3 Ways to Celebrate National Career Development Day!

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Happy National Career Development Day!

Below are three things you can do to help celebrate the day.

  1. Participate in the Exploring Career Options webinar being offered today from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm.  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.  The webinar is free, but registration is required.  Learn more and register at https://nvcceli.wufoo.com/forms/exploring-career-options-fall-2018/.
  2. Access NOVA Online on Twitter to view today’s inspirational quote.  Follow us on Twitter for more quotes throughout the month.
  3. Visit NOVA’s Career Services website to learn more about career development.

Webinars to Help You with Your Academic and Career Planning

Do you need help with your academic or career planning?  If you answered yes to this question, you may find it helpful to participate in one or all of the following webinars:

Getting Ready for Your Next Semester

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Thursday, November 8, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

This 45 minute webinar for NOVA students will focus on answering key questions students have about preparing for their next semester.  Topics covered will include program identification, course selection, college resources, schedule planning, and registration/payment tips.

Focus on Your Career Development

  • Wednesday, November 7, 12:15 pm – 1:00- pm

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.

Exploring Career Options

  • Thursday, November 8, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 14, 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

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. 

Registration is required for each webinar.  Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the webinar start time.  Learn more and register at http://eli.nvcc.edu/webinars.htm.

National Career Development Month Begins Today!

November is National Career Development Month.  NCDM was designed to highlight the importance of life-long career development and the personal empowerment of all people.

Take time to focus on your career development by participating in the Focus on Your Career Development and Exploring Career Options webinars.   The Focus on Your Career Development webinar will be offered on Wednesday, November 7, at 12: 15 pm and the Exploring Career Options webinar will be offered on Wednesday, November 14, at 12:15 pm.  The goal of the webinars is to help you make informed decisions about your academic and career goals.    Registration is required.  Learn more about the webinars and register at http://eli.nvcc.edu/webinars.htm.

Learn more about career development on NOVA’s Career Services website.  Check NOVA’s Events calendar for information about other programs and events being offered throughout the month.

Follow NOVA Online (formerly ELife) on Twitter to receive a daily inspirational quote.   Read the NOVA Online student blog for tips, stories, and to stay connected.

What is the difference between a Guaranteed Admission and Articulation Agreement?

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements mean as a NOVA student, you are offered Guaranteed Admissions to a variety of four-year colleges and universities when you meet the requirements of the written Agreement between NOVA and that college. These Agreements guarantee admission to a college or university; but most do not guarantee admission to a specific program.

NOVA and the VCCS also have special articulation agreements with several four-year colleges and universities. These articulation agreements define the way courses, programs or entire categories of programs transfer to another institution and may include admission guarantees.

In order to be considered for guaranteed admission, a student must:
• Complete a transfer degree (A.A. or A.S.)
• Meet the minimum G.P.A. requirement
• Obtain a “C” or better in all applicable courses for their degree
• Take a minimum number of credits at NOVA (can be up to 15 credits)
• Some institutions require specific courses
• Complete a letter of intent, if needed

You can view the list of GAAs and AAs via NOVA’s transfer webpage. It is important to read the agreements carefully, so you know what specific requirements you will need to meet. View Guaranteed Admission Agreements webpage and check out the short video.

NOVA has also been working on developing easy to navigate transfer pathways to popular four-year Virginia colleges. It is always recommended that you view the four-year college’s transfer guide as well.

Want more information on transfer planning? Request a recording of the Transfer Planning Webinar!

Written by Kim Burkle, NOVA Online Counselor/Assistant Professor

Poetry & Art Contest for National Career Development Month

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that November is National Career Development Month?  NCDM was designed to highlight the importance of life-long career development and the personal empowerment of all people.

Help celebrate National Career Development Month by participating in the 53rd Annual NCDA Poetry and Art contest. This year’s theme is “Using Careers to Break Barriers, Empower Lives & Achieve Equity”. There are various division areas for the contest including adult student – 18 and older enrolled in school as well as open adult – 18 and older not enrolled in school.  Learn more about the contest here.

Get in a Transfer State of Mind

It’s never too early to start planning your transfer to a four-year college. The fall semester is a popular time for transfer fairs; and several are occurring later this month on various NOVA campuses. Attending a fair is great way to “explore” over 60 colleges. View upcoming transfer fair dates at https://www.nvcc.edu/transfer/fairs.html.

Can’t attend one of the transfer fairs at NOVA? Plan a visit to the college(s) you are interested in. Most colleges offer campus tours, appointments with transfer admission representatives, information sessions, and open houses throughout the year. Though, you can find a lot of transfer information on a college’s website, it is not the same as actually visiting the campus to determine if the college is going to be a good fit for you.

If you are planning to transfer to an online college, taking a web tour is a good idea. Check out the academic department webpage for your major, view the curriculum, read the faculty bios, etc. Many online colleges offer virtual information sessions, program-specific virtual events and information, and online admission support.

For more on transfer planning, view the (previously recorded) transfer planning webinar. Request the recording at https://nvcceli.wufoo.com/forms/recording-request-transfer-planning/.

Written by Kim Burkle; NOVA Online Counselor/Assistant Professor

Are you registered to vote?

Next Election is: Nov. 6, 2018
Deadline to update your address or register to vote for the Nov. Election: Oct. 15, 2018
Information about how to register and where to vote:
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/
Candidate information: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/…/cand…/2018November.html

FASFA Reminder – Oct. 1

Federal Student Aid FAFSA Reminder

The 2019 – 2020 FASFA is available starting on October 1,2018!    Do NOT Delay!!!  NOVA’s Fall priority date is March 1.

  • Get an FSAID- www.fsaid.ed.gov
  • Complete Your  Application- www.fafsa.gov
  • Enter NOVA’S School code on FAFSA-003727  
  • Submit the FAFSA
  • Regularly check the status of your application on MyNOVA
  • Regularly check the status of application on MyNOVA

o   Go to www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect

o   Click on self Service, then Student Center

o   Review your To-Do list items

o   Respond promptly and submit required documents

Check out the new mystudentAid mobile app!!!

App can be used to begin, complete, and submit FAFSA Application

Downloadable through Apple App Store and Google Play