UMBC’s new Interdisciplinary Building is full of open spaces that encourage open dialogue and transformative learning.

It is just one fine example of how UMBC is dedicated to nurturing the success of its community. In today’s Industry Roundup, we’ll take a look at the topic of success when it comes to career and professional development. We’ll also take a look at fear, preventing burnout, and the exciting world of matter on planet Earth.

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.


The Way Successful People Make Decisions

Making a decision is difficult because we may be wrong. Spend too much deliberating over that possibility and you may end up not making a decision at all. Some of the most successful people suggest that when a decision can be reversed, make it fast. When it can’t be reversed, take your sweet time analyzing all aspects. Agree? Disagree? Read Article.


How to Outsmart Fear in a Career

Fear can cripple us because it often stems from a place of perceived failure over something that makes us uncomfortable. But getting uncomfortable is part of growth. And when it comes to your career, if you want growth, you’ll have to outsmart the fear monster. Read Article.


Quickest Way Out of Burnout

Burnout is a real issue when it comes to career advancement. Advance too quickly and without proper foundation under your feet and you’re likely to suffer burnout. This typically happens as a result of placing too much emphasis on your expectations, which are usually way too high. When those expectations go unrealized, you hit that downward spiral in motivation and in comes the dreaded burnout. So, what’s the answer? Well, experts suggest lowering your expectations to achieve more. Read Article.


New States of Matter on Earth

Most of us know of 3 common states of matter that make up our planet: liquids, gases, and solids. As with all wonders of the world, there’s much more than meets the eye. Through quantum studies, space exploration, and several other fields, there have been several discoveries of new types of matter. Check them out!

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