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Expand your skills, get an internship, prepare for the Career Fair!

Sept. 5, 2019 Edition

Students, this is your information site for all things Ancell.  Search, share and discover the endless possibilities here at WCSU.
Want to add or share an announcement specific to your Ancell peers? Submissions can be made to Kara Swenson, Editor, at 


Announcements & Upcoming September 2019 Events:

Tues. Sept. 3rdAncell Commons 2019 logo

Tutoring begins in the Ancell Commons

When: Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm & Friday, 9 am to 1 pm

Where: WSCB, Suite 433, in the Robert S. Young Library

For more info:
To view the Fall 2019 Tutor Schedule:  Tutor Schedule Fall 2019 V5

Please be sure to register or update your account with as username for our online scheduling portal MyWCOnline.
This helps you create appointments with some of our fantastic tutors in advance (we are welcoming 8 new peer tutors to the AC this Fall)!

Check out our website to see what services we offer. Including our latest, the Presentation Practice Center!


The Ancell Commons is still HIRING!
Looking for one or two more peer educators to tutor students this
Fall 2019 semester!

Benefits: We are looking to fill 2 time slots with great tutors!  Wednesday evenings 5:30 to 9 pm and Thursday evenings 5:00 to 9:00 pm. More specifically seeking a Justice & Law Administration tutor. Earn good money, demonstrate leadership skills and help others!

Visit our online application page @

**Dillon, a former Ancell peer educator and Finance graduate (Spr19) said,  “Being a peer educator taught me excellent leadership skills which not only helped me get my internship with RSM, but was a key factor in RSM’s decision to hire me full-time.”

Tues. Sept. 10thWestern Marketing Association's September 2019 Events Poster

Adobe Photoshop Workshop & First Meeting
sponsored by the Western Marketing Association 

When: Tues, Sept. 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Where: Westside Campus Center, Room 212

Learn how to use the popular Adobe program that they don’t teach you in school! Taught by recent WCSU alum. Also earn a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card at this Interest Meeting.

For more information visit





Wed.  Sept  11thAncell Day 2019 poster

Ancell Day 2019! 

When: Wed. Sept 11, 2019 from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where: South Plaza between the Westside Student Center and the dorms

Come for a free lunch and if you are early enough, a limited edition Ancell Leads t-shirt, 2019 long-sleeve! This is a great opportunity to connect to WCSU clubs and community.

For more information: please email Elise Budnick at







 The latest Gab n’ Grow podcast covers the topics of Living on Your Own and Getting to Know your Roommate: A Primer. Come listen to learn about some simple steps to beating the new and awkward with your very own Maribeth Griffin.




University-Wide Events

Fri. Sept. 20th 

Western Day of Service! Western Day of Service - Group Photo of 2018's Volunteers

When: Friday, September 20, 8 am to 1 pm

Where: Midtown Campus, White Hall 127. *check-in area and introduction by President Clark

Why you should go – be apart of the 6th annual Western Day of Service where you can connect with your peers and WCSU community. Sign up now to volunteer with one of the many non-profit organizations in our community. Receive a free t-shirt and continental breakfast as well!

Visit and sign up here:

Wed. Oct. 2nd

Fall 2019 Career Fair

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 1 to 4 pmWCSU Student at Career Fair

Where: Westside Campus, O’Neill Center.

See which potential employers will be there this year:  

Why you should go –  Use this event to scout out the territory, ask good questions and find out what it takes to get HIRED. Dress to impress for success! You can create a simple resume ahead of time using Optimal Resume builder and pass it out to potential employers!

Please contact the Career Success Center at or at (203) 837-8263 so we can help you learn what you need to know to succeed.

Every Thursday up until Oct. 10th, 2019

Free Series of Entrepreneurial Workshops Presented by SCORE

When: Thursday, Sept. 5 through Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8:30 pm

Where: North Ballroom on the Westside Campus

*Free & open to the public

Every Thursday now through Oct. 10, the Western CT & Fairfield County chapter of SCORE ( the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring and education) will be introducing new concepts to help small business owners and innovators thrive. Each two-and-half hour long session will have a lineup of expert speakers to help guide attendees towards personal plans for creating their own businesses.

The guest speakers and project coordinators provide attendees with plenty of thoughtful insight on taking the steps to create their own businesses. If you or someone you know has any interest in building a new business, you can register for the next workshop at: or access information from the first session, at

To read more about how the first session went, simply visit WCSU’s The Echo:

Why you should go – thinking about starting your own business now or once you graduate? This is a FREE chance to get feedback from professionals and scale your business model. It is also an opportunity to network with experts in this field and other local business owners.

Career Success Center Information:


Introducing Handshake Job Portal Handshake Introduction and logo

Western has a new job portal!  Visit to activate your account now.







The Career Success Center offers FREE business cards!Free Business Cards through WCSU Career Services

Get yours today by visiting the Center on WS Campus Center, 3rd floor. Click here for more information!





Club Information:

Accounting Society Welcome Meeting posterThe Accounting Society has several great meetings planned for Fall 2019!
The first meeting is next Thurs. Sept., 12th from 4:00- 5:00 pm












Western Marketing Association September poster

The Western Marketing Association has several events scheduled for Fall 2019. Including WordPress workshop on 9/24! Click here to visit their website for more details. Click here to see their new video!











Student Opportunities:


The LCCC explores the values of leadership, compassion and creativity across all Student Affairs disciplines and with people of all communities. Our LCCC students will be able to learn more about how they as students can practice effective leadership in their current roles, civic life, and future careers. Benefits include an official document signed by the university President, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the LCCC Program Director, recognition at the Student Leadership Recognition Banquet and at graduation by medal, and networking opportunities with students, staff and faculty. For
more information, visit or contact

New Student Resources Available! 
The Ancell Commons now offers the Presentation Practice Center!
Do you fear presenting in front of a group? Got the case of the “umms”? Or do you just want a critique of your upcoming class presentation? Come see us, we can help!
Book a slot with one of our peer educators, and they’ll give you a critique of how you’re doing using the standard Ancell undergrad and graduate oral communications rubrics. And we have a tips sheet to help too! Just go to to book an appointment. Don’t have time? Then submit an mp4 video of your presentation to Elise Budnick ( and a peer educator will give it a critique for you.
PrepStep for Colleges website headerStudents, here is free online LSAT and GMAT exam prep and Microsoft Office training. 
PrepStep by EBSCO Learning Express
, is a learning resource platform for students who are preparing for exams like the LSAT and GMAT exams, or need basic computer skills including Excel or other Office programs, math support, and career information including homeland security or law enforcement. Many resources are available. Thanks to the Young Library for this great resource!
Introducing TransferMation online resource (Not Just for Transfer Students)! 
Transfer students have less time to get fully prepared for a successful experience. They need to find everything on campus, acclimate themselves to all new info and resources and then hopefully find a job by the time they graduate in two or so years. Ancell understands and one of the reasons why we developed TransferMation.  We wanted to fast-track transfer students to success on every level here at WCSU.
In Fall 2019 TransferMation launched on BlackBoard Learn as an online resource and ORG to all incoming 2019 transfer students. We had some fantastic feedback and decided to create an accessible version to the public as well. Simply visit to view and download
The program goes through eight different topics that apply any student adjusting to their new campus environment. For each topic there is a short explanation and then a specific challenge.  We encourage any WCSU student to try these eight challenges and if there is a topic where you wish to pursue more, check out the “I want more” section.




Excel Training Resources from the Ancell Commons

Check out the Ancell Common’s list of training resources for Excel, including Microsoft Office Specialist Certification! For more information please see Elise Budnick or Gerri Kennedy at the Commons or click here.





Microsoft offers free training in the Office products. For Excel training click here:



LinkedIn offers FREE training upon signing up for a free trial. Click here FMI: 2016 Essential Training Screenshot





Microsoft Specialist Officer Poster

MOS Certification – once your students are competent in Excel 2016, encourage them to earn MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)  certification documenting their abilities.  Certiport, the official Microsoft  testing service, offers all the details on how to get certified. Click here or download the attached flyer.






The Ancell Pride Archive

Ed. Sept., 5, 2019