BAEC Upcoming Events for Small Businesses

BAECThe Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College, hosts and creates workshops, webinars, and tutorials all in support of small business development and of our local entrepreneurs.  Our coaches at BAEC, have scheduled wonderful and informative events for small businesses to gain knowledge in how to grow their businesses. If you’d like to register for our events, please contact us at baec@smccd.edu.  BAEC upcoming events include,

  • How To Use Zoom for Your Business -Tuesday October 12, 6-7pm
  • How To Use Canva -Tuesday November 9, 1-2pm

The BAEC is a small business resource and development center located in downtown San Bruno, serving all North San Mateo County.  To book a free coaching session or to learn more, complete this brief survey and connect with us at baec@smccd.edu.  Missed a workshop?  Check them out here on our YouTube channel.

Article by Eva Zermeño

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BAEC Is Now Open

After 17 months the BAEC Team members came back excitedly to re-open the doors on September 1st.  While the BAEC Team stayed busy during COVID with online coaching sessions, awarding San Bruno business with Micro Grants and providing support, it was very rewarding to walk into the office and reopen the center.  We hit the ground running, welcoming members and answering questions during our hours of operation. The BAEC is now open Monday-Thursday 10am -2pm, bring your ideas, questions or just pop in to say hello, we would love to see you.

The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center is a hub of resources for anyone looking to start and grow their business idea.  Skyline College students, faculty, and staff are welcome to book a business coaching session or attend a workshop!

 

Questions? Interest? Contact us at baec@smccd.edu, 650-738-7994, or visit us at skylinebaec.org.

 

Article by Daniela Klemish

REBOUND Premieres Sept 30 on KPBS Directed by Skyline College Film Professor Tamara Perkins

Rebound

REBOUND tells the story of two women separated by decades and starkly different circumstances who rebound from incarceration. They each overcome their years of addiction and abuse to pursue the promise of higher education. These aspiring scholars navigate parole, raising young children, and self-healing to find acceptance, sisterhood, and hope for a new life.

In her new documentary airing on PBS, Director|Producer and Skyline College Film Professor Tamara Perkins, builds on the theme of life after incarceration she explored in her 2018 film “Life After Life” which follows the stories of three men as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. REBOUND takes us into the lives of 56-year-old Laura Murray and young single parent Isabella Quevedo as they follow new pathways following incarceration.

“All of my films are about connecting people and inviting folks to have a personal connection with those most impacted by systemic barriers to living healthy and prosperous lives,” says director Tamara Perkins. “In the US, the fastest growing rate of incarceration is among women. As Laura says in the film, ‘women have very different pathways to crime.’ They are more often associated with abuse, trauma, and survival. This is still not truly acknowledged or addressed.”

REBOUND (2021) PREMIERES THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30 AT 9PM ON KPBS

SAVE THE DATE! Watch Party Sunday, Oct 10 at 12p PST / 3p EST.

A watch party is planned for an encore broadcast of ‘Rebound’ on October 10 at noon. Perkins, and Laura and Isabella from the film will be live chatting and available to talk with viewers.

For more information about the live watch party event go to: www.reboundwomen.org

Tamara Perkins is an award-winning filmmaker and changemaker focused on documentaries that inspire transformative change through dialogue, healing and advocacy. Pulling from her work in restorative justice as a grief support facilitator, speaker and nonprofit director, she founded Apple of Discord Productions in 2006. Connecting media, activism and healing, she developed programs such as the Wisdom Project and San Quentin Media Project, which trained at-risk youth and incarcerated men in filmmaking as a tool for transformation.

Tamara’s film Life After Life (2018) began in her yoga class inside San Quentin State Prison when the men asked her to tell their story, and continues to be a catalyst for learning and advocacy nationally. As a crime survivor and justice impacted family member, this film is both especially meaningful and provides an often-overlooked proximity to storytelling. Her upcoming films, Clarissa’s Battle and Rebound, were each similarly inspired by a personal connection to the subject matter. Delving into screenwriting, her recent script melds present day social, moral, and ethical questions with a Woman-driven SciFi Thriller. As a national speaker, Tamara’s repertoire spans from filmmaking to prison issues and human rights. Notable partners include ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center, Stanford Law and the Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law. She is a recipient of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency’s Media for a Just Society Award. Tamara received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s College of California and Skyline College.

 

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” — C.S. Lewis

In the end, no one wins when our returning citizens do not succeed.” — Melba V. Pearson, Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

 

Interested in Film? Find out more at:  skylinecollege.edu/film

 

Article by Chris Burwell-Woo

Careers in Psychology Series

Ayanda Miti

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce they are hosting a series of conversations with the intent of sharing information about different careers in the field of psychology.

The series kicked off on Wednesday, September 15th, with Skyline College graduate Ayanda Miti.  During the 60-minute conversation, Ayanda shared information specific to the career of Registered Behavior Therapist, including job duties, academic and training requirements, job outlook, and benefits and challenges related to the job.

Two additional conversations are scheduled this semester:

  • October 20, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Alyssa Kurth will be sharing information about her job as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • November 17, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.: Kasey Guentert will be sharing information about her job as an Organizational Psychologist.

Recordings of last semesters Careers in Psychology conversations can be found at https://www.skylinecollege.edu/psychology/careersinpsych.php.

For more information, or to request a link to the webinars, please contact Jennifer Merrill at merrill@smccd.edu, or Dr. Christina Shih at shihc@smccd.edu.

Article by Jennifer Merrill

Job Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following job opportunities with you. Check them out—

 

Internship Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

Expand your network in ways that will lead to your dream job. The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following paid internship opportunities with you. Check them out—

Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Clinics

Free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics will be available throughout the semester at all three colleges.

Vaccine Clinic Schedule

 

Register at myturn.ca.gov

Make an appointment!

  1. Visit myturn.ca.gov
  2. Click on “Make an Appointment”
  3. When asked for address, enter Cañada College, Skyline College, or College of San Mateo

 

  • Open to students, employees, and community members
  • Reservations preferred but no one turned away
  • Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available
  • 12-17 years old: parental permission required through registration process
  • Face coverings required
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Understanding LGBTQI Expansiveness

LGBTQI Dialogue The Student Equity and Support Programs Division (SESP) invites you to our first dialogue session on Understanding LGBTQI Expansiveness facilitated by Evolve Benton, happening on Wednesday September 22 @ 4PM.

What does an inclusive community look like to you? Do you want to help build an inclusive community? 

These sessions are intended to help us explore the lives of marginalized people from the LGBTQI community and People of Color. Through these sessions, we hope to move towards a collective understanding and action towards social justice and empowering the lives of LGBTQI people.

(The 2nd session – Dialogue to Break the Silence on Wednesday November 3)

Please contact ocampoallen@smccd.edu if you have any questions, otherwise, we hope to see you there!

 

Article by Allen Ocampo

Fluent not Fearful – Community Dialogue Sessions

Fluent not FearfulThe Student Equity and Support Programs Division (SESP) invites you to our first Fluent not Fearful dialogue session, happening on Wednesday September 15 @ 4PM.

Do you view yourself as a community leader? Do you want to become a better community leader? 

The Fluent not Fearful sessions are intended to help us close the gap between what we say, what we do, and what we want for our communities.

Join us for a conversation on the importance of equity language!

(The Fluent not Fearful follow up session is on Wednesday November 17.)

Please contact ocampoallen@smccd.edu if you have any questions, otherwise, we hope to see you there!

Article by Allen Ocampo

Inaugural College Hour at Skyline College

College HourSkyline College is proud to announce the successful launch of a new community building event, College Hour. Each week, MCPR and Student Life will create an inviting venue for students to come together and connect in person, while learning useful information about various campus services, programs, clubs, and more.

College Hour takes place each Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the quad and we are looking for hosts to join each week! While Marketing and Student Life will always be on site to provide the venue, snacks, music, and games, we are also encouraging campus organizations to use this valuable opportunity to get the word out to students about their great programs. Last week, we were happy to host Project Change as well as a voter registration booth, and many programs have already booked future slots!

As we return to life in person, it helps to have a common place to chat with colleagues and students, grab a (free) snack, or play a quick round of Cornhole. We encourage all to come out to support this great, new initiative!

If you are interested in hosting a future College Hour, you can sign up via this Google Doc.

 

 

Article by Becky Threewit
Photo by Ricardo Coronado