Resume Skills Workshop

PRESENTERS:   GAP Inc. for Community Colleges (Hosted by Career Services)56

First impressions mean a lot and your résumé could be your first impression with a future employer. Learn how your résumé can showcase your skills and experiences to get the interview. Participate in this workshop presented by GAP Inc. for Community Colleges and learn the basics and do’s/don’ts in creating a résumé, from an employer’s perspective!

AL WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS September 22nd – September 28th

2-day Career Search Tools Part I (Basic) 
Community Event !!!

Admission: Free
Audience: Anyone may attend

Day One
Basic Computer Skills Training
Participants will learn basic computer functions such as turning a computer on and off, starting and closing programs and finding help if needed. The workshop also covers using word processing programs, email and searching the Internet.
Basic Resume Writing
Learn to create an attractive and effective resume. Pre-requisite: You must bring a copy of your most recent resume OR complete the Sample Employment Application which you can find in the Career Center.
Completing a Job Application
Gain a better understanding of the importance of completing all questions on a job application.

Date: Monday, September 22, 104
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: JobLink, 1900 Beauregard St. (Map This)

Contact: Betty Sewell
Phone: 703.746.5890


AL Campus  Event !!!

MASON’S ADMISSION REPRESENTAVIES WILL BE VISITING THE nova Alexandria Capus to discuss transfer and admission requirements. All student, faculty & staff are welcome.

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: AA196

Contact: Michael Donnelly


2-day Career Search Tools Part II (basic)
Community Event !!!

Admission: Free
Audience: Anyone may attend

Day Two
Job Search
Finding a good position can be challenging. In this workshop, you will learn search strategies that will enable you to find job openings via the Internet, networking and professional associations.
Job Search Using Social Media
Having a social media presence is one way to market yourself, to develop networking connections, to join groups and be connected to resources in your field (s) of interest, and to be accessible to others who are seeking a person with your skills, qualifications, interests, and expertise.
Dress for Success
When interviewing for a job, first impressions are critical. This workshop offers techniques and simple steps that will assist job seekers in dressing for an interview.
The Art of Interviewing
The perfect workshop for those with little experience interviewing or have not interviewed in a while. Topics covered are: before the interview – preparation, proper attire, what to take; during the interview – body language, common interview questions, do’s & don’ts; closing the interview– asking questions, next steps in the process, follow-up practices.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 104
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: JobLink, 1900 Beauregard St. (Map This)

Contact: Betty Sewell
Phone: 703.746.5890


Baseball Boat: Nats vs. Mets
Community Event !!!

Admission: $25 Round-trip; $15One-way

Skip the traffic and ride our baseball boat to a game at the Washington Nationals Stadium, located in Southeast Washington D.C.
Free Parking Pass with On-Line Ticket Purchase!
For more schedule and more information, visit

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Potomac Riverboat Company
1 Cameron Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: 703-684-0580


How Can I Keep My Financial Aid?
AL Campus  Event !!!

PRESENTERS:   Shirley Delgado, SAP Advisor (, Abid Mahmood, Open Computer Lab Supervisor, and Brian Yeagley (, Academic Advisor
I have financial aid, now what?  Have you ever asked yourself how can I keep my financial aid while taking classes at NOVA?  What are their expectations?
Come to this workshop and find out what it takes to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Listen to real life experiences.  Get ready to be inspired.

Date: Wednesday, September 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: AA158

Phone: 703-933-5073


Ninth Annual Send a Kid to Camp Golf Classic
Community Event !!!

Fees: $99for individual players; $396 for a foursome. Prepayment is required
Audience: Anyone may attend
The Send a Kid to Camp Golf Classic is a charity event established to continue to send Alexandria City youth to the Alexandria Police Youth Camp, located in Kilmarnock, VA. Entry fee includes unlimited range balls (on hour prior to start), green fees, card, continental breakfast, post-play BBQ reception, beverage cart on the course, gift bag and raffle prizes.

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Old Hickory Golf Club (Map This)
Woodbridge, VA, Old Hickory Golf Club is a Premier Upscale Golf Course, Wedding and Banquet facility in the area.

Phone: 703-930-2521


Tower of Power
Community Event !!!

Admission: $55

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria VA 22305

Phone: 703-549-7500


Jazz Supper Under the Stars
Community Event !!!
Admission: $30 at gate. Cash bar, tables available

Join us for Jazz Supper Under the Stars with Al Williams Trio. Dinner from Hard Time Cafe – best Chili in Town! Jazz by Al Williams Jazz Trio and Friends. Cash bar (Beer and wine, water and sodas). Hard Times Chili, Alexandria Cupcakes, wine by Vermilion, sangria from Waterfront Market, Port City beer. Celebrity bartender Delegate Rob Krupicka.

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: King Street Gardens Park
18060King Street & Diagonal Road
Alexandria Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-683-0333


10th Anniversary Sale at Vintage Mirage
Community Event !!!

Join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Tons of sales on our unique designer consignments and vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Dates: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Times: Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm
Location: Elinor Coleman’s Vintage Mirage
117 South Columbus Street
Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: 703-535-8200


Nativity Preview Party at Ten Thousand Villages
Community Event !!!

On Sunday, September 28, at 6:30 pm we’re having a Nativity Preview Party, when customers can see – and purchase – the new 2014 nativities and enjoy seasonal refreshments. If you miss the preview you’ll have to wait until November!

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Ten Thousand Villages
915 King Street

Alexandria VA 22314

Phone: 703-684-1435



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U. S. State Department Diaspora Tour (September 16, 2014)

The NOVA Institute for Public Service at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College and the U.S. Department of State hosted a panel discussion on the importance of diaspora communities in the United States.

Dr. Jimmie McClellan, liberal arts division dean at NOVA-Alexandria, gave the welcoming remarks.

The keynote address was delivered by Andrew O’Brien, special representative in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships. O’Brien will also moderate the panel discussion.

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New Academic Building Construction Project

Updates of August

Monday, August 04, 2014
Friday, August 08, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014


Updates of September

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus has been looking forward to the new academic building coming in 2015. The Groundbreaking Ceremony was a success with more than 50 guests in attendance.

The new three-story 80,000-square-foot academic building will be a state-of-the-art facility, which will incorporate several key elements such as transparent spaces, flexible uses and a visually exciting architectural environment, all in an effort to draw in students and engage their passions.

For more information on the Groundbreaking click on the link below:

From left to right: Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan, NOVA Board Chair Michael Wooten, Scott Price of U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s office, Joe Montano of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s office, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille and President Robert G. Templin, Jr.
President Robert G. Templin, Jr.
Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan
NOVA Alexandria Campus Guests



Hello Students!

Click on the flyer for more details!!!

Alexandria Campus’s Student Services Office will continue to partner with NOVA’s college-wide Adult Career Pathways to host the Adult Student Success Workshop Series for students 25 to 55 yrs. old. Two more workshops have been scheduled for fall 2014 (see dates below).

There is no cost for attendance, but we are asking that students RSVP in advance by registering for the workshop at

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 | 12:30PM – 2:00PM
“Your Goals: Motivation to Succeed”

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM
“Your Strengths: Skills to Succeed ”


For more information please contact Dr. Vanessa Díaz Rodríguez | Coordinator, Special Student Programs |