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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2017! 

TFC's Graduation Ceremony took place on Sunday, May 7th at Revel Fulton Market.

We are extremely proud and happy to extend our good wishes to all of you. Our   heartiest congratulations on this accomplishment as we wish you all the best for

your futures! 

 

We are very proud of all of you and we know you will set a great example as you prepare to join your respective industries as creative professionals.

 

Best wishes and cheers!

To view more graduation pictures, please visit our Events Gallery page!

Graduating Class of 2017

STAFF HIGHLIGHTS

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

Jason Lee

Recording Arts

Jason is a 2016 Recording Arts graduate who recently secured a full-time position as an AV Tech at Compass Group. Jason is also currently an AV Tech/DJ at The DJ Firm and a Crew Member at Chicago Stagehand. We asked Jason a few questions and here's what he had to say!

What do you like most about working at The DJ Firm, Chicago Stagehand and now Compas Group?

Both jobs, The DJ Firm and Chicago Stagehand, are flexible and you get to say yes or no to whatever jobs they offer you. With Chicago Stagehand it's really great to meet other crew members and learn more from them and network to learn the Audio Visual field better. The DJ Firm Company is small AV tech work but it's another passion I do as a DJ myself.

Thanks to both these jobs is why I got hired at Compass Group as a full-time AV Tech to handle all of their press conferences and meetings!

 

What advice do you have for TFC candidates currently and actively job searching?

After graduating, keep an open mind to trying anything because it does not hurt to learn extra skill sets for certain jobs. Sometimes your career mindset will change especially within the audio industry. 

 

How did your experience at TFC help you secure your current role?

My experience through the Recording Arts program helped me realize to not stick to one skill set. It does not hurt to learn everything they teach you from location audio, live sound, sound design, or recording engineering. This contributed to securing my current position. 

 

What would you look for if you were in the position to hire new graduates from TFC?

Experience and the skill sets candidates have besides what they specialized in.

 

What was your favorite thing about TFC? 

 

My favorite was working with Paul Rodgers doing foley for a full feature film from a filming company. This project was outside of class and I was lucky enough to get chosen by Paul along with two other students to work on a real project like this. 

 

Name one thing that made you choose TFC over other colleges?

 

Learning hands-on was key for me to understand how things work when I studied Recording Arts. But the most important part of TFC was the networking they had through their Career Services Department and through the teachers as well.

If you had to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

Well, I wish I did an Internship at a post-production studio during the school year, or on summer break. Other than that, nothing really.

Beth Cooper

Student Services Manager

Beth Cooper is TFC's new Student Services Manager! Her first day will be Wednesday, June 7th. Beth comes to us with several years of experience in higher education working in Admissions, Academic Affairs, and Career Services. She is passionate about engaging students early and often to help each individual throughout their journey connect their passions to their career purpose.  Beth has a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University.  She is really excited to be joining the TFC family!

Fun Fact: Beth loves sports! She played softball in college and still loves playing. She also loves the Cleveland Browns.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

End of Summer A Session : July 1, 2017

Start of Summer Session: July 12, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS

**ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!**

 

TFC will be instituting a change in policy regarding loaner equipment from the I.T. Department.  This change has been in effect since MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27th!

 

If you wish to check out a laptop and/or power supply from the I.T. Department, you MUST LEAVE A FORM OF ID 

(such as a Driver's License or State ID) with the I.T. Department while you are borrowing a laptop and/or power supply.  This ID WILL BE RETURNED to you when you bring the equipment back to the I.T. Department.  

 

 

Please note that NO LAPTOPS AND/OR POWER SUPPLIES CAN BE CHECKED OUT WITHOUT LEAVING AN ID!!! There will be no exceptions to this policy.

 

 

INDUSTRY EVENTS & NEWS

B • STEM PROJECT: WE HACK TOO

 

B~STEM Project (bstemproject.org), an organization dedicated to helping young girls and women engage, learn, and grow around business and STEM related disciplines across industries.

 

We are launching our 8-day virtual hackathon, We Hack Too, powered by Microsoft. It’s a dynamic opportunity for young girls and women to learn about product design and business development. The virtual hackathon takes place June 23rd ~ 30th. It includes an 11-city, one-day launch event held inside select Microsoft stores. Our Business Development & Design Incubators offer a unique and dynamic 1-day immersive experience. Young girls ages 8~13 as well as high school and college level women participate nationwide.

 

There are NO FEES to participate. Students interested can pre-register by visiting us at www.bstemproject.org.  

Below are a few links to We Hack Too’s 2016 1-day events:

 

Chicago: http://bit.ly/2py87ZG

New York: http://bit.ly/2oqIGEq

San Francisco: http://bit.ly/2pQ74AH

Los Angeles: http://bit.ly/2oqCMmM

WHEN

Friday, June 23 - Friday, June 30, 2017

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

WHERE

Oakbrook Center

100 Oakbrook Center

Oakbrook, IL 60523

RISE ABOVE: AN EVENING OF INTIMATE CONVERSATION & MUSIC

Join us for Rise Above: An Evening of Intimate Conversation & Music featuring Raheem DeVaughn and Goapele.

FREE pop-up show! First 800 attendees will be admitted until capacity is reached. The doors will open at 5:30pm, and the show will start at 7:00pm.

INFO:

- GET THERE EARLY - 5:30 PM RECOMMENDED.

- Seating is limited to first come, first serve until capacity.

*This Eventbrite ticket does not guarantee admission, as seats will be filled on a first come first served basis until venue capacity is reached. Early arrival at 5:30pm is strongly recommended.

WHEN

Saturday, June 17, 2017

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM CDT

WHERE

Park West

322 W, Armitage Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

TECHWEEK CHICAGO 2017

Techweek Chicago 2017 features 3 ticket types:

1. EXPLORER

The free Explorer ticket gets you access to the Hiring Fair, select tech knowledge events, and community workshops during the day. Suitable for students, tech enthusiasts, and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to explore career opportunities and the best of the tech community.

 

 

2. ENTREPRENEUR

The Entrepreneur ticket gets you all Explorer ticket benefits PLUS additional access to exclusive networking and social events, all Fest knowledge events, and the LAUNCH startup showcase. Entrepreneur is best suited for tech entrepreneurs, investors, and tech executives looking to network and make critical connections, and discover the best startups and other great local companies.

 

 

3. EXECUTIVE

The premium Executive invitation gets you FULL access to all Explorer and Entrepreneur benefits PLUS exclusive invitation-only access to Growth Summit, an elite speaker conference and speaker reception. Growth Summit features the top 20-30 CEOs of the best high-growth companies discussing detailed topics in-depth. This event is invitation-only - visit here to apply.

Executive access is intended for elite investors, CEOs and senior executives of top growth tech companies - and a select group founders and industry experts.

WHEN

Monday, Jun 19, 2017, 8:00 AM –

Friday, Jun 23, 2017, 11:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Various locations downtown

Chicago, IL 60654

FREE SCREENING AND DISCUSSION - REAL BOY

WTTW, in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events presents a FREE screening and Discussion of Real Boy. REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen.

WHEN

Saturday, June 10, 2017

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Chicago Cultural Center

78 East Washington Street

Chicago, IL 60602

KIZUKI ANIME NIGHT DONATION - JUNE 2017

Kizuki Care

In Kizuki, we are passionate on giving back to our community and we want to invite you to join us.

 

How?

Participate in our movie nights starting 06/06/2017,

 

• One of the Izakaya dishes will become a "Kizuki Care Item” in which 10% of the proceeds will benefit a specific charitable foundation every week.

 

• Guests who make a charitable donation toward the designated foundation (We recommend $2 per guest) will be able to make a seating reservation during movie nights (Up to 10 reservations per event, rest of the seating is first come first serve with free admission)

 

Below is the movie night lineup and foundation partners for each week in June.

06/06: Ghost in the Shell: The Movie

06/04: My Hero Academia Marathon. (Starts at 6:00 PM)

- Meals on Wheels Chicago

06/13: One Punch Man Marathon (Starts at 06:00 PM)

06/14: Pokemon Go Move: Pokemon Forever

- One Tail at a Time

06/20: Summer Wars

06/21: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

- Childrens Place Association

06/27: Howl's Moving Castle

06/28: Naruto: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow

- Leave No Veteran Behind

WHEN

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT

WHERE

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya Wicker Park

1482 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60622

TFC CAMPUS CLUBS

Now recruiting for clubs for Fall!

Feel free to let us know via email if you'd like to start your own club or join an existing club.

studentservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

The more the merrier!

COUNSELING CENTER

The Tribeca Flashpoint College Counseling Center provides students with confidential services. All full and part time students are encouraged to access their services. These specific types of psychological appointments offered are:

• Individual Therapy

• Couples Therapy

• Psychological Assessment

• Academic Stress Management Counseling

 

THERAPISTS:

Jacquelyn Nuber, M.A. - Room 666

Adam Mills, M.A. - Room 640

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday

12:00pm - 5:00pm

CONTACT INFORMATION:

counselingservices@tribecaflashpoint.edu

312.506.0643

ACADEMIC SUCCESS LABS

All academic assistance sessions can be scheduled by emailing tutoring@tribecaflashpoint.edu or walk in during the open session hours:

 

 

WRITING LAB

Monday-Thursday 1-2 pm

Info Commons

Sara Stigberg

Walk ins and appointment

 

SUCCESS STRATEGIES LAB

(Time management/Organizational skills/Effective communication skills/Overcoming Test Anxiety, and more)

Mary Sebek

Workshops and appointment

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LAB

Michael Galbincea

By appointment

 

ONLINE STUDENT TUTORING

All services offered on ground

By appointment

Skype or email papers- Writing Lab

Collaborate in Blackboard- Math Lab

Academic Assistance - PPT, emails as needed and by appointment

 

 

To schedule an appointment contact: tutoring@tribecaflashpoint.edu 

 

 

We’re here to help you succeed!

INFO COMMONS / LIBRARY

WRITING LAB

HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADDRESS

28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602

CONTACT                               

Students (Career Services)

flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Students (Student Services)

flashpoint.studentservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Alumni

flashpoint.alumnirelations@columbiacollege.edu

 

Employers

flashpoint.employerrelations@columbiacollege.edu

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