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 :

Welcome Back Nighthawks!

Below are some first week reminders to help you be successful in your online course.
To view the links included below, make sure you are enrolled in the Virtual Student Union!

1. Read, read, read your Syllabus

Pay special attention to course requirements, submission guidelines, exam and testing information, due dates, and grading criteria.If you do not understand the expectations, contact your instructor immediately.

2. Submit work on time 

Do not wait until the last minute to submit assignments or take exams. The first week assignment is very important to turn in. It accounts for your attendance. You may be dropped from the class without a refund if you do not meet the course due dates.

3. Be proactive and communicate with your instructor

Always email your instructor with your student email. You’ll want to check this account daily. There is also an option to message your instructor through Canvas. View here for Canvas Tutorials for students (Links to an external site.).

4. Reach out if you need support

NOVA Online Student Services is here to support your online learning experience. We have Success CoachesCounselorsLibrary ServicesStudent Life and more available to help!

 

New to online learning? No problem!

Visit the New to Online Classes Page

Also consider,  attending ASC’s online workshop on Strategies for Successful Online Learning – Friday, January 17 @ 12:00 p.m.
Register Here! 

 

 

Call for Student Advisors!

NOVA Online Student Life & Library are launching a Student Advisory Board in Spring 2020.

We are looking for a large group of student advisors to represent NOVA Online’s diverse population!

Visit the Student Advisory Board  page in the Virtual Student Union for more details & to sign up.

Charlotte and Helen

Charlotte Lombardo, Student Life Coordinator for NOVA Online | onlinstulife@nvcc.edu

Helen McManus, NOVA Online Librarian | ELI-Library@nvcc.edu

Episode Two of #YoNOVA: More Than Tuition: How to Meet Unseen Costs on the Path to a College Degree

#YoNOVA – You Oughta NOVA

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Check Out Episode Two of #YoNOVA!
More Than Tuition: How to Meet Unseen Costs on the Path to a College Degree

Access the Podcast on the Virtual Student Union (VSU)

Once In the VSU Follow the Steps Below: 

 

For more Info visit the podcast’s website:
https://www.buzzsprout.com/700636

CHOOSING AMONG JOB OFFERS

First, make sure you know enough about the organization, the job, and the details of each offer to weigh one offer against another. If you lack information, seek it out by asking the employer, researching the organization, and talking to others who work at or are familiar with the organization or job. Ask your career services staff if they have had feedback from past students who have taken jobs with the organizations you are considering, and check to see if your career office has an alumni adviser to help you make contact with alumni working for these organizations.

There is no perfect formula for making your decision, but one of the best ways to begin is by making a list of all of the features that are important to you in your first job. These may include such items as the type of work you’ll be doing, the organization’s reputation/prestige, training program, salary, specific benefits, location of job, opportunity for advancement, work environment, opportunity for free time (evenings and weekends), opportunity for travel, colleagues with whom you’ll be working, and so forth. Add every possible item you can think of to your list.

WHAT MATTERS MOST?

After you have all the features on your list, rank them in order of their priority to you. For example, type of work may be most important to you, followed by salary, and then specific benefits.

Next, look at each job offer you are considering, and rate the features of each using a scale of one to five (with five being excellent and one being poor). For example, if ABC Company’s offer provides a great starting salary, you’ll most likely give that feature a “5” under ABC. If XYZ Company’s offer provides a lesser starting salary, XYZ might earn a “3” rating for salary. (See the sample below.)

After you have finished rating all the features for all your offers, add up the scores for each offer. Although this is an inexact science, it is a way to demonstrate which offer provides you with the most of whatever features are important to you.

WEIGH YOUR OPTIONS CAREFULLY

In the final analysis, remember to weigh carefully what is most important to you. Don’t be unduly swayed by the job title or the prestige of the organization and how it will impress your relatives. While it is helpful to get advice from family and friends, you are the one who will be going to work every day. You need to be sure that your job will be a good experience for you and will allow you to achieve your initial goals. Remember, though, that no job is perfect or able to meet all your needs. Consider the factors that you are willing to compromise on or have met in other ways. For example, if you enjoy travel and your job provides little opportunity for it, you can use long weekends and vacations for this interest.

NOTHING IS FOREVER

Keep in mind that while you want to make the best possible decision at this moment in time, your decision is not irrevocable. The odds are great that you will not remain with your first employer for your entire career. As you progress in your career, you will continue to learn which features are of highest priority for you (your priorities will also probably change with time) and how to find the best opportunity to have these priorities met. Good luck!

Sample Rating Sheet for Multiple Job Offers
FEATURE
(IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE)
ABC
COMPANY
MNO
COMPANY
XYZ
COMPANY
Challenging work 4 5 4
Advancement opportunities 3 4 2
Medical benefits 5 5 5
Salary 5 3 5
401(k) retirement plan 4 4 3
Dental benefits 4 4 4
Training program 3 4 4
Life insurance 4 4 3
Job location 5 4 4
Workplace environment 4 3 4
Opportunity to travel 4 2 2
Tuition reimbursement
for grad school
5 4 1
Total Rating: 50 46 41
Create your own list of features that matter to you and list them in order of importance, with the most important feature appearing at the top of your list. Then, rate the features of each company’s offer on a scale of one to five (five=excellent; 1=poor). In the sample to the left, the offer from ABC Company has the highest rating, indicating that ABC’s offer provides more of the features that matter to the sample job seeker. This is one way to compare job offers.

by Marcia B. Harris and Sharon L. Jones. Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

As part of the NOVA Online NCDM Webinar Series 2019 – the How to Research a Company webinar is being offered today at 12:15 pm.  Learn more and register at https://nvcceli.wufoo.com/forms/q1gb5zwz17m8jt5/.

Applications are Open for NOVA’s SEAL Award

Nominations are open for NOVA’s SEAL Award. The SEAL Award recognizes our students that best exemplify

Service, Engagement, Academics, and Leadership.

It is one of the most prestigious college-wide student awards.  Students have the option of self-nominating as long as you provide a letter of recommendation! The nomination criteria and the form link is located below.

SEAL AWARD CRITERIA:

Students, faculty, or staff may nominate students that best display the following attributes. Students can also self-nominate, but they must provide a letter of recommendation (minimum of one) to the Student Life Office by December 13th to support their nomination.

SERVICE: Community service, volunteer efforts on or off campus.

ENGAGEMENT: Participation in a community organization, active in a campus club or organization, campus enhancement, student life.

ACADEMICS: Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better and have earned minimum of 20 credits by the conclusion of the Fall term.

LEADERSHIP: Leadership in a student club, student government, campus committee, or community leadership position.

NOMINATION FORM LINK: https://nvcc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3EnHmD0MsGrKd6J

When filing out the form make sure to select NOVA Online as the primary campus if you are an online student.

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Thank you in advance. Please feel free to reach me with any questions!

#YoNOVA – You Oughta NOVA – NOVA’s First Podcast!

#YoNOVA – You Oughta NOVA

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Produced by and for the Northern Virginia Community College community, this ‘cast o’ thousands covers happenings at one of the nation’s top-five largest colleges. With six campuses and a vast online community that spans a service area of nearly 5 million residents, what happens at NOVA is a big deal – and you oughta know it. Episodes are bi-weekly, with some wiggle room for holidays or special events. Recording and production courtesy of NOVA Sound and Music Recording Technology program (http://www.loudounsound.com) in studio at the Loudoun Campus in Sterling, VA. Show music copyright Sanjay Mishra and Akar Music. Wanna study recording production? Give us a holler and we’ll set up a tour and an intro to the right people.
Listen below to Episode #1!

Hosts Mike McMillon and Tatyana Schum are in studio to answer the question “What is NOVA?”; welcome guest Zohra Naqibullah, a student pursuing studies in the Dental Hygiene program at the Medical Education Campus; and share hopes and dreams about what You Oughta NOVA (#YoNOVA) will be.

For more Info visit the podcast’s website at https://www.buzzsprout.com/700636