First Friday Chats

First Friday Chats
Posted on 02/27/2023
This is the image for the news article titled First Friday ChatsOur chats occur the first Friday of every month, September-June. They feature our Higher Education staff, as well as guest speakers within and around the Community.

We look forward to you joining us at these virtual chat sessions. We will discuss important information about college and career-related topics, including applications, funding, scholarships, counseling, and so much more!

Ask questions, get advice, learn from the experts, and feel confident about your higher education goals. Chat sessions are scheduled the first Friday of every month from 10AM to Noon via Microsoft Teams. Everyone is invited!

Email [email protected] to register for the meeting link or to ask questions!
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Past Chats (2022-23SY)

Feb. 3: In this month's First Friday Chat we hear from
Cassandra Scott, the director of Tohono O’odham Community College (Phoenix Center). Visit TOCC.EDU for more information about this wonderful institution.



Jan. 6: In this month's First Friday Chat, STEP Up tutor Natalie Luna gives valuable study tips, and Higher Education Advisor Joyla Gates provides an overview of the Arizona College Open House event. Finally, SRPMIC Career Services Coordinator Seneca Peters checks in with updates from the Community's employment department.


Dec. 2: The Higher Education team was joined by Ken Hackler from Mesa Community College and Chicanos por la Cuasa Workforce Solutions. Discussion included information about automated industrial technology/industrial automation, classes, training, how to get started quickly at MCC, and more. Click here to view the PDF of Mr. Hackler's presentation



Nov. 4: The Higher Education team was joined by Angela Willeford with the SRPMIC Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs; discussion included information about the midterm elections and the Community's Get Out the Vote efforts. #SkoVoteDen




Oct. 7:
Discussion included the SRPMIC Internship Program, including who's eligible, how to apply, and where you can intern. Crystal Banuelos, SRPMIC Assistant HR Director, presented this wonderful information. 

Special note: Thank you for joining us! As a token of our appreciation, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "Golden Ticket" before October 31, 2022, to claim a special prize!



Sept. 2: Discussion topics include SRPMIC Community Housing Project/Survey and voter registration efforts. Find time stamps in our YouTube video description. Speakers: Normalinda Enas-Sydney, Architectural Designer/Project Manager, ECS; Aaron Studebaker, Project Manager, CDD; and Angela Willeford, Intergovernmental Relations Project Manager, OCLA.

Special note: Thank you for joining us! As a token of our appreciation, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "Golden Ticket" before September 30, 2022, to claim a special prize!




Check out the recordings of our chats from the 2021-22 school year
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