Author: Jennifer Lemon – Page 2

Are You On Radio Silence?

Remember the days of radio discipline and communications? You may not be carrying around a radio as a student, but are you operating on radio silence as a student?  Are you just receiving? Does the person transmitting know you “copy that”?

J.O.B. Employment as an Adult Student

Returning to school as an adult student often creates unforeseen budget and time management hardships. The first semester of an academic program can be full of obstacles that have nothing to do with your intelligence or academic abilities. To balance your new academic demands and still meet your financial demands, you may find yourself in the J.O.B (Just Over Broke) hunt to get you and your family by.

I before E except after C and 2 + 2 = 4

A Guide to College Placement Tests

Part of your admission and enrollment into coursework as an adult student will likely include a few college placement tests. Creating a plan to prepare for these tests will take a little time and effort on your part. You may feel like a horse wondering the desert looking for the elusive spring of knowledge and have forgotten where to find the source. Your STRIPES-VUB staff is here to help.

Cyber Security Pilot Program Deadline to apply April 22, 2019!

Oklahoma City Community College was selected to host an amazing program for individuals interested in the Cyber Security field. Scholar applications for participants are being accepted until April 22nd, 2019. Don’t delay in starting your application, the program requires an extensive application packet and offers great benefits such as full tuition and an annual stipend if selected. Check out this link for more details. http://www.occc.edu/bit/cybercorps.html You can also contact Mr. John Claybon at jclaybon@occc.edu or 405-682-7888.

Where’s My Money Man!

 

Tips To Make Sure Your GI Bill® Payment Arrives

You’ve run the paperwork gauntlet, completed all the application and enrollment steps for your first semester as a Veteran student using your GI Bill® Benefits. Congratulations! You start the semester attentive at your school desk for every class and just wait for the money to rain down…Right?

College Planning As An Adult

Living the Adult Dream

The daily adult drive

Yesterday perhaps you were driving to work before the break of dawn or sitting in rush hour traffic just trying to get to work. You might have made the rent or mortgage payment with a little cringe at the amount. Perhaps even looking at your bank account trying find enough money for an emergency auto repair or pay for a child’s last minute school activity. You might have a health concern, made a call to get an appointment for a specialist only to realize you needed a referral from primary care. You knew when you started the day, life would put you on the road with a few roadblocks and U turns. You have an adult life with adult daily challenges and going back to school is going to take an adult centered plan.

Wait…How did the professor explain that?

Khan Academy A Student’s Best Late Night Study Buddy

As a student I would find myself occasionally sitting in a class attentive to the professor’s lecture and everything was clicking. I’d be following along understanding each of the steps and even taking notes! I would leave the class feeling pretty good that I understood the information. Then a week later I would sit down to do the homework assignment or study for the exam. My brain would scramble trying to recall the information and I’d get a big fat nothing. Was I even in the classroom when this was covered? I would stare at my notes confused by all the seemingly random numbers and letters I had apparently written down for a reason. The textbook didn’t really help, I’m an auditory and visual learner. It would usually be 10:00 pm or later and I knew the professor would not want a phone call from me at that hour and the assignment was usually due the next morning. Great I was going to flunk!