Thursday, October 20, 2016

Study Abroad Workshop on Nov. 3

Let your education take flight!!

Study in Spain, Japan, Ireland, Poland, Egypt, Norway ...

The possibilities are endless!!

Earn credits through Study Abroad and get one step closer to graduating!!

TRIO Advisor Richie Heard will teach you how to start the process and what to expect when studying in a foreign country.

Richie will also teach you the benefits of Study Abroad, which include gaining international experience and broadening your outlook on life.

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Outside LIB 412

Thursday, October 13, 2016

University Honors Program Seeks Students

The University Honors Program is seeking academically strong students (with GPAs of 3.5 and above) who are second-semester freshmen, sophomores or juniors to apply to the University Honors Program (UHP).

The UHP helps high-achieving students realize their full academic potential and earn a credential that makes them even more attractive to potential employers and graduate admissions committees.

UHP membership features a range of benefits, including:
  • Priority registration
  • Eligibility to apply for over $125,000 in Honors scholarships
  • “Honors Scholar” notation on transcript and diploma
  • Undergraduate thesis experience
  • Extended library checkout privileges and dedicated Honors librarian
  • Personalized advising
Be sure to attend an Info Session for prospective UHP students on Tuesday, October 18, at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 217.

Communication, Media, Theatre Internship Fair Oct. 18

You are invited to bring your résumé to the Communication, Media and Theatre Internship Fair from noon to 4 p.m.on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Alumni Hall North. The fair is sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre and the Career Development Center. The event is free.

Hands-on experience is always helpful. This is the place to get it!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Career Development Workshops

The Career Development Center has workshops all semester to help students connect to job and internship opportunities and to help students choose a major and career.

To register for workshops go to

Select "Students"

Login to your account/Create account

If you do not have a College Central Network (CCN) account, this is a great place to find out about events and workshops. In addition, you will be able to search for volunteer opportunities, internships, jobs, and create a free career portfolio. Register today. If you have any questions, please call the Career Development Center at (773) 442-4680, visit their website or stop by their office in Building B, Room 119

Writing Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters
October 13, 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
FA 202

Job Fair Readiness
October 17, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, SU 218 and 5:45 pm -6:45 pm, SU 217

Self-Assessment for Choosing Majors & Careers (Myers Briggs) 
October 20, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SU 217

Are You Ready For the Job Market? 
October 24, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Purpose And Place In The Social Justice Movement
October 25, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
SU 216

Work Ethics 
October 27, 3:05 pm - 4:05 pm
FA 107

Visit to view the complete list of Fall workshops. Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend.

TRIO Seeks Tutors And Mentors for Spring 2017

Are you interested in becoming a tutor or mentor with TRIO Student Support Services?

TRIO is currently seeking tutors and mentors for the spring 2017 semester in math, writing, biology and computer science.

 Undergraduate and graduate students must:
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for fall semester
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average
To apply for a tutoring position:
  • Fill out the TRIO tutor/mentor application
  • Provide a PDF of your unofficial transcripts from all institutions of Higher Education you have attended
  • Provide a copy of your resume
  • Faculty/staff reference form (provided in the TRIO tutor/mentor application) or a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your discipline
All application materials listed above must be sent to TRIO Student Support Services by email at

Monday, October 10, 2016

Meet the TRIO Tutors!!!


My name is Jenna Hoehn Shake.

I was born in Canada. I'm a senior majoring in special education.

I love to read, mostly fiction. I love to take some time out of my day and jump into another world.

I have always wanted to be a special education teacher. I love helping students learn. In the distant future, I would like to become a professor so that I can help inspire a new generation of teachers to go into the field.

The subjects I tutor at TRIO are:

--Study Skills & Organization
--Active Reading/Reading Comprehension Strategies
--Essay Writing Process &Writing Skills

I love helping others learn, and seeing the light in their eyes when they suddenly get it.

 My advice to TRIO students:

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." --Malcolm X


Hello. My name is Sandro Carmona.

I am senior pursuing a degree in mathematics and secondary education.

My dream is to become a high school math teacher.

I enjoy playing strategy games, such as chess and dominoes.

The subjects I tutor at TRIO include:

--ACT Math and TAP Math
--Developmental Algebra
--College Algebra

I am excited to tutor at TRIO because it gives me the opportunity to help others achieve their goals and to facilitate math workshops.

TRIO helps me develop valuable skills that are essential in the workplace. Skills that I have learned at TRIO include teaching, mentoring, communication, critical thinking, leadership, and personal development.

I believe that all students can become successful in mathematics. The best way to achieve mathematical confidence is to ask questions and practice many examples.


My name is Shevy Castle.

I enjoy sketching, painting, knitting, crocheting, needle point, and recreational physical activities, which includes running and cycling, and listening to music

I'm a certified personal trainer working on getting a Masters in exercise science. My goal is to use my Masters to deepen my knowledge about fitness and health so I can best educate people on how to maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle.

Currently I'm a graduate student working on a Masters in Exercise Science.

The subjects I tutor are:

--Developmental Algebra (Math 090-092)
--College Algebra (Math 173)
--Study Skills & Organization

I've been tutoring fellow classmates back in high school through college. Students kept coming back to me, and even referred friends to work with me. I decided that I should get paid to tutor, so working at TRIO provided me that opportunity.

Most people don't know I'm a jack of many trades.

(This is a message for students with disabilities): Don't let your disability hinder your abilities. I have a disability, too, and if I can do it, there is no doubt in my mind that you can do it, too!


My name is Suhair Ahmedsalim.

I enjoy cooking and teaching my youngest son the Arabic language using various techniques, like playing games of Arabic grammar.

My career goals are to get an accountant job and to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. I'm currently working on a Master of Science in Accounting.

The subjects I tutor include:

--Developmental Algebra (Math 090-092)
--College Algebra (Math 173)
I'm interested in tutoring/mentoring for TRIO because I love to learn, to help other students learn, and to exchange knowledge.
I'm hardworking, patient, honest, and determined.

My advice to TRIO students: follow the triangle of success--hardwork, honesty and patience-- that I've learned.


My name is Christopher Hernandez Martinez

I'm a senior majoring in sociology.

When I have money I love to collect cheap CDs from Half-Price Books; I have over 200 albums at the moment. I also enjoy going out for a drive whenever I can, especially when the weather is nice!

My careers goals involve me putting my current skills to use. I would love to be able to do counseling later on in my life, but I would first need to get a degree related to it before I start. That's my plan.

The subjects I tutor include:

--Essay Writing Process &Writing Skills
--Active Reading/Reading Comprehension Strategies
--Study Skills & Organization
--Social Sciences
--Computer Skills

TRIO tutoring/mentoring interested me because I wanted to challenge myself to help as many people as I could this semester. It allows me to meet new people and improve my ability to help different types of students.

I'm probably one of the few people I know that drives a manual transmission car and doesn't mind doing so in city traffic. Odd but true.

I strongly believe that anyone with even the smallest bit of interest in education has the potential to become an amazing student. One's learning potential is always there, everyone has it, we just need to find and use the right tools to uncover it.


My name is Joshua Friedberg.

My hobbies include community radio, writing, blogging, and music.

My career goals include doing creative work in some capacity--writing, singing, playing music

I recently obtained my graduate degree in English.

At TRIO I tutor the following subjects:

--Essay Writing Process &Writing Skills
--Active Reading/Reading Comprehension Strategies
--Study Skills & Organization

I have greatly enjoyed helping students with different challenges meet their potential, especially in writing. Writing is a skill that I struggled with when I got to college, and today I have published articles, so I've gained a lot of confidence that I try to pass it on to my students.

I know a lot of dates. I think I can name a musical event for every year going back from 2016 to 1920.
My advice to students:
Don't give up--there is always work to be done to become a better writer. Nobody's perfect, but you can always practice to become better.


My name is Ayuk Nfundoak.

I'm a graduate student majoring in political science.

I enjoy soccer, political debates, and watching the NFL. 

My career goal is to become a college professor.

The subjects I tutor at TRIO include:

--Essay Writing Process &Writing Skills
--Active Reading/Reading Comprehension Strategies
--Study Skills & Organization
--Social Sciences  

I like tutoring because I believe it fosters my understanding of what it means or takes to become a college professor.
Most people don't know I speak several languages and have lived on three continents.
My advice to TRIO students: You can do it if you believe it.