Productive Students and Professionals | UMBC Industry News

UMBC has welcomed its biggest freshman class ever this semester with 1800 incoming students. With all that excitement comes the need for productivity skills in order to make the most of learning opportunities. Students and professionals alike need such skills to stay successful. In this week’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at how to make the most of your time, cyberwarfare, delegating work, fact versus opinion, and taking the marshmallow test. 

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How to Get the Most out of Yourself


Some of us tend to be highly motivated in the morning while others would rather burn the midnight oil. This is why it’s important to work with instead of against the tides of our day. This article shows you how to pinpoint your best times and how to make the most out of them.

When to Delegate and When Not To

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The power of time management is to know when and how to delegate work to others. Take on too much and you’re bound to topple. But, ship out too much, and you may start to lose grip on projects that matter and need your touch.

Cyber War – Where Rules Don’t Apply

“The nature of cyberwarfare is that it is asymmetric. Single combatants can find and exploit small holes in the massive defenses of countries and country-sized companies. It won’t be cutting-edge cyberattacks that cause the much-feared cyber-Pearl Harbor in the United States or elsewhere. Instead, it will likely be mundane strikes against industrial control systems, transportation networks, and health care providers—because their infrastructure is out of date, poorly maintained, ill-understood, and often unpatchable.”

Proving the Facts

Believing ideas has a lot more to do with your opinion on them than the facts. If you believe xyz is harmful, you may be basing that claim on recent feedback you’ve had on your view of xyz rather than on evidence.

The Marshmallow Test and Self Control


If you need a little help with your self-control and have been unsuccessful in finding such help, perhaps you need to open your cupboard and pull out a bag of marshmallows.

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