Events for Fri., March 25
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP), PUB and various campus locations
Fri., March 25: all day
ISOP welcomes and orients our new International students to campus. During orientation new students will:
See our orientation on social media: #ISOPSCC
Canvas Student Orientations, Room 1401
Fri., March 25: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Welcome to Spring Quarter! We are offering two sessions of Canvas Training for Students. Please join us to learn the basics of Canvas and online learning here at Shoreline.
Friday, March 25 11:30-12:30pm
Monday, March 28 1:30-2:30pm
You are also welcome and encouraged to visit us in the 1200 building for help anytime. You may also contact us for help at (206) 546-6966 or email@example.com.
Job Seekers’ Roundtable, Workforce Education bottom floor FOSS
Fri., March 25: 1-2:30 p.m.
This Friday’s Roundtable: Job Search & Preparation that No One is Talking About
How many times have we read job posting “KSAs” (Knowledge, Strengths, Abilities recommendations for applicants), then grew excited about how the bulleted items were all matching up to our abilities and expertise. . . And then – Boom – the last one or two listed are not within our skill range, and we pass on applying.
Not a lot of applicants know that they can still get positions without aligning to every detail of what’s asked in the job description. We’ll talk about some of these strategies along with some info on our revamped Word and Excel courses. All this along with the usual great coffee and treats from Central Market.
See you Friday – and as always, Good Luck Out There
Softball vs. Chemeketa, Away in Everett
Fri., March 25: 1-5 p.m.
Wish our Phins Softball team good luck as they take to the road to take on Chemeketa Community College in Everett. #GoPhins!
Men’s Soccer Open Tryout March 25, Twin Ponds Field
Fri., March 25: 2-3:30 p.m.
The Shoreline Men’s Soccer Program is holding an open tryout for interested players on Friday, March 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Twin Ponds field. The tryout is free and players only need to bring cleats and water.
Please direct all inquiries via email to Head Men’s Soccer Coach George Dremousis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twin Ponds Field
15401 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98133
Events for Sat., March 26
Baseball vs. Walla Walla, away at Walla Walla
Sat., March 26: 2-7 p.m.
Wish our Phins Baseball team good luck as they take to the road to take on Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla. #GoPhins!
Events for Sun., March 27
Baseball vs. Columbia Basin, away at Pasco
Sun., March 27: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wish our Phins Baseball team good luck as they take to the road to take on Columbia Basin at Pasco. #GoPhins!
Softball vs. Grays Harbor, at home
Sun., March 27: 12-4 p.m.
Come out to cheer our Phins Softball team on to victory as they take on Grays Harbor at home in Shoreline. #GoPhins!
Join us this Fri., March 11 for a Job Seekers’ Roundtable designed to get you placed through Accountemps! We’re in the Workforce Education Office (room 5116 in the bottom floor of FOSS, 5000 bldg.) from 1-2:30 p.m.
Are you ready to get a paycheck? Is it a temporary job you have in mind – that is, just something to make do until the dream job arrives — or is it something more permanent in an office setting? Either way, if you stop by Roundtable this Friday, your chances of becoming employed very soon will increase dramatically. Below is an excerpt from a very nice card I once received from Roundtable participant, Kathy Tiedman:
“My contact with your speaker from Accountemps facilitated contact with a recruiter at Robert Half and ultimately led to my placement in a long term, temporary position.”
Kathy went on to say that the experience boosted her confidence and has added some attractive cache to her resume. And wouldn’t you know it, Elizabeth Goodnow from Accountemps/Robert Half Agency is our featured guest for this Friday! Please come by, bring your resume and business card, and arrange for a one-on-one with Elizabeth. She and the folks at Accountemps have been awesome over the past couple years and have landed many Roundtablers much needed employment.
We’ll of course have coffee and treats on hand, compliments of Central Market. Have a friend or family member looking for work? Please bring them along.
See you this Friday – and as always, Good Luck Out There!
Here are the events happening around campus for Fri., Feb. 19 – Sun., Feb. 21.
Fri., Feb. 19
Athletics building room 3025, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Take time out from your day to rejuvenate and build core strength. Free to students, faculty, and staff.
How to Proofread for Clear & Correct Writing
Room 4214 (Library classroom), 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Follow a process for proofreading your writing so that you can find and correct more of your own sentence errors.
Job Seekers’ Roundtable
Workforce Education Office (ground floor FOSS) 1-2:30 p.m.
This Friday brings us AARP Project Director, Simone Marrion. Simone has much to offer for making the best of employment connections and other AARP resources.
We’ll also talk about common job search mistakes and some surprisingly easy fixes that can make better use of your time looking for work, and improve the quality of your search. This is new material, folks, and will provide some insights and questions on traditional job search advice: What to keep doing, what to revise, and why.
That’s two great discussions this Friday, accompanied by the usual hot coffee and treats, compliments of Central Market! See you Friday – and as always, Good Luck Out There!
Theater Department’s 2016 Opera Workshop “A Little Night Music”
Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 21, 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12-18 at brownpapertickets.com.
Shoreline Community College’s Musical theater department presents their 2016 Opera Workshop with Stephen Sondheim’s 19th century romantic waltz-based operetta/musical, “A Little Night Music!”
Clive Barnes in the New York Times called the musical “heady, civilized, sophisticated and enchanting.”
The Telegraph wrote that “Sondheim’s lyrics are often superbly witty, his music here, mostly in haunting waltz-time, far more accessible than is sometimes the case. The score positively throbs with love, regret and desire.”
Winner of a Tony for Best Musical and Best Musical Score!
Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Musical Score, this is a musical work that has forever entranced the world of theatre.
Set in 1900 Sweden, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centered around actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the traveling actress performs in Fredrik’s town, the estranged lovers’ passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée, Fredrik, Fredrick’s wife, Anne, Desirée’s current lover, the Count, and the Count’s wife, Charlotte. Both men — as well as their jealous wives — agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée’s mother’s estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.
A Little Night Music is full of hilarity, witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. This dramatic musical celebration of love is perfect to showcase our talented cast of singers and actors, with it’s harmonically-advanced score and masterful orchestrations. And, it contains Sondheim’s popular song, the haunting “Send in the Clowns.”
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Producer and Music Director – Charles Enlow
Stage Director – Teresa Thuman
Conductor – Bruce Monroe
Choreographer – Lee Ann Hittenberger
Sat., Feb. 20
Phins Basketball at Home
Main gym (3000 bldg.) 2-6 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s basketball take on Edmonds Community College at home! Come on out and root for your Phins! Women play at 2 p.m., Men play at 4 p.m. #GoPhins!
Here are the events happening around campus for Fri., Feb. 12 and Sat., Feb. 13.
Job Seekers’ Roundtable: Soft Skills with Ed Cruver, Workforce Education Office (bottom floor of FOSS, 5000 bldg.) 1-2:30 p.m.
Soft skills is a term often associated with a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.
Other examples of soft skills: Communicating well verbally, as well as non-verbally. Making good decisions. Adaptability. Problem solving. Commitment, Flexibility, Time Management. There are even more, and we’ll touch on a few this Friday, with Shoreline Senior Center volunteer and longtime Roundtable contributor, Ed Cruver.
Do you react when criticized, or calmly consider the criticism? How well do you handle pressure? Do you see things from other’s perspectives? Ed will cover this and more, and of course we’d love to hear your own examples of soft skills and how best to put them to work. Great coffee and treats, compliments of Central Market, and always free!
See you this Friday – and as always, Good Luck Out There!
Sat., Feb. 13
Intramural Stevens Pass ski trip, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Snowboard, Ski, or Snowshoe Stevens pass with the Shoreline Community College Intramural program Sat., Feb. 13, 2016. A charter bus will chauffeur you to the pass from campus. The cost per person is subsidized by the Intramural program. Space is limited so sign up now! Current Shoreline students must pay their portion by 2/11/16 selecting from the following options:
$79.00 equipment rental& lift ticket
$54.00 lift ticket only
$29.60 snowshoe trail pass & snowshoe rental
$9.60 snowshoe trail pass only
The charter bus will leave Shoreline’s campus at 9:30 a.m. and return around 7 p.m.
For more info contact Stacie Attridge at email@example.com
“How Does Gender Affect the Conditions of Our Lives,” a talk by faculty member Rachel David, room 2925 at 10 a.m.
The Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the American Association of University Women now partners with Shoreline and Edmonds Community Colleges. Members next meet at 10 a.m., Feb. 13 in Room 2925 at the Shoreline Community College campus for a talk by Shoreline faculty Rachel David, “How Does Gender Affect the Conditions of Our Lives.” Guests are welcome. AAUW aims to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The SnoKing branch welcomes members from south Snohomish and north King county. Learn more at esk-wa.aauw.net.
For our immediate area, 2016 is looking to be a huge boating year, and Shilshole Bay will be hopping!
If you like sailing or just working in a boating environment with a casual crew, CSR’s Scott Anderson will be on hand to let you know what it’s all about.
With two boatyards in the greater Seattle area, even during slow times, CSR is always seeking out qualified applicants to fill a variety of roles, from Travelift operators, painters, laminators to office staff, riggers and electronics installers. Scott will let you know how it all works. If you prefer the south end, there are also CSR possibilities in Des Moines.
Also on Friday, we’ll talk a bit about hiring and job trends, with Employment Specialist, Stephanie Tschanz for 2016, and just reconnect from the couple Fridays we were off.
Will be good to see you! As we’re dead-center of High Coffee Season, expect some delectable brew and the usual dunkables.
See you this Friday – and as always, Good Luck Out There!
Join us this Thurs., August 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Workforce Education office (bottom floor of FOSS) for a Job Seekers’ Roundtable exploring the most dreaded interview question: “Tell Me About Yourself.”
So you got the call: You’ve been asked to interview!
It can be a feeling of excitement, even relief, but sometimes accompanied with a bit of anxiety.
What many of us don’t consider is that the interview is more a conversation than it is a test. How do we get past the edginess and jitters of a looming job interview? Being prepared is a given, but being yourself is an imperative! This Thursday we’ll give this subject some airtime. If you haven’t yet, you will get an interview eventually, so you might as well come by, right? So please share some skills and insights, have some laughs – and of course some great coffee and refreshments.
Note: this is our final Thursday meeting of Roundtable. There will be no Roundtable next week, and the meetings will resume on Fridays (same time and place) on Fri., September 11.
Today’s job seekers need to spend the time to make sure that our professional resumes can get by the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), which is the software that reads your resume and ranks it according to keywords. Today about 65% of medium to large companies are now using Applicant Tracking Systems and this has created a nightmare for job seekers. In fact, a recent study indicated that about 75% of qualified job seekers are being eliminated because they do not know the rules.
We’ll share some of the do’s and don’ts with the usual treats and beverages. Bring your resume on a thumb drive, as we’ll broach other topics to do with resumes.
Nobody can ever underestimate how important it is to have a good resume. First impressions count, and the first impression that a potential employer will have of you is going to depend on how you present your resume. This is going to be your one and only chance to capture a potential employer’s attention, or for your resume to be tossed into the file of those they don’t want to pursue. And this is where resume formatting becomes exceptionally important.
So what makes a well-formatted resume stand out? In a nutshell, not so much the minutia of every job you’ve held over the past 10 or so years, but the precision and readability of your work history. Get rid of the fluff or “resume padding.” Proof for correct grammar. Make good use of white space. All these tips will be covered and more.
See you this Thursday! Please bring your resume and share some tips over iced tea and other treats compliments of Central Market.
And as always: Good Luck Out There!
When you find a job you’d like to apply for, how do you approach writing your cover letter? If you’re like most people, it’s with a groan of apprehension rather than a skip and hop of elation. But you don’t have to be a wordsmith to write a great cover letter, you just need to understand what motives the employer has in hiring for the position.
Please join us as we discuss, show off and strategize our cover letters. (Bring your best letter!) Professional editor, Mary Keils, will be on hand to offer her expertise. We’ll of course have coffee and treats available, compliments of Central Market. Have a friend or family member looking for work? Please bring them along!
And as always, Good Luck Out There!
Join us this Thurs., June 18 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the ground floor of the FOSS building (5000) for this week’s Job Seekers’ Roundtable. We’ll tackle how to dress for an interview during the hotter and sometimes more casual months of summer with a workshop by Myriam Mampengu, an Employment Specialist with Goodwill of Puget Sound.
A fun one to kick off summer: When we think of job interview preparation, a common rule of thumb is to investigate the dress code of the potential workplace, and dress equal or just a notch above those doing the interviewing. However, the workplace culture of the Pacific Northwest has been described as unique from the rest of the country (especially in summer!), not only with attire, but also expression, diversity, use of office space, breaks, and employee interaction, to name just a few.
Employment Specialist, Goodwill of Puget Sound, Myriam Mampengu, will share insights on how workplaces have evolved in these areas, and what to consider on how to assimilate with younger workers. Please join us for some coffee, iced tea and discussion as we consider Pacific Northwest workplace culture.