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 1-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.
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Question: "What I miss most about college"
"What I LOVED about being in college was being in a community of learners. I loved hearing others' perspectives on things, which helped me think more critically and carefully about my own viewpoint. There are lots of ways to learn on one's own after graduating from college, but I miss actively learning alongside others
who are learning the same thing."
"My University's slogan was, "driven to discover." Discovery is what I miss most about being a college student. College is the best time for exploration and discovery - discovery of the campus, yourself, and the world. I traveled a lot in college and met people from in and outside the U.S. I have remained friends with some of them until today."
I miss the anticipation of going to the Student Center (this is the days before Facebook, email, and cell phones) to see if I had any mail and running into friends and just being
able to hang out!"
"What I miss most about college was having the time to learn for the pure pleasure of learning.
I miss the campus community that fostered wonderful friendships that I still enjoy today and I also miss having much less responsibility and more free time!"
"The one thing that I miss about college is the friendships and bonds that I made with my college basketball teammates."
What I miss about college is the amazing community I was a part of. I had so many friends close by, which I took advantage of then but still seriously miss now. Most of my friends are spread out across the country, and it's hard for us to get together as much as we'd like to. The connections I built are what really made my college experience special."
"One thing I miss about college is studying abroad. I went to Prague for a semester to study Czech and film. It was absolutely a life-changing experience, and I appreciate my time there to this day."
"One thing I miss about college is on-campus events that promoted school spirit and solidarity. Going to an HBCU was my dream (I was a huge fan of the TV show 'A Different World' growing up), but being a student-athlete with a tight schedule and frequent travels, there were limited opportunities for me to interact with my peers outside of athletics. Campus events were my favorite time to meet other students, see sororities and fraternities on the yard, and just hang-out."
Shout out to Higor Costa Santos, a student at Montgomery College, for telling Ms. Jenni about the Smart Thinking online tutoring tool at MC. He made sure to tell us about it specifically so we could let other MC students know. Way to think about others Higor!!!
Shout out to Jade Richards at AU. Through his work with Active Citizens and the British Council, Jade recently facilitated a leadership workshop, running small-group activities that teach community building and citizen engagement. Check out the
Shout out Joseph Forbin, a graduate of Montgomery College, for his acceptance into UMD College Park for SP 19. Joseph will be majoring in Bio-engineering.
Shout out to Isabella Hlavacek, a graduating senior at UMBC studying at the USG campus, for securing a internship related to her major and career interests. As an intern
at Heritage Montgomery, she'll work to help create a tour of lesser-known historic African-American sites in Montgomery County.
- Mid-terms are here! The formula for success on your exams: preparation + sleep + positive attitude!!
- Renew your FAFSA as soon as you can, ideally by January 1st.
- Now is the time to register for Spring courses, make sure you meet with your campus academic advisor and your success coach to ensure you are taking the correct courses according to your degree plan.
Meet: Aleena Natividad: Montgomery College Student and Video Editor
How did you learn how to edit videos?/How long have you been doing it?
I think I just grew up learning, there wasn't a set time where I learned. When I was growing up my siblings and I would watch Youtube videos and we wanted to make videos too. We even edited on our old dell computer back then and used a web camera. However, I know how to at least do some simple editing on most devices; for example: phones, iPads, MacBooks, and Windows computers
Please share some highlights from your internship where you did some video editing:
Some highlights from my internship included several things that were and were not related to video editing specifically. For example I:
- Stuffed folders with ESFCU Flyers and buckslips
- Started an Excel spreadsheet that included info from staff directories from public schools in Maryland, etc.
- We also had a lot of great conversations in the office about the news, sports (aka the world cup), our outside lives, lots of advice on how we can prepare for the future, music, and our friends and family. We were also very generous to each other. It was overall a great experience.
- At the end of our internship we created a video and I had the pleasure of editing it.
The following is a clip of Aleena's video editing skills and her fellow interns on the job.
Do you have a talent or skill that you would like featured in our Talent Showcase Corner? We would love to showcase your talent in music, poetry, visual arts and more! Please share your information with your Success Coach!
The following scholarships do NOT require citizenship!
Meet Coach Destiney Avent!
Coach Destiney will be working with our 2 year students attending Montgomery College and other 2 year institutions.
Ms. Destiney comes to CollegeTracks with experience as an administrator, teacher and coach.
Below are some interesting things to know about her:
- She is originally from Harlem, NY and spent lots of time in both Harlem and Brooklyn.
- She is a competitive sports coach/parent. Her favorite fun quote is 'it doesn't matter who wins or loses as long as the kids have fun... said no real sports mom EVER'. She also finds fun and unique ways to build team morale.
- Destiney is adventurous with an active travel and sports/fitness lifestyle.
We are so excited that she has joined our team! She has already met many of our scholars, and if you have been notified that she is your coach please make sure to introduce yourself and schedule your next check in.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Coach Destiney Avent!
*MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION*
This may be a challenging time in the semester, but you are half way to the finish line...keep pushing along, we believe in you! Now is the time to schedule a check in with your Success Coach to: renew your FAFSA, seek help with registering for spring semester classes and for moral support.
Check out some additional happenings at MC this month:
MC CLOSED; Thanksgiving
NIH Community College Day
Each fall NIH hosts a Community College Day to speak to students, faculty, and staff at Community
Colleges about their Community College Summer Enrichment (CCSEP) Program that allows students
from community colleges to get access to great internships without a lot of prior research experience.
Thursday, November 20, 2018; 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.,
Mobile Food Market
The Mobile Food Market offers fresh produce and other foods at no cost to MC students, faculty/staff, and the community.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Student Affairs and Science Building (SA), Outside SA / If inclement weather event will be moved to HT 2nd floor
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