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Showing posts with label RioAdvisors. Show all posts

Friday, February 5, 2016

Free Business Writing Course for Vets

Header for event flier: Do You Want to Improve Your Business Writing Skills? Sign up for a no-cost Veterans Community Learning Hub featuring high-impact business writing at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC).

Do You Want to Improve Your Business Writing Skills?

Sign up for a no-cost Veterans Community Learning Hub featuring high-impact business writing at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC). 


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Veterans Community Learning Hubs give you the opportunity to build your skills through a combination of online learning and in-person sessions.

Participants will be required to complete a course module online every week, and then attend an in-person session at the EVVEC to discuss the material with other students-- and to hear from experts in the field.

Transitioning service-members, veterans, and their spouses will receive a course certificate co-issued by Coursera and the University of California Irvine upon successful completion of the course.

To register, email: christine.gannon.ctr@calibresys.com. Please include “Veterans Community Learning Hub” in the subject line and your name and city in the body.


Veterans Community Learning Hub:

Improve Your Business Writing Skills
Beginning Friday, February 12, 2016
9-10 a.m.
East Valley Veterans Education Center

3320 S. Price Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282

All in-person sessions will be held at 9 a.m. every Friday, through March 4, 201.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rio Salado Veterans Club Luncheon-- Feb. 3!

Image of Rio veteran graduates posing for a picture.  Text: Join the New Veterans Club
We appreciate the awesome response to join Rio Salado's new Student ‪Veterans‬ Club and we look forward to seeing new members at the first official meeting/luncheon, Feb. 3 at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC) in Tempe.

This luncheon will give you a chance to meet fellow veterans and veteran support staff, tour the EVVEC and learn about its resources, discuss future club activities and learn about Student Veterans of America.

Rio Salado Veterans Club Meeting/ Luncheon
Wednesday, February 3
Beginning at 11:30 a.m.

East Valley Veterans Education Center
3320 S. Price Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282

For more information and to confirm your attendance, please call 480-384-9851.

If you would like to attend but aren't available to make the drive you can call in by dialing 480-517-8900 and entering the meeting I.D. 9850#.

The club is open to all veteran students and free to join!

Not a member yet? Subscribe to our mailing list and let us know if you're interested in learning more.

Benefits include networking, ready access to scholarships, travel opportunities, job fairs, programs and resources designed to assist veterans and more!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Helping Adults Achieve a College Education!


This inspiring video will provide a glimpse into the lives of adult students who have overcome many obstacles to pursue a college education-- and found help and guidance through Rio Salado's Adults Achieving a College Education (AACE) program. 


Rio Salado staff are committed to help you succeed! 
Whether you need assistance preparing for the GED® test, learning English as a second language, finding financial aid or meeting any of the other challenges of returning to school-- we're ready to help!

Visit this web page to learn how Rio Salado's AACE program can help you!


#‎GED‬ ‪#‎ESL‬

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Free Resume Writing Workshop in Queen Creek

image of flier header for Resume Writing Workshop.  Image of a group of people talking around a table.

The Rio Salado College’s Counseling and Career Services department is hosting a free Resume Writing Workshop at the Communiversity at Queen Creek!

image of downloadable flier.  Text in blog

This workshop will cover:
● Networking
● Job search tips
● Interviewing skills
● Creating up-to-date resumes
● How to write cover letters

Thursday, Feb. 4, 3-5 p.m.
Communiversity at QC
21740 South Ellsworth Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142


For additional details about this workshop, call (480) 384-9301.

Visit www.riosalado.edu/counseling or call 480-517-8785 for more details about Rio Salado counseling services.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Veterans Club Piques Interest! Join Us!

Image of Rio veteran graduates posing for a picture.  Text: Join the New Veterans Club

The response to creating a new Rio Salado College Student ‪Veterans‬ Club has been positively outstanding!  

The club will be open to all veteran students and free to join! 

Subscribe to our mailing list and let us know if you're interested in learning more.

Join the Club!

Benefits include networking, ready access to scholarships, travel opportunities, job fairs, programs and resources designed to assist veterans and more!

We look forward to hearing what activities, services and objectives are important to you--- and launching this new club with you in 2016!

Chancellor Glasper Reflections Inside Higher Ed

http://blog.riosalado.edu/2015/12/mcccd-chancellor-announces-retirement.html

This Inside Higher Ed story by reporter Ashley Smith features outgoing Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor Rufus Glasper-- and his reflections about the evolution of two-year colleges, challenges in Arizona and Maricopa's future.

Dr. Glasper will retire from the Maricopa Community Colleges to accept a position as President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College (League). See related blog story.

Free Financial Aid Workshop in QC, Feb. 4!

image of three puzzle pieces, one of a student, 2nd of a piggy bank with money, the third a graduate in cap and gown.
Need help figuring out how you're going to pay for college? Join Rio Salado for a free financial aid workshop at the Communiversity at Queen Creek to learn about the options available to you. 

Financing Your Post High School Education
Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
6-7:30 p.m.

Communiversity at Queen Creek
21740 S. Ellsworth Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-384-9000

Participants will learn:
Image of someone touching a virtual computer screen link to "assist"
• Where to find funding resources for college

• How to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA)

• How to estimate the amount of financial aid needed


Free and open to the public. 

Presenter: Rio Salado College’s Associate Dean and Financial Aid Director Nanci Regehr.

Registration required. Please call (480) 384 - 9303 or email CommuniversityQC@riosalado.edu to make your reservation.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Class cancelled or full? No problem!

Image of a young woman holding up a tablet that reads: Never cancel a class, EVER!  The Valley's leader in online education: Rio Salado College, a Maricopa Community College.  EnorllatRio.com 480-384-3352.  600+ online clasees.  Classes start Monday.  $84/credit
Many of you are on a time schedule-- to complete your program of study by a specific time.  Rio Salado can help you stay on track if you discover your class is full or cancelled.

Many of our online courses transfer directly to our 40+ partners including Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona.

Classes start most Mondays. Enroll today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Child Development & Adolescent Studies Database

Image of children.  Text: Child Development and Adolescent Studies

Are you taking courses in Early Childhood Education or Child & Family Studies? Are you looking for information about adolescent themes? If so, you are encouraged to explore EBSCO’s Child Development & Adolescent Studies database. 

It contains journals, books, technical reports, and more that explore the growth and development of children and adolescents.

Check it out now!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Special Saturday Hours for Back-to-School Rush!

Imge of Rio Salado mascot Splash carrying his backpack and books.

The Rio Salado Tempe headquarters will be open Saturday, Jan. 16 and 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to accommodate the increased demands of the back-to-school rush! 

The following student services will be available:

The Testing Center, Knowledge Commons and Technology Support Helpdesk will have normal Saturday hours.

Visit our online listings for more details about important dates, closures and extended service hours.

Image of Splash.  Text: We Put Students First!

Here are a few tips to help you avoid wait times:
  • Take advantage of self-serve options available through financial aid and my.maricopa.edu.
  • Avoid the lunchtime rush between 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and try to call before 10 a.m. You can always leave a message requesting a callback.
  • Avoid calling or coming in on Mondays and consider a mid-week visit. 
  • Come prepared before you call or come in to see an advisor by reviewing your program at www.riosalado.edu/programs.

For a step-by-step guide on getting started at Rio Salado College visit www.startatrio.com

Time to Apply for Graduation Rio Waves!

Celebrate your success.  Apply for graduation.  Image of two young Latina women and Rio Mascot Splash in graduation attire, smiling at the camera.
Many of you have recently completed certificate and degree programs-- or are getting ready to finish a program of study this spring. Congratulations Rio Waves

Celebrate your accomplishments with us during Rio Salado's 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 11 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix

Graduation applications are due March 1, 2016.

Learn more about the ceremony and submit your graduation application online by visiting this web page.

#‎RioGrad‬ ‪#‎RioWaves‬

Friday, January 8, 2016

Maricopa County StandDown for Vets Jan. 28-29

AZ Veterans StandDown Alliance logo: Coordinated by the AZ Coaltion to End Homelessness.
The 2016 Maricopa County StandDown for veterans will take place January 28-29. 

While the primary goal is to help homeless veterans access resources, including housing, its secondary goal is to bring community and service providers together in a collaborative format to build relationships throughout the year to benefit homeless and at risk veterans.

image of a homeless person sleeping on the street.  Text: Are you or someone you know in need of help?

We encourage you to attend if you need help as a veteran!

We also encourage our community to volunteer time and resources to help improve the lives of veterans who are in need of these services. 

Maricopa County StandDown
January 28 & 29
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1826 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Please visit arizonastanddown.org for additional details about the event, donating and volunteering.

The Arizona StandDown is an alliance of community-based organizations
that come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State's homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/ Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aidea, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. Learn more at the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness.


The February 2015 Maricopa County StandDown was the largest, singular outreach event for homeless veterans in the country.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Enjoy a Rewarding Career as a Peer Mentor!

Photo of Peer Mentor Group: Samra Hausey, Dani Cross, Shira Charyn, Chris Kreschollek
Rio Peer Mentors (left to right): Samra Hausey, Dani Cross, Shira Charyn, Chris Kreschollek (front)
Rio Salado is looking for a select few students to join the Academic Advisement team to serve as peer mentors. This feature, written by Academic Advisor Alyssa DeMember will provide some insights into the enriching work they do.

The peer mentor program at Rio Salado College assists students seeking college degrees through the perspective of a fellow student.

While peer mentors work for Rio Salado College, they’re students as well, taking classes and pursuing their own educational goals. With a bit of school experience under their belts, these mentors reach out to other Rio Salado students and guide them through their college careers, answering questions and providing resources along the way. As they encounter the same challenges and questions, peer mentors seek to provide help, important information and a sense of camaraderie among the student population.

Samantha Hill
Peer mentors help connect students with resources like tutoring, counseling services and the book store, and urge students to get in contact with their academic advisors, says Samantha Hill, a peer mentor at Rio Salado College.

They assist students in navigating RioLearn, the platform students use to access and participate in classes, and answer questions students may have about contacting their instructors or requesting extensions on assignments.

“It’s neat to work with them, share ideas and see what works and what doesn’t,” Hill says.

Hill says time management is the most frequent topic that comes up when students reach out to her. Often, students come to her to express their concerns, looking for support and advice.

“I’ll look at their schedules and say things like, ‘Okay, what if we got up early in the mornings, would that give you more time to study?’” Hill says.

images of Rio Salado students looking at the camera

“I like that it feels like a support system because we ultimately have the same goals,” Hill says. “We’re all helping each other out. I know their struggles and they know mine. Working together gives us confidence that we really can do it.”

She tries to help students develop a schedule where they have time for studying, time for family, and time for work.

Angelique Michel
Angelique Michel, a former peer mentor at Rio Salado College, says seeing students grow and become more confident in themselves was one of her favorite aspects of the job.

She says she felt particularly lucky to have worked with a student who had just gotten out of prison and was determined to make something of himself.

“Nothing is better than seeing someone come from low self-esteem to feeling like they can conquer the world,” says Michel.

According to Michel, the peer mentor position helped her build the career skills to move on to her new job as a career advisor at Goodwill.

“Everything I did at Rio totally made this job possible,” says Michel.

For more information about applying to become a student peer mentor, please visit this employment web page

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Contributing writer Alyssa DeMember has served Rio Salado's Academic Advisement team since 2014. She is one of several academic advisors available to help you along your educational journey.

Visit this web page for details about advisement services available to you.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Federal Work Study Orientation Jan 7-11!


Join Rio Salado's Financial Aid team to learn about Federal Work Study (FWS) opportunities and benefits, January 7, 8 and 11 at the Tempe headquarters.

Staff will be available to provide insights about current openings, the application process and some of the financial benefits that are available to students who choose to take on a FWS position.

Look for their information booth near the front lobby on the first floor of the Tower at Rio, Jan. 7, 8 and 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2- 4 p.m.

In the meantime, visit this job page to view current openings.

We hope you will consider taking advantage of this program and joining Rio Salado's team!

Photo: Rio Salado Financial Aid specialists Maribel Carlos, Jeanine Buettner and Tiffany Hernandez will be among the staff available to help students apply.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Launch Your Sustainable Food Systems Career!

image of a young woman carrying a basket of carrots walking through a farm.
If you have a passion for food, fair trade and sustainable practices that can benefit our environment-- then consider Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program!

This program of study will teach you about ways to create sustainable food practices, the real food movement, how food is produced and purchased as well as preparation techniques. 

This new video will introduce you to the concept and history of the sustainable food system industry and how you can make a positive impact in this ever-growing field.


Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program is designed for students who work in the food service industry as well as newcomers who do not have a culinary background!

We also encourage you to watch this video, which includes testimonials from recent graduates who talk about the convenience, flexibility and affordability of this program. 



Image of Chef Ken Leonard
Included in the video are remarks from Chef Ken Leonard who runs the kitchen at Madison Street Veterans Association (MSVA), a transitional living facility for homeless veterans. Learn more about Leonard's story in this Maricopa Community Colleges student profile.


Classes start most Mondays!  Get started on your new career path now.  Visit www.riosalado.edu/food to learn more.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Services Available to You During Winter Break

Greeting card image with winter trees and snowflakes.  Text: Happy Holidays to our Rio Salado Family.

Happy Holidays to our Rio Salado Family! We look forward to creating new possibilities with you in 2016!

As a reminder, most Rio Salado services will be closed for winter break, beginning at noon, Dec. 24, - Jan. 3. We will resume regular business hours on Jan. 4.

Some Rio Salado locations and services will be available during the break. Here is a listing services available to you.



Location


Dates Open for Service

Hours

RSC Financial Aid


Throughout the break

24/7

RSC Tempe
Computer Lab


Sat, Dec. 26
Mon., Dec. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 31

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.


RSC Technology Helpdesk
           

Throughout the break


24/7


RSC Tempe Testing


Sat., Dec. 26
Mon., Dec. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 31
Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

RSC Tempe Tutoring


Mon., Dec. 28 - Wed., Dec. 30
Sat., Jan 2


10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Comm Surprise Testing

Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Comm QC Testing

Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

RSC Northern Computer Lab


Mon., Dec. 28 - Wed., Dec. 30
Sat., Jan 2

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

RSC Northern Testing


Sat., Dec. 26
Mon., Dec. 28 - Thurs., Dec. 31
Sat., Jan 2


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Please visit this web page for links and details about closures and special service hours for each location.


As a reminder, Ask a Librarian services are also available 24/7.