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Collaboration Makes Student Workshops Accessible

Submitted by on August 13, 2013 – 10:29 am

All Northern Essex Community College students will now have easy access to improved and expanded college and career readiness workshops, thanks to a recent collaboration between several NECC departments.

A variety of workshops, from resume writing to a business etiquette dinner, will be hosted each semester by different NECC departments including Learning Accommodations, the Student Leadership Development Program, the Student Success Center, and the Career Planning and Advising Center.

“Our goal was to avoid duplicating efforts with workshop offerings,”” says Ashley Bragger, Staff Associate in Career Preparation, who has helped to facilitate the collaboration. “We wanted to ensure that all students had access to the necessary resources they would need to ensure their success in college and their careers. The group also wanted to make sure students knew where to go to find information about and to sign-up for college offered workshops.”

While departments will continue to offer their own workshops, the information available to students will now be centralized. Students will now be able to easily access the workshop information and registration through the Student Services and Career Services section of the NECC website.

“We are very excited about this collaboration and about being able to better serve our students. We specifically scheduled our workshops at more convenient times like noon to 1 and 3 to 5, in order to encourage students to remain on campus in between classes, creating a more enriching college experience,” says Bragger.

In addition to some of the excellent workshops already in place such as Stress and Time Management, Speaking Skills, and StrengthsQuest, we will be offering new workshops, such as Using Social Media in Your Job Search and Dress for Success.

“We are hoping this collaboration and new system will create momentum and we will build on that,” says Bragger.