December 16, 2016
Northwest Vista College News
Panel Discussion for NVC Business Student Organization
Dana Reeder, CEO and Founder of Reeder Consulting, Kenny Vallespin, Human Resources Partner for The Bank of San Antonio, and Justin Daniels, Talent Acquisition Manager for GM Financial constituted the panel that discussed and shared advice on getting hired to NVC’s Business Student Organization. The messages sent to the students was to: clean up their social media sites, have a solid resume that matches the job description, be able to tell the company what differentiates them from the other candidates, and the importance of networking.
Congressman Joaquin Castro Celebrates NVC Nano Grants
During Northwest Vista College’s Bragging Breakfast, Congressman Joaquin Castro, attended to congratulate NVC for receiving two nanotechnology-based grants worth $1.2 million.
With these grants, NVC is positioning San Antonio as a nanotechnology education hub and putting students on a path to a lucrative career. The two grants awarded to NVC’s Advanced Materials Technology (formerly nanotechnology) program are:
- A three-year $763,417 grant titled Alamo Institute for Materials Technology (AIM-TEC) from the National Science Foundation.
- A 12-month $500,000 grant titled “Just-In-Time” Training and Education in Advanced Materials (JIT TEAM) from the Texas Workforce Commission.
- Castro (TX-20) said these grants will address Texas’ critical nanotechnology workforce needs.
NVC Student Success Directors Present at National Conference
Christina Brown, Director of Advising, and Gary Bowling, Director of Student Success, recently presented at the 23rd Annual National Students in Transition Conference in New Orleans.Their presentations focused on the process and success of NVC’s intervention program for students on academic dismissal. The two components of the program are an intrusive advising process and the SDEV 0171. In Spring 2016, students passing the 0171 and meeting the advising requirements passed 96 percent of all of their courses.
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