Check-in and Breakfast 8:15am-8:50am | PAC Lobby
A continental breakfast will be provided as students check in for the day.
Welcome Featured Speaker 9:00am-9:50am | PAC
T.J. Prendergast, a South Orange County Community College District trustee and teacher at Bechman High School, welcomes students to the day's sessions.
College 101 10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 104
Learn about the differences between high school and college, including what the instructor expects, tips and tricks for getting good grades, how to make a meaningful connection with an instructor, and what a course syllabus is and why it is important.
Tools for Success in Your College Writing Class 10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 103
This workshop addresses the challenges of college writing, from WR399-WR1, at IVC. Two faculty members from the English Department will discuss a few key strategies for reading and writing that you can use in any of these courses to help you think critically about readings and write stronger essays. There will also be time to ask questions about college writing.
Clubs and Co-curricular Opportunities 10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 118
IVC knows learning also happens outside the classroom. Universities and employers look beyond a GPA to see what experiences you have beyond the classroom. This session will explains the club and co-curricular opportunities available to expand your academic resume.
MOIM: Mentoring Our Incoming Members 10:00am-11:30am | BSTIC 101
MOIM in the Korean language means "gathering." Our MOIM is an ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC sponsored Difference Education Intervention gathering. Come hear the stories from some of IVC's Asian American and Pacific Islander students. Their narratives will expose some obstacles they faced as first-year students and offer recommendations to have a rewarding experience at IVC.
Lunch: African Cultural Celebration 11:30am-12:50pm | SSC Quad
Sound Connected celebrates West African culture with music. Join us for barbecue chicken, salads and baked beans.
The College Trifecta: Internships, CWE Courses, and the IVC Career Center 1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 116
This workshops will go over the resources available at the Career Center and how to use them. Additionally, a faculty member from the School of Business Sciences will discuss Cooperative Work Experience opportunities and how to get internship experience while also receiving college credit.
Dates and Deadline 1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 219
Learn how to avoid enrollment woes. College students are expected to add classes, drop and be eligible for a refund of fees, drop without a W, withdraw with a W, (what does a W mean?), and select grading option by very specific deadlines. What are these deadlines? Where can they be found? Missing a deadline requires a painful petitioning process with no guarantee that an exception will be granted.
Career and Major Possibilities 1:00pm-1:50pm | BSTIC 104
Undecided on a major, but like math? Find out more about potential careers with a major in applied and pure math, engineering and applied sciences, including computer sciences and programming.
Transfer Options 2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 104
Learn how to transfer and graduate in a timely manner to the university of your choice. Detailed information will be provided to participants about transfer options, requirements, guarantees, deadlines, and GPA recommendations. Students will walk away with strategies to maximize their transfer opportunity at IVC and to the universities of their choice.
New Student Printing Solution at IVC 2:00pm-2:50pm | LIB 101
Learn the benefits of the new printing solution, including duplex, color, cloud printing from any device or location, payment options and more.
How to find scholarships? 2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 120
Financing you college education can be confusing and tricky. This workshop will help you understand the difference between scholarships and grants, how to find scholarships for which you may qualify (not all are need based).
Career and Major Possibilities 2:00pm-2:50pm | BSTIC 104
Undecided on a major, but like political science? Learn about potential careers with a major in political science. There are more than you think.
Closing session and opportunity drawing 2:50pm-3:30pm | SSC Quad
Finish up the day with an opportunity drawing.