Punxsutawney Phil will break his hibernation this morning in hopes of Spring. Legend says we will have 6 more weeks of Winter should Phil cast a shadow. Regardless, the seasons are inevitable and proper planning should always be observed. The Student Opportunity Center is no different; though we aren’t looking over our shoulders at our shadows, we are looking forward.
As the people of Punxsutawney make their pilgrimage to Gobbler’s Knob, we here at S.O.C. are preparing for our yearly pilgrimage to Collin College. F.I.S.D. and Collin College have collaborated on a College and Career Showcase and Job Fair. This event will be split between The Preston Ridge (Frisco) and Spring Creek (Plano) campuses for C.C.
Spring Creek Campus:
March 27, 2018
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Preston Ridge Campus:
April 12, 2018
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Upwards of 75 students from the Student Opportunity Center will be attending the Career Fair at the Preston Ridge campus in April. Collin College has graciously given our students Special Guest status and will not charge them an admission fee. (We are currently negotiating the travel expenses and will have information forthcoming.)
Prior to these two dates, the Spring Creek campus is offering a week of workshops and break-out sessions regarding hard and soft career/academic skills. These include:
- Linked-In (what is it and how do I get connected?)
- Resume/Cover Letter Writing
- Networking Basics
- Practicing your 60 second elevator pitch
- Professional Headshots
The dates for these sessions are March 19th-March 23rd. We have not decided which of the sessions our students will be attending but are looking at the calendar and will have specific details later this month.
As part of our preparation for the event(s), a group of students took the pre-assessment for the T.S.I. (Texas Success Initiative), Collin College’s entrance exam, on Monday. Students will take the full exam in March. This will be the 2nd round of T.S.I. testing conducted here at S.O.C. this year.
Though Punxsutawney Phil only emerges for a short time and quickly retires to the comfort of his home, we here at S.O.C. work tirelessly to offer our students myriad opportunities to develop, benefit from, and showcase their many talents and strengths.
Mark your calendars. Spring is coming!
*Highlights from last year’s Career Fair: