lives. It’s hard to believe that video hasn’t been around for very long with the amount of prominence it holds in today’s society. In fact, the first television broadcast took place in 1928, not even a century ago.

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  8. TikTok Takeover

    From sports teams and popular restaurants to news outlets and freelancers (and even small agencies like us), people everywhere are taking advantage of TikTok’s opportunity for creativity to market themselves or their organization.

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  9. Keeping Up to Date: How the Digital Corps is Utilizing New Technology to Stay Connected

    For many individuals, working from home became a “new normal” because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Working from home brought new distractions, feelings of isolation, and a lack of productivity.

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  10. Corps Cribs: A Collection of Remote Workspaces

    Whether it’s minimalist or maximalist, Digital Corps students and staff each have a unique remote workspace.

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  11. The Happy Secret to Better Work: A Digital Corps Discussion

    Where is the happiness we associate with hard work and success? Do we keep working hard and meeting goals only to have a short burst of happiness, or do we hold the power to rewire our positivity and ultimately change how we view the world and, in conjunction, our work? This exact idea was recently tested by a group of Digital Corps students and staff who sat down to discuss this idea of “better work.”

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  12. Quarantine Motivation: A Digital Corps-antine Diaries Update

    The Digital Corps began shifting towards remote work in early March. As employees adapted to working from home, students of the Corps began to develop project ideas that could be completed remotely. The Digital Corps-antine Diaries, which were developed at the beginning of quarantine, have encouraged Corps employees to pursue creative projects independently throughout this […]

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  13. Understanding Motivation and Individual Motivators

    Every day, there is at least one factor that influences when and why we decide to buckle down and get work done.

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  14. Cancelling the Noise: Headphone Usage in the Workplace

    Working in an office and, more recently, remotely, can pose a multitude of distractions for people who need to focus. Headphones are a common solution! We know headphones are a useful tool to tune out the hectic work environment, but can they increase our overall work productivity?

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