UMBC is ranked a top world university because our community of inquiring minds constantly strives to make a positive impact on the world. With any kind of impact comes responsibility.

In today’s Industry Roundup, we take a look at positive, as well as negative, impacts of major trends that affect us all as a whole. We also take a look at ways to overcome public speaking fears, rules for writing emails, and top book recommendations to elevate your mind.

Industry Roundup is brought to you by UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies, offering a broad array of professionally-focused master’s degrees and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities.

Most Dangerous Tech Trends for 2020

Technology and danger in the same sentence may sound quite jarring. Isn’t technology supposed to elevate, inspire, and lead us to a greater future? Like with any potential positive growth there is an opposite side that if not minded carefully could have negative impacts. Check out this list of 7 dangerous tech trends.

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Overcome Fear of Public Speaking

More people fear public speaking then they do death. Here’s the thing, when you’re a professional, you’re going to need this critical skill. Experts advise that instead of thinking of your own fears as you stand before a crowded room, think of the audience. Put all your focus on delivering them something of value. This helps balance out the fear.

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Simple Rules to Writing Email

Email is one of those things that can feel like a weight on your shoulders. It can create a burden that gets in your way. If you feel the weight of such a burden, follow these simple techniques to help you get back on the path of efficiency without compromising quality.

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Top Book Recommendations

If you enjoy learning about the world and expanding your mind, here’s a list of 7 books that will make that possible.

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