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Spring Thing Extreme!

Hi penguins!

We are almost there, all that’s left is finals and soon we will be walking across the stage! But before that, this Friday is one of Clark’s largest events and many students’ favorite day of the year, Spring Thing. On Friday June 15th from 10am until 2pm, Student Life will be hosting Spring Thing Extreme 2018. It will be held outside at Andersen Plaza and in the grassy areas in front of Scarpelli Hall. This event is free and open to all students. However, if you are under the age of 18, you will need to fill out a waiver and turn it in to Student Life to be able to participate in some of the activities.

Just like in years past, this year’s event will have free food, a photo booth, airbrush tattoos, and carnival games. The inflatables are coming back too! Other events that will be happening are a stilt walker and a rock wall. The thing I am most excited for is the BMX show they are going to have!

There will be a dunk tank at Spring Thing too. If Student Life gets over 1500 items donated to them for the Penguin Pantry, President Knight will get dunked! So help s get those donations! Donations accepted are: non-perishable foods, clothing, toiletries, and snacks. Donations are accepted all the way up until the June 15th!

The Spring Thing is great way for us to celebrate all of the hard work we did over the past year. I hope to see everyone there!

Posted by Ambassador Makayla

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Now what?

Hey Everyone;

This year is almost over –you made it! Congratulations to everyone that is graduating this year! Speaking of graduation, do you have a “post-graduation plan?” Whether you’re furthering your degree at another school or starting out in your career, it’s a good idea to have one.

If you’re a bit nervous about life after school, have no fear –career services is one of the many resources that can help you. Finding a job can be tricky, but Career Services has specialists right here on campus that can help you find a job within your field.

The first step in getting your dream job is creating a resume, which gives your potential employer an idea of what kinds of things that you bring to the table. Resume specialists can help you format your resume and present your skills in a way that employers will be interested in. Nervous about the interview? No problem! There are specialists and resources that can help you with that.

They can also help you apply for a job.  Are you having a hard time finding a job or don’t know where to look? Career Services has many jobs postings on campus. There are a few job boards on the wall in Gaiser hall near the culinary institute. These boards have postings for on and off campus jobs. So, even if you’re not ready to go into your career, you can find a job. You can go to the Career Services office in the Penguin Union Building, to get step-by-step help with applying. You can also access job postings online through “penguin jobs,” which can be found at http://www.clark.edu/enroll/careers/index.php. Click on the penguin icon on the left hand side of the page under “penguin jobs.” This is available to current students and alumni.

Career Services can also help place you with an internship. What is an internship, you ask? It is a way to get job experience and sometimes even get college credit. Internships are a good idea for any field. Common internships are in STEM, law, communications, and medical related fields. However, if you look hard enough, you can find them anywhere. Internships look really good on a resume. Career Services has the resources to help you find an internship if you’re interested.

And remember; ALL of these resources are FREE to students, current or former, as well as members of the community. Use them!

Good luck with finals, everyone!

Posted by Ambassador Rachel

So Many Resources!!

Time flies. This beautiful spring term is almost to an end, I hope you all are doing well. I want to introduce some extra useful student resources for you.  Some you may not know or not be very familiar with, but it’s necessary to know. Hope these resources will help you prepare for your finals.

 

 

 

 

  • Library 24/7 and IRIS tutorials.

If you have any questions about book resources or library assistance, you can always go to the Clark library homepage (library.clark.edu) and at the bottom of this page, you’ll find “24/7 Research Help”. You can start a chat or email a librarian anytime.

IRIS can give you some suggestions for writing and help you find articles and other resources. Furthermore, when you’re not sure which kind of information you need or don’t need to cite, a source you find is good for academic use or not, how to find the best outside articles, etc. Use this resource!

  • Penguin Help Desk

When you need some help for hardware and software for your personal devices, ask them! Just keep in mind, they open at the beginning the second week in every quarter. They’re located in AA4-110.

  • Students Complaint Process

If you feel you have been treated unfairly, you always have right to complain! The Complaint Process is divided into an informal and formal process.  This process is initiated by the student who will receive support and information during each of the three steps that may be involved.  A complaint may be resolved at various stages of the process.  Complaints should be filed as soon as possible and no more than 90 days after the incident occurs. Before you start the process of complaint, try to talk directly with the staff or faculty. If you think you still need extra help to solve the concern, you go to clark.edu to get Clark College Student Complaint Form, after you submitted the form, you’ll get notification within five business days.

  • Legal Consultation

Student Legal Services is a contracted program funded by ASCC and provides free, one-time legal consultation to currently registered students. You should make an appointment with ASCC(PUB160). Thirty minutes for every appointment, and it is offered once a week every quarter, except summer.

Want to know more info? Go to clark.edu It is always the fastest and the most convenient way. Hope you all are ready for the final! Good luck.

 

Posted by Ambassador Yuki

Test Anxiety Happens

Hello everyone! It’s almost finals week, which means the next week or two can be very stressful. If that big final test is stressing you out; don’t worry –test anxiety happens. Luckily, the Health and Counseling center here on the main campus has some tips to help you beat test anxiety.

The first step in overcoming test anxiety is to recognize anxiety. Things to look out for include shakiness, rapid heart rate, tightness in your chest, upset stomach and rapid or shallow breathing. The first thing you should do is try to calm yourself down by “thinking holistically.” That means focus on your senses; sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, your emotions/thoughts. This will “ground” you.

The next step is to prepare for the test. The best way to keep the anxiety at bay, is to start studying well before the test. Cramming will add to your stress. One option is to start studying for a test about 5 days before your exam. This will give you more time to feel confident with the material. Another tip is to study in small chunks of time; 2-5 hours a day a week before the exam is good. This will help you remember things better and your brain will thank you.

Once you’re prepared, it’s time to strategize how you’re going to tackle this test. There are several ways to be a “smart test-taker” during a test. Answer the questions that you know the answer to. This will build your confidence. Read the question carefully –you may be missing something that will make the answer come to you.

This information is from the “Overcoming Test Anxiety” workshop, which was presented by the Health and Counseling Center. This office and the office of Student Success offer many different workshops on everything from personal growth to academic success. Check them out! The workshops are free and super helpful.

Posted by Ambassador Rachel

Clark’s best study spots!

Hi penguins! I hope you are having a good quarter and enjoying the beautiful cheery campus! I hope this blog can help you find a good study spot during these sunshine days.

  • Penguin Union building: The largest studying spot at this building is the Student Center. Over there you can hang out with your friends and study.
  • Typically,it’s a quite area for studying, but you still might get some interruptions. If you want quitter place in this area, you should go to upstairs.
  • Cannell Library: It’s always a good idea to go to the library if you want to study! One of the other ambassadors, Elvira, posted more details about the library, go ahead and check it out!
  • Hanna, Hawkins & Foster Hall: We have a public studying area around these three buildings. You also can have donuts and coffee in here.
  • Scarpelli Hall: On the 1st floor, you can find a good view studying spot in here, and computer lab is also available for students to use.
  • AA-buildings & Joan Stout Hall (JSH): Those buildings are connected to each other, so you have more options, and you don’t need to walk a lot. For AA-buildings, both floors have studying areas. Based on personal experience, the second floor on JSH and AA is much quieter. In JSH, if you want to find a computer lab, just go to the first floor.
  • Frost Arts, Beacock, Sports centers: Study spots are all located at the first floor on these three buildings.
  • STEM building: Every floor has study space for students. On the first floor, which is the student lounge, we also have white boards and sofas available! If you
  • like views and enjoy sunshine, the second floor is here for you!

These are all study pots I found before, if you find more and want to share with other students, leave comments blow the blog to help more students. I hope this has been a wonderful term with wonderful weather and views!

 

Posted by Ambassador Yuki

Be Successful and Achieve Your Goals!

Hello Dear Clark Students!

Time is flying by so quickly and it is the 6th week of school now! We are half way there. I hope that everyone did great on their midterms. As for me, I am very excited for this quarter because it is also my last one here at Clark College and I will be graduating in June. I know that it is the same for some of you too. This year was very busy for me, as I had to apply to a university, look for scholarships, and fill out different kinds of paperwork for the upcoming school year.

Anyways, I would like to talk about a place that has been very helpful for me throughout the two years that I have been at Clark. Any guesses what this might be..? Well, it is the Cannell Library. I know that some students prefer to study at home, or at a coffee shop with friends, or perhaps, since it has become so warm outside – studying outdoors might be a good idea. As for me, I have a few reasons why I like the library so much.

First of all, it is a quiet area, which makes it easier to concentrate and there are less distractions. Secondly, there is a computer lab in the library that you can use and there are also rooms that you can rent upstairs if you need to work on a group project. One thing that I like the most is that each student gets 15 free printing credits per quarter. Usually, it is enough, unless you need to print out a book or something very large. Some other resources that the Cannell Library offers include borrowing items, such as books, CDs, DVDs, laptops, equipment, course reserves, check out desk videos, phone chargers, headphones, calculators, etc. If you need to return a book to the library, there are collection boxes outside of a few buildings. However, building-only items need to be returned to the indoor Check out Desk. One more thing, always remember to return the borrowed items on time in order to avoid late charges.

On the library website http://library.clark.edu/ on the middle left side, if you click on “Articles & Databases”, it will take you to a page with a lot of databases and articles which you can use as credible sources for your assignments in different classes. I have used it frequently myself and it is very helpful. Take advantage of all of the resources that are being offered to you! Clark College wants you to succeed and achieve your goals!

Have a great ending to this quarter, and I wish you all the best!

 

Posted by Ambassador Elvira

Elvira Manelyuk.

Career Fair

Hello everyone,

I can not believe it is already May, that means only one more month until graduation! Graduation is a very emotional time. There is excitement from being done with our programs, and nervousness for what comes next. If you are struggling to find work in the field you are studying or you are wanting a job to work while you are going to school remember we have an amazing career services located down stairs in the Penguin Union Building. But even better we have a huge career fair coming right to campus this Thursday, May 3rd.

The career fair will be located in the gym in O’Connell Sports Center from 11am until 3pm. This event is free and open to everyone, so make sure you spread the word! There will be over 100 different employers looking for new employees for part-time, full-time, and even internships. Make sure you dress in professional clothing, that hopefully you got from the clothing closet, your resume, and a smile! Some employers that will be there include American Medical Response, FedEx, KOIN 6 News, Skamania Lodge, and Woodland Public Schools. To find a full of the employers that are attending and what jobs there are offering here is a link: http://www.clark.edu/enroll/careers/events/careerfairemployerlist.pdf

At the career fair they will also have a photo booth to get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile. The photo booth will only be open from 11am until 2pm and is on a drop in basis so get there early!

If you are not looking for a job right at this moment still attend because Clark holds this event every single year. So when you go next year you are more than prepared. I hope to see everyone there this Thursday!

Posted by Ambassador Makayla

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