6 November, 2017
Gadsden State Community College is hosting three Student Success Workshops on three of its campuses this month.
“It’s important to arm our students with the tools they need to be successful,” said Cindy Greer, academic advisor and counselor at Gadsden State’s McClellan Center. “These workshops prepare them for life after they leave Gadsden State, whether it’s to transfer to a four-year university or go directly into the workforce.”
Gadsden State student Tracey Mulkey of Ohatchee said she always takes advantage of workshops provided by the College. She has learned to write the perfect resume, what opportunities are available to students, and she has learned to use web-based tools provided for students.
“Why wouldn’t you take advantage of free workshops?” she said. “You get a lot of good information. They teach you how to navigate college. They help you on your journey to your career.”
Two workshops are offered at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 8. “Next Steps: Choosing and Preparing for your Major and Career” will be in Room 1229 at the McClellan Center while “Transfer Your A.S. for a B.S.” in the small auditorium at Inzer Hall on the Wallace Drive Campus.
A third workshop will be at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Computer Science Auditorium on the Ayers Campus. The workshop is titled “ABCs of Transferring.”
“The ‘Next Steps’ and ‘ABCs’ workshops will help prepare students to transfer or enter their career,” Greer said. “We will help them research information and careers and show them how to use web-based sources and tools.”
“Transfer your A.S. for a B.S.” encourages students to leave Gadsden State with a credential, such as an associate degree or certificate.
“We want them to know why it’s important to graduate from Gadsden State before transferring to a university,” she said. “We will help them find the transfer information they need and give them pointers on how to secure transfer scholarships.”
Presenters of the workshops are staff members of the Gadsden State Advising Center, Career Services and Student Support Services.
“I encourage my fellow students to meet with their advisor regularly and attend any workshop that is available to you,” said Mulkey, who will graduate in December with an associate degree in general studies. “They have so much information. They will give you direction.”
Those interested in attending the free workshops should call 256-238-9348.