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Cuyamaca College Spring 2018 Career Workshops

Come learn something new at the Cuyamaca College Spring 2018 Career Workshops!

Career workshops – a $40 value –are FREE for students, faculty, staff, and the public! Sign up by contacting Cuyamaca College Career Services at 619-660-4436, or just show up. While calling ahead is optional, it does help the staff know how many to anticipate for any materials they might plan to handout. For more information, contact cuyamaca.career@gcccd.edu

SCHEDULE:

Wed, 2/7, 2-3pm, In-Demand Jobs (C2C)
San Diego’s economy offers many engaging, fulfilling work opportunities! During this workshop, we’ll share about San Diego’s fastest-growing industries and occupations and help participants learn what they can do now to qualify for those job opportunities in the future.

Wed, 2/14 – Strategies for Interview Success (2-3 pm in A-112)
A strong interview can mean the difference between “you’re hired” and “don’t call us; we’ll call you.” At this workshop, participants will learn strategies for interview success and engage in practice interviews with their peers.
Free Interview Workbook

Wed, 2/21 – Creating an Elevator Pitch (2-3 pm in A-112)
Elevator pitches are brief, rehearsed introductions that give potential employers a “highlight reel” of a person’s experiences and aspirations – answering the common “tell me about yourself” interview question. Participants will build a pitch that includes their passions, goals and qualifications, then practice their pitch individually and in groups.

Tues, 2/27 – Finding Your Pathway (12-1 pm in A-112)
How to Choose a Career and Major

Wed, 2/28 – Building a Resume (2-4 pm in A-112)
A great résumé is the key to landing job interviews. Participants will learn what it takes to build résumés employers will love. They will learn how to share about previous jobs, volunteer positions and other experience, then create a résumé on the spot. (The workshop will be 2 hours)
Free Resume Workbook

Wed, 3/7 – Connect2Careers Portal Registration (2-3 pm in A-112)
The CONNECT2Careers portal gives students access to job postings, a peer job coach and resources like résumé templates and practice interview questions. In this workshop, we will bring the lab to you to get your registered.

Wed, 3/14 – Skills for Success: What Employers Want! (2-3 pm in A-112)

Wed, 3/21 – In-Demand Jobs (2-3 pm in A-112)

Tues, 4/3 – Networking for Success (12-1 pm in A-112)
Learn the importance of networking and the various types of networking, including social networking

Wed, 4/4 – Building a Resume (2-4 pm in A-112)
Free Resume Workbook

Wed, 4/11 – Strategies for Interview Success (2-3 pm in A-112)
Free Interview Workbook

Wed, 4/17 – Navigating the Career Fair (12-1 pm in A-112)

Wed, 4/18 – Creating an Elevator Pitch (2-3 pm in A-112)

Wed, 4/25 – East County Career Expo (9:30 am – 1:30 pm in Student Center Bldg 1)

Wed, 5/2 – Connect2Careers Portal Registration (2-3 pm in A-112)

 

The Steele Canyon Players Present “A Piece of My Heart” – November 8 & 9, 2017

The Steele Canyon Players Present A Piece of My Heart by Shirly Lauro!

Come enjoy a special play on November 8 and 9, 2017 at the Steele Canyon High School Theatre. A Piece of My Heart is a powerful drama inspired by the real life tales of women who served in the Vietnam War.

November 8-9, Curtain @ 7:00 PM
Steele Canyon High School Theatre

Tickets
General Admission – $10
SCHS Student ID – $5
Veterans & Active Duty Military – FREE!

This performance is rated PG-13.

For more ticket information, visit www.schscougars.org

Want to support the Steele Canyon Players even more? Grab a froyo at Menchies on November 8 & 9, and 20% of your purchase will be donated to them! More info here.

Six Sales! One Location! A Rummage Sale Fundraiser at the Heritage of the Americas Museum

Join us at the Heritage of the Americas Museum during the entire month of November (November 1-30) for SIX SALES in ONE LOCATION!

As always, the Heritage of the Americas Museum has amazing treasures out for sale. There are six sales – a Rummage Sale, an Art Sale, a Jewelry Sale, a Gem & Mineral Sale, a Fossil Sale, and a Plant Sale. All proceeds will benefit the programs for children at the Museum. There is free admission and free parking.

Please note: These are not just items from the museum – Anyone can donate to the sales, so we have tons of wonderful items from all our community members!

To donate items to be sold, you may bring them to the museum beginning October 24th, Tuesday – Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM and on Saturdays from Noon – 4 PM. It would be very helpful for the items to be already priced. Due to the anticipated volume of items to be sold, we prefer no clothing or furniture. All other donations are greatly appreciated! For suggestions, look below!

The Heritage of the Americas Museum
12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, Rancho San Diego
On the campus of Cuyamaca College

Open Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm
Saturdays, Noon-4 pm
**Closed November 21-25!!**

Donation Times:
Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm
Saturdays, Noon-4 pm

For more information, please call the Museum at (619) 670-5194
www.HeritageOfTheAmericasMuseum.com

Cuyamaca College’s Band Aid Project Seeking Musicians Who Need Help With Promotion

FREE ARTIST PROMOTION!

Attention, local musicians! Cuyamaca College’s Band Aid Project is seeking musicians who need help promoting their band (recordings, gigs, web presence, etc.). Artists must audition to be chosen.

Reserve a spot today by calling 619-660-4627 or email taylor.smith@gcccd.edu.

Auditions will take place on September 29th & 30th at Cuyamaca College (located at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon CA 92019)

 

Racism, Social Justice, Tolerance Addressed as Diversity Dialogues Returns to Cuyamaca College

Discussions on topics ranging from social justice to the unique cultural challenges facing Muslim immigrants in the region highlight Cuyamaca College’s fall menu of Diversity Dialogues, which launches Sept. 14.

Diversity Dialogues were developed by Lauren Vaknin, associate dean of student affairs at Cuyamaca College, in spring 2011. From initially offering three workshops that drew a total of about 50 students, these days, up to 300 people – mostly students — attend the workshops each year.

“Diversity Dialogues has a tradition of fostering greater understanding by sparking open and honest discussions, and we look forward to another year of healthy and respectful conversations that underscore our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” Vaknin said.

All sessions are free and open to the public and take place in Room I-207 of the Student Center.

The series begins Sept. 14 with Developing a Positive Multicultural Orientation towards Diversity: Self-Reflection about our Diverse Identities and Cultural Orientation from 2 to 3 p.m. Presented by licensed marriage and family therapist Mayumi Y. Douglass, who is a lecturer at San Diego State University and a clinical supervisor at the Cuyamaca College Health and Wellness Center, this workshop is aimed at recognizing biases, increasing awareness about cultural prejudices and encouraging engagement with others who are culturally diverse.

That will be followed Sept. 18 with Diversity & Social Justice from 12 to 1 p.m. Presented by Grace Bagunu, who is the Student Affairs/SOLES Collaborative coordinator at the University of San Diego, this highly interactive session will focus on social justice-related concepts and effective communication skills when working in diverse groups.

A session titled Teaching Tolerance Supporting Students from Immigrant Families and Undocumented Students is on tap Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Presented by Cuyamaca College counselor and interim First Year Experience coordinator Mary Garcia, this workshop will address how increased immigration enforcement is impacting many immigrant students and their families – both documented and undocumented – and how the Cuyamaca College community can best support them.

The Border Corrido: Music of Resistance is set for Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Led by John Escobedo, Cuyamaca College’s Title V activity director in the Department of Institutional Effectiveness, Success and Equity, will lead a discussion about the role of music in resistance movements and the development of the border corrido – popular, narrative songs that often speak to oppression and other socially relevant topics.

Learning about Filipino Culture & Traditions takes place Oct. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. Grace Bagunu of USD will provide an overview of Filipino history, culture and tradition while touching on such topics as why the Philippines is the only Asian country to practice Christianity, why lumpia is such a well-known dish even though it did not originate in the Philippines, and why the Philippine flag has three stars.

Aversive Racism and Microaggressions is set for Oct. 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. with Douglass of the Health and Wellness Center leading a discussion that explores assumptions based on an individual’s culture and the various ways people can casually degrade a socially marginalized group in brief, everyday exchanges.

Understanding Your Cultural Identity takes place Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Presented by Tanis Starck, assistant dean for special projects and director of the Cultural Proficiency Institute for Educators at San Diego State University, this workshop will investigate how we are likely to see people of differing cultures and how we could transform our cultural differences into healthy, authentic relations with others.

Breaking Barriers to Build Bridges: A Mental Health Initiative, is set for Oct. 30 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Presented by Cuyamaca College and Southwestern College counselor Ahmed (Rasheed) Aden, this workshop will delve into the stress felt by immigrant communities – particularly Muslim immigrants in the United States – and how that can affect a person’s mental health.

Diversity Dialogues ends its fall semester run with Developing Cultural Humility on Nov. 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. Douglass returns for an important discussion on becoming more sensitive to the importance of diversity and respect for cultural differences.

Diversity Dialogues is but one of Cuyamaca College’s ongoing efforts at celebrating all cultures. The campus hosts an annual powwow to promote Native American heritage, Latino Heritage Month and Black History Month celebrations and a Veterans Week Barbecue honoring those who have served in the armed forces.

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