Reminder: Operation Get to Work Job Fair Today – 4/26/12

Meet face-to-face with employers who have or will have full or part-time openings in the upcoming months.  Operation: Get to Work is a free job fair that will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at GRCC’s Tassell M-TEC (622 Godfrey SW – South of Wealthy St.— off Market Ave.).

Sponsored by:

  • Community Alternatives Program, a branch of Cherry Street Health Services
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of MI
  • United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of MI

Operation Get to Work Job Fair – 4/26/12

Meet face-to-face with employers who have or will have full or part-time openings in the upcoming months.  Operation: Get to Work is a free job fair that will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at GRCC’s Tassell M-TEC (622 Godfrey SW – South of Wealthy St.— off Market Ave.).

Sponsored by:

  • Community Alternatives Program, a branch of Cherry Street Health Services
  • Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of MI
  • United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office for the Western District of MI

GRCC Student Employee of the Year 2012

The 2012 Student Employee of the Year is Ashley Shaub from the English Department. Her supervisor, Gail Brown, wrote in her nomination letter that “Ashley presents herself professionally and always has a pleasant attitude. Her phone etiquette is exceptional, and a comfortable sense of humor puts everyone at ease. She possesses a broad range of specific knowledge about how the department functions and knows most of our 130 faculty members and provides top notch assistance to them all!” Congratulations Ashley!

Below is Ashley, along with Travis Steffens (Counseling & Career Center) and Ariel Sosa (Enrollment Center) who were our Honorable Mention Recipients.

From Left to Right is Travis Steffens (second Honorable Mention recipient), Ariel Sosa (first Honorable Mention recipient) and Ashley Shaub (2012 Student Employee of the Year)

From Left to Right is Travis Steffens (second Honorable Mention recipient), Ariel Sosa (first Honorable Mention recipient) and Ashley Shaub (2012 Student Employee of the Year)

Student Employee Appreciation Week – 4/9/12-4/13/12

Get your Lei on – Student Employee Appreciation Week will take place April 9-13, 2012 – on tap is a great slate of offerings:

  • Monday April 9 | Dessert Day 12-2 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room 234 Student Center
  • Tuesday April 10 | FREE Bag of Chips 12-2 p.m. GRCC Bookstore 1 Student Center
  • Wednesday April 11 | Free Ice Cream Sundae 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Art & Bev’s 202 ATC
  • Thursday April 12 | Student Employee Breakfast 8-10 a.m. Multi-Purpose Room 234 Student Center
  • Friday April 13 | Student Employee Luau 1-3 p.m. ATC Atrium First Floor Student ID required to enter Food Music Contests Prizes!

In addition, student employees also get:

  • FREE parking for one day
  • FREE cookie with purchase of 6” sub from Subway
  • FREE 16 oz. fountain pop at The Raider Grill
  • FREE regular soda or cof fee with purchase from Patatas

Jennifer Kuyt Named Anchor Award Winner for March 2012

Jennifer Kuyt Anchor Award for March 2012

Student Employment Services sponsors The Anchor Award, which is a monthly award that recognizes Student Employees for contributions to their department and to the college based on a different trait/skill each month. The nomination quality for March is Responsiveness/Accountability.

The Anchor Award Winner for March is Jennifer Kuyt. Jennifer is an Office Assistant in the Center for Teaching Excellence and was nominated by Penni Weninger who described Jennifer as a “unique person who meets all of the demands of the office and can be unconditionally counted upon to provide top-notch performance and service to our faculty and guests.”

Congratulations Jennifer!

Congratulations to Laura Wooden – Anchor Award Winner for February 2012

Laura Wooden Anchor Award Feb 2012

Student Employment Services sponsors The Anchor Award, which is a monthly award that recognizes Student Employees for contributions to their department and to the college based on a different trait/skill each month. The nomination quality for December is Change/Adaptability.

The Anchor Award Winner for February is Laura Wooden. Laura is an Office Assistant in the Music Department and was nominated by Kevin Dobreff for her exemplary work integrating and deploying the ImageNow document management system for their department.

Congratulations Laura!

Next month’s recognized skill/trait is Responsiveness/Accountability (March). If you would like to nominate a deserving Student Employee, please contact Chris Allen at callen@grcc.edu or extension 3738.

Anchor Award Winner for December 2011 – Ericka Ford

 

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Student Employment Services sponsors The Anchor Award, which is a monthly award that recognizes Student Employees for contributions to their department and to the college based on a different trait/skill each month. The nomination quality for December is Change/Adaptability.

The Anchor Award Winner for December is Ericka Ford. Ericka is an Office Assistant in Experiential Learning and was nominated by Tiffany Falcon-Ewigleben, who wrote that:

“Ericka is willing to adapt as our department has (and continues to) adapt, going with the flow while maintaining her positivity and friendly demeanor. She has an inherent understanding of how organic and varied our work in the Dept. of Experiential Learning is, while allows her to be comfortable while remaining professional, with any situation that comes her way.”

Congratulations Ericka!

Next month’s recognized skill/trait is Humanity/Diversity (January). If you would like to nominate a deserving Student Employee, please contact Chris Allen at callen@grcc.edu or extension 3738.

Congratulations to November Anchor Award Winner Betsy Philpott

Student Employment Services sponsors The Anchor Award, which is a monthly award that recognizes Student Employees for contributions to their department and to the college based on a different trait/skill each month. The nomination quality for November was Noble Character.

Betsy Philpott Anchor Award Winner for November 2011

Betsy Philpott Anchor Award Winner for November 2011

The Anchor Award Winner for November is Betsy Philpott. Betsy is an Office Assistant in the Academic Support Center and was nominated by Laurie Witczak, who wrote that:

“It is impossible to completely describe the Noble spirit that Betsy brings with her to work each day in only a few words. Betsy is a multi talented individual that leads our office with pride and compassion that goes above and beyond her expected duties. Able to deal with multiple, competing demands she “runs the wheel” in an office that supports 600 student appointments each semester. She is the first person that students see and whether there is one student or a line out the door, Betsy treats each student with respect, kindness and patience. Providing quality and consistent services to everyone while attending to phones, tutor matches and difficult unexpected problems makes Betsy the definition of noble character.”

Congratulations Betsy!

Next month’s recognized skill/trait is Change/Adaptability. If you would like to nominate a deserving Student Employee, please contact Chris Allen at callen@grcc.edu or extension 3738.

Employment opportunities at ATC Wednesday

Student Employment Services encourages students to stop by the ATC this Wednesday, October 19 to speak with one of two (or both!) companies that will be on-site seeking to hire new employees and/or interns!
K&M Machine Fabricating will be outside Art & Bev’s from 10 am – 2 pm.   They are hiring for various opportunities, such as CNC Machinists, Industrial Painters, Welders, and more.  Additional information about their current openings is available here: http://www.k-mm.com/page.php?menu_id=38
The Disney Internship Program will be hosting their “Apply Now Event” from 11:00 am – 2:30 pm.  They will have a table located outside of Art & Bev’s, as well as a computer lab reserved to assist any individuals who would like to begin the internship application process!  More information about the Disney Internship Program is available here: http://cp.disneycareers.com/en/default/
Please feel free to share this information with any students/staff you think may be interested!

Congratulations to Ramon Silguero for Winning October 2011 Anchor Award

Ramon Silguero - Anchor Award Winner for October 2011

The Anchor Award Winner for October (Attitude) is Ramon Silguero. Ramon works in the Seccia Institute for Culinary Education Storeroom. Ramon was nominated by Marcia Arp, on behalf of the department. Marcia wrote that “The reason Ramon is so valuable to our department is his attitude about work ethic. He jumps in where needed without thinking twice. It doesn’t matter what the project is, Ramon does it as if it was the most important thing for him to do that day.”

Congratulations Ramon!

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Student Employment Services created the “Anchor Award” to give applause to outstanding Student Employees who help “anchor” their departments no matter the circumstances.

This award is unique in that it recognizes Student Employees for their contributions to their department and to the college based on a different trait/skill each month. Below are the nomination qualities and the corresponding month each will be recognized. Please consider nominating an outstanding Student Employee this academic year!

MONTHLY NOMINATION QUALITIES:

  • Attitude (October)
  • Noble Character (November)
  • Change/Adaptability (December)
  • Humanity/Diversity (January)
  • Organization/Innovation (February)
  • Responsiveness/Accountability (March)

Student Employment Services Upcoming Events

GRCC’s Student Employment Services department has opportunities to make students aware of:

  • Federal Career Day | ATC Building | October 13, 2011 | 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Manufacturing Day | ATC Building | November 7, 2011 | 1 to 4 p.m.

Resume Workshops (dates/times/locations listed below):

  • Tuesday, 10/25/11 from 2-4 p.m. | ATC 211
  • Wednesday, 10/26/11 from 9-11 a.m. | ATC 211
  • Wednesday, 11/9/11 from 2-4 p.m. | ATC 219
  • Thursday, 11/10/11 from 2-4 p.m. | ATC 219
  • Friday, 12/2/11 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | ATC 211

Photos – Student Employee Appreciation Week 2011

Student Employee Appreciation Week 2011

Student Employment Services would like thank everyone who helped make this year’s Student Employee Appreciation Week spectacular; a special thanks to Aaron Chew & Staff, the Child Development Department, Jim Schultz & Staff, Dessert Day Donors, and Carnival Celebration volunteers.  Without their assistance, this event would not have been possible!

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Paid Research and Summer Academy Opportunities for Students

Paid research opportunities and summer academy experiences for community college students are available at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Western Michigan University, and the University of Michigan.

If you are a current community college student or will be entering a community college in the fall with a program of study in one of the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) areas, opportunities include:

Summer Undergraduate Research Academy

  • Wayne State University (commuter) – 8 weeks
  • Michigan State University (residential) – 10 weeks
  • 10-15 hours per week
  • Stipend awarded to student
  • Participants will be invited to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Great experience to add to your resume for transfer and graduate school applications!

Apply to the Wayne State academy here.

Apply to the Michigan State University academy here.

Pre-First Year Summer Programs

  • Residential programs include housing in the dorms and all meals. Commuter program options are also available.
  • Participants will be required to attend the MI-LSAMP All Students Day at Michigan State University on July 16, 2011
  • Great preparation for the rigors of the 4-year university!

Wayne State University – Engineering Pre-First Year Program, June 27-July 29, 2011

This is a five-week commuter program with daily classes in engineering, mathematics, technical communications and chemistry. In addition, students will be exposed to career information and personal development workshops that will build skills to facilitate academic success.

Michigan State University – Engineering and Science Summer Academy, June 25-August 6, 2011

Students in this six-week residential academic intensive program will attend daily classes in math, writing, chemistry, design and an Engineering Seminar course to expose students to post graduation and professional opportunities.

Western Michigan University – Science Pre-First Year Program, July 5-29, 2011

This is a four-week residential or commuter program that will feature daily classes in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and technical writing. The students will be exposed to science careers through employer visits and presentations.

University of Michigan – Professionals in Training Program, June 22-July 30, 2011

This six-week residential program will allow participants to hone their skills and experience campus life. The curriculum emphasizes academic, personal, and professional success. Classes will be regularly scheduled in mathematics, computer programming, and communication skills as well as an introduction to engineering.

For more information about the Pre-First Year Summer Programs, contact Fátima Nieves (616-234-4151, fnieves@grcc.edu) at Grand Rapids Community College.

For general information about the MI-LSAMP program, click here.

Photos: Successful Student Job Fair Yesterday

Student Employment Services Job Fair, March 16, 2011

Student Employment Services would like thank everyone who helped make our Spring Job Fair a great success;

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A special thanks to Student Employees Arieal Lynch, Jessica Farris, Pat Curtis, & Kellie Miller, Willie Hurst, Bayard Brooks, Don VanOeveren & staff, Chef Luba, Kelsey Caverly, and Chef Whitman along with his wonderful students at Art & Bev’s Bistro.  Without their assistance, this event would not have been possible!