Webinar Series: Introduction to The Career Planning Process

Join ELI’s Career Counselor next week for the Introduction to the Career Planning Process Webinar Series. career_lightbulb

This lunchtime webinar series will take you through the basic steps of career planning with the goal of helping you make informed decisions about your academic and career goals.

Register for one session or register for all three. All three webinars will run from 12:15pm-1:00pm! All webinars can be found through the ELI Webinar Page!

Tuesday, October 4 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm – Focus on Your Career Planning

This 45 minute webinar will introduce students to FOCUS 2 an online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system. Register Today!

Wednesday, October 5 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm – Exploring Career Options

This 45 minute webinar will focus on using various online resources to research career options. Register Today!

Thursday, October 6 from 12:15 – 1:00 pm – Conducting a Job Search

This 45 minute webinar will focus on basic strategies for conducting a job search. Register Today!

We hope to “see” you there!

This week at ELI

Is today the first day of your online class? Not sure where to start? How to get started? What time to log in? Let us know  – 703.323.3347 or try the live chat at eli.nvcc.edu. 

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Join our Virtual Student Union – ELI’s VSU has a new look! Are you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out our Virtual Student Union or VSU. This is an engagement hub where ELI students have access to create a profile, join discussion forums and connect with other students. In celebration of our new site launch, students will be eligible for raffle prizes once they create an account and interact on the site. Drawings will be done weekly and monthly through the fall semester. Join now!

Today – Monday- Webinar: ELI Orientation.12:15-1:15pm. This one hour webinar will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating your Blackboard course site, and identifying tips for success and student support services. The ELI Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Register now!

Graduating in December? Are you completing your degree or certificate this December? Complete the Graduation Application by October 1st.

Engage in your Community! Did you miss our Community Involvement Fair last year? Check out our community volunteer booklet to learn more about the variety of non-profits participating and volunteer opportunities available: Community Volunteer Booklet. Email us at elistulife@nvcc.edu and tell us where and when you are volunteering and we will send you a FREE NOVA Student Life T-shirt to wear!

Financial Avenue – Financial Literacy Contest – Twenty $100 NOVA bookstore gift cards towards educational costs at NOVA will be given-away throughout the 2016‐2017 academic year to randomly selected students ELI who successfully complete Financial Avenue web‐based financial literacy modules! For more information visit Financial Aid’s Financial Literacy Blog. Official contest rules and registration to participate can be found here.

Learn more on this ELIfe Student Blog. Want to write for the ELI Student Blog? Share your story? Connect with your peers? Send us a writing sample to get started. Email ELIStuLife@nvcc.edu for more information.

FAFSA Changes for 2017-18 Academic Year

Early FAFSA Filing (2016-17)Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

  • SUBMIT A FAFSA EARLIER: Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
  • USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year.

Follow the Financial Aid blog for more information and continued updates and announcements.

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission time frame and earlier tax information. (Click on photo to enlarge)FAFSA_dates

 

Review this site for more information and read these tips to help you submit your FAFSA. Follow FAFSA on twitter for updates, announcements, reminders, and tips as you complete your FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year.

Questions about Financial Aid? Contact them by phone, live chat, or email through the Student Support Center.

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Fall 2016 Apprenticeship Fair

Fall 2016 Apprenticeship Fair.

Thursday, September 15, 2016.

10am-2pm.

FREE and open to the public.

Note: This is an off-campus event.

The event will be held approximately 2 miles from campus.

Click here to view location.

View employers and their positions.

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This week at ELI!

Is today the first day of your online class? Not sure where to start? How to get started? What time to log in? Let us know  – 703.323.3347 or try the live chat at eli.nvcc.edu. 

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* Join our Virtual Student Union– Our VSU has a new look! Are you taking online classes and looking to connect with other students outside of a classroom setting? Check out our Virtual Student Union or VSU. This is an engagement hub where ELI students have access to create a profile, join discussion forums and connect with other students. In celebration of our new site launch, students will be eligible for raffle prizes once they create an account and interact on the site. Drawings will be done weekly and monthly through the fall semester. Join now!

* Engage in your Community! Did you miss our Community Involvement Fair last year? Check out our community volunteer booklet to learn more about the variety of non-profits participating and volunteer opportunities available: Community Volunteer Booklet. Email us at elistulife@nvcc.edu and tell us where and when you are volunteering and we will send you a FREE NOVA Student Life T-shirt to wear!

* Monday – Webinar: ELI Orientation.12:15-1:15pm.This one hour webinar will focus on getting started in your courses, navigating your Blackboard course site, and identifying tips for success and student support services. The ELI Orientation is highly recommended for students who are new to online learning. Register now! Can’t attend live? Request a recording.

* Learn more on this ELIfe Student Blog. Want to write for the ELI Student Blog? Share your story? Connect with your peers? Send us a writing sample to get started. Email ELIStuLife@nvcc.edu for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity – CyberSecurity

Are you currently in or interested in pursuing the CyberSecurity program at NOVA. The scholarship mentioned below was posted by SCHEV.

The purpose of the Cybersecurity Public Service Scholarship Program is to support students who are pursuing an education in programs specifically designed for careers in cybersecurity defense. Students who receive the scholarships — up to $20,000 a year for two years — must commit to work for the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year for each year they receive a scholarship.”

Applications for the 2016-17 academic year will be accepted until September 15, 2016.

Other scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Questions about Financial Aid? Contact them by phone, live chat, or email through the Student Support Center.

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Scholarship Opportunity

Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform for private tutors and students. Students from elementary to graduate school to adult learners can connect with a professional tutor who is able to address their unique needs.Tutors are independent contractors with their own unique teaching style, methods and materials.

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.ThinkstockPhotos-452416353

Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Other scholarship opportunities can be found here.

Career Planning Webinars – This Week!

Join ELI’s Career Counselor this week for two webinars this week

Video Call Facetime Chatting Communication ConceptTuesday (9/6) – 12:15 – 1:00 pm – Webinar: Focus on Your Career Planning:

This 45 minute webinar will introduce students to FOCUS 2 an online, interactive, self-guided career and education planning system. The system can help students select a program/major based on their interests and aspirations, discover occupations matching their personal preferences and attributes, map out their career plans – present and future, and make informed career decisions. Register Today!

Wednesday (9/7) – 12:15 – 1:00 pm – Webinar: Exploring Career Options:

This 45 minute webinar will focus on using various online resources to research career options. The relationship between programs of study at NOVA, college majors, and career options will be discussed.  Resources presented will provide information on nature of work, educational requirements, job outlook, and wages. Register Today!

Financial Avenue Financial Literacy Contest

Financial Avenue Financial Literacy Contest

money jarTwenty $100 NOVA bookstore gift cards towards educational costs at NOVA will be given-away throughout the 2016‐2017 academic year to randomly selected students ELI who successfully complete Financial Avenue web‐based financial literacy modules!

For more information visit Financial Aid’s Financial Literacy Blog.

Official contest rules and registration to participate can be found here.