Even if a student is in college, that doesn’t mean they should stop exploring the pathways to their dream career! South Seattle College puts on a variety of activities and workshops during DiscoverU in order to help their students #DiscoverUWA.
Events during DiscoverU week include a transfer fair, where students can meet with admissions advisers from all over Washington State, a career exploration workshop that helps break down what education and experiences are needed for different careers, and an undecided student workshop, for those who aren’t sure about transferring and haven’t solidified their plans after attending South.
“South Seattle College is committed to making sure students have support throughout their experience in education,” said Vanessa Calonzo, Director of New Student Services at South. “Participating in DiscoverU is our opportunity to be a part of the region-wide work going on to ensure students feel connected, informed, and inspired about their future careers.”
South Seattle College also provided their staff with tools and tips on how to get involved. Each staff member will put up a flyer with a picture of themselves, where they went to school, jobs they’ve had and share their favorite college memory or experience. In South’s newsletter, they also encouraged students and staff to get coffee or lunch to talk about college and career pathways. Some faculty will even offer extra-credit to students who interview people about their careers.
“One of my favorite parts of DiscoverU is seeing the connections being made between education and experience,” Calonzo said. “Having the chance to prompt everyone to intentionally share their pathways through training and education has been so eye opening to the diversity of experiences both our staff and students have. What a great way to not only get to know each other better, but it’s a great way to inspire the students who can picture themselves through our experiences.”
Thank you, South Seattle College, for your tremendous efforts in involving students in DiscoverU with a multitude of activities and workshops!