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Motivational speaker Micah Poole inspires students

Motivational Speaker Micah Poole

Motivational speaker Micah Poole  talked with St. Petersburg College Summer of Success students to encourage them to focus on their dreams.

Poole urged attendees at the event held in July at the Seminole Campus to make the best of their time and do everything in their power to get things done. He told students he had someone in his life who had encouraged him to strive for and reach his potential. At the time, he said, he didn’t fully appreciate his capacity for success.

Speaker Micah Poole at SPC

Inspiring students – Motivational Speaker: Micah MP3 Poole at the St. Petersburg College Seminole Campus this summer! Learn more about upcoming Fall 2017 events like this coming to #SPCollege campuses from our Life & Leadership offices. #spcinspires

Posted by St. Petersburg College on Friday, August 11, 2017

Need help?

Poole had someone who helped him. And there are many people working at SPC in areas such as career advising who want to help you reach your goals and dreams!

If you’re having a difficult time working out your schedule, talk to a career and academic advisor or a career outreach specialist at one of the college’s campuses early in the semester.

It will only take a short amount of time to meet with these staff members who can help students envision and plan for their future. Plus, by helping students determine their academic and career goals, students can plan ahead to register for courses in the coming terms.

Don’t forget to encourage your peers to do the same!

Where to be looking for opportunities?

Career Services staff also can help students keep up with internship and career opportunities available while they’re in college or getting ready to graduate.

They help connect students and employers so students get the perfect internship and businesses find future employees with the skills to meet their industry needs.



Explore SPC’s Career and Academic Communities June 19-22

Photo of Career Center at Midtown

Career and Academic Communities FairInterested in earning a college degree but not sure exactly which degree or career path is right for you?

SPC is hosting a Career and Academic Communities Fair on June 19-22.

Held over four days at eight SPC campus locations, this event is a great way to learn more about SPC’s 10 Career and Academic Communities. During the event, you can:

  • Learn about education career options and the degrees and certificates SPC offers
  • Meet with SPC faculty and academic and career advisors from each community
  • Get a map for college success that ensures you are going to take the right courses, in the right order to meet your academic and career goals
  • Find answers to your questions

What is a Career and Academic Community?

SPC has organized 10 Career and Academic Communities that group similar majors together so you’ll benefit from advisors knowledgeable about the degrees and career options of your program, a closer connection to experienced faculty, collaboration with like-minded students and a clear path toward your chosen profession.

No matter which career path you choose, SPC will make sure you take the right classes in the right order to meet your academic and career goals.

Explore 10 Career and Academic Communities to find out more about requirements for certain degrees and careers.

Networking within Career and Academic Communities

Within a community, you have the chance to meet and network with others pursuing similar goals as well as faculty, staff and community members who are experts in their fields. This can help you figure out if the career you are interested in is the right fit for you.

Remember, networking with the right people and places is important no matter what stage you are in in your career path. So do not miss this opportunity to get to know the right people and explore SPC’s Career and Academic Communities.

Look forward to seeing you June 19-22 for SPC’s Career and Academic Communities Fair.