Category: Student Stories

Student success in career services

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My name is Kelicia Jones, and I am the Administrative Intern here at St. Petersburg College. I am currently working in the Workforce Hub with Career Services, while simultaneously obtaining my Associates Degree in Business Administration. I was a dual enrollment student at SPC during my senior year of high school and decided to continue … Continue reading Student success in career services

Whatever Floats Your Boat: Entrepreneurs of Pinellas

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From Student to Successful Business Owner For many college students, the desire to be an entrepreneur and create your own business is becoming increasingly popular. From restaurants to shops to nonprofits, individuals can channel their education and experience into a meaningful passion, fulfilling their life goals. Dante Clarke, 25, co-owner of Bada Bing Water Sports, … Continue reading Whatever Floats Your Boat: Entrepreneurs of Pinellas

SPC Graduates: Where are they now? #SPCInspires

Meet a few of St. Petersburg College’s graduates and see the career paths they’ve taken seen earning degrees at the college.   RICHARD QUARTARARO After earning his Veterinary Technology Associate in Science degree and a general Associate in Arts degree in Fall 2015, Richard Quartararo is looking forward to the options his bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading SPC Graduates: Where are they now? #SPCInspires

Digital Arts students transfer to dream programs

Digital Arts students

Four St. Petersburg College Digital Arts students, winners of the Digital Arts program’s SEmmy award, have been accepted into prestigious programs with Florida State University, Ringling College of Art and Design and the University of Florida. The distinguished programs the four will be transferring to are highly competitive with selective admissions. All have graduates now working in some of the … Continue reading Digital Arts students transfer to dream programs

Tips on Succeeding in College from a current college student

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Ever wonder what it takes to be truly successful as a college student? By truly successful I mean not only get good grades, but also get a great experience! As a sophomore at St. Petersburg College, I learned the importance of time management the hard way and I wish I had some better guidance the … Continue reading Tips on Succeeding in College from a current college student

Student Gets The Job: Dressing for Success! #careerspc

Two weeks ago I had my first job interview since 2002. Though I had performed an internship last fall, I was worried about the interview. I decided to change my approach and make some adjustments. First, I purchased business cards. They were not expensive and they offer free templates online. I bought resume paper and … Continue reading Student Gets The Job: Dressing for Success! #careerspc

Student Success at St. Petersburg College! #careerspc

James E. Chambers recently finished his certificate in Food & Beverage Management at St. Petersburg College. Shortly after finishing his certificate he was hired by the Loews Don CeSar Hotel. His journey from unemployment to job security is an inspiring story of student success. My name is James E. Chambers, I live in the Seminole … Continue reading Student Success at St. Petersburg College! #careerspc

Hi! I’m a Peer Advisor! #Careerspc

Hello, my name is Damita McCluster and I am a Peer Advisor. A Peer Advisor is like a student assistant but they are an Other Personnel Staff (OPS). Peer Advisors usually hang around in the lobby to answer questions and assist students with whatever they need regarding signing up for classes, financial aid, or things … Continue reading Hi! I’m a Peer Advisor! #Careerspc