Alpha Beta Kappa- National Honor Society
On November 15th, 2016 Alpha Beta Kappa- National Honor Society welcomed ten new members to the Tribeca Flashpoint College Chapter!
The students asked to join Alpha Beta Kappa- National Honor Society are in their last year of school, have above a 3.5 CGPA, and are examples of what hard work and dedication can lead to. TFC is proud of their accomplishments and cannot wait to see what their future has in store!
Game & Interactive Media
Sean is a 2015 Game & Interactive Media graduate who is currently a Backend Application Developer at StickOutSocial (www.stickoutsocial.com.) We asked Sean a few questions and here's what he had to say!
What do you like most about working at StickOutSocial?
What I like most about working at StickOutSocial is definitely the environment. The dynamic of the environment is set up in such a way that you never feel pigeon-held into doing one thing and only one thing. With it being a smaller company, you are not only allowed to grow and learn how to do multiple things, but you are encouraged to. It is fantastic to be surrounded by people who love what they do and who are glad to help you grow.
What piece of advice do you have for TFC candidates currently job searching?
I have a few pieces of advice for students currently in the job search. First off, love what you do. If you do not love what you do, it shows. Nothing is more discouraging to employers than seeing the forced smiles and overwhelming dread of someone who is applying to a job that they don't really want. I understand that some situations require you to take a job that you don't love but if that is not the case then there is absolutely no use in taking a job that you don't want to do. Finding what you love to do regardless if you went to school for it will make your life significantly easier. You are more likely to be pushed to excel in something you love to do and you can always find ways to expand your skills. I personally went to Tribeca for Game Programming, something that I loved to do, and found in my second year that I really liked Web Development as well. Without having learned much in terms of backend development, I applied for an internship which I got and then rapidly built up my skills doing web development.
I think many people get stuck mentally thinking that they went to school to learn a very specific skill. Well, here is the way I see it: If you focus on learning a specific skill then you are wasting your time. It is far more important to learn how to learn and that may sound confusing at first, but look deeper into it. Being in an industry that involves technology that is constantly evolving, learning a specific skill for a technology that will be outdated in a year or two is not going to be beneficial; but learning to adapt to new technologies and new environments will be forever beneficial.
Lastly, I would say don't get discouraged. Finding a job is not always easy, often it isn't easy at all for most people but that doesn't mean give up, it means you try harder. Some jobs are just not meant for you. Some positions do not match your skill set. And even some companies don't match your personality. It is important to find a company that meshes well with your personal beliefs and will help guide your personal growth. Finding a job is as much of you picking the company as it is the company picking you.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
STUDENT SERVICES MANAGER, BRITTANY ZAHORA OUT OF THE OFFICE
November 22 - December 4, 2016
WINTER REVEAL PARTY
Tuesday, December 13th
12:30 - 1:00PM Reveal in the Matrix
1:00 - 1:30PM Party in the 6th Floor Lobby
INTERNSHIP FAIR WORKSHOPS
Wednesday, January 11th & Thursday January 12th
12:00 - 1:00PM in the Matrix, Room 530
12:00 - 2:00PM
Join us for "Heading West," a free film and conversation on the history of African Americans on Chicago's West Side. The screening will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm at the BBF Center (1512 S. Pulaski).
Even before Chicago was founded as a city, the West Side of Chicago was home to a thriving community of African Americans. "Heading West" retraces the history of African Americans on Chicago's West Side through captivating archival footage and interviews. It traces the Black West Side experience from the very beginning, through two major migrations of Blacks from the deep south, through the turbulent sixties, up to the promise of the new millennium.
BBF Family Services, the 2016 Great Migration Centennial Commission, the North Lawndale Employment Newtork, Cook County Commission District 2, and Habilitative Systems, Inc. are proud to sponsor screenings of "Heading West" at various venues throughout Chicago.
Following the film, stay for the discussion and share your family's West Side story.
This event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served! Reserve your tickets today.
Fri, December 2, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CST
Better Boys Foundation
1512 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60623
Fran Flowers Premiere 2016
After going three years, five months, and nine days without talking to her brother, Fran Flowers searches for greater ways gain even more attention.
Fran Flowers is a short film directed, edited, and produced by Hannah Horton with the help of Christian Owens and Dan Piotrowski. Starring Clare D'Amato, Anthony D'Amato, and Henry Horton.
Sun, December 4, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 West Campbell Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
MoGRAND PRIX 2016
Welcome to the second annual MoGRAND PRIX. A motion graphics meetup / high-speed Go Cart RACE! Come join us on December 3rd @4:00pm in Buffalo Grove. Space is limited so sign up NOW! There're 20 spots available and we race in groups of 10. Don't miss out!
This invite is open to Industry friends and family too so feel free to spread the word.
GRAND PRIX @ K1 SPEED
* 12 Lap Practice
* 14 Lap Qualifying Race
* 16 Lap Final Race
Includes trophies for top 3 finishers, podium photo and score sheet with K1RS race performance details. Then afterparty in the 2nd-floor bar overlooking both tracks.
For more info check out the site here - http://www.k1speed.com/adult-parties.html
Saturday, December 3, 2016
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
301 Hastings Dr
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
SPOTLIGHT | A SHOWCASE FOR CHICAGO ARTISTS
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT:
OR CONTACT: (872) 256-0445 TO AVOID FEE’s
- 21+ Event
- Tickets - $10
- Doors Open At 8:00PM
- Early Arrival Highly Suggested
Ticket Info: For this event ticket buyers must arrive at THE Venue before 11:00pm for guaranteed entry. After 11:00pm, the venue will stop holding the door for ticket buyers and allow in General Admission walk-ups. If you arrive after The Venue has reached capacity, ticket buyers will be given PRIORITY ADMISSION as people leave. Priority Admission means that you will be let in before General Admission once people leave if we are at capacity. Early arrival is STRONGLY SUGGESTED.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016, 7:30 PM –
Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 2:00 AM CST
2871 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Ja Rule Live in Concert
Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its single "Holla Holla". From 1999 to 2005, Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the U.S. BillboardHot 100 chart, including "Between Me and You" with Christina Milian, "I'm Real (Murder Remix)" and Ain't It Funny with Jennifer Lopez, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, the Grammy-nominated #1 hit, "Always on Time" with Ashanti, "Mesmerize" also with Ashanti, and "Wonderful" with R. Kellyand Ashanti. During the 2000s, Ja Rule was signed to The Inc. Records, which was formerly known as Murder Inc. and was led by Irv Gotti. Due to his hits with his collaborators, Ja Rule has earned four Grammy nominations, and has earned six top-ten albums, two of which Rule 3:36(2000) and Pain Is Love (2001), topped the US Billboard 200. He is also known for some well-publicized feuds with other rappers, in particular 50 CentandEminem. Catch him live december 16th at the legendary PORTAGE THEATER!!
Fri, Dec 16, 2016, 9:00 PM –
Sat, Dec 17, 2016, 1:00 AM CST
4050 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Pilsen Art Walk After Party: Charity Benefit + Art Auction
Come join The From Now On Foundation for a private after party and art auction following the free Chicago Arts District's 2nd Fridays Gallery Night. The after party will allow guests to gain intimate knowledge of artist's background and inspiration. Auction of all artwork will begin at 10:30pm. Wine and cheese will be provided.
Zoe Rain - (www.zoerainphoto.com)
Zoe has made a name for herself in Seattle and across the globe with a refined photojournalistic and editorial style in a wide array of photography. Has contributed to The Grammys, Rolling Stone Magazine, The New York Times, NIKE, Billboard Magazine, Capital Records as well as shooting artists including Macklemore, Chance The Rapper, Steven Tyler, G-Eazy, Sam Smith, and Miley Cyrus.
Yams - (www.renaissanceyams.com)
Lewis has been a Graffiti artist for 20 years. He started at the age of 14 while he was a freshman because he had an interest in letterforms and calligraphy. Lewis carried this interest to community college and then VCU to study fine arts. A year after graduation, Lewis made his move to Chicago. Since in Chicago, Lewis has been a part of various group exhibitions and solo shows across the country in Chicago, Miami, New York, New Orleans, Seattle and Phoenix. Lewis has collaborated with numerous organizations such as The Chicago Loop Alliance, Lacuna Artist Lofts, and The Elephant Room Gallery.
Lina Caro - (www.linacarodesign.com)
Lina's work is a playful exploration of nature, simplicity and being human. Growing up she would spend hours drawing and painting while also experimenting and trying new techniques. At an early age she realized that art was the best way to channel her creativity and express herself. Lina's style is a direct reflection of her heritage. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, Lina has always been attracted to loud and rich colors, and exotic and organic shapes. Lina's work is full of life, emotion, and movement.
Fri, December 9, 2016
9:30 PM – 11:30 PM CST
Fountainhead Lofts Arts Building
1932 South Halsted Street, #201
Chicago, IL 60608
Prevent human trafficking by helping the homeless.
We give out food to dozens, then eat together with a handful and work on helping prevent them from being trafficked. Helping them get jobs, free social services, and friends makes a critical difference in avoiding trafficking.
Come on down and lend a hand!
2PM EVERY SATURDAY
WE MEET AT THE STARBUCKS IN THE JEWEL AT:. 1340 S. CANAL. CHICAGO, canal is between State Street and the Dan Ryan Expressway
Due to sensitive situations this is a women only event.
Smart phones and portable computers come in handy for accessing help.
Plz bring $10-20 to defray food and restoration expenses
Some present will be those in need of weekly mentoring.
Some could use gift cards, CTA transit cards, money belts, passport pouches, hugs
Simply coming, eating together, giving respect in your countenance and words can be of great effect to them.
Some present will not be survivors but those vulnerable to being so. Some who are survivors will not be identifying as survivors of human trafficking.
There will be some learning, but the focus is on us all giving love, respect and encouragement to those we love so much. The goal is to give love while sharing food and our hearts.
If you are late the Starbuck’s employees will direct you to where we have gone to.
This is a COMPASSION TO THE RESCUE event. If you can't make it to the event, any donations sent to will make a big difference.
Sat, December 3, 2016
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
Starbucks at Jewel
1340 S. Canal
South of Downtown Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607
Mindfulness in Motion
You're dreaming big about your ideal life - who you want to be, what you want to do, where you want to go. You have an amazing vision of what that looks like and then a voice pops into your head that says "You're not good/brave/smart/good-looking/dedicated enough to accomplish that." And your dream disappears as quickly as a balloon accidentally released to the sky.
That voice is a liar. You ARE enough. You are AMAZING.
In this class we'll use journaling, visualization, and dancing to quiet that voice so you can be the strong, empowered, amazing person you are meant to be.
Come to clear your mind, move your body, and center your soul. You'll leave feeling refreshed & more self-aware (physically & mentally) - plus you'll gain clarity on how to bring more positive feelings into your week and a plan to move you closer to your desires.
Wear comfortable clothing & bring a journal.
Are drop in classes available?
This class is drop in friendly. Drop in classes are $15 per class. 5 and 10 class packages are also available.
Buying a Class Pack? I have great news for you!
Class Packs can be used for Mindfulness in Motion AND other Soul Centered Movement classes. Class Packs can currently be used towards:
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
Tribe is accessible via the Belmont bus, Brown line (Paulina stop) and there is ample free street parking available.
Tue, December 6, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
1819 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
TFC CAMPUS CLUBS
Now recruiting for clubs for Summer & Fall!
Feel free to let us know by emailing
The more the merrier!
9:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
ACADEMIC SUCCESS LABS
The Writing Lab, Math Lab, Success Strategies Lab and the Computer Technology Lab will resume for the Fall Term on Tuesday, September 6th thru Thursday, December 15th, 2016.
All academic assistance sessions can be scheduled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or walk in during the open session hours:
Monday-Thursday 1-2 pm
Walk ins and appointment
Monday-Thursday 12-2 pm
Walk-ins and appointment
SUCCESS STRATEGIES LAB
(Time management/Organizational skills/Effective communication skills/Overcoming Test Anxiety, and more)
Workshops and appointment
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY LAB
ONLINE STUDENT TUTORING
All services offered on ground
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: email@example.com
We’re here to help you succeed!
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