Friday, September 23, 2016

My (StrengthsQuest) Strengths and How I Use Them

Identifying your strengths is challenging but rewarding!!

Join TRIO Coordinator Jesse Rutschman as he shows you how to unlock your strengths and make them start working--for you!!

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Tuesday, Sept. 27
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Outside LIB 412

Letter to TRIO students from Amie Jatta

Dear TRIO student,

I have been fortunate enough to be offered the position of Enrollment Coordinator for TRIO SSS Access. My goal in working with TRIO has been to grow and develop as much as I can personally and professionally. This new position provides me with that opportunity. Unfortunately, this means that I will not be working for the TRIO SSS Achieve program, and I will no longer be your Academic Advisor. Working with the Achieve program for the last five years has been a great journey, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has given me the opportunity to connect with each one of you individually, and watch your development as successful students.

As I’m transitioning into the new position, Marcial Garibay, will be your interim Academic Advisor. He has been with TRIO since the beginning (2011) and has done a great job working with Teacher Preparation students. He will serve as your advisor until the TRIO SSS Achieve Academic Advisor position is filled.

As always, my door is open. Stop by and say hi at any time.


Amie Jatta, M.S. ED.
Enrollment Coordinator
TRIO Student Support Services - Access
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Hello TRIO Achieve Members!!

Most of you already know me. Anyway, I'm here to continue to help you succeed and I look forward to working with you. If Amie was your Achieve advisor and you have questions about the change, please don't hesitate to call or email me.

Office: LIB 406
Office Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: 773-442-4973

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Priority Registration For Spring 2017 Begins Oct. 17, 2016

Priority Registration for Spring 2017 begins on Monday, October 17, 2016 (the same day Advance Registration begins). 

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., you will have the opportunity to register early.

Contact your TRIO advisor for more information about priority registration.

Graduate School 101 Presentation

A presentation about Graduate School will take place next Tuesday, September 27 during activity hour (3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) in the Student Union, Room 214. 

The presentation will focus on the following topics: 
  • The importance & benefits of a graduate degree.
  • Myths about graduate school.
  • How to prepare for and find the right graduate program.
  • The application process and next steps.
  • Funding your graduate education.
  • How to succeed in graduate school.

The presenter is Dr. Don Martin, who has worked in graduate enrollment and student services for 28 years and wrote the book,Road Map to Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students (2008).

Contact Laura J. West, Student Academic Services Specialist in STEM (773-442-5664), for more information.

Khan Academy Expands Services

Khan Academy has added 40,000+ interactive practice questions to its Android and iPhone / iPad apps so you can study anytime, anywhere. Get our free mobile apps now:
Android: Get it on Google PlayiPhone/iPad: Download on the App Store
If you already have the Khan Academy app, update your app to access the new questions. Be sure to log in to the app, which will keep your learning progress in sync with the Khan Academy website.

For more information, visit: Khan Academy

El Centro Hosts FAFSA Completion on Oct. 1

There will be a free FAFSA completion workshop on October 1 at the El Centro Campus.

Make sure you bring your
--Social Security number
--You most up-to-date financial documents
--Last year's 2015  tax return
--Last year;s 2015 W2 forms
--Records on non-taxed income (e.g., welfare and veterans benefits)
--Asset information (e.g., bank statements, brokerage documents, mortgage information)

When: Saturday, Oct. 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: El Centro Campus, 3390 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago

During this workshop the Office of Financial Aid and NEIU El Centro staff will assist eligible current and prospective college students and their families to complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more details or to pre-register for this event call 773-442-4080/86 or confirm via email at

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"Freshman" Financial Literacy Workshop Oct. 26

How much debt is “too much,” or should we avoid debt entirely? How do we decide when to borrow, and when not to? Join Dr. Scott Hegerty, Associate Professor of Economics, in a discussion of how to be smart when borrowing and to make decisions that help build your future. Learn how to WIN the credit card game!

Wednesday, October 26
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. FA 153