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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 Sep 9, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

High School vs College

High School vs College

 

Is college easier than high school??

Dear Kalie,

To tell you the truth, it depends. What I have found is that in college the work load is less but the work you are doing is far more substantial.

In high school you might have 40 problems to do for each class for math, which means every night. This was my situation in high school algebra. In college, you might have homework of 20 math problems or a short essay answering one prompt. The difference is that, in high school, you did the same math problem over and over again. In college, all the 20 math problems are different and train you in a different term or steps.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s not that it is hard but maybe more challenging work that gets you to think more critically. If anything, you do have to pay more attention in class.

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

The Idea for Ask Maria

The Idea for Ask Maria

 

Who came up with the idea for this blog service? I think it’s a wonderful idea.

Dear Nicholas,

After I graduated I had the privilege of working for the summer before moving to DC in the Office of the President. The Communication Department told me about this idea of having a student who was widely involved at SPC do a question and answer blog to provide information to current or future students.

I thought this idea was brilliant since it is very different to hear information from a counselor or professor and then hearing it from a student who already has experienced some things and can give another student valuable advice. It is such an honor to do this blog! I can share all of my past experiences and hopefully help other students who are wondering about things that I have already figured out. It is all about students helping other students!

 

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Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Need to Know | 0 comments

Advice for All Students

Advice for All Students

 

If you had only one thing you could advise to an incoming student, what advice would you provide for them?

Dear James,

My one piece of advice would be to enjoy this experience!

It is fun to be a college student. Although the work can get overwhelming and some course work might be challenging, it is also a time to learn new things and make mistakes! I cannot emphasize enough the privilege of being at college and being engulfed with new ideas, meeting new people and preparing yourself for the world.

What I found most exciting at SPC was the help, encouragement and effort to assist students in finding their way. The best thing any student can do is to enjoy this ride!

 

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Student Life | 0 comments

Clubs: Get involved at SPC

Clubs: Get involved at SPC

 

I am a first-time college student and a first-time online student. I am a stay at home mom and am wondering which if any clubs or other school activities would be best for me to join?

Dear Kathleen,

As a first time college student, it is important that you look into becoming involved. Why is it important? Because it introduces you to and involves you in communities. You gain not only fellowship but also great friends who can share with you the college experience, the good and the bad of it all.

First, start looking at clubs that interest you based on your major. These student organizations can help you in your career discernment. As you become involved, even if you are an online student or a non-traditional student, opportunities will come your way to become even more involved. The most important and even the most difficult step is to start and become a member.

Whether it is Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, the Art Club, or Ethics in Action, start by introducing yourself and attending their meetings. The rest, honestly, becomes so much easier. For reference, you can go through the list of clubs at SPC.

Hope this helps,

Maria

 

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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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