S.H.E. hosted a recent seminar, “Life After QCC — What’s Your Next Goal, Let Us Help You Get There!” on February 15 for students to learn more about transfer and job opportunities. Staff from Transfer Services and Career Placement Services spoke about opportunities students can take advantage of, whether they are looking to transfer for further education or start their career.
S.H.E. (Support. Help. Encourage) is a mentoring group for women currently attending QCC that connects these students with female members of the college faculty and staff to assist them in a variety of issues on and off campus.
“Our hope is that by introducing students to effective mentors and seminar speakers we will help them feel connected to the college community in a way that encourages growth, provides support, and gives them confidence to reach their future goals including graduation and transfer,” said Susan Meola, Assistant to the Dean of Students/ESL Instructor.
The group hosts three seminars a semester that are open to the college community. Topics are determined from surveys of the S.H.E. members.
Ms. Meola said the program has really taken off this year, with 31 students matched with mentors. “This is a great opportunity for our female students, to meet with mentors,” she said.
“The seminars are very informative,” she said. “At this one, we had lots of interaction and great questions from students.”
Upcoming seminars include:
- “Understanding Your College Finances — Short and Long Term,” March 10, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at HLC 109A
- “The Value of Giving and Service To Others,” April 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at HLC 109A
To learn more about the S.H.E. program or apply to join, fill out the SHE Mentee Application.