10-24 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

hawktalk_icons_calendar.jpgOct. 26: Classes begin for Fall 2 (Oct. 26 - Dec. 16)
Nov. 7: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Fall 3 (Aug. 31 – Dec. 19)
Nov. 7-10: Registration opens for Spring 2023 Sessions for current students

ANNOUNCEMENTS

hawktalk_graphic.jpgHAWKTALK BACK TO US

We’d love to know what you find helpful or informative in these weekly HawkTalk newsletters. Please take a moment to let us know what you think of this week’s edition of HawkTalk by answering this quick survey.

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EARN WHILE YOU LEARN WITH WORK-BASED LEARNING 

Are you looking to gain practical work experience in your field of study? Consider Work-Based Learning! WBL provides you with a hands-on opportunity to practice the skills that you have learned in the classroom in a professional setting. These are employer-paid positions that help you gain valuable work experience, develop skills that enhance your employability, and grow your professional resume.

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NEW AND UPDATED TRANSFER AGREEMENTS 

Students looking ahead to the next step in their educational journey have even more opportunities to continue their studies! CSM recently finalized four new agreements with Virginia Commonwealth University for its accounting, history, marketing, and mass communications bachelor’s degree programs. The college has also updated articulation agreements with West Virginia University for its business, agribusiness, and environmental and energy resources management degrees. Visit Transfer Services for the full list of more than 270 articulation agreements and search by institution or program of study!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

LIVE @ THE VELOCITY CENTER: CELEBRATING MARYLAND MAKERS AND MANUFACTURERS 

Join CSM on Oct. 27 for our latest Live @ the Velocity Center event, “Celebrating Maryland Makers and Manufacturers.” Attend in person or online, as CSM highlights innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship in Southern Maryland! Advanced registration is required.

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TRUNK OR TREAT 

Halloween is right around the corner, and Student Life is hosting our first annual Trunk or Treat on Oct. 27 at the La Plata Campus. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy candy, apple cider, and snacks.

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4th Annual MLT-Sponsored Blood Drive4TH ANNUAL MLT-SPONSORED BLOOD DRIVE

The CSM Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program is hosting its fourth annual blood drive on Oct. 28 on the La Plata Campus. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome!

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TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Oct. 27 session.

WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: SAHUN SAM HONG AND ZACHARY MOWITZ

On Oct. 30, CSM and the Ward Virts Concert Series welcome cellist Zachary Mowitz and pianist Sahun Sam Hong.

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NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS

CSM TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS WEBINARS

Explore the wealth of scholarship opportunities available to you as you transfer to a four-year institution with Transfer Scholarships Webinars! Register now for the webinar on Nov. 1.

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TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Nov. 3 session.

GALLERY TALK: 'MARGARET DOWELL: SELECTED WORKS'

Join CSM and painter Margaret Dowell on Nov. 4 for a discussion of her new exhibition, “Margaret Dowell: Selected Works,” on display at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the La Plata Campus until Dec. 2.

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Real Students. Real Stories.

Jaelene AmayaThis week, hear from Jaelene Amaya, a current electrical engineering student:

"I’m someone who’s grateful for what I have, but I want to keep growing and growing—academically, and as a person."

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STUDENT RESOURCES

CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH: PRIVACY

Privacy in our digital world is all about trying to limit what information is collected about you and protecting your sensitive personal data. Short of going off the grid, it’s practically impossible to sweep away your digital footprint, but there are steps you can take to reduce it:

  • Don’t Overshare: Limit what you post and share, even if you think it’s a secure space.
  • Read the Fine Print: Check the privacy policy for sites and apps to see what they collect. If it seems sketchy, don’t use it!
  • No Such Thing as a Free App: Regardless of privacy options, information is always being collected, especially with “free” services. They make their money by selling your data; you’re not the customer, you’re the product.
  • Practice Safe Tech: To browse anonymously, use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and/or a browser designed for privacy.

CSM COLLEGE SURVIVAL GUIDE

The College Survival Guide is a recurring feature that directs members of the CSM community to free resources and support for whatever challenges they may be facing. At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone. 

FEELING OVERWHELMED? It’s okay if you’re not feeling okay. Whatever’s affecting you, CSM Counseling Services are available to accompany and support you in a wide range of emotional and mental health areas. If you’re not ready to talk about it yet, you can also use “R u ok, Hawks?” – an anonymous tool to connect you with resources to support your mental health.

Whether you’re looking for an on- or off-campus job, a paid internship, or a potential career path, College Central Network (formerly Job Connection) is the go-to career posting site for CSM students and alumni.

You can upload your current resume or use College Central Network’s template to create a resume and begin the search for the position that’s right for you. It also includes a video and print library on topics related to getting and keeping the job, such as salary negotiations, attending job and career fairs, and more!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

LOOKING FOR TIPS ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE A JOB FAIR? 

A Job Fair is a great way to learn about companies and positions that may be hiring in your field of interest. Even if you aren't currently looking for a job, attending a job fair helps you prepare for your future job search. These resources can assist you in being a successful job fair attendee.

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