Posts Tagged ‘school’

S-STEM Scholarship Program

Monday, May 28th, 2018

There is a great opportunity for St. Scholastica students who are thinking about pursuing a STEM major. St. Scholastica offers a scholarship program called the S-STEM Scholarship that gives CSS students an additional $6,500 per year. It is more than just a scholarship, however. If you apply for and receive this scholarship, you will have access to a ton of different resources to help build your resume and help prepare you for life after college working in the STEM field. Some of the opportunities you will have access to include job fairs, seminars, workshops, employer visits, research, grad school visits, and career counseling. I have been a part of this program for the past year and it has been a great experience. I will be continuing with the program until I graduate! Typically, the program only accepts second year students and up, but this past year, they accepted freshmen students for the first time so I think it is definitely something to look into. The majors that qualify for the program are Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems/Computer Science and Mathematics (except for clinical fields such as pre-med). If you are interested in more information about this scholarship, here is the link on the CSS website: http://www.css.edu/academics/s-stem-scholarship-program.html

MICS Conference

Monday, April 9th, 2018

This past weekend, on Friday and Saturday, The College of St. Scholastica played host to the annual Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium or MICS Conference. The conference is held at a different Midwest college each year and we were lucky enough to have it right on campus this year. The two day conference included many different events such as technical paper sessions, programming contests, robotics competitions, a career fair, and a variety of different speakers across various disciplines. The conference was a big success and was a great way for those of us here at CSS to network and meet with other people across the Midwest. The main focus of the conference was to integrate computer-based technology into teaching and learning processes of all disciplines, along with incorporating the study of this technology into the curriculum. Here at St. Scholastica, we have a very strong School of Business and Technology that gives students an excellent education and provides us with many opportunities throughout the year to build our resumes and to enhance our learning experiences with just one of them this year being the MICS Conference. Thanks to all the CSS students who attended, volunteered, or participated in the conference!

My typical Thursday

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Thursdays are by far my favorite day of the school week. This is because it is the only day of the week I do not have an 8am class. However I do have a field experience starting at 9 am so I still have to get up. I have to complete 20 hours of field experience as a part of my Introduction to Education course.

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My Weeknight

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Everyone on campus spends their weeknights differently. Some lock themselves away in their room. Some go to the mall. Some go out on the town. And some, go spend time in other people’s room.

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Mentor Connection Event

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Tonight I attended the fifth Mentor Connection event. This is a series of six events lined up through the academic year for students to be paired up with professionals in their anticipated career. The mentor is there to provide guidance and advice on steps to take for your career.  The program by Northforce, is meant to help us students before we venture into our desired career paths. During these events we will engage in discussions on various topics that may affect us in business world. Tonight’s topic was on volunteering in the community and how that makes a huge difference in the community. Volunteering is also a way to know your skills and apply them in your career. I have learned a lot from all those past events and would encourage every student to at participate in Mentor Connection. Besides, this might be a good chance to create lifelong connections with mentors, who could hire you after school. The program is free to all CSS and UMD students, and there is lots of bonding, and well of course good food at each event.

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