June 16, 2014

Faculty Feature: Professor Directs Family Theater, Entertains Thousands

John-Hill-blog

Apples don’t fall far from their tree. Back in the 1960s, John Hill’s parents were involved in community theater in Fort Collins. His mother was president of the Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and designed costumes for local theater and opera companies. As a youngster, John participated in a summer theater production of “The Music Man” […]

June 13, 2014

Student Success: From Community College to Mines and MIT

Matthew-Mahaffey

You might think Front Range Community College is an unlikely starting point to reach Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Just don’t say that to Matthew Mahaffey. This former Front Range student is an undergraduate researcher this summer at MIT. College at The Right Time Matthew grew up in Georgia and had an offer of a basketball […]

June 9, 2014

5 Books to Read this Summer

summer-reads

Not sure what book to bring with you on vacation this summer? From mystery to history to adventure, here are a few recommendations for everyone. Look at your local public library to find these or similar titles.  1. Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik […]

June 2, 2014

What Do Your Online Profiles Say About You?

Online-profile

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

company-research

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

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?

Machinist

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

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 […]

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