College life can be overwhelmingly stressful at times, which makes career choices and looking for the best-fit place to pursue your bachelor’s degree a lot to process; especially when you are taking other college-level classes and feel suffocated. Seattle Central will be hosting two events this Fall Quarter both dedicated to helping students get a better understanding of their career choices, as well as what kinds of resources are out there for them as transfer options.
To assist students’ understanding of their future career potential, Seattle Central will be hosting a “Speed-Networking Event” on Thursday, October 17, 11:00 a.m- 1:50 p.m. This event will be taking place in the Mitchell Activities Center (MAC), located right next to the Student Leadership building. There will be three sessions, the first session taking place 11:00-11:50a.m, second session 12:00-12:50p.m and third session 1:00-1:50 p.m. Each session will consist of fifteen-minute rotations with a professional to spread the opportunity among eager students. These sessions are like speed dating with a professional in the career field of your interest. Students can make the most out of these sessions if they know who they want to talk to and also what questions they want to be answered by these professionals beforehand. In the past, students, faculty and staff have given positive feedback to this event, saying that taking advantage of this amazing opportunity can be one of the greatest ways to find more on one’s passions from experts in the field. There will be an estimate of fifty-plus professionals attending the event to answer questions about their careers, coming from prestigious companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, City of Seattle and many more. These one-on-one fifteen minute conversations have helped prior students find out about their dream career and the steps they can take to embark on it. Many students find this event enlightening because they can get answers that are not always found online. These professionals can give answers on real-life work experience and this can help a student decide if they want to pursue the career area. The professional advisors can then assist students in making adjustments to get them on track. If a student finds their passion, so much the better!
As a community college, Seattle Central attempts to connect career and college opportunities, so students have a large pool of options. A majority of the student body are looking to transfer to four-year universities, which is why SC is hosting “Transfer Fair” on Wednesday, October 23 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on the first floor Broadway and Edison(B.E) building hallway. Students will be free to wander around the numerous universities and colleges that will be tabling, and get a good view of their options The transfer fair will have admission representatives from 38 universities/colleges from various states, the majority being from within Washington state. These representatives will be answering questions to students about transferring and other university resources. It is also one of the best ways to network with a contact person and make a connection with the admission board members of your chosen university .
Both of these events are great tools to find crucial information for our future. Alumni students have been able to create contact relationships that has helped them pave their college futures more effectively from these in-person conversations, rather than going through countless search engines online.
For any further questions regarding the “Speed-Networking Event,” contact Emily at Emily.Thurston@seattlecolleges.edu and for any further questions regarding the Transfer Fair contact College Transfer Center, Room 1102 F in person or via phone number 206-934-5469 and also via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.