Apply Now: WCC Foundation Scholarship!

There is still time to apply for Whatcom Community College Foundation scholarships! Apply by 2/29!

WCC Career and Academic Advising

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It’s time to apply for Whatcom Community College Foundation Scholarships! The general application for 2016-2017 is available now through February 29th! The WCC Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities to Whatcom Community College students who demonstrate academic achievement, personal growth, and or contributions to fellow students, the College, or the community.  Scholarship awards are typically announced in May or June, with possible additional awards announced in the summer.

Need more information about how to apply for scholarships? Be sure to check out Whatcom’s Scholarship Workshop, coming up February 1st from 5:30 t0 7:30 in Heiner Auditorium!

For more information about the WCC Foundation Scholarship, click here.

Notifications will be both mailed and e-mailed to the address listed on your scholarship application. Be sure to update the Foundation of any address or email changes.

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Last Chance to Change Grading or Withdraw

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Tuesday March 1st marks the final day to add or remove Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading, change to audit grading, or to officially withdraw from classes. Stop by Registration in Laidlaw Center to change grading or variable credits.

Remember: changing credit amount may impact your financial aid, so be sure to speak with a financial aid representative or advisor before dropping any classes.

Have any questions? Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to inquire about drop-in times or schedule an appointment with an advisor!

Spring Registration Access Time

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It’s almost that time! Spring quarter registration is approaching. Check your registration access time now by logging in to MyWCC!

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You can register anytime beyond your registration time, but we recommend that you do so as soon as possible as classes will fill up fast! Do you know what classes you plan to register for? Is your AgileGrad degree plan up-to-date? If not, give Entry & Advising a call at 360.383.3080 to schedule an appointment with an advisor, or to inquire about drop in advising times!

Commencement 2016: Apply Now for Graduation

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Are you finishing up your degree by summer 2016 and ready to graduate? Apply now for graduation in order to participate in Whatcom’s spring commencement ceremony!

Students who have graduated in summer 2015, fall 2015, and those who plan to graduate in winter, spring, or summer 2016 are eligible to participate! To be awarded a degree or certificate you need to turn in a Graduation Application to the Registration & Student Records office in Laidlaw Center 102. Hard copies of this application can be picked up at the registration office, as well as Entry & Advising in Laidlaw Center 116.

After your application is reviewed by the graduation department the results will be mailed to your address found on MyWCC. Please visit the My Account section on MyWCC to ensure your information is correct or to update your address if needed.

Any questions about your degree plan, or whether or not you should be applying for graduation? Come see an advisor! Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to set up an appointment or to inquire about drop-in times.

Developing Futures Biology and Chemistry

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Attention potential chemistry and biology majors!  It’s not just lab coats and covalent bonds! Come to an interactive workshops where we’ll debunk some common myths about studying these two disciplines, share what kind of classes you can take now to prepare to be a biology or chemistry major and discuss the wide range of career options available to graduates. Join us on Wednesday February 24th from 1-2:30pm in Heiner 201B!

Save your spot and RSVP here!

Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080

Developing Futures in English & Communications

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Have you thought about studying English or Communications? Are you interested in pursuing a major that will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, persuasive writing and effective communication? Come to this interactive workshop to learn what being an English or communications major might mean for you!  We’ll discuss the kind of classes you can take at WCC to prepare for a university program and the wide range of career options available English and communications graduates. Join us Wednesday February 24th from 9-10:30am in Heiner 201B.

Save your spot and RSVP!

Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080

Developing Futures in Engineering

engineering academic workshiopDeciding to study engineering can come with some big questions, like: “What classes should I take at WCC? What types of engineering can I study at a 4-year school? What does being an engineer even look like?” Attend this interactive workshop to learn more about what studying engineering might mean for you. Come get your questions answered!

Join us Tuesday February 23rd from 11am-12:30pm in Heiner Room 201B. Save your spot and RSVP here!

Any questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080

Social Sciences: Academic & Career Workshop

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Have you thought about studying a social science? Wondering what it would be like to major in psychology, anthropology or history? Come to this workshop to learn what what being a social sciences major is all about. Discover possible career pathways, and more!  Join us Tuesday February 23rd from 1-2:30pm in Heiner 201B!

Save your spot and RSVP here!

Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080.

Paid Internship Opportunities!

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Are you a student interested and knowledgeable in earth sciences? Are you looking for an internship to build hands-on experience in the field? The National Park Service is in search of students and professionals from 18-35 years of age to work short-term paid internships in the parks. “Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. GIP positions can last from 3 months to one-year.”

Benefits: Geoscientists-In-The-Parks interns have the opportunity to work in a National Park to gain valuable experience in the field. Interns are paid a stipend, travel allowance, with housing provided and are eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of program.

For more information view the program flyer.

Apply now to meet the February 29th deadline!

History of the GIP Program From National Park Service website:

The National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division (GRD) created the Geoscientist-in-the-Parks (GIP) Program and began placing geoscientists in parks in 1996. The program responds to requests by park and central office staff for short-term assistance with geologic and other natural resource science projects. Participants in the GIP Program enable the National Park Service to complete important natural resource projects that would not be feasible without their help. GIP positions are advertised through a partnership with The Geological Society of America (GSA) and Environmental Stewards (ES).”

Business Academic & Career Workshop

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So you want to study business, but what does that really mean? There are so many programs from Associates Degrees to an MBA. What classes should you take? What does a career in business even look like? Come to our interactive workshop to gather the information you need to help you maximize your time at WCC and achieve your educational and career goals! Join us Tuesday February 23rd from 3-4:30pm in Heiner Room 201B!

Save your spot and RSVP!

Questions? Contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080