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11/10/2020 St. Pete News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of Nov. 9, 2020

SPC closed on Nov. 11

St. Petersburg College will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The college will reopen on Thursday, Nov. 12. For more information about applying and registering, visit spcollege.edu.

Apply to SPC for free on Nov. 18

Discover, connect and apply for free during St. Petersburg College’s Majors Fair on Nov. 18. From 6-8 p.m., attendees can virtually tour the college and have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the admission process.
  • Explore SPC majors (Certifications, Associate, and Bachelor's degrees).
  • Find out about short-term training programs.
  • Discover transfer programs to USF and FAMU.
  • Apply to SPC for free

Visit here to register for this virtual event.

Events offer guidance to complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

St. Petersburg College is hosting free Zoom events to offer virtual help for high school seniors and their parents, as well as current college students, who are navigating the process for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 and/or the 2020-2021 academic years. The online Fill It Out events will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, and Thursday, Nov. 19. Learn more here.

SPC prepares students for careers in education

St. Petersburg College offers one of Florida's exemplary teacher preparation programs through its College of Education, where our bachelor's degrees and certification opportunities prepare students to become a Florida Certified teacher for grades K-12 and help them with their continuing education requirements. Learn more here.

SPC leader presents on underrepresented minorities in STEM programs

Magaly Tymms, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at St. Petersburg College, was chosen to present on Exploring the Impact STEM Undergraduate Research Experiences (UREs) have on Underrepresented Minorities at this year’s American Association of Colleges and Universities’ (AAC&U) prestigious and highly competitive Transforming STEM Higher Education conference.  Held virtually this year Nov. 5-7, the conference focuses on questioning and examining contemporary challenges to and opportunities for STEM higher education reform in ways that advantage all and disadvantage none. Read all about Tymms’ dedication to impacting the lives of women and minorities by encouraging them to pursue STEM careers – and helping them succeed – on our Science blog.

Winter/spring registration open

Registration is now open for the 2021 Spring Term at SPC. Get started at now.spc.edu/springatspc. Students can choose from face-to-face and online classes, as well as our SPC LIVE Online classes – the college’s virtual classroom experience that uses Zoom video conferencing. SPC also offers convenient shorter sessions during the term, including an 8-week Winter Session from Dec. 14, 2020- Jan. 10, 2021.

 

SPC’s Career and Academic Community Events

Join us to network, explore and learn about careers and degrees offered in all of SPC’s Career and Academic Communities. Our 10 communities group similar majors into concentrations so you’ll benefit from advisors dedicated solely to your program, a closer connection to experienced faculty, collaboration with like-minded students, and a path toward your chosen profession. Learn more at now.spc.edu/communities.

Technology Career Summit

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Thursday, Nov. 19

A panel of industry professionals will discuss trends in the technology field, career readiness tips, and how to succeed when you enter the industry.