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This short article appeared in my inbox this morning and with college tuition rising and some graduates having difficulties finding employment I thought I’d share. Click on the link below to read the article and infographic.
More Than a Degree (infographic)
Blackboard is sponsoring a scholarship challenge! One lucky winner will be awarded $15,000 and two runners-up will receive $5,000.
- Fill out the online form and tell Blackboard: How are you going to use your education to make the world a better place? For extra credit, add a photo or video to your entry.
- Share your entry and get others to vote for you.
The student with the most votes by noon ET on Friday, August 29 wins! Good luck!
Fall semester is right around the corner! Starting your semester off with good habits is easier than trying to break bad habits halfway through. Here are a few tips to help you get off to a great start!
Organization play a big role in having a successful semester. Read through your course syllabus and add assignment and due dates to your calendar. Check out our tutorial on Time Management for some tips on finding time, managing time, and avoiding procrastination!
Be realistic about your time
Don’t overcommit yourself. Be cautious about taking on extra responsibilities at home or work, especially if you are taking more than 3 credits.
Taking notes is a key part of being successful in college. Taking notes forces you to pay attention to what you are listening to or reading. Not taking also helps you do a better job of remembering what you learn. We’ve created a great tutorial on Note Taking for lectures as well as for reading.
Successful studying is more than just sitting down with your notes and homework. It takes careful planning as well as specific study techniques. Find out about three keys to successful studying in our How to Study tutorial.
Maintain your health
With classes underway, you should still aim for getting the same amount of sleep every night. It is important to continue to have free time and exercise time. You should add free time and exercise to your daily calendar just as you would an appointment or class assignment. Eating a healthy diet will also help keep you mentally sharp.
Soon you’ll have papers to write and research to do. Be sure to check out our other tutorials on Basic Grammar, How to Write an Essay, and how to avoid Plagiarism.
It’s not too late to register! Search for a Sitka online or on-campus course today!
Questions? Our advisors are happy to assist you!
The University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus Fisheries Technology Occupational Endorsement program provides practical job-ready skills and knowledge in a reduced time commitment.
Just four web-based courses plus a hands-on intensive lab or internship!
The program offers two different areas of emphasis:
- Alaska Salmon Enhancement - provides training for individuals interested in Pacific salmon culture practices. Courses introduce the fundamentals of fisheries enhancement in Alaska, basic fisheries biology, and related field techniques essential for working in hatchery or other salmon enhancement positions.
- Fisheries Management - provides training for individuals interested in fisheries management. Courses introduce international and local fisheries management policy and law, fisheries economics, fish biology, and related field techniques as a working foundation for entry-level state or federal fisheries management positions.
Students can choose to complete the occupational endorsement with either emphasis. Both require either a 50-hour internship or a four-day intensive field/lab class.
This occupational endorsement online course work integrates with the Fisheries Technology Certificate and A.A.S. in Fisheries Technology programs.
Inquire about the Fisheries Programs and start classes this fall!
907-747-7717 or 800-478-6653 ext 7717
The FT OEs were created as part of the UAS Pathway to Employment Project is 100% funded through a $2,507,463 U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant.
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Student’s take note! Employers in today’s digital era are looking for these eight skills:
- Passion for digital
- Analytical thinking and application
- Critical thinking
- Communication skills
- Understanding the “bigger picture”
- Be solution-oriented
- Find exceptional mentors to inspire you
Learn more and explore these skills from sources: Edudemic and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
Digital Learning Now Infographic – Click on the image below to view.
The Sitka Campus is offering a wide variety of classes this summer.
Face-to-face classes are available in Art, Communication, Education, English, Fisheries Tech, and Psychology.
Online course offerings include Alaska Languages, Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, CIOS, English, Health information Mgmt, Health Science, Journalism, Justice, Math, Music, Philosophy and Statistics.
View your choices and sign up today!
Four $500 scholarships will be awarded to UAS Sitka Campus students this summer.
There are a few requirements to be eligible:
- be admitted to a UAS major
- be taking summer classes
- be eligible for financial aid
- submit an application
Contact a Student Success Center Advisor at 747-7717 for more information.
Apply by May 15!
It’s not too early to start planning for your finals! HackCollege posted 4 Great Study Strategies to Tackle Finals by Katie Dwyer. Check it out along with our tutorial on How To Study.
PS: Haven’t seen a post from us in a while? We’ve been busy working on something exciting for our WordPress site – stay tuned!