June 2, 2014

What Do Your Online Profiles Say About You?

photo of man looking at his social media page online

Social media plays a huge role in how we function. Many of us use social media for our personal lives, though businesses also maintain a professional presence on many sites. It is for that very reason that it’s a good idea to think about what your current online persona says about you, and to consider […]

May 28, 2014

How to Research Companies Where You Want to Work

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As you find jobs and internships you want to apply for, it is vital to do research to find out about the company’s mission, vision and culture to see whether or not the company is a good fit for you. For example, as a student, you would want to make sure that a job would […]

May 21, 2014

WebLab: How to Get Trained and Hired as a Web Developer

Photo of Ryan Herman

Ryan Herman was heading back to Korea to teach English when a friend reminded him of an earlier love – web development and computer coding. “I’ve always had interests in a wide variety of areas,” Ryan says. “When I went to college I was a computer science major. Then I switched to biochemistry before ending […]

May 19, 2014

What is a Machinist?

young man looking at computer screen in machine shop

Are you looking for a great career with interesting work, good pay and above all, lifetime job security? You can’t do much better than becoming a precision machinist. Because of the aging of the workforce and the recent trend bringing lots of manufacturing work back to the United States, local and national companies have a […]

May 14, 2014

Horticulture Field Trip Helped Form Student’s Career Goal

Photo of Amy Vogt

All it took was a tour of what’s known in Fort Collins as the National Seed Storage Lab for Amy Vogt to formulate her career goal: I want to work there. And so she does, even before completing her Associate of Applied Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Technology at Front Range Community College. What’s […]

May 12, 2014

Learning Communities: Your Questions Answered

What is a learning community? This short video explains it all. How are the classes taught? Both learning community instructors participate and support student success in both classes. Classes are scheduled back to back for the same amount of time that they would be if offered separately. Here’s an example: In an ENG/BIO learning community, […]

May 7, 2014

Nursing: One of the “Top 10 Jobs in the Nation”

photo of 5 female and 1 male FRCC nurse graduates.

Happy Nurse’s Week! As reported by FRCC President Andy Dorsey in a recent blog post, nursing ranked among the top 10 jobs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Jobs ranking. This ranking took into account jobs with a high projected number of openings as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a […]

May 5, 2014

Women Warriors Documentary: Part Two

Poster promoting Women Warriors event

After 11 weeks of working on post-production, our documentary is getting closer and closer to being finished. At the time of this writing, all of the animations and photos for the narrative portion of the project are on track, with the interview sections and background music nearly complete as well. Our instructor, Brandon Berman, has […]

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