Join ACC Career Services for a week of specialized training and information sessions to help you reach your career goals. Here are some of the many scheduled events to prepare you to be Career Ready.
Monday, October 19, 2020 - Friday, October 23, 2020

Highlighted Events:
  • 5 Steps to Landing Your Dream Job in Healthcare
  • How to get Employers to “Swipe Right”: Social Media & the Job Search
  • Resilient Skills: The Survivor Skills That the Class of COVID-19 Should Pursue
  • Austin is Hiring! Virtual Job Fair Register now (separate event registration)
ACC Cares Act Student Aid Open
Getting Through COVID-19 Together

ACC received CARES Act funding to support eligible students financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) These funds are a part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund that are limited and not guaranteed. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

You may also access additional community resourcesACC scholarships and financial aid.

Eligibility & Requirements
ACC must adhere to federal guidelines set forth by the Department of Education (ED). Federal guidelines for ACC CARES Act Student Aid require that you must be eligible for Federal Financial Aid and meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled in an approved degree or credential,
  • Not owe any financial aid or have defaulted on any financial aid loan, or not have been involved in any fraudulent receipt, distribution, or overpayment of financial aid funds,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national, a permanent resident, or an eligible noncitizen, and have a social security number,
  • Be registered for the selective service (if male),
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale, with certain time limitations,
  • Be in good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standing.

Steps to Apply
Federal funds are limited and not guaranteed. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. 
  1. Fill out an online application.
  2. Complete and submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have already submitted a FAFSA for 2020-2021, step 2 is not required.
  3. You will be contacted by ACC via email. (Due to a high volume of applications, please allow for up to seven to ten business days.)
On Campus Computer Access & Individual-Study Space
On campus computer access and study spaces available
Austin Community College's Return to Campus Plan is rooted in safety for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We also recognize our students’ need for access to technology. ACC will open three locations for students to have on-campus computer and individual-study area access. To ensure your continued health, safety, and well-being — these locations will be limited to 25% capacity. Students will be required to reserve a space by appointment.
ACCENT: Enneagram Test
Student Life Hosts Enneagram Workshop
by Marissa Greene

How familiar does this scenario sound to you? One day while bored on the internet you — you take a personality quiz. Whether that be the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment, the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire...a personality test might have shaped you in one way or another.

Despite whatever preconceptions you may have about personality tests, there may be one that you might want to know more about, and that is the Enneagram of Types. Come learn more about this modern synthesis of a number of ancient wisdom traditions.
Library Services
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Zoom A Librarian

Library Services offers another way for you to get a one-on-one session with a Faculty librarian. Schedule an appointment to Zoom a Librarian through ACC Library's Blackboard space.

One-hour appointments available:
Monday-Friday, 10am - 2pm

How to Zoom a Librarian:
  1. Go to Blackboard 
  2. Choose the Library Services tab
  3. Choose Zoom a Librarian
  4. Receive an email confirmation with link to Zoom session
  5. Enter Zoom session using emailed link or use the phone option
Spring Registration
Stay on track this spring
The fall semester is halfway over, and spring registration starts in a few weeks. View the classes we offer so you're ready to register early on October 26.
Need help with your schedule? Contact an advisor.
A Chance To Win $100
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We're asking you to take the #RealCollege survey and help our campus learn from you. It’s quick, easy, and you can win $100. Go here now! 
Spotlight: Virtual Events of the Week
Online events are happening every week.
Stay on top of it all with our college-wide
Honors Week
Transfer Talk
October 19, 6:30-7:30pm

Honors Program Ambassadors share their transferring experiences, tips & more during this Honors Week event.

A Notorious Watch Party and
Discussion: RBG (Fall 2020)
Friday, October 23, 12-2:30pm

Join Student Life for an interactive virtual watch party of the documentary RBG. RBG is "an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

Austin Community College District hosts virtual campus conversations to share information about what’s happening across the district and to gather input from ACC faculty, staff, and students.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Escott, Interim Austin-Travis County Health Authority
Take a Break with Us
Student Life's Wellness Week
October 19-23, 2020

You may be feeling stressed from the hustle and bustle of the semester right now. Student Life can help you in this virtual learning environment during Wellness Week to help you prepare for the many exams you may be taking. Our goal is to give you the resources needed to change your habits and set you up for success during this point in the semester.
Want to CONNECT?
Are you looking to get involved and possibly gain some skills along the way? Get connected with Student Life! Fill out the Student Life Connect Card and a Student Life team member will contact you with more information!
Updates with Student Life
Stay up to date with everything going on in the classroom without walls. See who won Campus Team of the Week, which student organizations are calling for you and other fun, informative and engaging events going on with Student Life!
Remote Support Resources
Check your degree progress with an advisor to know what you can take next semester.
Receive career guidance, get resume help and more with career specialists.
Learn how to be successful with your money through earnings and spendings.
academic coaching weekly spotlight
having hard conversations communication strategies

Mid-Semester Check-In

We’re about halfway through the Fall semester, how are things looking? If you’re concerned about your grade in a class, check in with your instructor and see what you can do to raise it. Do you need to see a tutor for some one-on-one support? Perhaps you need to see an academic coach to learn how to study more effectively?
Oh, and don't forget to join us for our next online workshop titled “Having hard conversations: Communication Strategies during difficult times” on October 20 at 5:30pm. Register here !
To learn more, check out our online study resources or schedule an appointment.
Community Support Resources
Foundation Communities can help you find a health coverage 2021 plan for your situation.
Central Texas Food Bank offers food distributions and mobile food pantries in the Central Texas area.
*Riverside Food Distribution on 10/23 is cancelled*
Trans Lifeline offers emotional and financial support to trans and non-binary students.
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