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13 Services JJC Offers You That You Didn't Know About

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 3, 2017 8:01:55 AM


Did you know that as a JJC student, you have access to an abundance of services as you complete your college degree?

Whether you need financial assistance, emotional support, career advice, transfer tips or you're just looking for ways to become more involved, we offer a resource for just about every need. Below we've outlined 13 services to help you.

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6 Ways to Unwind and Relieve Stress

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 27, 2017 8:24:05 AM


You've got three projects from different classes all due in the same week, two eight-hour shifts at work this weekend, and your family won't stop bugging you about why you're still single.

We've all been there: the moment when our stress level starts to feel unmanageable. So, if you're feeling a little stressed out today, we've outlined six ways you can unwind and relax below. 

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7 Superhero-like Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 20, 2017 8:23:46 AM

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When you were a kid, did you ever dream of becoming a superhero? While we all know it's not possible to sprout Hulk-like muscles overnight or obtain the ability to fly like Superman, there are still ways you can be a "superhero" - like choosing a career that's valued in your community.

And did you know that you can obtain these careers with only an associate degree from JJC? Below we've listed seven superhero-like jobs and what you need to know if you're interested in pursuing them. 

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Your Spring Break Bucket List (on the Cheap)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 6, 2017 8:45:58 AM


Looking for something exciting to do for spring break, but not sure you have the budget?

You don't have to spend a lot in order to have fun this year! Below, we've put together the ultimate bucket list for your time off (on a budget that won't break the bank).


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7 Ways to Know You've Chosen the Right Major

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 27, 2017 8:25:55 AM

We've all had those crazy freak-out moments where we second guess everything - especially when it comes to big things, like whether or not we chose the right college major. But did you know that second guessing your college major is completely normal? In fact, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80 percent of college students end up changing their major at least once.

So if you're unsure about your major, take a look at our list below. If you can agree with the majority of these statements, you're probably on the right track. If not, don't freak out - JJC offers plenty of resources for those who need guidance or want to change their major - like the My Degree Progress tool, which you can learn about here.

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QUIZ: Which Fictional BFF Duo Best Describes You and Your JJC BFF?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 21, 2017 8:05:15 AM

Take a second to stop and appreciate your best friend. They cheer you up when you're down, make you feel comfortable in even the most uncomfortable of situations - and there's no better feeling than having somebody else out there who just gets you

If you have a BFF (or two) at JJC, we've put together a quiz especially for you! Find out which one of our fictional duos best describes you and your JJC BFF below. 

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How to Start Your Summer Internship Search

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 13, 2017 10:34:54 AM

Have you ever thought about getting a summer internship? Internships are great resume builders and they also give you the opportunity to obtain real world experience. Another benefit is that students are 67 percent more likely to be hired by the company they intern for, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) - which means a job after graduation!

No matter what field you're entering, internships will give you an advantage in the workforce. Below are five ways you can start your summer internship search now.

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Top 5 JJC Outings for Couples (or BFFs)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Feb 6, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Whether you're searching for a fun way to spend Valentines Day this year with your date, or you're just looking for something interesting to do with your friends on the weekend - have you ever considered JJC as an entertainment venue?

Yes, you heard us right: you can come to school for your next date night! (And trust us, it's not as nerdy as it sounds.)

Below we've listed the top five places you can go on campus with your date or BFF.

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8 Best Part Time Jobs for Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 30, 2017 8:20:09 AM

Did you know that 70 percent of college students work and go to school at the same time?

If you're one of the more than 14 million students who are pulling off this impressive feat, we tip our hats to you! But wouldn't it be awesome if you could find a job that offered you the flexibility, work experience and fun you need as a college student?

Below, we've compiled a list outlining eight part time jobs that we think are perfect for college students:

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JJC Hospitality Alums Share Secrets of Success

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 23, 2017 8:44:47 AM

Are you a born leader with a creative side? Hospitality management could be the perfect major for you! With careers in restaurant and hotel management, event planning and tourism, hospitality management alums land jobs near and far - and many enjoy the perks of living in popular vacation destinations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, many hospitality-related jobs are on the rise, including event planners (10 percent growth from 2014-2024) and lodging managers (8 percent growth from 2014-2024).

Think hospitality management is for you? Read about the experiences of three JJC alums and find out how they landed their careers below.

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