COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM NEWSLETTER
APRIL 2019
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HERE'S HOW YOU CAN BOOK YOUR CHECK INS WITH YOUR COACH:

1) Look at your schedule to see when you're available for a one-hour check in.

2) Go to your coach's youcanbook.me link or method of booking listed (below).

3) Choose an appropriate time slot and fill out the necessary information. Note where your coach will be that day.  For texting or emailing requests, provide a few different choices of dates and times to your coach. 

4) Book it! A confirmation will be sent to your email. Now, put that check in on your calendar and set your reminder.
 
Ms. Jenni:


Ms. Nneka:
Text directly to:  240-630-1224 


Ms. Rachel:
Text directly to: 240.242.5423
                          Mr. Dennis


Ms. Courtney: 


Mr. Peter:


Ms. Destiney 
 Text directly to:  202.695.3718

COACH Q & A:

    Ms. Jenni 
"As students make mistakes, figure out what doesn't work for them, and practice the things that do work - they become more confident.  It's so wonderful and rewarding to watch a young person discover what they're truly capable of and feel good about it!"  


                               
                                  Ms. Nneka
    
" Seeing my students graduate and or achieve their goals is most rewarding. It is challenging for me to see students try really hard and struggle academically. I try to encourage these students to see the value in hard work 
because effort is never wasted. "

Ms. Rachel
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"The most rewarding aspect of being a coach is getting to know my students and helping them at this critical moment in their lives; I learn so much from each of them. The most challenging aspect is wanting to help a student but not being able to track them down! "


Ms. Fenise 
  
" The most rewarding aspect of being a Success Coach is seeing my students reach their goals, especially knowing the personal battles they fought through to achieve them. The most challenging is working with scholars who don't see 
the greatness that I see in them. "


Mr. Dennis
                    
" Most Rewarding: Seeing the faces of students when they accomplish their goals.
Most Challenging: The struggle with not being able to handle every situation for a student !"


Ms. Courtney
   
"I most appreciate the relationships I've built with my students; I find it rewarding that my students trust me enough to open up and have no doubts that I believe in them wholeheartedly. What I find challenging is stretching myself such that I can be the best Coach possible to all of my students; I don't want anyone to feel slighted."

Mr. Peter 
               
"As a success coach, I find that participating in extremely open and honest conversations to be the most rewarding. It feels great to level with a student and talk about issues that are meaningful to them. The most challenging aspect of being a coach is trying to figure out how I can be as helpful as possible, especially when the student sometimes doesn't know exactly what that is."

Ms. Destiney
" Being a Success Coach is purposeful. It allows me to serve others, and it challenges me to go beyond my comfort zones. "
               
Shout out to  Brenda Lopez  at American University. She has been accepted to a study abroad summer program in Madrid where she will earn credits toward her degree in International Service while working in an internship there. What a way to earn credit and gain some extremely valuable experience over the summer!  

Shout outs to the following students for helping CollegeTracks: Ahlam Akmel, Jessie Garey,  Gabriela Maya, Fasika Minasea and Jocelyn Salinas. Your time and energy in helping us tell others about CollegeTracks is much appreciated!!!!  

Shout out to  Hana Teklu, graduating senior at Trinity Washington University for completing her Nursing clinicals and already securing several interviews for nursing positions beginning this summer after graduation.  We are so very impressed with your tenacity and commitment to working as a pediatric nurse. Congratulations rising star. 

Shout out to  Rodrigo Sandon for securing a study abroad experience at UMD for this summer.  Rodrigo will be studying in Austria! This is a fantastic and well-deserved opportunity, Congratulations, we can't wait to hear all about it!

Shout out to  Claire Lee, a second-year student at UMD, for securing a computer science summer internship with IQVIA in their Artificial Intelligence Department! Congrats & best wishes as you enter your first internship experience!

Shout out to  Mary Zuniga, a first-year student at UMBC, for taking on a new leadership position as a Peer Mentor for Psychology 100! In this role, Mary will independently lead study sessions and offer one-on-one tutoring! Keep up the fantastic work, Mary! 

Shout out to  Nailah Chowdhury, a second-year student at George Washington University, for earning an internship offer at Chemonics International with their  Digitial Transformation team  - her top internship choice  - after going through three different rounds of interviews. You're absolutely fabulous, and we can't wait to see how your work positively affects the world in the future!

Shout out to  Elena Lonskaya, a third-year student at UMD, for securing a summer internship at the National Center of Sexual Exploitation, which is right in line with the type of educational and policy work she'd like to do post-graduation. Congrats to you Elena; your hard work and persistence paid off in a big way! 

Congrats to  Natalie Herrera, a graduating fourth-year student at Salisbury University, for getting into her number one grad school program  - the Masters of Social Work program at Univesity of Maryland's School of Social Work in Baltimore, MD. You are so very accomplished, Nat, and we are so very proud of you! 
  
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Here are some tips to finish the semester STRONG!

 

  






Prepare for finals:
* Create a study guide for each class by compiling notes and assignments and identifying important concepts. 
* Master topics you don't fully understand by going to professors' office hours and seeking help from tutors or friends.

 
Plan for the summer:
* Continue your search for summer internships or jobs. Finalize your resume;  search on  indeed.com  and other job sites; and network with people who might know of potential jobs or internships.
* Register for any summer classes you plan to take.

 
Look ahead to the Fall and beyond:
* Meet with your school advisor to make sure you are on track to complete your degree/program and to plan for your fall semester
* Set up a check in with your coach to discuss your academic and career goals

 

   
 
Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation Scholarship
Deadline:  4/15/2019
Award: $3,500
         
* Must be a rising college junior or senior                                         
* Must be studying television and film production                                
* Must demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, and professional potential          * Must submit a essay no more than 2 pages on the following topic: 
"Why do you feel that furthering your education will help you accomplish your goals?"
* No citizenship requirements
Apply here:
Verbal Ink
Deadline:  4/15/2019
Award:  $1,500
* Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited educational institution Graduating high school senior or current college freshman
* Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 
* Must submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic: "Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice."
Apply here:



School Career Center Events Calendar 


School
Career Center Events
Montgomery College
On-Campus Recruitment Events
  • April 4th - Vivint Smart Homes Pros (sales reps and office support) @MC-Takoma
  • April 10th - Chik-fil-A @MC-Germantown
  • April 15th - Continental Pools (lifeguards) @MC-Takoma
  • April 15th - Howard County Police Department @MC-Rockville
  • April 16th and 23rd - Vivint Smart Homes Pros (sales reps and office support) @MC-Rockville
  • April 17th - Continental Pools (lifeguards) @MC-Rockville
  • April 18th - US Army @MC-Rockville
  • April 22nd - Metropolitan Police Department @MC-Rockville
  • April 24th - YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (personal trainers, lifeguards, pool operators, camp counselors, etc.) @MC-Rockville
Frostburg State
  • April 3rd - Spring Career and Internship Fair
  • April 17th - Education Job Fair

Goucher
  • April 8th - Career Conversation Roundtable (for Business, Analytics, Entrepreneurship, and Technology careers)
  • April 12th - Job and Internship Fair

Hood
Check the link below for recently-added April events

McDaniel
  • April 9th - Maximizing Your LinkedIn
  • April 10th - Fulbright Night
  • April 15th - 4th Annual Innovation Challenge

Morgan State
  • April 1st - Elijah Cummings Job Fair
  • April 10th - Spring Job Fair

Salisbury
  • April 2nd - Federal Resume Workshop
  • April 4th - STEM Mini Job/Internship Fair

Southern Vermont
  • April 23rd - Skills for Living Your Best Life
  • April 25th - Professional Gear Closet Event

Towson
  • April 2nd - What Can I Do with This Major?
  • April 4th - American Red Cross Info Table
  • April 5th (and every Friday) - Employer Mock Interview Friday
  • April 12th - LinkedIn Photo Booth
UMBC
  • April 3rd - Personal Branding
  • April 4th - Alumni-Student Networking Event
  • April 9th - Dining Etiquette Dinner
  • April 10th - Study Abroad Experience and Marketability
  • April 10th - UMBC Connects: Employers in the Sciences
  • April 11th - Arts with a Purpose: Create Your Career
  • April 16th - Women in the Workplace
  • April 18th - LGBTQ+ in the Workplace

Univ. of Maryland
  • April 2nd - Using LinkedIn for an Effective Job Search
  • April 3rd - How to Find an Internship Workshop
  • April 3rd - Student Professional Etiquette Dinner
  • April 3rd - So You're Thinking About Grad School
  • April 3rd - Wells Fargo Advisors: Info Session & Internship Opportunities
  • April 8th - Adobe Consulting Info Session
  • April 10th - USAJobs Application Workshop
  • April 18th - Free Professional Headshots


Note: 
If you don't see your school above, make sure to check out the Career Center events calendar for upcoming events on your campus.

*MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION*


Hello MC Scholars, Happy Spring! With the weather warming up, we hope you can see the light at the end of the semester :-) Please reach out to your Success Coach if you have questions or concerns. We are here to support you. Below are some upcoming events and dates to keep in mind.
April 1
Registration begins for Summer 2019 
April 8 
Fall 2019 class schedule available for viewing only 
April 22
Priority registration begins for Fall 2019
April 29 
General registration begins for Fall 2019  
*****
MC Spring Job Fairs:
Germantown
Day: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Bioscience Edu Center (BE Building)

Rockville
Day: Friday, April 12
Time: 10am - 1pm
Location: Physical Education Center (PE Building)

Takoma Park/SS
Day: Wednesday, April 24
Time 10am - 1pm
Location: Student Service Center (ST Building)

Contact Roberta Buckberg for more information about MC job fairs at  240.567.5057, 
Talent Corner 

We are highlighting Neicer Marquez this month.

Neicer graduated from BCC in 2018 and is majoring in Photography at Montgomery College. To see more of his awesome photos check out his website at:   https://neicermarquez.art/ .

We asked Neicer a few questions about his talent; here are his responses:
" I started to take pictures in 2017. At first I was doing it just for my family, just to have fun. When I started doing street photography I fell in love with it. Every single picture I take on the street has a story to tell and they are all connected to me. 

I use a DSLR camera. It's a Nikon D5600 with a 50mm lens f1.4.  

Photo Credit: Neicer Marquez
I am planning to continue to take pictures in the future. As I said, I'm in love with this digital art. 

I want to work for any newspaper for example the Washington Post. After I gain some more experience, I want to start my own business."  

Neicer your work is fantastic and we look forward to seeing more!

*if you have a talent, unique hobby or skill, and would like to be featured here inform 
  your Success Coach today! 
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Resource Corner
 
Do you want to buy or rent affordable housing in Rockville?

The City of Rockville manages a Moderately Priced Dwelling Unit (MPDU) program to help people who are looking to buy or rent housing property in Rockville at lower levels than typical "market rate" units.  

Contact Information:
Phone: 240-314-8200
Address: 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Hours of operation:  8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

THANK YOU FOR READING THE SUCCESS PROGRAM'S E-NEWSLETTER!

CollegeTracks College Success Program Team:
MS. JENNI ADAMS
MS. NNEKA ONYILOFOR
MS. RACHEL LOSTUMBO
MS. FENISE DUNSON
MR. DENNIS TURNER
MS. COURTNEY RILEY
MR. PETER MARSDEN
MS. DESTINEY AVENT