SCTCC to Celebrate Fall 2021 First-Generation College Student Day

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October 26, 2021

In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration Day, held on November 8 each year, SCTCC is celebrating a week of events geared towards our first-generation college students from Nov. 1-8. First-generation college students are defined as those whose parent(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree.

The SCTCC events are a collaborative between the Academic Advising Center, Career Services, Campus Life, and TRIO Student Support Services. Events will “Focus on the Future” and have an emphasis on first-generation students’ career preparation and success.


Monday, November 1

Explore Careers and Academic Programs

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Northway Building, Room 1-439 (Near Door 4) and via Zoom (passcode career)

Whether you want to compare a couple of careers/majors or you are completely undecided on a career that is right for you, we can help.  Take the brand new Focus2 career assessment and learn more about yourself and occupations that match your interests and preferences.  A career counselor will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and help guide you through the process.

Tuesday, November 2

Ready. Set. Transfer. 

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in Northway Building, Room 1-159 and via Zoom (passcode 769152)

Ready. Set. Transfer. is an opportunity for students to meet with an academic advisor(s) and walk through what to expect when preparing to transfer; how to reach out to a potential school/program of interest; as well as break down the most common transfer questions such as applying to admissions, financial aid/scholarship applications, support services available, and what resources are available to see which credits may transfer. We hope to see you there. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Headshots - Get a professional photo

11 a.m.-12 noon in Northway Building, second floor above the main entrance (Door 1)

Get your LinkedIn profile ready with a photo. Why get a professional photo taken for your profile?

  1. It conveys professionalism much better than a selfie.
  2. Gives an idea of who you are and your personality.
  3. Supports your skills and experience that you list on LinkedIn, making you stand out.
  4. Makes you feel good to look your best. This will boost your self-confidence and inspire you!

The Value of Networking 

12 noon-1 p.m. in Northway Building, Room 1-439 and via Zoom (registration required)

It’s never too early to start preparing for the skills necessary to building the connections, relationships, opportunities to get to where you want to go. At our Value of Networking session, you’ll explore those topics and more, so join us at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 3rd! 

At this workshop, you’ll get to learn and practice those skills that can make you effective in networking.  We’ll cover first impressions, to using social media to your advantage, elevator pitches, how to continue to network in college and beyond, and more! The Value of Networking session is one that will give you the blueprint to support your future through building effective relationships and opportunities! 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Dress for Success  

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Northway Building, Room 1-443 (Near Door 4) and via Zoom (passcode career)

For students near graduation or anyone who has questions about what to wear for an interview.  We will talk about appropriate dress including business professional and business casual.  Learn about the new Career Closet available for students to get interview attire as well.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Keynote Speaker and Student Panel

11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom

This year’s theme is “Focus on the Future: First-gen Career Success.” Join us for a keynote speech related to this theme and then hear from current first-generation students on their college experience. You will also learn about some history about TRIO and first-generation students in higher education.

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Kate Wallace
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