I recently read an article by Anthony Mendez about his experience entitled “The White House made me a poster child for beating the odds. Then I dropped out of college.” Basically, the young man was a first-generation college student at University of Hartford and after his first semester, … Continue reading
I love that the term for the graduation ceremony is “Commencement” which actually means a beginning or start. Graduation really is the beginning of something. For some, it is the beginning of a career. For others, it is the beginning of a new journey in their education. For everyone, it … Continue reading
In one month, SCC will host the 23rd annual Job Fair on Friday, May 6 from 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. in the College Center gym. Over 100 employers will be on hand to speak individually with job seekers about … Continue reading
If you attended our Panache that Pays etiquette luncheon on March 3, thank you. It was a great event and we are so glad you were able to attend. If you did not attend, here’s a summary of what you missed.
Students, staff, and community members who purchased tickets to … Continue reading
It’s that time of the year when students start looking forward to their next steps: Graduating, finding a job, or transferring to a university or college. It’s also a great time to start thinking how to set yourself apart in the work world. Even if you are not planning to … Continue reading
It’s the spring semester and that means we have a lot of new students on campus. I thought it might be helpful to share with our incoming students some of the tips and tricks to help them be more successful at SCC. For the best advice, I went to some … Continue reading
Jenny Hahn Schnipper is on sabbatical this month due to writer’s block. She has invited guest-blogger Pamela Warren, academic advisor and College 101 instructor, to fill in.
Well, it is that time of year, and although Jenny did not assign a specific topic to me, I feel obliged to tackle … Continue reading
The Thanksgiving week is upon us. This is a time when folks often reflect upon their life and give thanks for what they have. It’s a great way to focus on the positive, even when life can be very challenging.
For folks who are networking to find a job, the … Continue reading
Life in general has become very casual. There is now an acceptable dress code in most offices known as “business casual” and “casual Fridays”. We use text messages and emails to communicate, incorporating short cuts such as emoji and acronyms (LOL, SMH, BTW, etc.). All of these casual practices are … Continue reading