Are you a new Parkland student taking a few classes but not sure where those classes might take you? Are you a first-year student who hasn’t made a solid plan to get to graduation or a second-year student wanting to confirm you are in the correct last few courses?
ALL of you should attend Degree Completion Day.
Degree Completion Day takes place Wednesday, February 21 in the U building (Student Union) between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Here are some features of this great event:
You can learn about transferring to another institution for a bachelor’s degree.
Academic advising will be available.
Learn how to track your progress toward your degree or certificate.
Confirm your degree program.
Complete a Graduation Petition and turn it in for a formal degree audit.
Learn the difference between “graduation” and “commencement.”
Find out what General Education courses are and why you might need them.
Finally, come and get some giveaways and refreshments. WPCD-FM will be streaming live!
Don’t spend any more time just guessing how to get through college or wondering why you’re here. Get real answers and get on track!
[Dennis Kaczor is a credentials analyst in Parkland Admissions and Records.]
Do you or someone you know have college credits that are figuratively collecting dust — not being put to use?
Have you thought about starting or completing your degree, but aren’t sure how to pay for it? Does your work schedule only allow for online courses, but you’re not sure how those things work? Are you not sure what sort of jobs are out there for Parkland College grads? Have you wondered how far a Parkland degree can take you?
For the answer to these and many other questions, you should come out to Parkland’s spring Open House on Friday, March 13. You will find an array of information sessions dedicated to these topics, among others.
Scheduled speakers include:
• Tim Wendt, Parkland’s director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services; Tim will share his wealth of knowledge about “adult-centric” ways to finance a college education.
• Tony Hooker (yours truly) will show you how to put your existing credits to work, earning a Parkland credential while moving toward a bachelor’s degree.
• Lori Wendt from Parkland’s Distance and Virtual Learning office will be on hand to discuss online course delivery. I’ll also share a bit about what’s available online.
• Sandy Spencer, director of Parkland’s Career Center, will speak about what’s hot and trending with regards to careers.
• Jay Downey, a proud Parkland alumnus and managing director of The Downey Group, will speak about the impact Parkland has had on his life.
The time is now for you to make a move toward your academic goals, and Parkland’s spring Open House is the best first step! The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the new Student Union. See you there!