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 4:00 to 4:50 PM. Haverhill workshops are held on Wednesdays, and Lawrence workshops are held on Mondays.
Spring 2016 Workshops
|WELCOME BACK||Join PACE for a welcome back celebration. Let’s start the semester with a meet and greet for both new and continuing PACE students. We will do some icebreakers to get to know each other a little, as well as let you know what PACE has planned for the semester.||Lawrence L101||1/25|
|Scholarships 101||Last year alone, PACE students earned over $600,000 in scholarships and financial aid. YES, REALLY! Come find out how to get a piece of the pie and reduce YOUR college expenses. We’ll also hear from PACE scholarship superstars of years past and get their advice on how to cash in!||Lawrence L101||2/1|
|Scholarship Essay Writing||Come learn the basics of how to get started on your personal statement/scholarship essay. We’ll break it down into easy steps to help you get off to a great start virtually stress free. Come get an integral part of the NECC Scholarship Application done with help & guidance from PACE.||Lawrence L101||2/8|
|Presidents Day-College Closed-No workshop||Lawrence||2/15|
|Completing the 2016 NECC Scholarship Application||We have a special guest from the scholarship office coming to show us the ins & outs of how to submit your application using the AcademicWorks online system. If you have your essay ready, we can finalize & submit your application today||Haverhill B106||2/17|
|External Scholarship Opportunities||Learn about amazing scholarship opportunities in the community and around the country! The sky is the limit for motivated students. We’ll help you target your “best bets” so you can focus on scholarships that are a good match for you & your goals!||Haverhill B106||2/24|
|Student Loans & Smart Borrowing||Just about everyone has to take out student loans to pay for a bachelor’s degree. Did you know even if all your expenses are covered by a Pell Grant at NECC, they won’t be at a 4-year school, even if your financial need stays the same? Come find out why & learn what you can do to be a smart borrower.||Haverhill B106||3/2|
|Summer Opportunities||Looking for productive ways to spend your summer? Let PACE help – we’ll check out job opportunities, low cost events, internships and much more!||Haverhill B106||3/9|
|Spring Break – No Workshops this week (3/14 & 3/16)|
|Summer Opportunities||Stuck on a math problem? Need help completing that essay? Come learn about Smarthinking’s newest features!! In particular, we will explore MySuccessLab, start planning your future now with live career coaching, networking, interviewing, resumes and more!||Lawrence L101||3/21|
|$ Invest in College Success $||Want to earn $2 for every 1$ you save for college? Come learn about an amazing opportunity – Invest in College Success Program through the Financial Aid Office. A Financial Aid Counselor will be our guest speaker to share all the details and benefits of this awesome opportunity!||Haverhill B106||3/23|
|Smarthinking||Stuck on a math problem? Need help completing that essay? Come learn about Smarthinking’s newest features!! In particular, we will explore MySuccessLab, start planning your future now with live career coaching, networking, interviewing, resumes and more!||Haverhill B106||3/30|
|Community Engagement||Interested in learning more about ways you can get involved and give back to our communities? Come meet the NEW Community Engagement & Service Learning Coordinator to find out how to get involved! Giving back not only feel great, it builds your resume and scholarship opportunities.||Haverhill B106||4/6|
|Time Management||Having trouble balancing school, work, life etc.? Let PACE help! Come learn some tips and techniques that will help with making the most of your time!||Lawrence L101||4/11|
|Alumni Success Panel||Join us for a very special presentation featuring a panel of PACE alumni who have already transferred to 4-year colleges. They’re visiting us today to share their stories, advice and “transfer words of wisdom” with us. If they did it, you can, too! Don’t miss the chance to hear these incredible role models speak!||Haverhill TC 136||4/13|
|Patriots Day-College Closed-No workshop||Lawrence L101||4/18|
|Time Management||Having trouble balancing school, work, life etc.? Let PACE help! Come learn some tips and techniques that will help with making the most of your time!||Haverhill B106||4/20|
|Self-Care||Are you feeling stressed? Finals getting you down? Please join PACE for the last workshop of the semester. We will listen to CALM, a website with peaceful music and nature scenes that will help you relax. Take this time to care for yourself.||Lawrence L101||4/25|
Workshops that have already met are currently available for PACE students to complete online through the PACE Blackboard course.