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Monday, November 7, 2022

Budgeting 101

10:30-11:20 a.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Ivon Guzman, community member
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Young adults often do not know how much they are spending. The daily Starbucks run or snacks while studying can easily add up to $50+ per week! Learn about the importance of emergency saving and how to rein in spending by creating a budget!

Networking from a practical perspective: Engaging in networking to enrich your personal and professional life

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Online via Zoom; Meeting ID: 736 783 6478 Passcode: 452868

Presenter: Michael Gallego, working professional and former McNair Scholar.
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

An introduction to the concept of networking from the perspective of a business professional and former McNair Scholar. Networking will be defined, tips shared on how to network, and examples of communities such as alumni networks and professional associations will be introduced, where networking can be put into action.

travel the world through study abroad

12:55-1:45 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Michael Nance, NEIU International Programs
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Discover various ways in which NEIU students can study abroad, what the application process is like, what the costs are, and how we can help students go abroad with direction regarding logistics and scholarships.

Rock Your Resume

2:20-3:10 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 820 7393 4078 Passcode: 970969

Presenter: Charise Wilson, Workforce Ready Solutions, LLC
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Rock Your Resume is an interactive workshop designed to help professionals kick-start their careers. If you are seeking career advancement this workshop is for you. You will learn how to optimize and enhance your resume, position yourself for professional growth, and leverage tools and resources to help you to remain current in a competitive job market.

Understanding the hiring process at ILlinois Department of children and family services (DCFS)

2:20-3:10 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Ivia Ortega, DCFS Employment Recruiter
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

DCFS will be providing information about the positions that they are seeking to fill and how to apply for employment opportunities.

Effective networking

4:15-5:05 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Katy McGuinnis, Director of NEIU Career Development
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

It isn't who you know, it's who knows you. Learn the art of developing and maintaining an effective network.

living a value-focused life: Overcoming imposter syndrome

5:40-6:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 847 5611 2249 Passcode: 129270

Presenter: Jennifer Staples, CSPP/Alliant International University
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

This presentation will focus on helping first-generation college students overcome feelings of Imposter Syndrome to make decisions that are aligned with their personal and professional values. The presenter will review common experiences of Imposter Syndrome, engage the students in a values exploration exercise, and teach a framework to transform values into tangible goals and action steps.

transition from renting to buying your own property

5:40-6:55 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Liliana Lohan, community member
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Transitioning from renting to owning your first home might be easier than you think. Learn how to build your credit score and save towards owning your first real estate. Explain benefits of owning vs. renting, finding the right property, and getting approved for your loan.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

NEIU Closed for Election Day

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

tutorme for academic support

10:30-11 a.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 891 0150 2172 Passcode: 012612
Presenter: Bianca Malone, TutorMe Representative

Audience: TRIO SSS students only

An in depth look at the TutorMe platform and how this resource can help students with not only classes, but scholarship essays, graduate school exams, and more. Bring your questions for using the platform.

First generation students surviving and thriving in predominately white institutions

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 736 783 6478 Passcode: 538567

Presenter: Dr. Julii Green, CSPP/Alliant International University
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

The primary goal of this 50-minute course is to provide a shared space for awareness building and skills to first generation ethnically diverse (e.g. African American and historically marginalized populations) students who are navigating institutional racism. Historically, students of color tend to be poorly represented within their graduate programs, have fewer faculty mentors conducting research aligned with their values and/or interests, do not have faculty who share their racial/ethnic background, and therefore have higher rates of attrition. Racially/ethnically diverse graduate students who are able to access supportive mentorship (within and outside of their programs) tend to successfully navigate their academic paths. This course is grounded in Indigenous feminism (Ramirez, 2007) and social justice-informed approaches.

get control of your finances: tips and tricks to help you succeed

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 476 751 1940 Passcode: 534321
Presenter: Dr. Scott Hegerty, Professor of Economics at NEIU
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Want to know the difference between credit and debit? How to budget for monthly bills when you get paid every two weeks? Learn some real-life tricks to manage your money and avoid mistakes.

great jobs give back: Developing Leaders and Impacting Communities

12:55-1:45 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412
Presenter: Renee Martinez, Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Illinois Student Assistance Commission, the state's financial aid and college planning agency, hires new grads every year to work full-time as post-secondary mentors to help youth make their plans for life after high school. This professional career opportunity also includes a leadership development program that provides a supportive, growth-oriented environment, extensive professional training, tuition waivers for grad school, career planning support, all with the goal of cultivating a pool of young leaders that represent the diversity of Illinois, providing a pathway into education and policy work. Representation matters and our goal is to increase representation, particularly of first-generation college graduates, in the places where decisions are made.

top three fundamentals of getting a job

2:20-3:10 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Renee Martinez, Shilanda Hall, Equss Workforce Solutions
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

The presentation will uncover the secrets of Job Searching, Resume Writing, and Interviewing in this post pandemic, pre-recession job market. We will encourage peer to peer discussion and provide pertinent handouts.

a real hooper: How i used basketball and didn't let it use me

4:15-5:05 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Dr. DeWitt Scott, Director of NEIU Pedroso Center
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

An exploration of my life as a former Division 1 and professional basketball player, and how it paved the way for my career in higher education.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

building credit

10:50-11:40 a.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 848 8820 2836 Passcode: 908748

Presenter: Ivon Guzman, Economic Awareness Council
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Most adults don’t know how important it is to have good credit. It can mean the difference of getting the car or apartment you want or not! You will also learn how managing your credit card and any debt it carries can impact your credit score.

Career fair

12-4 P.M.
In person, Alumni Hall

Presenter: Katy McGuinnis
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Meet representatives from 50 Chicagoland employers who want to hire NEIU students and alumni at Career Development’s Career & Internship Fair. Whether you are looking for your post-graduation career, exploring internship opportunities, or you want to learn more about your options, this event is for you! Visit Handshake to sign up and learn more, or call Career Development with any questions at (773) 442-4680. Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

health through a holistic lens

12:15-1:05 P.M.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 736 783 6478 Passcode: 989940

Presenter: Michael McPartland, Student Counseling Services
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Exploring multiple areas of wellbeing including social, emotional, environmental factors.

get control of your finances: tips and tricks to help you succeed

1:40-2:30 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412
Presenter: Dr. Scott Hegerty, Professor Economics at NEIU
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Want to know the difference between credit and debit? How to budget for monthly bills when you get paid every two weeks? Learn some real-life tricks to manage your money and avoid mistakes.

​becoming your own advocate

1:40-2:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 476 751 1940 Passcode: 669893

Presenter: Whitney Scott, Whit Devereaux Enterprises
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Together we will explore the Advocacy Wheel; what an advocate is; when it's necessary to be an advocate; and how self-advocacy can improve the various areas of life throughout college and beyond.

where to go for study and writing resources

3:05-3:55 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 736 783 6478 Passcode: 517257

Presenter: Joshua Friedberg, TRIO SSS Faculty Coach
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Not sure where to go for help with resources for your classes? This workshop will discuss using Purdue OWL, Khan Academy, YouTube, and different audiobook resources for writing, reading, math, and other subjects.

appLying for financial aid and scholarships 101

3:05-4:20 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Maureen Amos, Director of NEIU Financial Aid
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

In this session participants will engage in activities and discussion related to applying for financial aid and scholarships. Anticipated outcome being, learn methods for avoiding loan and institutional indebtedness as well learn how to maintain eligibility.

NEIU First Generation College Celebration Day!

Friday, November 11, 2022

navigating academic and social stressors to support sustainability in higher-ED

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 787 318 3974 Passcode: 618003
Presenter: Candice Silveira, CSPP-San Diego, Private Practice
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

This workshop is designed to provide a collaborative space for first-generation college students to learn skills to increase sustainability in higher-ed, while also navigating social stressors. The workshop will include psychoeducation and experiential learning to promote self-compassion, self-acceptance, gratitude, and supportive skills that encourage a sustainable experience while in college.

how money works

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 736 783 6478 Passcode: 409580
Presenter: Cecily Anthony, Finance Professor and Licensed Finance Professional

Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Topics: banking institutions, compound interest working for and against you, the rule of 72 and compounding interest, savings and investments, retirement, jobs vs. self-employment vs. business-owner.

first-generation panel discussion

1-2:30 p.m.
In person, Alumni Hall North
Moderator: Blanca
; Panelists: Cesar Perez-Olivares (student), Lorena Gasca
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

A group of panelists representing our diverse NEIU community will discuss what it means to be a first-generation student, faculty and staff. Discussion of college completion journey, support system and life outside of college.

situational leadership in the workplace

1-2:15 p.m
Online via Zoom Meeting ID: 476 751 1940 Passcode: 206214

Presenter: Danny Gebre, community member
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Students will learn about situational leadership, understand how to step into leadership roles in different areas of their lives, and learn how to apply leadership styles to common workplace scenarios.

transition from renting to buying your own property

1-2:15 p.m.
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Liliana Lohan, community member
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Transitioning from renting to owning your first home might be easier than you think. Learn how to build your credit score and save towards owning your first real estate. Explain benefits of owning vs. renting, finding the right property, and getting approved for your loan.

student health services and resources

2:15-3:05 p.m
In person, Room LIB 412

Presenter: Aidon Perera, NEIU Student Health Services
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

The presentation will primarily be about the resources we offer at NEIU Student Health Services with some time at the end with resources from other relevant departments and community partners.

TRIO SSS Awards ceremony

3-5 p.m
In person, Alumni Hall South

Presenters: TRIO SSS, TRIO Upward Bound, TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science
Audience: TRIO SSS students and NEIU community

Please join TRIO for our annual award ceremony. Help us to honor exceptional TRIO students and staff members as well as NEIU faculty and staff members who have gone the extra mile to help TRIO students to succeed. Appetizers will be served. Please RSVP to attend.

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