Advising Week Comes to an End – Let’s Review

As advising week comes to an end, now is a good time to reflect on the week and the progress you are making towards achieving your academic and career goals.  At the beginning of the week you were encouraged to do the following:

  1. Reflect on your academic and career goals.
  2. Review your Advisement Report.
  3. Communicate with an advisor about your academic and career goals.
  4. Register for courses.
  5. Participate in programs being offered.

How did the week go?  Are you ready for your next semester or term?  Remember, NOVA offers many services and resources to support you.  Take a moment and review past blog posts to learn more.

Remember, registration is –

  • In progress for summer.
  • Opens for Fall 2020 on April 27.
  • Ends at 11:59 pm on the day prior to a session start date.

 

Are Your Career Plans in Focus?

As you plan your schedule for your next term/semester, prepare to transfer, or get ready to begin a new job take a moment to focus on your career development.  Are you attending NOVA to pursue a certificate or degree, but unsure about what career options might be available to you? Have you decided on a major, but have difficulty answering the question – “What can I do with a major in _____?

Do you need to fine tune your skills or add to your skill set in preparation for a career change? Learn more about career options by utilizing FOCUS 2, an online interactive self-guided career and education planning system that can help you:

  • Select a program/major based on your interests and aspirations
  •  Discover occupations matching your personal preferences and attributes
  • Map out your career plans, present and future
  • Make informed career decisions

FOCUS 2 is free for NOVA students.   Learn more about and access the system at NOVA’s Career Services website.

Timely Topics! Homeschooling Supports: Activities and Resources to Keep You and Your Children Learning and Happy

Are you homeschooling while trying to juggle your academic, personal and career responsibilities? Are you searching for exciting resources to help with this mission? The NOVA Online Success Coaches are here for you! We realize it is challenging to take on this added responsibility of homeschooling and keeping your children entertained while coping with your workload. To help you out, we have put together some fun resources to help you all stay happy, active and educated!
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As follow up, we encourage you to join our Discussion Board in the NOVA Virtual Student Union (VSU) and share your favorites along with your homeschooling success stories! If you are not enrolled in the VSU, join now and participate in our daily activities and discussions: Enroll now

This video clip from a Morning Show highlights homeschooler tips: https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020

Northern Virginia Community College Libraries – LibGuide links for free classes, books, videos, kids’ activities, podcasts and more. Find it HERE.

Audible offers access to free books online, https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

PBS offers wonderful educational options: https://www.pbs.org/parents

Watch live webcams from the Zoos
https://nationalzoo.si.edu/education/educational-activities-you-can-do-home

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

Explore a variety of free educational resources: http://amazingeducationalresources.com/

Visit a Museum: ‘Peabody at Home’: https://peabody.yale.edu/at-home

Enjoy a Virtual Tour

—-Williamsburg: https://virtualwilliamsburg.weebly.com/
—-Mt. Vernon: https://virtualtour.mountvernon.org/

Learn a foreign language: Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com/

Exercise together: Do Yoga With Me https://www.doyogawithme.com/

Watch a Broadway Play: https://www.playbill.com/

Family activities: https://nymag.com/strategist/2020/03/things-to-do-with-kids-while-quarantined.html

We invite you to share your favorite homeschooling tips! Connect with other parents and classmates and share your homeschooling tips, resources and success stories on the VSU Success Coach Discussion Board! Enroll now

Advising Week is Here!

Advising Week is offered every fall and spring at NOVA as a time for students to reflect upon their academic goals and career development in preparation for planning and evaluating their schedule for next semester.

Get the most out of Advising Week by following the steps below:

  1. Reflect on your academic and career goals. If you need more information about career options or would like to learn about a resource to help you build a career plan visit NOVA’s Career Services website
  2. Review your Advisement Report. The report indicates requirements that have and have not been satisfied for a certificate/degree of interest. It also indicates courses that can be used to satisfy program requirements.
  3. Communicate with an advisor about your academic and career goals. If you are pursuing a certificate or degree check with your advisor to make sure you are pursuing a program of study that aligns with your goals. Also make certain the program of study listed on your advisement report is the program of study you are pursuing. It is a good idea to have a copy of your academic plan, advisement report, and/or career plan handy when communicating with an advisor.
  4. Register for courses. Registration for summer is in progress.  Registration for the Fall semester begins on April 27.
  5. Participate in programs being offered. Visit the Virtual Student Union and NOVA’s Events Calendar to learn more.

Save the Date: Student Advisory Board Meeting

SAVE THE DATE:

Friday, Feb 28, 2020 at 2pm. The Online Student Advisory Board Meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.

Open to any online student looking to join the board. Give input on how to make the online experience better! This meeting we will be discussing Graduation, Women’s History Month, and more!

For more info on  how to get involved visit the Student Advisory Board page!


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Let us know if you plan to join the meeting! Click the link for a short survey- https://forms.gle/6aHCjP45xUr47Ztr8 

 

 

Monthly Book Club February

Connect with other online readers! The Student Life Department and NOVA Online Library hosts a monthly book club give away. Every month you can sign up to receive a free copy of the book and participate in online activities relating to the book. Every book will fit one of the categories in the NOVA Reads challenge.

How to register? 

  • Fill out this month’s book club form to let us know you’re participating this month. Students who sign up will receive a copy of the book in the mail (while supplies last). We only have 30 copies, so we suggest signing up early!

Register HERE!!!

Current Book Selection

How to Be an Antiracist

Written by Ibram X. Kendi (Links to an external site.)

Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and system we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

Source

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Online Student Advisory Board Update

Hello everyone, we had a successful first Online Student Advisory Board meeting last week!

To review the meeting minutes visit the Advisory Board Meeting Notes & Updates page.

Let’s hear your perspective on the topics we discussed! Answer the following questions in the Student Advisory Board Forum

    • What support and student life resources have been useful to you as an online student?
    • What has been missing?
    • If you had $500 to fund an activity or event – what would you do?

Remember, any online student is welcome to participate. The more feedback and input the better! To join us for our February Meeting, please let us know your availability in the poll below:

https://doodle.com/poll/i77vdhttdp672ivm

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Online Student Advisory Board Meeting January 30th!

Our first meeting is set to take place virtually via Zoom (learn how Zoom works) on Thursday, January 30th at 1pm.

To Join the Meeting Follow One of the Methods Below:

  • Link to Join the Zoom Meeting Via Computer
  • Number to Join Meeting Via Phone
    • +1-646-558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 616 088 879

Let us know if you plan to join the meeting! Click the link for a short poll – https://forms.gle/6aHCjP45xUr47Ztr8

Student Life Liberty Mountain Ski Trip February 5th, 2020

Liberty Mountain Ski Trip February 5th,  2020
Sign up now to attend!

Applicable for those located in the Northern Virginia Area. Must be able to travel to the following campus Student Life Offices  to register & to pick up transportation for the trip!

Participating Campuses & Student Life Office Location:

  • Manassas – MH 108A
  • Loudoun – LC 102N
  • Annandale – CF 232
  • Woodbridge – WS 158
  • MEC – HE 116

**Tickets are first come first serve. Manassas Campus and Loudoun campus are reserving TWO online student spots. So indicate if you are an online students when you register!**

Trip Details

  • All day experience – 8am – 7pm
  • Location: Ski Liberty Mountain Resort
  • Fee:  Students pay $30 (cash or check) & the fee includes Rental Equipment (skis or snowboard), Meal, Lift Ticket, and Transportation to the Resort.

For questions email onlinestulife@nvcc.edu – Tickets go quickly!

 

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Join Micron’s Career Day!

Micron will be hosting a career day on site at their Manassas location. The Career Day will consist of an overview of semiconductors and our company, a window tour of our fully automated Fabrication Manufacturing Facility (Fab), and information about current and future internship and full time job opportunities.  Refreshments are provided. Space is limited and registration is required due to security policies. 

Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Address: 9600 Godwin Drive, Manassas, VA

Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:59 PM. Brittany Hollis, IET Career Coach will be in contact to confirm your attendance and provide further details prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Hollis, IET Career Coach at bhollis@nvcc.edu.

Registration Link http://career.novastem.us/MicronCareerDay 

OR scan the QR code to register :