The Office of Collegewide Student Affairs hopes that you are having a great summer thus far. Whether it be spending time with family and friends, kicking off the summer term, or just taking in the sunshine and finding time to enjoy the longer days, we hope you are finding time to relax a little bit this summer.
We are very excited to announce to you all that registration for the all-new Fall Student Conference is now open. Our office has spent the past year and a half developing a new and exciting opportunity for students and we are thrilled to be sharing this with you. You, the students, asked us to take the Student Academic Conference and turn it to be more of a personal and professional development conference. We are pleased to announce that we have been able to do that for you all, and we open to you the Fall Student Conference.
The Fall Student Conference will be hosted at the Albany Hilton November 2nd-4th, 2017. You will notice a few new things this year including an overhauled concurrent session program allowing for several different tracks including leadership, health and wellness, career preparation, and even a Caribbean Culture track. We will also feature resume and cover letter review sessions throughout the conference, as well as our opening speaker, Tammy Rehberg, on Thursday and our keynote speaker, Lois Barth, on Friday.
Furthermore, we are also announcing that the Conference will be part of the College’s Year Of the Caribbean Initiatives. The Conference will feature a Caribbean Themed Welcome Party on Thursday night, as well as a Caribbean Culture track throughout the conference.
You will also notice that we have changed up the process for Travel Grants in the Office of Collegewide Student Affairs from this point forward for our conferences. We have created an application process that allows us to learn more about what students hope to gain from the conference, and get a sense of the students that would not be able to attend the conference if not for a travel grant. We want to offer as many students the opportunity to attend our conferences as possible, and this will allow us to do that. Please be sure to submit a Travel Grant Application if you would like to be considered to receive funding for the conference. Hurry, the deadline to submit your Travel Grant Application is September 8th.
For more information on the conference, and to register, please visit http://www.esc.edu/residencies/fall-student-conference/.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact Brandon Aldous at Brandon.Aldous@esc.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!