Austin Community College Schedules Myriad Events


AUSTIN, TX — The landscape may be stilled by the coronavirus, but the Austin Community College District continues to be a thriving institution with myriad activities abounding.

Among the events occuring at the college district from Sept. 28-Oct. 4 are:

  • Registration open for TEXGHS consortium: When the coronavirus pandemic hit, it forced bioscience innovators to redirect their work toward finding a solution. To accelerate the effort, leading experts in Central Texas, including ACC Bioscience Incubator Interim Director Nancy Lyon, founded the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium. The group is looking to find a solution for COVID-19 and preparing for the future. Registration is now open for the group’s inaugural virtual event 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 6).

  • Checking in on students’ mental health: Now more than ever, it is essential to support students academically and emotionally. The college district’s Student Life and counselors host monthly peer-to-peer discussion groups. This month’s event is 10 a.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 29).

  • Recruiters discuss the top 10 list for a successful job search: Students can register now for the college district’s Career Services job seeker series. This week’s featured speaker, Myles Wallace from Peak Performers, will help students understand the top 10 list recruiters look for in job applicants, including how to tailor your resume. The virtual event runs from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday (Sept. 29).

  • Reflections on the United Nations’ National Day of Peace: The college districts’ Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts a virtual conversation with the World Affairs Council titled Conflict in Diplomacy: Learning to Listen 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Monday (Sept. 28). The featured guest speaker will be Claire McCarthy, consul general of Ireland to Texas and the Southwestern United States. The event is free and open to the public. Join here

For more information, visit the Austin Community College website.

This article originally appeared on the Austin Patch

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