Virtual Connections

virtual connections

MVROP teachers are applying some serious outside the box thinking as they transitioned to virtual learning environments due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

One example of creative connections to valued community contacts includes MVROP Careers in Education Instructor Janay Shepherd and a special guest speaker, Gail Satake-Nakamura, M.S., M.B.A, from Ohlone College collaborating in a discussion was focused on "How to Navigate the College System".  

Students engaged not only in the virtual classroom discussion but also submitted questions prior to the virtual conversation to ensure they covered all their burning questions. They did their homework and made sure to take detailed notes for this relevant discussion.

Student notes on college transition

They inquired about all aspects of the high school to college transition including:

What are the biggest skills do you think would help a highschooler most with the transition to college: 

If I choose to take a high number of credits one year, am I forced to take the same amount the next year?

When in college should you be certain about your major?

For those who are transferring from community college to a four-year university, how do you know what classes to take to ensure that you can transfer in two years?

Is it okay that I don't exactly know what I want to major in?
 
If I have already chosen a major how difficult would it be to switch?
 
How do I know what classes I don’t have to take if it doesn’t apply to my major?
 
What is the difference between a college and university
 
How hard is the transition from high school to college? Any tips on how to make it easier?
 
What's the biggest tip you can give us when it comes to the college life?
 
Do you have any tips on how to manage a personal life and college life?
 
What are the most important things that we should know about?
 
How much freedom do freshmen have when selecting courses?
 
Do you prefer online classes or over the computer?
 
Do you think it’s worth going to college if you're not sure what to study?
 
Is it difficult to transfer from a community college to a university? If so, are there any tips you have to make the transition smoother?
 
Any tips on how to afford out of state tuition?
 
Do you have any tips on how to ease the transition of going to college?
 
We applaud these connections as our students prepare themselves for the next step in their journey post-high school.