Meet Andrea, a Spring Student Blogger

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We’re excited to introduce you to one of the winners of our spring student blogger contest, Andrea Carrizales. She will be blogging throughout the semester about college, her classes, her future plans and more. Here’s more about Andrea, in her own words:

Hi! I’m Andrea Carrizales.

I’m a full-time student at Eastfield College, still exploring classes before I set on a major. I enjoy learning about many things, and this only makes choosing a field of study even harder!

Last semester, I was convinced I would go for art history; however, now I’m thinking about engineering and communications as possible choices.

I work at Eastfield as the editor of Life and Arts in The Etcetera student newspaper, and I tutor English and Spanish.

My hobbies include watching movies, reading, playing tennis and keeping up with the latest fashion trends.

My favorite movies are The Devil Wears Prada, I Am Sam and Sabrina (1954). I also love the TV show Parks and Recreation, and I am always trying to catch up with it.

Audrey Hepburn and Eleanor Roosevelt are two amazing women I look up to. Their grace, intelligence and charm inspire me to be my best self every day.

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***Read past student blogger posts, and stay tuned for more from our spring student bloggers throughout the semester.

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Commercial Music: Create What You Love

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Turn your love of music into a profitable career by developing musical and technical skills in one of four specialized tracks. All of our faculty members are working professional musicians, so you’ll learn from the best.

Our Commercial Music grads perform and are employed around the world as:

  • Professional artists
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Studio and live sound engineers
  • Radio and television staff
  • Music retailers and marketers

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CVC Sustainability Conference

cvcsustRegistration is open for the CVC Sustainability Conference, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cedar Valley College.

The conference, H3: A Responsible Pathway/Clean Jobs, Clean Resources, Clean Environment & Quality of Life, is free. The H3 stands for head, heart and hands because the pathway to sustainability involves a commitment and alignment of these three parts of your body.

The conference features two keynote speakers,  Trammell S. Crow and Dr. Elaine Ingham. There will be simultaneous breakout sessions in three tracks, (Saving the) People, Planet and Money.

For more information, see the conference schedule, or contact Sustainability Program Director Maria Boccalandro at 972-860-5204.

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Job Fair For Veterans, Active Military

jobfairMilitary service members and veterans are invited to participate in the 2015 NSHMBA Academy & Job Fair on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Internships, entry-level positions and professional job opportunities will be available.

Register now to attend.

Details

  • Free and open to the public
  • Explore job opportunities with top employers, including Fortune 500 companies
  • Network with corporations

When

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 from 1:30-5 p.m.

Where

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre
5410 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75240

More Information

Visit the NSHMBA website, or contact Rafaela Schwan at rschwan@nshmba.org.

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Meet Annabell, a Spring Fashion Blogger

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We’re excited to introduce you to one of the winners of our spring student blogger contest, Annabell Talavera. She will be blogging throughout the semester about college, her classes, her future plans and more. Here’s more about Annabell, in her own words:

The name is Annabell. I was born in Maryland, but raised in the great state of Texas. I support my Maryland sports teams but, like every Texan, I do have my Texas pride…Texas Forever! I am a free spirited 21 year old who loves taking risks and experimenting with new things.

Fashion is my creative outlet. It is my happy place where it’s just me, and I have no boundaries or rules to limit the creative flow. I love seeing things come to life from a single sketch. It truly is a beautiful process.

As of right now, I am a fashion design major studying at El Centro College. I should be finishing up the program in 2015 and, God willing, will continue my education at the University of North Texas. After that, who knows — the sky is the limit.

I am currently working for Nha Khanh, a well-known Dallas fashion designer. Her work is outstanding, and I am extremely blessed to have been brought on as staff after completing my internship.

Oh, and, if you haven’t noticed already, I am also a part-time fashion blogger at www.arogblog.com. Can you tell my life revolves around fashion?

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***Read past student blogger posts, and stay tuned for more from our spring student bloggers throughout the semester.

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Meet Kari, a Spring Student Blogger

KariHunter480x332We’re excited to introduce you to one of the winners of our spring student blogger contest, Kari Hunter! She will be blogging throughout the semester about college, her classes, her future plans and more. Here’s more about Kari, in her own words:

For nearly a decade I have been “gainfully employed” as an IT project management consultant. For many of you, especially those just getting to college, that will seem like an eternity. Let me assure you, it feels like one; mainly because I’ve been doing something I am good at, but don’t actually enjoy. But what do you do when you want to change careers but aren’t sure what else you’d be good at? Or even worse, you know what you’d love to do but that change is so drastic that you’re petrified to take the leap.

Let me introduce myself. I am Kari Hunter, currently a part-time student at Richland College, while maintaining a full-time career and being a wife and mother. Though I am no stranger to college, having graduated with an MBA in 2003, this time I am taking a different approach. I’d like to experiment more with the things I truly enjoy, and see if I can turn any of it into a career that makes me feel excited to wake up every day.

Why not grad school? What drew me to community college instead? Since I already have my master’s degree, I know that graduate studies are for people who are serious about continuing in their field, and I desperately need a change of direction. Fortunately, the Dallas Community Colleges are affordable and accessible and they offer classes I’m actually interested in taking.

So, I’m taking a travel and tourism course (I love to travel), exploring an opportunity in entrepreneurship (I like to run things), and of course, doing some creative writing (it’s like a diary for people who’d rather make stuff up!). One day, if I get up the courage, I may add some vocal adrenaline to my new directions (you like what I did there?), but we’ll see.

I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, try something new or different, even if only for a semester (or flex term). You never know where you might find passion, desire or the best hobby you never thought existed. Because it’s nice to be good at something, but phenomenal when you actually enjoy it.

Well, that’s enough for now. I look forward to sharing some of my journey with you. Ask me anything. I can’t promise I’ll give you the answer you want, but I will answer.

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***Read past student blogger posts, and stay tuned for more from our spring student bloggers throughout the semester.

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Instagram Us! Enter #instadcccd Instagram Contest and Win Prizes

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Enter our #instadcccd contest to win an iPod Nano and other prizes!

If you’re anything like us — and over 300 million people around the world — you probably love Instagram. Now’s your chance to turn that love into a prize! Starting today, the winner of our #instadcccd contest wins an iPod Nano and an ad on the DCCCD home page showing their winning photo.

Contest Guidelines

  1. Take a picture of something related to one of our colleges. You might take a shot of a cool building on campus, a group of friends hanging out between classes or a stack of books you’re reading for class. Be creative! The photos don’t have to be taken on your campus, but they do have to be related to college.
  2. Enter to win by uploading your photo to Instagram and tagging it with #instadcccd by midnight on Friday, March 20. You can tag as many photos with #instadcccd as you’d like. Remember that you must have a public account if you want us to see your entries.
  3. The top three Instagrams will be selected by the DCCCD marketing team, but the winning Instagram will be selected by you! We’ll survey you guys starting Monday, March 23 to see which photo you think should be the winner.
  4. The photographer of the winning Instagram will be notified on Monday, March 30.

Rules

  • You must have an Instagram account to enter.
  • You must be a DCCCD student. You will be asked for your student ID number.
  • Only photos tagged with #instadcccd between 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 and 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 20 will be eligible to win.
  • Any offensive or inappropriate photos will not be included in the contest.

That’s it! Enter our #instadcccd contest starting today. Good luck!

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