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Student Success Seminar!

Meet your fellow PACE students & staff and hear what is in store for you this semester!

Lunch vouchers offered at each workshop! Join us for a free lunch, good company, and useful information!

All workshops in Haverhill are held from Noon to 12:50 PM, and all workshops in Lawrence are held from 12:00 to 12:50 or 4:00 to 4:50 PM. Haverhill workshops are held on Wednesdays, and Lawrence workshops are held on Mondays.

Lawrene Campus Workshops for Fall 2016

Lawrence Workshop Schedule
Workshop Description Room Date
PACE, “TRiO Nation” & Strengths Quest Come hear what it means to be part of PACE and “TRiO Nation!” We’ll also introduce a pretty awesome tool that will tell you the top 5 things you’re really good at – StrengthsQuest! Here’s to a great fall semester! L101 September 19
Applying Your Strengths Knowing what you’re really good at and understanding how you can apply these talents are two different things. Today we’ll talk about practical applications for your individualized strengths so you can start putting your talents to work for you in school, work and at home! L101 September 26
Transfer Words of Wisdom Come hear the voices of PACE students who graduated and transferred last year. They have all their tips and advice to share with you as you start thinking about your own transfer options. They were sitting where you are just one year ago – come see how much they have accomplished and how far an NECC degree can take you, too! L101 October 3
Columbus Day Holiday-No workshop October 10
Be Your Own Best Advocate The best person to speak up for you is…YOU! Knowing how and when to advocate for yourself is a critical skill. We’ll help you master it, so you can achieve success at NECC and beyond! L101 October 17
The Party Game Exercise We’ll play the Party Game, based on the Holland Codes, which were developed by psychologist, John Holland. The Holland Codes or the Holland Occupational Themes (RIASEC), refer to a theory of careers and vocational choice based upon personality types. You will determine your preferences, then connect them to job families to further investigate your career choices. L101 October 24
LinkedIn Over 300 million professionals now have LinkedIn accounts. Come learn about this fascinating tool which can be used for networking, recruiting, job searching and more. L101 October 31
Planning our PACE Project In PACE, we’re all about action! After thinking about some volunteer opportunities in the community, let’s get going on planning one for our group. Today we will talk about our ideas and also create posters to promote the PACE Service Project! L101 November 7
Couponing Coupons are like free money – what’s not to like? Come learn some tips on how you can save yourself some cash on future purchases. We also have a special gift for each student! **This was a very popular workshop last semester – don’t miss out!** L101 November 14
Credit Reporting One of the best ways to fight fraud and keep a handle on your identity is by looking at your credit report. Today you will access & review a copy of your report! We’ll talk about “red flags” & what to do about errors. L101 November 21

Professionalism in the Workplace

4 pm only

*Guest speaker & special location – L244* Join us for this interactive workshop where we will learn how to make that first impression count! We will explore the importance of understanding the culture of the organization you work for and how to be professional! Topics include cell phone etiquette, avoiding office drama, and the use of social media! L244 November 28
Preparing for Scholarship Season Spring semester is the busiest and best time to be looking into and applying for most scholarships. This workshop will get you ready and provide you with tips on how you can best use your time to complete scholarship applications. L101 December 5

Haverhill Campus Workshops for Fall 2016

Haverhill Workshop Schedule
Workshop Description Room Date
PACE, “TRiO Nation” & Strengths Quest Come hear what it means to be part of PACE and “TRiO Nation!” We’ll also introduce a pretty awesome tool that will tell you the top 5 things you’re really good at – StrengthsQuest! B301 September 21
Applying Your Strengths Knowing what you’re really good at and understanding how you can apply these talents are two different things.  Today we’ll talk about practical applications for your individualized strengths so you can start putting your talents to work for you in school, work and at home! B301 September 28
Transfer Words of Wisdom Come hear the voices of PACE students who graduated and transferred last year.  They have all their tips and advice to share with you as you start thinking about your own transfer options. Come see how much they have accomplished and how far an NECC degree can take you, too! B301 October 5
TRANSFER DAY!! Join PACE in attending one of the most important campus events of the year – Transfer Day! Over fifty 4-year colleges will be here on campus to talk to you about transfer credits and their bachelor’s degree programs. Sign up w/PACE & meet us outside TC to pick up your transcript! TC103 October 12
The Party Game Exercise We’ll play the Party Game, based on the Holland Codes, which were developed by psychologist, John Holland. The Holland Codes or the Holland Occupational Themes (RIASEC), refer to a theory of careers and vocational choice based upon personality types. You will determine your preferences, then connect them to job families to further investigate your career choices. B301 October 19
LinkedIn Over 300 million professionals now have LinkedIn accounts. Come learn about this fascinating tool which can be used for networking, recruiting, job searching and more. B301 October 26
Community Service *Guest speaker & special location – A112* Today we will explore the different types of service opportunities and the wide-ranging benefits of each, including making a positive impact on the community, career preparation, and enhancing resumes and scholarship applications! A112 November 2
Planning our PACE Project In PACE, we’re all about action!  Now that we know of some volunteer opportunities, let’s get going on planning one for our group.  Today we will talk about our ideas and also create posters to promote the PACE Service Project! B301 November 9
Couponing Coupons are like free money – what’s not to like?  Come learn some tips on how you can save yourself some cash on future purchases.  We also have a special gift for each student! **This was a very popular workshop last semester – don’t miss out!** B301 November 16
Credit Reporting One of the best ways to fight fraud and keep a handle on your identity is by looking at your credit report.  Today you will access & review a copy of your report!  We’ll talk about “red flags” & what to do about errors. B301 November 30
Preparing for Scholarship Season Spring semester is the busiest and best time to be looking into and applying for most scholarships.  This workshop will get you ready and provide you with tips on how you can best use your time to complete scholarship applications. B301 December 7

Workshops that have already met are currently available for PACE students to complete online through the PACE Blackboard course.