Priorities

Often times, there’s exactly 1 million things to do in only about a day’s worth of time. And this is, of course, on top of a job, school, homework, family life, social life, and, I don’t know, maybe even sleep?? It’s tough to juggle, and seemingly endless!

But it all comes down to priorities.

If you look at a calendar, alongside of everything there is to do, first pick out the most important task. Next, the second-most important, and so on. Before you know it, all that must be done will be sorted out in a logical, concise manner.

A priorities list can really be a lifesaver when it feels like everything possible is happening at once! You still might lose out on some sleep, though! But as always, you’ll continue on.

 

Help Out On The Venice Green Team!

SCFVeniceNewTree2015There is going to be a Pinewood Preservation Project this Friday, February 13 at 12:30 pm at the Venice Campus. If you enjoy spending time outside and don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, come and assist the team in pruning/preserving the Pine Flat woods! The group is meeting behind building 400. Join the Fun!

Also here is a picture of one of the 18 new trees that was planted last week by the Green Team.

 

Info Booth FAQ

Often, I find myself answering questions at the Bradenton campus Info Booth. In this time, I’ve realized that there’s some pretty basic information (besides where’s the bathroom) that people need to know. So, I thought it would be a time saver for a lot of students to create a FAQ list. Here we go!

Where can I get my student ID and Parking Pass?

This is found at the Public Safety and Security Office directly across from the Bookstore in building 14, the Student Union.

Where’s the Career Resource Center (CRC)?

This office is on the second floor of building 1, the Student Services building, room 207.

Where do I go for Residency?

The Admissions Office in building 1, the Student Services building.

Where’s the Financial Aid Office?

This office is located on the first floor of building 1, the Student Services building, right next to the Admissions Office.

Where do I go for transcripts? Enrollment Verification?

The Records Office, second floor in building 1, the Student Services building.

Where’s the HigherOne ATM?

It is located in building 14, the Student Union, right across from the Bookstore, next to vending machines.

Where’s the IT Help Desk?

It is in building 6, the Computer Center. They can help with basic account and computer issues, for free!

Mock Interview Event

Have any of you ever had trouble with job interviews? Have you ever experienced the worried feeling of saying something wrong to your future employer? Or maybe it’s the case where you’ve never been to a job interview and want to be prepared on what to expect. Well, if you can fit yourself into one of the above categories then the Mock Interview Event presented by the SCF Venice Career Resource Center and Phi Theta Lamba is the fit for you! It is here that you will see examples of good interviewing techniques, hear questions employers are currently asking, and learn positive ways to present yourself.

Come join us Thursday, February 19th in the Selby Room in the 800 Building at the Venice Campus from 9:30am-11am to prepare yourself for your future success!

For more info, contact the CRC, Building 100, Room 170, Venice Campus- (941) 408-1536.

Why an AA can make all the difference

Within the next decade, I see the AA being a degree as standard as receiving a high school diploma – meaning, everyone will get it!

So why is it important to get it now?

Well, an AA might not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but it’s pretty cool. It looks good on a resume, which can definitely open up job opportunities! Plus, with the AA, a higher education degree can easily be obtained whenever the time is right in the future!

The possibilities are endless!

The Lakeside Trail

Last week was simply exhausting. I caught the nasty chicken pox virus which caused me to miss class. On top of that, I still had to do my homework while feeling simply awful. Yea, no fun at all. I think many of you can relate to the stress of being sick and having a load of homework on top of that.

Speaking of stress, there is something we have especially on our Venice campus that can help you feel better. It is the lakeside trail! If you haven’t already, take the advantage of the trail and take a walk to relax your mind from all the studying you have to do. I bet it will lift your mood and make you feel great! Even 20 minutes makes a difference. You will probably spot an alligator or two bathing in the sunshine or a pair of Sand hill Cranes feeding in the grass. These are the things that make going to college in Florida unique! Alright fellow students, stay well and maybe I’ll bump into you on the trail sometime!

Why Making It Past Wednesday Matters

The hump day. The day where you look in the mirror and say to yourself: I’ve made it 3 days, and yet, there’s still 3 more. What’s the point? I mean, really? C’mon.

But here’s the thing. If you drag yourself out of bed, and make it an alright day, then you’ve basically made it until Thursday. Just like that! And thus the almost Friday excitement ensues.

And believe me, everyone feels the same.

SCF… Now?

SCF… What? SCF… NOW!

The State College of Florida has a new Instagram! It documents events, activities, and general college life that’s happening currently on all SCF campuses! It’s a super easy and convenient way to keep up to date with what’s going on, without even having to visit the SCF website itself.

It’s real pictures of real students doing great things.

Check it out! @scfnow

A Mathematic and Art Infusion Like None Other

Before seeing SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto, I had never even thought to imagine that art and math could collide to create such a unique and meaningful message. I attended the opening reception, where the mastermind behind the manifesto, John Sims, was there to discuss his work and ideas. The exhibit is entirely inventive, as each quilted piece has been crafted through the deep exploration into the intricacies of the number Pi. Now, I’m no mathematician, but even I could appreciate and awe in these discoveries. I highly recommend a visit, whether a brief stop or a longer pause, into this masterful exhibit. I mean, why not? It’s free!!

You can catch John Sims’ SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto at SCF’s Fine Art Gallery on the Bradenton Campus, January 23 – March 27.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and/or Student Loans

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know to those of you who are receiving financial aid, scholarships, and/or student loans, that the remaining amount of money left over after your classes and books are paid for, will be available on your student SCF OneCard account on Friday, February the 6th. I wish you all a successful week!

Jennifer