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South coordinator to help students with job interviews

As students prepare for an upcoming hiring fair, the South Campus career and transfer center will present Walk Through — Make a Good First Impression — Curb Appeal — Dress for Success. 

Monica Miranda, South career center coordinator, will discuss the vitality of first impressions for college students seeking employment. Students will learn that dressing for success at a job fair is their curb appeal and is a part of a walk-through when meeting with possible employers, she said.

Miranda and the career center provide a variety of services to help students and alumni develop job search skills and locate employment. The department works with employers to promote job opportunities for students and alumni with the training and educational experience needed to fill positions in a wide variety of technical and occupational areas, Miranda said.

The seminar will be 2-3 p.m. Oct. 18 in the SSTU Forum Room on South Campus.

— Jasmine Fagan


Networking starts at college level, NE seminar explains

NE’s Student Leadership Academy gathered Oct. 1 to discuss the importance of networking.

Brooke Burge, a student development assistant in the student activities office, began by defining networking and explaining the importance of networking, particularly in a down economy.

“The more people you keep in contact with over the years, the more opportunities you create for yourself as I have for myself,” she said.

Students then were given an exercise to meet with other students and talk about majors and career aspirations before discussing them as a group.

“I was a student here at TCC when I established important relationships with professors and others who assisted when it came time for me to transition into different parts in my life,” she said.

Christian LeBlanc, a freshman political science major from Arlington, plans to use networking.

“Overall, networking is how I am going to pave the way for me to one day become a judge,” LeBlanc said.

The students discussed the need for more networking opportunities and ways to build as many professional connections as possible.

“You never know,” Burge said. “The professor you keep in contact with could be the very one who might give you the best recommendation for additional educational opportunities or even job leads after TCC.”

— Terrance Gilbert


Award-winning professor to discuss time management

Students can learn how to live a balanced life in college through school, work and extracurricular activities on Oct. 17.

Lynn Preston, a biology professor who received the Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Teaching this year, will present Time Management 2-4 p.m. in WACB 1123 on NW Campus.

The Student Leadership Academy will sponsor this presentation.

All students have responsibilities other than college, and Preston said she will give them the chance to learn a more efficient way to manage their time throughout the school year.

The seminar is open and free to all students.

— Mallorie Anderson


Students will give blood, get prizes at SE health fair 

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SE Campus will celebrate its annual Fall Health Fair Oct. 17.

Coordinated by SE health services, the fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Commons.

“There will be a lot going on at one time, from prize giveaways to a blood drive,” said administrative assistant Kristian Wilson. “We’ll also have a host of vendors with health-related information. Plus, confidential HIV/AIDS testing will be available to students.”

Flu shots also will be available. The $12 fee must be paid at the business services office (ESED 1125) and the receipt brought to the Health Fair.

Vendors will include Bardin Dental; Carter BloodCare; Cook Children’s Hospital, which will register potential bone marrow donors; the JPS Health Network, which will discuss insurance; and North Texas Poison Control.

Other organizations will be on hand to give health screenings. SE dietetic technology students will provide information on nutrition, and a registered nurse will be available to answer questions.

The health fair is free and open to the public.

— Shameaka Jones


Financial literacy workshop to offer wise spending tips

Spending money is easy, but spending it the correct way is much harder, NE Campus students will learn Oct. 17.

The student seminar Spending Plans will be at 11:30 a.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111).

One in a series on Financial Literacy sponsored by the NE counseling and advising office, the workshop will address the strategic thinking needed for making one’s income match expenses.

It will include mini-modules on reducing spending and on learning how to plan ahead, not only for monthly bills, but also for things that may slip a person’s mind, such as regular savings or a quarterly car insurance payment.

— Anderson Coleman


NE-hosted speech tourney sees students place 2nd, 4th

Two NE Campus students placed in their respective events in the Newbie Novice Speech Tournament Sept. 28-30 on NE Campus.

Alexander Alatorre was second in informative speaking, an original 10-minute speech meant to inform the audience on a realistic subject.

Rafael Gonzalez placed fourth inprose interpretation, which involves interpreting prose of literary merit for a maximum of 10 minutes.

Alatorre and Gonzalez, both first-year students, were the two competitors from TCC, joining students from Lamar University, San Jacinto College, Texas Christian University, Texas Southern University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The Newbie Novice Tournament, limited to first-year speech and forensics students, consists of 12 different public speaking, oral interpretation and debate events.

— Rhiannon Seagert


Positive self-esteem begets positive results, NE learns

Students should challenge themselves, choose their destinies and not let failure stop them, NE Campus was told Oct. 2.

“If you fail at something, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure,” NE counselor Anita Peters said. “In many aspects, failing is just another form of winning.”

Peters mentioned several people – Michael Jordan, Marilyn Monroe, Steven Spielberg and Winston Churchill among them — who had moments of self-doubt but who overcame them.

Peters began her discussion — Positive Self-Esteem — by asking attendees if they wanted to be successful.

“There are a lot of different answers for different people, but something you must have is positive self-esteem,” she said.

People can achieve positive self-esteem, she said, by following the three main steps: know yourself, believe in yourself and challenge yourself.

Positive self-esteem leads to success, Peters said. But, people must challenge themselves, choose their destinies and know what success means to them to succeed, she said.

First-year student Sierra McGill found the seminar helpful.

“I really liked the reference to Marilyn Monroe,” she said. “I thought it was really interesting because she’s my idol, and I didn’t know that about her.”

The presentation helped her, McGill said, because people struggle with self-esteem every day.

— Anderson Coleman


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