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CCBC'S STUDENT NEWSLETTER APRIL 2016

Issue 7

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TITAN TOP STORY INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR CCBC STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION OFFICE? You can submit your name to run for President, Vice President, Secretary/Recorder or Treasurer at sga@ccbc.edu or fran. siters@ccbc.edu before April 8th. Each officer will serve a 1-year term encompassing the next Academic Year, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The campus-wide election will be held April 18-21. Ballots will be in the Student Activities Office, SSC 1-102B, as well as e-mailed to all student CCBC e-mail accounts.

Qualifications for Office (summarized from the SGA Constitution Article IV, Section 1)

All student nominees shall have served at least twelve (12) weeks in SGA in order to be eligible for an office. The Presidential nominee must have completed twenty four (24) credits with at least a 3.0 G.P.A. and be registered for at least nine (9) credits for the upcoming fall 2016 semester. The Vice President, Recorder/Secretary, Treasurer must have at least a 2.5 G.P.A., and be registered for at least nine (9) credits for the upcoming fall semester. All elected officers are required to attend Officer Training during the summer semester. Submissions or questions can be e-mailed to sga@ ccbc.edu or fran.siters@ccbc.edu (Qualifications may be waived in the event there is only one candidate for an officer position.)

POLICY ON NONDISCRIMINATION Community College of Beaver County is an EEO employer and does not discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran’s status, age, or national origin. Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be directed to CCBC’s Vice President of Human Resources.


CAMPUS SHOUTOUTS Phi Theta Kappa members Marcia Gordon and Liana Muia were selected as the 2016 All-PA Academic Team for their academic achievements in the classroom and volunteerism in their communities. In order to be named to the All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, students must also maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher. Pennsylvania’s community colleges partner with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) universities to provide full-tuition scholarships to All-PA Team members at PASSHE institutions.

CONGRATULATIONS MARCIA AND LIANA!

PHOTO OF THE MONTH On Wednesday, March 23, Dr. Cynthia Marshall meditated in the library’s display case in order to help raise funds for student scholarship opportunities. $812.60 in donations was collected during her Meditation Marathon. Thanks to Dr. Marshall and to everyone who donated for this worthy cause!

ID SCHEDULE (ALSO ON MYCCBC) SPRING ’15-16

SUMMER ’15-16

Monday, April 18th, 2016 – Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Monday, May 9th, 2016- Friday, May 13th, 2016 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am-11 am, 2:30 pm-4 pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30 pm-6 pm

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am-11 am, 2:30 pm-4 pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30 pm-6 pm

Monday, June 20th, 2016 – Friday, June 24th, 2016 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am-11am, 2:30 pm-4 pm Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30 pm-6 pm


CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL 4-7, 2016

SGA officer nominations/Aspiring SGA officer Q&A, SCC1102

APRIL 6, 2016

SGA meeting 12:30-1:30, SSC Conference Room April 13, 2016 Warm Up Wednesday, main campus, Titan Café, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

APRIL 13, 2016

SGA meeting, 12:30-12:50, SSC Conference Room

APRIL 13, 2016

End of the Year Picnic, ASC, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

APRIL 18-21, 2016

SGA officer elections, SSC1102

APRIL 18-22, 2016

IDs, Monday – Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m. Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

APRIL 20, 2016

SGA meeting CANCELLED

APRIL 20, 2016 End of the Year Picnic; 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., Courtyard (rain local Titan Café) APRIL 20, 2016

Totally Tattoos, Courtyard (rain local Titan Café), 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.

APRIL 21, 2016

SGA bonfire, immediate after Evening of the Arts, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. behind the softball field

APRIL 27, 2016

SGA meeting, 12:30-1:30, SSC Conference Room

MAY 2, 2016

Last day of classes

MAY 5, 2016 Commencement MAY 9-13, 2016

IDs, Monday – Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m. Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

JUNE 20–24, 2016

IDs, Monday – Friday, 9:00-11:00 a.m., 2:30-4:00 p.m. Evening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

JUNE 29, 2016

ASC Summer Picnic


CAREER CORNER CAREER SERVICES CENTER Located in the Student Services Center Building – Upper Level Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Or call to schedule an appointment Erica Fox – 724-480-3413 Anne Farls – 724-480-3412

CHECK OUT OUR JOB POSTINGS BULLETIN BOARDS LOCATIONS: • Career Services • Across from CCBC Bookstore • Across from President’s Office • Learning Resources Center Lower Level

5 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW TO LAND AN IT JOB Posted By: Alex Kecskes In: Information Technology It’s the same in most fields, but particularly acute in Information Technology: You need experience to land a job, but you can’t get that experience without a job. In today’s tough job market, employers can be really choosy. They’re swamped with resumes overflowing with IT experience, so why should they pick you, a college grad with barely any experience? Here are five things to know to beat the odds: More Training & Certifications are No Guarantee. Adding advanced level certifications won’t replace the need for hands-on work experience. The same holds true for advanced training. Certifications and training should supplement what you know and become a tool you can use, but they’re no guarantee in securing a job. You should at least know about MS Access and how to properly format a hard disk. The lesson here is this: don’t spend too much time and money on advanced certifications and training before you know where you’ll be working in IT. Hone Résumé/Job Interview Skills. Learn to fully exploit even part-time IT positions you may have held while in school. Also leverage any school IT projects you led or were involved in. Sharpen your interviewing skills with colleagues, instructors and potential employers. Learn and polish until you become a super salesperson selling you as the product. Network Like Mad. Go to job fairs, seminars, trade shows. Introduce yourself to as many working IT professionals as you can. Print up some business

cards with your name, phone, email, and similar professional organizations to which you belong. Nothing fancy, just black & white on basic card stock. You can get 500 of these for about $20. Hand out the cards to every working IT manager you meet. Ask for their business card and send them an email reminding them of your conversation. They’ll connect you with a face and note that you’re looking for a job. If something opens up in their department, they can either wade through a stack of faceless resumes or call you in for an interview. My guess is, they’ll call you in. Shoot for Tech Support. Opportunities abound in all areas of IT, but tech support and similar areas seem to have more opportunities for newcomers. Unlike trying to get into more complex applications, tech support is a great way to get hands-on work experience. Look into internships—paid or even unpaid. Once you’re in, you can branch out and move up. Start with a Small Company. Your chances of landing an IT job are better with a small company. While they may not have the big pay and perks of a big firm, they can provide the hands-on experience you need to move up. Small firms and startups need talent, not prima donnas. If you’re willing to start from the ground up, maybe share a cubicle and settle for a starter’s salary, this is a smart way to go. It’s a catch 22, but you can beat the odds and break into IT as a gainfully employed professional. As my father used to say, if you want a job, you need three things: preparation, persistence, and personality.


HELP IS ON THE WAY! CCBC TUTOR CENTER JANUARY 11 THROUGH MAY 2, 2016 SCHEDULE 724-480-3438 *Tutor hours subject to change due to tutor availability. Tutor Name

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

ACCOUNTING

BOB MESSINA ACCOUNTING bob.messina@ccbc.edu

12 – 4

12 – 6

MATH

NANCY LIVITSKI MATH nancy.livitski@ccbc.edu

1 – 2:45 4:30 – 6

1 – 2:45 4:30 – 6

2:30 – 6

1–5

ENGLISH

RUTH GRASSEL ENGLISH – ACT 101 ruth.grassel@ccbc.edu JON DODD WRITING jon.dodd@ccbc.edu

1–5

1–5

1–5

9–3

9–3

9–3

SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY

SAMANTHA LEITAO SCIENCES & PSYCHOLOGY samantha.leitao@ccbc.edu

9–1 1:30 – 6

LEARNING LAB

RENIA STALA LAB TUTOR – ACT 101 renia.owens@ccbc.edu JACKIE KUSNIR LAB TUTOR jaclyn.kusnir@ccbc.edu Lab, Room 206

11 – 5

9:30 – 12 12:30 – 4

11 – 5

11 – 5

9:30 – 12 12:30 – 4

9:30 – 12 12:30 – 4

8–5

8–5

8–5

8–5

10 – 2

10 – 2

3–6

3-6

MAKEUP TESTING

Library, Tutor Center


Tuesdays, 5:00 to 5:30 p.m Open to CCBC Community & Beaver County Community CCBC Room 4011 - FOR BEGGINERS Be prepared to take off your shoes at the door, sit on the floor, if possible. If not chairs will be provided. Presented by Dr. Cynthia Marshall, Professor of English and Yoga. Interested CCBC Students, and Butler Buddhist Sangha, contact cynthia.marshall@ccbce.du for more information.


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