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Celebrating YOUR Success!

Each semester, Century College sets aside a day to support and celebrate your success. This is an all-day extravaganza of opportunities, workshops and events to help you succeed. Returning students — you know what this is all about! New students, join us! We have exciting events for you. This is a great day for everyone.

Wide Variety of Activities

Take advantage of the following:

  • Meet with your instructors 
  • Attend workshops (Check schedule here.)
  • Attend open houses
  • Make an appointment with your assigned advisor or counselor or stop by the Advising, Counseling and Career Center

Don’t forget to bring your student ID!

Detailed Schedule

Title Start Time End Time Description Presenter Room
AFA Degrees in Theatre, Music, and Art - your life and career in the arts or design fields. 9am 9:50am AFA Theatre, Music, and Art info session Neil Johnston W2045
First Time Homebuyer 9am 9:50am Provide information on how to prepare for your first home purchase with tips on credit, employment and resources available. Stefanie Fountain W2180
Fragments and Comma Splices and Run-ons, Oh My! Help Your Sentences Find Completion 9am 9:50am A sentence fragment, a "not enough" sentence. Makes your readers' job more difficult and less fun. In the other direction, two sentences can be mashed together in a comma splice or run-on, a "too much" sentence, a comma splice or run-on also can confuse and annoy readers. This workshop will help you recognize and repair these common grammar problems and even think about when complete sentences really matter and when they don't. Larry Sklaney W2160
From Fact to Story 9am 9:50am Participants will use an assessment to identify their talents and then craft at least one career success story to use for interviewing, networking and career decision making. Kristina Wagner W2490
Getting Organized for Success 9am 9:50am Are you prepared for college? Do you need help getting organized? If so, this may be the session for you. This is an interactive session that will review various college success strategies that you can use to improve your organization and succeed in your college classes. The presenter will review success strategies, teach you ways to get organized, and review ways to manage your time. There will be prizes too!  Alicia Andre W2306
Intro to Career and Life Planning 9am 9:50am Searching for the right major or perfect career? Learn an effective logical process for making important life decisions and the tools available to Century students. Justin Hauer W1006
Law Enforcement Program/Degree 9am 9:50am Discussion of the requirements for the Law Enforcement Program/Degree Sean Boylan E2315
Learn About the Mental and Behavioral Health Worker Certificate! 9am 9:50am Are you interested in mental health? Do you enjoy helping others? Attend this session to learn about the 22-credit Mental and Behavioral Health Worker Certificate! Students can complete this as a stand-alone certificate or add it on to another program to show employers your additional training in mental health! Jessie Breyer-Peterson W2120
Learning Beyond the Classroom in STEM 9am 9:50am Opportunities for internships, research, team competitions, and other extracurricular programs available to STEM students will be discussed. Joann Pfeiffer E2854
New International Student Orientation- Make up Session 9am 9:50am This session is designed for international students who were unable to attend the New International Student Orientation on August 20th. In this session we will introduce you to many college resources and provide the information you need to know to maintain your F-1 Visa status at Century. Emily Batres W2140
Office of Diversity and Inclusion - Listening Session 9am 9:50am To create a safe space for an open an honest dialogue around identifying the barriers to student retention by initiating a dialogue process based on inclusivity and respect where listening to others is valued. Rosa Rodriguez E2317
Too Much to Read! Too Much to Remember! 9am 9:50am Are you feeling challenged by the quantity of material you have to read? Maybe you don't remember or understand what you just read. We will discuss strategies to get through all those pages and what to do when you realize that you aren't remembering or comprehending what you read. Joan Nichols E2305
"The Medical Assistant: Is this the career for you?" 9am 10:30am Attend this session to learn more about the Medical Assistant Program. This program prepares you to become a multi-skilled professional who assists in patient care management. The program will help you develop the critical skills needed to perform clinical, laboratory and administrative duties in clinics, hospitals, urgent care facilities and other health care agencies. You will also participate in a clinical externship under the direct supervision of a physician. Upon graduation, you are eligible to take the certification exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Michelle Blesi E3571
Certificate, Diploma or Degree...Which one is right for me? 10am 10:50am Do you know the difference between an Associates in Arts and an Associates in Science...or Applied Science Degree? Which one is better for helping you transition into a career and which one is better for transferring to a Bachelor's Degree? Do you know what kind of a degree is required for your career? What does it even mean to have a college degree? This session will provide answers to these types of questions and help you choose the academic path that is best for you. Justin Hauer W1006
COMMUNICATION and YOU: Skills You Need for Success 10am 10:50am In this session, students can meet Communication faculty members, learn about COMM courses and the Communication Certificate, and discover how Communication skills can be an asset to any career pathway. Robert Jersak W1001
Earn/Save/Learn: Introducing the TuitionMatch scholarship program. 10am 10:50am See if you qualify to have up to $500 in your work earnings matched with up to $1,000 in scholarships for tuition, books and fees! Students who work and have financial need may qualify for this special new matching scholarship program at Century College. You also benefit by learning more about your career interests and how to be a smart money manager. Jill Greenhalgh W2090
International Student Health Insurance- Everything You Need to Know! 10am 10:50am This session is open to all international students. Join Student Insurance Advocate, Emily Pinson, to learn more about your health insurance. We'll discuss how your insurance works, where you can use it, and what to do if you have questions. Emily Pinson (Student Insurance Advocate) W2140
Law Enforcement Program/Degree 10am 10:50am Discussion of the requirements for the Law Enforcement Program/Degree Sean Boylan E2315
Multiple Intelligences-We're All Smart in Different Ways 10am 10:50am Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences focuses on the idea that intelligence is not a single, static, born-with -it ability. Instead, our intelligences are many, varied and open to constant improvement. Sue Rosenbaum W2160
Orthotic and Prosthetic Careers 10am 10:50am This session provides an introduction to orthotics and prosthetics and related career opportunities. Katie Voss E1371
Our Stories and "The Best We Could Do" 10am 10:50am In this interactive panel presentation, we will come together in conversations around Thi Bui's graphic novel and how its themes intersect with our experiences and identities. Student presenters will share about their relationship with the book and participants will be invited to reflect and discuss on their own stories and experiences with Bui's book. Angela Coffee W2010
Preparing for the TEAS Reading Section 10am 10:50am The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is required for all students interested in entering a nursing program. Divided into four sections, the reading section of the test makes up about 1/3 of the test questions. This presentation will review important concepts that you will need to know to do well on this test.  Joan Nichols E2305
Self Coaching for personal Success 10am 10:50am Students will use a coaching framework to increase awareness, broaden thinking, shift perspectives, and generate solutions for personal success. Kristina Wagner W2490
Too Many Sheep to Sleep 10am 10:50am View a webinar from Learn To Live with information on poor sleep quality and the negative impact of sleep problems. Learn tools to help you sleep better and give you practical strategies. Erica Schmidt W2510
What Does my Local Workforce Center Offer? 10am 10:50am This workshop is about the services and support you can access from your local workforce center. Join this session to listen to a presentation that will help gain knolwedge about what resources and support are available to you. Carrie Hageman W2120
Writing Your Best Resume 10am 10:50am This workshop is about what information to include, how to communicate your skills and experiences when writing a resume. Join this session to listen to a presentation that will help get you started or help you update your resume. Valerie Castillo W2180
Active Learning, Listening, and Engagement 11am 11:50am Advocate for your own learning by becoming an active learner in your classes.  Learn solid tips for becoming an active learner; learn to hear what you need as an active listener; and learn to ask and tell as an active engager.  Learn to 'gain and retain' in the most effective mannerism possible.   Joe Osborn W2120
Alumni Association 11am 11:50am Alumni Discounts & Benefits That Students Can Access Before Graduating! Andrea Steen E2317
Do you have a business, service or product idea? Learn how to compete for $1,000 - $5,000 in the Muskie Tank entrepreneurship scholarship competition. 11am 11:50am Learn where to begin when dreaming up your own business. Meet a successful young entrepreneur. Info about the $5,000 business idea competition "Muskie Tank" at Century College each spring. Between 5-10 awards each year. Jill Greenhalgh W2090
Finding Your Voice & Starting Your Story: Creative Writing at Century College 11am 11:50am This session is meant for any student interested in learning about Creative Writing course offerings and the Creative Writing Certificate and the late start Intro to Creative Writing class in Fall 2019. Find out how a Creative Writing course or certificate can fit into your educational, career, and personal goals. Teachers in the program will discuss their experiences, sharing information about transfer, advanced degrees, work, and hobbies in creative writing. There will be time for questions and conversation.  Rich Kuss W3340
Getting Personal: Communication in Your Relationships 11am 11:50am Our personal relationships can have a huge impact on our well-being and our success in college. In this open Q and A session, Communication and Counseling faculty members will respond to your anonymously-written burning questions about how communication works in close relationships. Robert Jersak W1001
Health Science Program Options 11am 11:50am This session provides an overview of the Health Science programs at Century College, admissions requirements, application deadlines, and web resources. Programs Include: Dental Assisting/ Hygiene, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Paramedic, and Radiology Technician. Roger Sanchez W1006
How to be Successful in an Online Class 11am 11:50am Plan for success! Online classes are uniquely different compared to traditional classes. Join us to learn how to successfully navigate an online course and how to avoid common mistakes while learning online. Sarah Dampier E2305
Phi Theta Kappa: It's not a Fraternity, it's an Honors Society! 11am 11:50am Come learn more about Phi Theta Kappa, the Alpha Alpha Gamma chapter, and why it matters to you. There will be information about scholarship, leadership opportunities, and how you can take advantage of PTK! Chris Yahnke W2160
The Conservative Advantage? 11am 11:50am Conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson like to say that colleges and universities are hostile to conservatives. Research does show more college professors are liberal than conservative, but does that mean conservatives do not get a good education? Come find out why conservatives just might be getting the better education and how all students, no matter their beliefs, can get the most out of their educational experience. All students welcome. Steve Anderson W2140
Yoga for Beginners 11am 11:50am Yoga can be a safe and natural way to manage stress, gain more balance in your life, and manage your overall wellbeing. This session will provide an introduction what yoga is, how it can be helpful, and guidance on some basic movement. No mat is required, and you can keep your shoes on during the session Michele Jersak W1420
Planning for Century's Future with Business, Allied Health and Human Services students.  11am 12:30pm Business, Allied Health and Human Services students, WE WANT YOU! This session is being held for you to have your voices heard regarding Century's future. Century College is in the planning stages of developing their five-year strategic plan and we want you to be part of the process. Come participate in some creative activities looking at what you feel are strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats at the college and externally that could assist in generating ideas for improvement. Refreshments will be provided.  Michelle Blesi E2315
Open Meditation 1pm 2:30pm Open Meditation offers an introduction to safe, basic, and easy ways of meditating for mental balance and mindfulness, emotional calm, and physical health. Nonreligious and science-friendly methods. Try a variety of methods! The facilitator has practiced meditation for over fifty years. Join us any time. Richard Jewell W2010
Planning for Century's Future with Business, Allied Health and Human Services students.  1pm 2:30pm Business, Allied Health and Human Services students, WE WANT YOU! This session is being held for you to have your voices heard regarding Century's future. Century College is in the planning stages of developing their five-year strategic plan and we want you to be part of the process. Come participate in some creative activities looking at what you feel are strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats at the college and externally that could assist in generating ideas for improvement. Refreshments will be provided.  Michelle Blesi E2317
Celebrate Banned Books Week with a free screening of the film Persepolis 1pm 3pm Come learn more about censorship and the important role libraries play in providing free and open access to information, in addition to supporting your studies here at Century. We'll have free popcorn and an activity table where students can make their own buttons. Shana Crandall The Nest
10+ Reasons to Use Your Technology Computer Center 1:30pm 2:20pm Discover Century College's Computer Centers! - A place to assist students and offer computing power. Receive information about what we offer. Learn about: free- or reduced-cost software; D2L and its emails; "LinkedIn Learning"; saving coursework; printing wirelessly from your own devices; questions about StarID and your Password; and much more.  Bring your questions for us! Tracy Lybeck E2314
Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Mood 1:30pm 2:20pm The way that we view situations in our lives can have a big impact on how we feel! Attend this session to learn ways of challenging your patterns of thinking. These techniques can be helpful for reducing stress and improving your mood Crystal De Kam W2490
Four Free Tech Tools! 1:30pm 2:20pm Learn about some of the free software/platforms available for you as students at Century College! We'll talk about creating your own videos for classes through Kaltura Mediaspace; holding meetings or working in groups online with Zoom webconferencing; storing your assignments and accessing them anywhere from OneDrive; and learning more and developing skills with LinkedIn Learnin. Sarah Cocks W2160
Growth Mindset based 8 Habits and Character Traits of High Achievers 1:30pm 2:20pm This is student-engaged Growth Mindset based experiential socio-emotional learning (SEL) program that provides the tools and fosters qualities that will help students be successful with the academic curriculum, in the workplace and other 21st century challenges that await them, preparing them for college, career, and citizenship. Dr. Geeta S. Vora W1006
How to become a successful Residential Interior Designer- Lunch & Learn! 1:30pm 2:20pm Learn more about our Interior Design program here at Century and how to become a successful Interior Designer. Lunch provided. Sarah Rodriguez E1333
How to Get Your Engineering Degree 1:30pm 2:20pm Engineering Faculty and Advisors will describe the engineering curriculum and transfer pathways to obtain the Bachelor of Science degree in disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering and several others. In addition, proven strategies that increase student success in Engineering will be presented. Tim Grebner E2030
Increase Your Chances of Getting a Century College Scholarship! 1:30pm 2:20pm Tips on how to submit a winning application for a $500 to $5,000 scholarship from the Century College Foundation, as well as when to apply. $300,000 in scholarships were awarded last year. Jill Greenhalgh W2090
International Student Workshop- OPT/CPT 1:30pm 2:20pm Are you an international student interested in applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT)? If your program requires an internship or if you are interested in working off-campus after graduation join us to learn more about the application process and how to get started.      Emily Batres W2140
Interviewing with Confidence 1:30pm 2:20pm This session will provide students with information on how to prepare for an interview before, during and after. Students will also learn strategies and techniques to answer interviewing questions. Alanna Xiong W1001
Make an IMPACT in the battle against CLIMATE CHANGE! 1:30pm 2:20pm Don't just aspire to make a living. Aspire to make a difference! See how you can make a difference in a career in Solar Energy. Get a job, a Century College Certificate and National Certification in just one semester. You have the potential to make more money after 5 years of job experience than most 4-year degrees and your earning $ while learning with little or no student debt. This is such an incredible opportunity. Scott Randall E1371
Procrastination: Understanding and Conquering the Beast 1:30pm 2:20pm Is procrastination getting the better of you? Attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of procrastination and what you can do to deal with this common obstacle Michele Jersak E2315
What Does my Local Workforce Center Offer? 1:30pm 2:20pm This workshop is about the services and support you can access from your local workforce center. Join this session to listen to a presentation that will help gain knolwedge about what resources and support are available to you. Carrie Hageman E2305
Writing Your Best Resume 1:30pm 2:20pm This workshop is about what information to include, how to communicate your skills and experiences when writing a resume. Join this session to listen to a presentation that will help get you started or help you update your resume. Valerie Castillo E2306
Yoga: Relax - Rejuvenate - Revive 1:30pm 2:20pm Learn yoga poses to improve muscular strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and focus. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques to calm the mind, relax the body, and release stress. Julie Gleason Gym
Education: Is this the career for you?     2:30pm 3:20pm This presentation will give students information about the path to earning an Education degree at Century and prepare for work or transfer into a univeristy teaching licensure program. Christina Davis W3210
Financial Wellness for Students 2:30pm 3:20pm Prepare + Prosper and its volunteers work with low- to moderate-income people to build financial well-being through free tax preparation and financial services, products, and coaching. In this session, you'll learn about the free services offered and basic tax and financial topics. Cristine Hazuka W1001
Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness: Why Mindfulness is the Ultimate Habit for Personal and Professional Success 2:30pm 3:20pm With the distractions of social media, e-mail, the Internet, and our busy work and personal life, do YOU feel irritable, worried, and stressed? Are YOU reactive or sensitive to the words and actions of others? Are YOU off in the autopilot part of your mind, disengaged, disconnected, and perhaps overwhelmed?So, how can you get rid of all this insanity inside you?...Mindfulness.Do you want to live ... Mindful or Mind Full? How we navigate our lives is up to us. Calmness is a Human Superpower. This session will teach you techniques to transform Dis-ease (chaos) to Ease with the Ultimate 21st Century Habit...Mindfulness. Dr. Geeta S. Vora W1006
Office of Diversity and Inclusion - Listening Session 2:30pm 3:20pm To create a safe space for an open an honest dialogue around identifying the barriers to student retention by initiating a dialogue process based on inclusivity and respect where listening to others is valued. Rosa Rodriguez W2120
Power Up your Health 2:30pm 3:20pm Introduction to basic preventive health topics like adequate sleep, nutrition, and getting regular medical and dental checkups. Himali Patel E2317
Taming Anxiety and Stress in College 2:30pm 3:20pm Anxiety and Stress can seem like a wild animal when you're trying to focus on college classes and goals.  With all the things you need to battle, with school, work and your social life, its nor surprise that the wild animal of stress and anxiety follow you through your day.  Come to this presentation to gain a basic understanding of what causes stress and what leads to an Anxiety Disorder. We'll explore strategies to "tame your stress and anxiety" and explore resources that can help the long-term. Sue Smith W2090
Too Much to Read! Too Much to Remember! 2:30pm 3:20pm Are you feeling challenged by the quantity of material you have to read? Maybe you don't remember or understand what you just read. We will discuss strategies to get through all those pages and what to do when you realize that you aren't remembering or comprehending what you read. Joan Nichols W2140
Yoga for Beginners 2:30pm 3:20pm Yoga can be a safe and natural way to manage stress, gain more balance in your life, and manage your overall wellbeing. This session will provide an introduction what yoga is, how it can be helpful, and guidance on some basic movement. No mat is required, and you can keep your shoes on during the session. Michele Jersak E2315
Phi Theta Kappa: It's not a Fraternity, it's an Honors Society! 5pm 5:20pm Come learn more about Phi Theta Kappa, the Alpha Alpha Gamma chapter, and why it matters to you. There will be information about scholarship, leadership opportunities, and how you can take advantage of PTK! Chris Yahnke W2160