Monday, December 28, 2015

Maricopa Student Center Maintenance Dec. 30

The Maricopa Student Center will be down for planned maintenance Wednesday, December 30, 6-11 a.m.

The following online student services will be unavailable during this time: Maricopa Enterprise ID account creation, enrollment for classes, grade reports, transcripts, financial aid information, and the student message center. If you need to access any of these services, you are encouraged to do so before December 30. 

Visit this web page for the latest details about scheduled maintenance and services available to you during the process.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Attend Free Parenting Workshops in 2016!

Image from flier: Father taking care of an infant in a crib.  Text: Rio Salado College and the Communiversity at Queen Creek Host Parenting Workshops

Rio Salado College’s Early Childhood and Human Development Program and Shining Stars Learning Center will offer free parenting workshops in 2016 at the Communiversity at QC.

These non-credit classes are based on a training program developed by the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning at Vanderbilt University, which promotes the social and emotional development of infants and toddlers, and school readiness by the age of five.

program flier, text is the same as blog.2016 Saturday Workshops
10a.m. - 12p.m. 

Jan. 9
- Recognizing and Dealing with Childhood Trauma 
Feb. 20 - Teach Me What to Do!
Mar. 12 - Facing the Challenge I
Apr. 9 - Facing the Challenge II

Register online with Shining Stars Learning Center at or call (480) 888-9545.  

Participants will earn a two-hour training certificate upon completion of each class.

Classes meet Arizona’s Children Association and A Place to Call Home training requirements.

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Classes are free and open to the public.

Learn more about Rio Salado instructor and co-owner of Shining Stars Learning Center Victoria Diforte, in this related blog story.

Interested in taking your education a step further? Learn how Rio Salado can help you earn a degree in Early Childhood Administration and Management.

Why Go Back to School? There are Plenty of Reasons!

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Students from Rio Salado's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Omicron Chapter decided to produce a video as part of their 2015 student project, which focuses on why working adults are returning to school and the obstacles they have overcome-- in an effort to inspire other adults to go back to school.

This video is the culmination of their efforts and we hope it inspires you to embark on your educational journey. 

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Students also contributed written testimonials about their experience.

This personal narrative by Rio Salado PTK Chapter President Vanessa Williams beautifully encapsulates the struggles and triumphs she has encountered on her educational journey.

Milton Berle, once stated that “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” 

A few years ago, I felt that there were no opportunities for me to advance. After spending years on the street homeless and addicted, I made the first step by getting clean and sober. I found a job and was living in my own place. Life was great, but something was missing. 

I loved my job, however, I knew I wanted to build a better financial future for myself. I looked around and saw that other people were attending college and working. I did some research and found that Rio Salado would be the perfect fit for my schedule.

It wasn’t easy going back to college. I was in default on my student loans and I didn’t know how I would afford to pay back the loans with my part-time job. I spoke with the Department of Education’s ombudsmen and found out that I could make payments that would be based on my income. I was ecstatic. I began the process of applying to Rio as soon as I was out of default.

There were some challenges along the way, but with the help of a great support system, I have been able to keep up in school. I even joined some student activities such as Phi Theta Kappa and the National Society of Leadership and Success. I have been able to travel and meet new people. I have had the pleasure of working with the wonderful staff at Rio Salado during some of our student activities.

Going back to school has opened the door for me. When opportunity didn’t knock – I built the door. I am thankful every day that Rio Salado College opened that door to a better life for me.

Are you ready to go back to school?  Visit this web page for an introduction on how Rio Salado can serve you.  

To learn more about PTK and other student life initiatives, visit this Rio Salado Student Life web page.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Winter Break Closure & Special Service Hours

The Communiversity at QC will be closed for winter break, Sat., Dec. 19 - Sun., Jan. 3. We will resume regular business hours Jan. 4, 2016.

The Rio Salado Testing Center will be available for service on Sat., Jan. 2, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We hope you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season and New Year! We look forward to being of service to you in 2016!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Sustainability Certificate from CGCC Spring 2016!

Check out this new Sustainability Certificate from Chandler Gilbert Community College.

Enroll now for spring 2016!

Demo for Students New to Rio & Online Learning
New to Rio Salado College and online learning-- or thinking about enrolling?  This new demo was made for you!

Explore the options and convenience of our online learning platform and see why more than 40,000 online students have taken classes at Rio Salado College.

Start your demo now.

#onlinelearning #onlineclasses #tutorial #onlineeducation  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Mental Health Awareness & Maintenance Tips

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Finals and the holiday season are here and the end of the year is near-- which means some of us maybe feeling a bit more stressed, overwhelmed and in need of some help as it relates to mental health. Here are some perspectives, insights and wellness tips about mental health from Rio Salado Counselor Amberly Lebeck Brown to consider-- all year long.

In the scope of health and wellness, the focus is often on physical well-being while forgetting the important component of mental wellness.

Struggles with physical illness and disabilities are discussed openly and tend to be met with empathy while issues of mental health—including maintaining good mental health and battling with various degrees of mental illness—may be treated in the exact opposite way to the point of being stigmatized.

Of course, many of the things designed for physical health—exercise, a balanced diet—also contribute to maintaining a balanced mental health profile. Sometimes, however, these things are not sufficient and help should be sought.

Just like a minor physical issue, such as a cold or a sprained ankle, certain emotional stresses can be adequately dealt with by speaking with supportive friends and/or family members. Similarly, a more significant physical issue, such as a broken leg, would require the professional intervention of a medical doctor. A more significant behavioral health issue, such as persistent anxiety or depression, requires the assistance of a professional counselor, therapist, or psychologist.

In fact, even mental health professionals seek out other mental health professionals from time to time. Think of it like a maintenance plan; just as cars need periodic oil changes so does one’s mental health. Spending an hour talking, processing (positive or negative) stressful events, and allowing yourself to be centered on self is a great way to exercise those mental health muscles.

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Some may think mental health services are out of reach, but finding care is easier than one might think.

First, many health insurance policies—including ACCCS—provide a mental health benefit. The easiest way to find a care provider is to contact your health insurance provider and ask for a list.

Second, many providers offer a sliding scale fee for potential clients who do not have health insurance. In these cases, fees are typically based on one’s income and can be as low as $25 per session.

A third, slightly less expensive option is seeking assistance through one of the university counselor training programs. In these settings, counselors are university students and they are supervised by licensed clinicians. ASU’s Counselor Training Center is located on the main campus in Tempe and provides weekly counseling sessions during the fall and spring semesters at a cost of $80 for community members. The University of Phoenix provides free counseling at their Counseling Skills Center in Tempe.

Another option is reaching out to a crisis hotline or a warm line. There are several options within Maricopa County, including the Behavioral Health Crises Line, which offers a 24-hour crisis line at (602) 222 -9444 as well as a warm line at (602) 347-1100 that is available seven days a week.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender National Hotline ( offers an online chat option through its website as well as a warm line (888) 843-4564 with limited availability.

Veterans can access help through a 24-hour hotline at (877) 424-3838 and/or live chat offered by the National Call Center for Homeless Vets (

The only mistake is not asking for help.

The fear of being stigmatized has prevented many people who are struggling with significant mental health issues from seeking the help they need. Untreated mental illness is just as significant as any physical illness going undiagnosed and/or untreated and it can be just as debilitating.

For more details about Rio Salado counseling services, visit or call 480-517-8785.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

State Farm is Hiring! Take Part in Dec. 15 Job Fair

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Explore part-time and full-time opportunities in Customer Service, Sales and Auto Claims at State Farm's Career Fair, Dec. 15.

Meet with State Farm recruiters and hiring managers.

Dec. 15, 2015
10 a.m. - 1 pm.
Phoenix airport Marriott
1101 N. 44th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Search State Farm jobs and apply online now at

Learn how Rio Salado's new Insurance Studies program can help you excel in this fast-growing industry! 

Enroll now, start Monday!

#‎insurance‬ ‪#‎jobs‬ ‪#‎employment‬ ‪#‎career‬

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Attend Dec.14 Workshop to Learn How You Can Transition into a Teaching Career!

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Join the Rio Salado Teacher Education team for a free Post-Baccalaureate program orientation session at the Communiversity at QC so you can learn about the convenient and cost-effective ways students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree can transition into a K-12 teaching career.

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.

Communiversity at QC

Register now

Applicants can receive certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary (content specific) and Special Education. Learn about the traditional pathway model for certification which includes completion of all coursework, testing, and 12 week student teaching experience.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Get Linkedin to Network

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Here's some advice from Rio Salado Counselor Kamela Craig about the benefits of joining a social media networking group like LinkedIn while in college.

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Many college students are avid users of social media such as Facebook and Twitter but they should also consider LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and provides access to people, jobs, news and more.

Students may think that LinkedIn is better used after graduation but college counselors think you should stay ahead of the competition by building your profile early. By starting your profile while still in school you have time to develop your LinkedIn account and become an expert on how best to use it.

Networking is the key to landing a great job. Start now by linking with your friends, co-workers, classmates, professors, and family members. Call on your contacts for recommendations on your profile and start following the companies you may be interested in working for in the future. The information you learn and connections you make today may have a pay off in the future. Plus by having a profile on LinkedIn, an employer can find you!

Review these resources for tips on how to start or improve your LinkedIn profile:

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Kamela Craig on behalf of Rio Salado's Counseling Department.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Basics of a Mediterranean Meal - SCNM Thrive Class, Jan. 16

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Learn how to make quick, simple and healthy Mediterranean dishes with SCNM Thrive Chef Jason Taylor.

The menu will include fresh hummus with vegetable crudités. The hummus comes loaded with protein, and the fresh vegetables provide our cells with vitamins, minerals, fiber, healthy oils and phytonutrients.

12 - 2pm
Saturday, January 16, 2015
Instructor: Chef Jason Taylor
Price: $39

Register now: 480.222.9620

MCCCD SIS Maintenance Dec 5-6

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Attention Chandler-Gilbert and Rio Salado students: the Maricopa Community Colleges Student Information System (SIS) will not be available Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 a.m. until Sunday, Dec. 6 at 8 a.m for scheduled maintenance.  

This will affect all student self-service options including adding/dropping classes, resetting passwords and more-- so please plan accordingly.

Other support systems such as email, Canvas, and RioLearn will be available for use.

We appreciate your patience. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cybersecurity Employment Oppty for Veterans!

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PwC has committed to hiring 60 veterans into Cybersecurity roles by February 2016.

Learn about PwC, this recruitment initiative, eligibility requirements, the application process and more by visiting this web page.

Program Overview: Individuals selected during the Cybersecurity Hiring Initiative will join the Firm in various full-time cyber positions across the country and will begin their PwC experience in early 2016.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rio Salado Insurance Scholarship Deadline Extended to Dec. 3! Still Time to Apply!

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The deadline for our new ‪Insurance Studies scholarship‬ has been extended to Dec. 3, 2015!  

Apply now.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies focuses on general knowledge of the insurance industry, and touches on property and liability insurance, personal insurance and commercial insurance.

Students who complete the certificate can transfer to a variety of business programs offered at Arizona's public universities.

Rio Salado College collaborated with Glendale and Mesa Community Colleges, the Maricopa Community College District  and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to develop the program.

Check out this blog post for additional details about Rio Salado's Insurance Studies program.

How & When to Apply for Financial Aid

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It's time to apply for financial aid! Here are some tips from Rio Salado's Financial Aid team. 

New and continuing students interested in applying for federal student aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

You will need to provide your college's FASFA code. Rio Salado's FAFSA code is 014483.

Once your application is completed and submitted, your FASFA will be sent to your designated institution where your application will be processed to determine eligibility. This process can take up to four to six weeks.

Apply for Financial Aid Early!

For the 2015-16 award year, students can complete their FASFA through June 30, 2016. The 2015-16 FAFSA application is available now.

For the 2016-17 award year, students can complete the FAFSA through June 30 2017. The 2016-17 FAFSA application will be available January 1, 2016.

New and continuing students are encouraged to apply for financial aid as early as possible. 

Please note: Rio Salado student calendar block start numbers will determine when financial aid is disbursed.

Maricopa Community Colleges students should check their Student Services Center approximately 5-7 days after submitting their  FAFSA to see whether they have any outstanding related tasks by checking the:
● To Do List
● Message Center
● Official Student Email

Please also pay close attention to FAFSA deadlines and related deadlines from your institution.  Here is a link to Rio Salado Financial Aid deadlines.

Visit this web page for more information about Rio Salado Financial Aid services.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Federal Work Study Reduces Student Debt

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Rio Salado College has several, part-time student Federal Work Study (FWS) job opportunities that can help you pay for school while you gain valuable workforce experience.

FWS opportunities are need based. Applicants must also meet the following criteria:

For a list of job openings, visit and look for listings under Part-Time Student Federal Work Study Opportunities.

Attention: Please submit your resume and related documents to the email address noted on the job postings.

We hope you will consider joining our team!

Attend Free Teacher Ed Orientation Sessions

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The Rio Salado Teacher Education team hosts free orientation sessions to provide details about its Bachelor Degree Pathway and Post-Baccalaureate programs!  

Take advantage of one of these orientation sessions in December!

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Bachelor Degree Pathway Orientation
Learn how this educator preparation program allows students to complete 90+ credits at the community college level and then transfer to Northcentral University for the remaining courses toward earning a bachelor's of education degree.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
6:30 - 8 p.m
Rio Salado Tempe
Rio Tower - Disney Room #4 (6th floor)

Register now

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Post- Baccalaureate Orientation Sessions
Learn about the convenient and cost-effective ways students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree can transition into a K-12 teaching career. Applicants can receive certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary (content specific) and Special Education.

Traditional Pathway
Learn about the traditional pathway model for certification which includes completion of all coursework, testing, and 12 week student teaching experience.

  Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.
Communiversity at Queen Creek

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
6 - 8 p.m.

Communiversity at Surprise

Register now

Teacher in Residence Pathway
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher-in-Residence Orientation

Learn about paid employment opportunities in the classroom available to students while completing certification coursework. Visit this blog post for additional insights about this program and Arizona's pressing need for teachers.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Rio Salado Tempe Conference Center

Register now

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Week Hours of Service

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The Communiversity at Queen Creek will be closed Thursday-Sunday, November 26-29 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The Rio Salado Testing Center will be open Saturday, Nov. 28. 

We will also have special office hours on Wednesday, November 24-- 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We will resume regular hours and services on Monday, Nov. 30.

We hope you enjoy a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Scheduled Outage Nov. 14

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Attention Rio Salado, Chandler-Gilbert and other Maricopa Community Colleges students. 

The MCCCD online Student Center, will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

You will not have the ability to log into the system, register, check placement test scores, create an MEID, etc. Please plan ahead.

Other support systems such as email, Canvas and RioLearn will be available for use.

We appreciate your understanding!

Monday, November 9, 2015

New Scholarship Oppty for Insurance Studies!

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Ready to jump-start your career in the insurance industry?

Here's a new ‪scholarship‬ opportunity for you to begin Rio Salado's new ‪Insurance‬ Studies program! 

Apply now.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Insurance Studies focuses on general knowledge of the insurance industry, and touches on property and liability insurance, personal insurance and commercial insurance.

Students who complete the certificate can transfer to a variety of business programs offered at Arizona's public universities.

Rio Salado College collaborated with Glendale and Mesa Community Colleges, the Maricopa Community College District  and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to develop the program. Learn more about the development and purpose of this program in this blog post.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Veterans Day Closure, Nov. 11

The Communiversity at Queen Creek will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. 

Normal business hours will resume Thursday, Nov. 12.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NSLS Recognizes Rio Salado College Student Life Coordinator!

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The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) has recognized John Bastian, coordinator of student life, for his outstanding achievements on behalf of the Rio Salado chapter and its student members.

"Through dedication and commitment, John has effectively motivated society members to attain individual goals, demonstrate leadership and prepare for the real world by continually striving for success," said the award letter sent by NSLS President Charles Knippen.

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The letter goes on to say that Bastian has "inspired students to serve as a powerful force of good by encouraging and organizing action that results in positive impacts" in our community.

"The National Society of Leadership and Success is an organization that presents positive opportunities for Rio Salado students," said Bastian. "I am grateful to the NSLS for this recognition."

We hope you will join us in congratulating him for his exceptional service.

Interested in learning more about Rio Salado's NSLS chapter and other student life programs? Visit this web page or contact John Bastian at or 480-517-8656 for more details.

Photo of John with Rio students at a widerness retreat The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation’s best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 400 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 350,000 members.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Effective Studying & Note Taking Tips

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Some students seem to achieve A’s in classes easier than others. What’s the secret? More than likely effective studying and note taking techniques

Here are some tips from Rio Salado Counselor Autumn Cardott to help you make the most of your study time, course materials and note taking-- so you can retain the information you’ll need to ace your exams.

Active Reading
This is a great technique to help you memorize information and to make the most of your note taking. Active reading is when you process and output the information as you read it. Passive reading is how you normally read; trying to learn the information just how it’s written.  Active reading techniques include:

  • Highlighting important text.
  • Writing down thoughts next to passages read.
  • Asking questions about the material.

Here are some commonly asked questions about reading and note taking:

What should you read?
  • Review your syllabus and concentrate on the assigned materials.
  • Before diving into the materials, get an overview by reading summaries and conclusions for a big-picture view.
  • Test your understanding as you go along. Many textbooks include questions for this purpose.

What notes should you take, based on your reading?
  • Focus on the big ideas, relevant details and pay special attention to the introduction and conclusion.
  • Look for visual cues. If text is highlighted or in bold, it’s likely to be important.
  • Take note of information that’s repeated and reinforced.

I realize some topics are easier to get than others. How in-depth you go with textbook note-taking will be based on your level of knowledge on the subject and how hard it is for you.

Here are some additional tips to follow:

1. Read the chapter before the lesson.
2. Divide the chapter into readable chunks.
3. Schedule your note-taking sessions on your “to do” list.
4. Don’t do it all at one time. It’s good to space your reading out so it is stored in your long-term memory.
5. Go over the material and review what you’ve read right away.

We hope you find these tips helpful!

Study hard and take those notes! 

Contributed by Rio Salado Counselor Autumn Cardott on behalf of Rio Salado Counseling, helping students with their personal, educational and career goals.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Help Foster Youth Transition to Adult Life

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Teens in foster care are more likely to face homelessness, incarceration, teen pregnancy and substance abuse than their peers. Rio Salado, Chandler-Gilbert and the Maricopa Community Colleges are working with Arizona State University to change that with Bridging Success, a program to help foster youth transition to higher learning and life as an adult.

Learn more about this effort and ways you can make a difference in this azcentral story by reporter Kaila White.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Free Workshop Nov. 12: Emotional Intelligence–A Key Focus for Professional & Personal Success!

Take part in a free workshop, Emotional Intelligence–A Key Focus for Professional and Personal Success, presented by Chandler-Gilbert Community College professor Diana Creel Elarde at the Communiversity at Queen Creek.

Relationship building with clients, employees, family and friends is a critical component of success. Learn how understanding and increasing Emotional Intelligence can help retain valuable employees, increase productivity, and have a positive effect on both business and personal relationships.

Diana Creel Elarde, MA, is a psychology professor at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Founder of Emerging Insights, LLC. Recognized for her 25 years in technology sales and management, Ms. Elarde was inducted as a Xerox Global Imaging Leader. As a speaker and author, she addresses both business and personal areas of development.

Ms. Elarde will help you understand:
  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • Current state of American workers
  • Emotional awareness as a springboard to success
  • How fear robs everyone of valuable productivity
  • Employing Emotional Intelligence for stronger team building and relationship management on a personal and professional level

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 –7:30 p.m.
Communiversity at Queen Creek

21740 S. Ellsworth Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: 480-384-9000

For more details, call 480.732.7000 or contact Diana at

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Employment Fair for Youth 16-24 & Maricopa Community Colleges Students!

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The Maricopa Community Colleges are joining Starbucks in the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative Fair & Forum at the Phoenix Convention Center this Friday, October 30 to help young people between the ages of 16 and 24 find employment and educational opportunities.

Starbucks will be joined by 20 other companies to recruit, hire and provide support services at the event.

While the event is designed specifically to help young people who are not currently employed or in school and who have had difficulty finding jobs and educational opportunities, Starbucks is inviting all Maricopa Community Colleges students to take advantage of the workshops, services and interviewing opportunities available during the free community event.
  • Meet and interview with more than 20 companies 
  • Practice interview skills with one-on-one coaching 
  • Create or improve resume with personalized support 
  • Get resources to complete high school degree and explore college 
  • Get help with job applications 
  • Attend workshops on how to set career goals 
  • Tap into legal resources and immigration services 
  • Find a mentor and job training programs, open a bank account and more!
Participants will also have access to bus passes, food, haircuts and other services to help them prepare for on-site interviews.

100,000 Opportunities Initiative Fair & Forum 
Friday, October 30 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

To register, visit

Register and Schedule Your Interviews Now!
Participants can pre-schedule up to two interviews online and should plan to dress for success to meet with various employers during the event.
About the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative:
The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is a coalition of leading U.S.-based companies committed to training and hiring 100,000 Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 who are out of school and not working by 2018. Launched in August of 2015 to create more pathways to economic opportunity for young Americans, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative aims to be the largest employer-led coalition in the country. The Initiative creates pathways for youth with untapped talent and potential to build skills, gain credentials and employment, and reclaim the American Dream. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is an employer-led coalition that will leverage the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions. It is supported by many of the country’s youth and opportunity-focused nonprofit organizations, local governments, and participating funders.

#StartSomewhere #100kOpportunities