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Live ZOOM Series

JUNE 23 - AUGUST 27, 2020

Ohlone College is Hosting a FREE, Live, Zoom Series.

We are hosting a series of Zoom sessions that will provide you more information to help you in the next steps in your career, or job search journey. After each session there will be an opportunity for your questions to be answered in real-time. We look forward to connecting with you!

Have questions? Please call/text us at: (510) 552-2588 or email collegeadvancement@ohlone.edu.

Three EASY Steps to Attend:

  • 1) Click on the date and time, below, of the session(s) you are interested in. Register for as many sessions as you like. No limit. Registration is FREE. Takes 1 minute or less. All you need is your name and email. 
  • 2) Receive email with link and password.
  • 3) On the day and time for the event, click on zoom link you received in email, and enter password, and you are all set!

Career Education Sessions

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  • June 30, 2020, 5-6pm
    • Get Started With Ohlone's Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMTech) Program
      • Dr. Rose Margaret Itua, Engineering Professor
        • Learn more about Ohlone's SMTech program. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as an Advanced Manufacturing Technician with 21st-century technologies. By taking the program at Ohlone you'll learn 4.0 standards, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Additive Manufacturing, and emerging Manufacturing processes. Dr. Itua will provide an overview of the courses you will need to take, as well as the career opportunities available for students who complete the Smart Manufacturing Technology Certificate of Achievement or Associate's Degree.
  • July 21, 2020, Noon-1pm
    • Multimedia, CNET and You
      • Isabel Reichert, Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Graphic Arts
      • Ron Sha, Professor, Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technologies (CNET) 
        • Learn more about two popular Ohlone programs Multimedia & CNET. Topics for discussion will include Ohlone's Multimedia and Graphic Arts certificates and degrees including Web Design, 3D Modeling and Animation, Video Game Development, Graphic Design, and more. In addition, learn about Ohlone's CNET program and the careers available upon completion of your CNET certificate or degree such as Cybersecurity, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Network Professional, Business Analytics, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
  • August 5, 2020, 5-6pm
    • Bay Area Favorites: Biotechnology & CNET
      • Dr. Laurie Issel-Tarver, Professor, Biotechnology
      • Ron Sha, Professor in Computers, Networks, and Emerging Technologies (CNET)
        • Learn more about Ohlone's Biotechnology and CNET programs. Dr. Issel-Tarver will share insight into Ohlone's impressive biotechnology program, which launched its graduates into careers in leading Bay Area biotech companies. Learn about the Biotechnology Associate's Degree, and certificates in Bio-Manufacturing, Biostatics, and more! You'll also hear from Professor Sha about the careers available upon completion of your CNET certificate or degree such as Cybersecurity, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Network Professional, Business Analytics, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
Session Speaker Bios:
Dr. Laurie Issel-Tarver, is a biotechnology professor at Ohlone College teaching Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology Research Projects, and Genetics. She has a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from LSU and a Ph.D. in Genetics from UC Berkeley. Before teaching at Ohlone, she was a scientific curator at the Saccharomyces Genome Database at Stanford and a scientist at Acacia Biosciences. She coordinates Ohlone's biotechnology program as well as the Learning Alliance for Bioscience (LAB) outreach program with local high schools.
 
Isabel Reichert, assistant professor at Ohlone College, has over 20 years of experience working as an artist and designer for web, print, and interactive media in the Bay Area. She taught for 15 years a various colleges and universities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining Ohlone, she taught courses in art, design, critical theory for California College of the Arts (CCA), UC Santa Cruz, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been screened at international film festivals and her multimedia artwork has been featured in galleries and museums internationally.
 
Ron Sha, head of Ohlone's NSA CAE Cybersecurity Center and CNET Department, currently teaches Computer Science and Information Technology courses. Sha has been teaching at Ohlone since 2013 and has over 20 years experience in broad technology, and hands-on business experience working in VP/CIO roles in various high-tech companies and startups in software, manufacturing, healthcare and in the entertainment industry.
 

Financial Aid Sessions

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  • July 9, 2020, 3-4pm
    • Federal, State, Institution Grants
      • Shawn Domingo, Financial Aid Supervisor
        • Learn more about the eligibility criteria for Federal, State and Institutional Funding. Topics covered include Pell Grants, CAL Grants, FSEOG, and State Grants/Waivers.
  • July 29, 2020, 4-5pm
    • FSA ID & FAFSA Completion
      • Shawn Domingo, Financial Aid Supervisor
        • Find out what information/documents you need to complete the FSA ID and FAFSA application.
    • Financial Aid FAQ's
      • Shawn Domingo, Financial Aid Supervisor
        • Get answers to your questions, live/in real-time, related to financial assistance including financial assistance versus cost of attendance, COVID-19 flexibilities, special circumstances, and discuss how financial aid is awarded to students.
Speaker Bio:
Shawn Domingo, Financial Aid Supervisor, has over 16 years of financial aid experience and is nationally credentialed through the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators, and is 1 of 6 Certified Financial Aid Administrators in California. Shawn’s financial aid career has been dedicated to helping individuals qualify for millions of dollars in financial aid, assisting thousands of FAFSA document submission, and making attending college a possibility for thousands of individuals.

Noncredit Course Sessions

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  • June 24, 2020, Noon-1pm
  • July 14, 2020, 2-3pm
    • Noncredit Info Sessions
      • Emily Burns, Career Education Coordinator
        • Learn more about Ohlone's Noncredit program. Designed with community members in mind, noncredit courses are tuition-free, do not require proof of residency, and will prepare you to achieve academic, career, and/or lifelong learning goals. Ohlone offers noncredit courses and certificates in Business Administration, Computer Applications and Occupational Technology, Mathematics, English as a Second Language (ESL), and more.
Session Speaker Bio:
Emily Burns, A product of Bay Area education, Emily is excited to join Ohlone College as a Career Educational Coordinator where she supports both Career Education and Noncredit students. With a background in philanthropy and employee engagement, Emily is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. She earned her Associate's Degree in Sociology from the College of San Mateo, and her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley. She will begin her graduate studies in Counselor Education at San Jose State University this fall. When she's not sheltering-in-place, she loves to travel; while at home, she enjoys watercoloring, sudoku, going for walks, tending to her struggling house plants, and playing with her cat Nala.

Career Center Sessions

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  • August 4, 2020, 2-3pm
    • Effective Job Search Strategies
      • Arden Ambrocio, Career Advisor
        • Gain insight into techniques and tools to support you through your job search.
  • August 10, 2020, 10-11am
  • August 24, 2020, 1-2pm
    • Career Center Orientation
      • Arden Ambrocio, Career Advisor (August 10) and Lindsey Flores, Career Advisor (August 24)
        • Learn about the resources and services available at the Ohlone College Career Center, and how to complete the enrollment application.
  • August 18, 2020, 3-4pm
    • Dynamic Resumes
      • Arden Ambrocio, Career Advisor
        • An outstanding resume is your ticket to an interview. Learn how to keep your resume fresh, and about current trends and industry specific resume language.
    • Perfecting the Interview
      • Lindsey Flores, Career Advisor
        • Learn how to conduct an effective interview. Gain insight into what types of interviews are offered, tips, expectations and do's and don'ts.
    • LinkedIn 101
      • Shirley Calvert, Career Advisor
        • Learn the basics of the #1 online professional networking tool, LinkedIn, and how recruiters search for candidates.
Session Speaker Bios:
Lindsey Flores is a seasoned Outreach and Career Development professional with over 10 years of experience supporting underserved youth and older adults from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. Currently, she is a Career Advisor with Ohlone's Career Center and assists students and job seekers with their career development tracks including resume development, mock interviews, job and internship searches, and effective job search strategies.
 
Arden Ambrocio, M.A. has over 5 years of experience working in higher education and possesses a master's degree in Counseling. Her career stems from supporting students at the K-12, CSU, and UC education levels. In addition, she is passionate about serving students from various socioeconomic and culturally diverse backgrounds. As a current Career Advisor with Ohlone's Career Center, she is dedicated to supporting students and job seekers reach their career development goals. 
 
Shirley Calvert, M.A. is an experienced Career Advisor for the Tri-Cities Career Center. She possesses a master's degree in Career Development and is know as an innovative career counselor and presenter. She provides career services to students looking to work, and to community members interested in upgrading their skills or transitioning to a new career. Her mission is to provide compassionate care and innovative solutions.
 

Ohlone 101 - General Ohlone College Information Sessions

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  • EVERY Thursday, May 28-August 27, Noon-1pm 
    • Ohlone College General Overview
      • Evelyn Diaz Sanchez, Ohlone's Outreach Coordinator,
        • Learn general information about Ohlone College. There will be time at the end of the presentation for your questions to be answered. Visit Ohlone's Facebook page to view special guests added to these sessions.
          • TOPICS INCLUDE:
            • History of Ohlone
            • Degrees & Certificates
            • Transfer Admission Agreements
            • Student Life/Activities
            • Student Support Services
            • Career Education Careers
            • Financial Aid
            • How to Apply to Ohlone
Session Speaker Bio:
Evelyn Diaz Sanchez has over four years of experience working in higher education. Her career stems from supporting students in K-12, community college, CSU, and UC educational levels. As an immigrant herself, she is passionate about serving students from various socioeconomic and culturally diverse backgrounds. As the Outreach Coordinator at Ohlone College, she is dedicated to connecting the surrounding community with all the amazing resources Ohlone has to offer.