COLLEGE SUCCESS PROGRAM NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 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:

CoachesQuestion:  "When you were growing up, what was the one profession you'd always thought you wanted to pursue? Did that come to fruition?"  

    Ms. Jenni 
"When I was a kid, I thought I wanted to be an architect. I'd spend hours at the library studying architectural magazines and drawing up floor plans. I'm not sure when I decided I no longer wanted to be an architect, but I'm sure it had something to do with realizing how much math was involved."
                               
                                  Ms. Nneka
    
"I wanted to be a writer. I read a lot and wrote many stories and poems. I had no idea how to achieve this goal, but I chased every opportunity to write. My first official writing job was for a local newspaper. From there, I was presented with many opportunities to continue to write. In 2014, my mom and I published a children's book. I am surprised that my dream actually came true. I took small steps toward this goal,  and little by little,
  I achieved it."

Ms. Rachel
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From a very young age, I was fascinated with the idea of discovering ancient artifacts and I had the amazing experience of being an archaeologist on 3 different sites- a biblical city in Israel, a Roman city in France and a former plantation in Maryland. While I didn't stay in this field, I loved it while I did it! "

Ms. Fenise 
  
"I always wanted to be either a teacher or a broadcast journalist. I was convinced that I could do both. Well, I did teach for many years in a variety of areas and age groups. I'm still hoping to become the next Oprah!" 



Mr. Dennis
                    
"When I was growing up, I thought I wanted to become a children's psychiatrist. This dream did not work out but getting to work with youth and young adults did."


Ms. Courtney
   
"I wanted to be an architect. I was really creative and loved drawing and designing houses when I was younger. However, once I learned a little about the logistical and technical aspects of being an architect, I became less interested."

Mr. Peter 
               
"I actually wanted to be a veterinarian. And it didn't come close to fruition. Somewhere between hating science classes and never actually owning any pets, I sort of lost the motivation. Go figure!"

Ms. Destiney
"I wanted to be a professional race car driver. I did a training "program" when I lived in Florida for college; however, I didn't finish and life as a professional basketball  coach  did not afford me the time to pursue my dream of being the first female race car driver... I applaud all the women drivers who came after me!"
               
Shout out to the following students: Jimmy Alvear-Pozo, Heshara Kaluwitharana, Joselyn Morales, and Kenny De La O Delgado for making the Montgomery College Dean's List for fall 2018!  

Shout out to Ahlam Akmel! In her penultimate semester of college, at UMD College Park, she found her way onto the Dean's List for her first time. She has recommitted herself to her education over the last few semesters in a powerful way and is now looking for admittance into prestigious local graduate programs. Keep up the hard work, Ahlam!

Shout out to Jasmine James for completing her first semester of nursing school at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore with a 4.0 GPA! Congrats and way to go, Jasmine!

Shout out to Sabra Abraham (Montgomery College); Sabra realized that she needed support in one of her classes, took advantage of the CollegeTracks tutoring program, did the hard work, including all her homework, and ended up doing well in all of her courses. Way to go Sabra!!!

Shout out to Jourdan Wells (Montgomery College). The fall semester was Jourdan's first semester at MC, and he really stepped up and took charge of his success. We are so proud of his initiative and his willingness to adapt to a new campus!

Shout out to Cynthia Zelaya for a job well done last semester! Cynthia, a third-year student, transferred to Towson University from MC last  fall  as an Electronic Media & Film major, and although she was bit nervous and stressed at times, she ended the fall semester earning no less than an A- in all of her courses!! 
Way to go, Cynthia!!!  

  
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  • Schedule your first Spring check in with your coach. 
  • If you haven't sent in your Fall transcript to your coach please do so  now!
  • Set academic goals for the Spring semester. Write down your assignments in a planner or on your electronic calendar!
  • Make note of your Professors' office hours and decide when you can stop by to meet each one of them.
  • Take control of your schedule- plan ahead your study time, your work time and your play time!!!!

 

                        

                        
Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
Application Deadline:  2/15/19
Award: up to $20,000
Eligibility  Requirements: 

  • All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. 
  • DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee.
  • Scholarship Application (must be typed or computer generated)
  • Statement of 1,000 words or less setting forth his/her career objectives (typed)
  • Most recent transcript of high school (must indicate class rank,size, and test scores, if available) or college grades (as applicable)

Submit to: REDeanScholarship@NSDAR.ORG
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The Cynthia E. Morgan Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline:  2/25/19
Award: $1,000
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a resident of Maryland
  • Must be a junior or senior at a Maryland high school or
     
  • currently attending or plan to attend an accredited Maryland post secondary institution
  • Must be the first person in your "immediate" family who will be attending a Maryland accredited postsecondary institution
  • Must be planning to enter a medical or medical-related field
 
Apply at: www.cemsfund.com
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The Know Your Rights Scholarship
Deadline: 2/28/19
Award: $1,000
Eligibility Requirements:  
Grade 12, College
  • Resume and essay required
  • An official or unofficial transcript from your current or most recent educational institution
  • A 750 word essay discussing what you feel should be done to increase awareness surrounding  
  • individual rights to help individuals avoid self-incrimination.

Apply at:  https://thenieveslawfirm.com/miranda-warning-scholarship/
Submit to: contact@thenieveslawfirm.com

CollegeTracks/TOV  Networking Event!

This January, CollegeTracks partnered with the Washington Hebrew Congregation's TOV Center to provide the first ever CollegeTracks/TOV 
Networking event. 14 students had the opportunity to meet with professionals who work in their fields to learn more about their careers, to make professional contacts, and to gain practice in networking.  The students who participated in this pilot event  did such a wonderful job in representing themselves and CollegeTracks, we hope to offer this again next year!





Career Calendar 

School
Career Center Events
Montgomery College
On-Campus Recruitment Events
  • Jan. 29th & Feb. 6th - Panda Programming (Coding) @MC-Rockville
  • Jan. 31st & Feb. 1st - Target @MC-Takoma
  • Feb. 4th and 19th - U.S. Army @MC-Rockville
  • Feb. 5th - Wonders Early Learning @MC-Rockville
  • Feb. 6th - Community Pools Service (managers, maintenance, lifeguards) @MC-Germantown
  • Feb. 13th - American Pool (managers, maintenance, lifeguards) @MC-Rockville
  • March 25th & 26th - Fund for the Public Interest (canvassers, canvas directors, telephone outreach) @MC-Rockville
Frostburg State
  • April 3rd - Spring Career and Internship Fair
  • April 17th - Education Job Fair

Goucher
  • (Check back in March)

Hood
  • Feb. 5th - Resume Contest
  • Feb. 22nd - Etiquette Dinner
  • Feb. 28th - Frederick County Public Schools Recruitment Event

McDaniel
  • Feb. 13th - Scholarship and Fellowship Info Session
  • March 6th - Career and Internship Fair

Morgan State
  • Feb. 5th - Connections Internship Fair
  • April 10th - Spring Job Fair

Salisbury
  • Feb. 5th - An Evening with Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Feb. 23rd - Teacher Recruitment Fair
  • March 5th - Spring Internship/Job Fair
  • March 7th - Summer Job Fair

Southern Vermont
  • Feb. 11th - SVC Professional Gear Closet Event
  • March 7th - Career and Internship Fair

Towson
  • Feb. 12th - LinkedIIn Photo Booth
  • March 29th - Spring Job & Internship Fair

UMBC
  • Feb. 4th - Keys to Success Workshop
  • Feb. 6th - UMBC Connects: Northrup Grumman
  • Feb. 6th - Resume Rescue
  • Feb. 15th - Spring Career and Internship Fair
  • Feb. 18th - Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letter
  • Feb. 19th - Morgan Stanley Networking & Info Session
  • Feb. 21st - General Dynamics IT Networking & Info Session

Univ. of Maryland
  • Feb. 4th - How to Write a Technical Resume
  • Feb. 5th - Technical Interview Workshop
  • Feb. 11th-15th - Career Fair Prep
  • Feb. 12th - How to Find an Internship Workshop
  • Feb. 12th - Howard County Police Dept. Info Session
  • Feb. 13th - Economics Career Fair
  • Feb. 13th - Careers in Women's and Gender Issues
  • Feb. 20th-22nd - Spring Internship & Career Fair
  • Feb. 25th-28th - Intern for a Day Orienation

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! Welcome back for another great semester. We hope you enjoyed your break. There are a lot of exciting things happening at MC this semester. Be sure to schedule a check-in with your Success Coach if you have questions, concerns or if you'd like to create a solid plan that will help you succeed. We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Wednesday, February 13
Deadline to apply for Spring 2019 Graduation

Tuesday, February 19
The Academic Success Center TP/SS is offering a transfer/scholarship essay-writing workshop!
2:00 pm, Locations: CM 110 & live streamed at Rockville in CS021A & Germantown in HS150
Contact with questions: Jeff Chuang, P: 240-567-3888, jeff.chuang@montgomerycolllege.edu

Thursday, February 28 
More than 50 four-year schools will be at this MC Rockville Transfer Fair
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)
Physical Education Center (PE)
51 Mannakee Street
Rockville MD 20850
Contact: Dean Schleicher, 240-567-5492,  dean.schleicher@montgomerycollege.edu

Resource Corner 

Do you have a job interview, internship or a professional meeting? One of the first steps to success is making sure that you are dressed appropriately and professionally. First impressions can really make a difference, but professional clothing can sometimes be expensive. You may not be sure of what the right clothing should be for your appointment or feel like you can afford the clothing.  Fortunately, there are resources in the community that can help.  These resources and agencies are right here in Montgomery County. Check out the following links below.  Your Success coach can help you connect with these agencies and help you begin your professional journey.
 
 
-A Wider Circle- 
Free professional clothing for an interview or job. Make an appointment and then go check out the inventory. For more info see  http://awidercircle.org/workforcedevelopmentprogram/
 
-Suited for Change- 
Female students, get outfitted for an interview/professional environment by appointment (with your coach). Go to  https://www.suitedforchange.org/partner



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