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Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Eating at SPC

Eating at SPC

 

What is the food like at St. Petersburg College?

Hello Hannah!

Maintaining a delicious yet healthy diet is an important aspect to being successful while in college. Personally, I love the food that SPC has to offer on some specific campuses.

In my opinion, Downtown and EpiCenter have the best food options. They get their food from Nature’s Table. The Gibbs Campus also has delicious options for food!

Here’s a previous post I wrote about the food of SPC. Hope this helps!

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Destinee

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Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Two-year Journey #spcgrad

Two-year Journey #spcgrad

Hello everyone!

As the semester comes to a close, the Class of 2015 will begin to prepare for graduation. I am fortunate enough to say that I will be a part of the graduating Class of 2015.

I have been at SPC for the past two years now. On May 16, I will walk across the stage to receive my Associate in Arts degree. SPC has provided me with so much more than a degree. I have gained so much knowledge, met lifetime friends, and I have been presented with so many different opportunities that have helped me excel in my future career field.

My journey at SPC began in the summer of 2013. Like most new students who are fresh out of high school, I was nervous and paranoid out of mind.

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Nowadays, you hear so many different stories about college no one ever really knows what to expect. I had it set in my mind that I was going to have to write a lot of papers and take a lot of tests. I also thought that since I would be attending a community college that I wouldn’t make any friends or join any clubs until I transferred to a university.

My whole perspective changed once I got my first job as a peer advisor at the college. I learned the importance of building connections and opening new doors for future opportunities.

Soon enough I went from not even knowing where my classes are to being involved in multiple clubs on campus. I was a part of the Seminole Campus’ Social Media Team and Student Government Association. While on the Social Media Team, I was responsible for taking pictures at all of the campus events and managing Facebook and Twitter posts for the campus. Having this job actually paved the way for me to partake in a communications internship for the college’s marketing department. This was a huge opportunity for me because the degree I am currently pursuing is in the communications field with a focus in public relations.

I can honestly say that choosing to get involved in the Student Government Association at SPC was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I got the opportunity to meet lifelong friends and participate in conferences that further enhanced my leadership skills. While in Student Government, I experienced different situations that also helped me grow as a person.

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Graduating has become bittersweet. I’m happy that I have earned a college degree and am moving on to further my education, but I’m saddened to leave such a wonderful institution. SPC has become home to me. The faculty and staff will stop at nothing to ensure that you fulfill your goals. The resources that they provide for students are endless. I am so happy to be a part of the 2015 graduating class, especially from the one and only St. Petersburg College.

Those who are heavily involved on social media and are graduating, feel free to tweet or add the hashtag #spcgrad to any post about graduation. Your post will be featured on the SPC graduation page and your tweets could be on the Twitter wall at the graduation ceremony at Tropicana Field! Or share some of the social media images to let people know you’re a SPC 2015 graduate!

 

Best wishes to the class of 2015,

Destinee

 

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Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

SPC One Card

SPC One Card

Hello Jeanice,

For the Financial Aid Grant that is putting back on your SPC One Card, are you allowed to use the money you receive to buy anything other than school related items ?

This is an excellent question! A very detailed answer has been provided to you by Financial Assistance Services at the college.

From the desk of A$KFA$, “After SPC deducts the amount owed for tuition, fees and any Book Line of Credit spent at the bookstore, the leftover amount from your financial aid disbursements will refund to a student’s SPC OneCard. The money should be spent on education-related expenses. There are lots of education-related expenses that arise over the course of the term – from transportation to and from school, to clothing, housing, and miscellaneous personal items.

You’re probably thinking, what does that really mean? Well, you could buy gas to go back and forth to classes or even pay your rent. Remember that by signing the FAFSA, you are certifying the following, ‘If you are the student, by signing this application you certify that you (1) will use federal and/or state student financial aid only to pay the cost of attending an institution of higher education…’

We would encourage you to not spend the money on designer clothing or a high-end car. Keep in mind that if you borrowed loans and that’s how you are receiving a refund, you’ll be paying back the principal and interest for a long time to come.  If you have received a refund this term and find that you do not have as many education-related expenses, consider lowering your loan amount next term.

If you have any questions, visit A$KFA$. Follow us at #spcfas.”

Hope this helped!

Destinee

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Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Future = motivation

Future = motivation

Motivation to go to class?

Hello Pat,

It’s ironic how you ask this question toward the end of the semester! That’s funny because pretty much everyone is looking for as much motivation as they can to finish out this spring semester.

During any point in any semester it can be tough to find motivation to go to class or do homework. I find myself always slowing down toward the end of the semester. I always want to sleep in and not go to my eight o’clock class or watch movies instead of doing homework. I just remind myself that I have big future plans. All of the hard work that we’re doing now is to help us reach our big goals that we have planned for ourselves in the future. At the end of the journey, we get the degree in something that we love.

If you need short term motivation, treat yourself. When you finish that big term paper or make it through class after a long week, go shopping or relax at the beach. Rewarding yourself will give you something to look forward to. You can do it!

Good Luck and stay focused!

Destinee

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Loving What You Do

Loving What You Do

How important is it to love what your major is?

Hello Simon!

I believe that one of the hardest choices in life is choosing what you want to do for a living. It took me what seems like forever to finally choose a major.

There are so many different components to consider when it comes to choosing a major. Many will say that it’s all about the money. Personally, no matter how much money I am making, I have to be able to enjoy my job. If you don’t enjoy your job, it will be complete misery and it won’t last long. Find something that you love.

Also, school isn’t as enjoyable at times so don’t make it extra unbearable by not choosing a major that you love. Once you start taking courses that are geared towards your major, school gets very exciting.

But yes, it is VERY important to love what your major is. Find something you have a strong passion for. Do what you love. Love what you do.

I wish you the best,

Destinee

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