5 reasons you need an internship

5 reasons you need an intershipThe main reason to complete an internship is to be employment ready when you graduate. Internships offer students the chance to jumpstart their career with invaluable learning experiences and opportunities. Below are five ways you will become employment ready after successfully completing an internship:

1. Hands on learning
Apply what you have learned in the classroom to real-world situations. This will open your eyes to a whole new way of thinking and give you a more in-depth view of lessons learned in the classroom. I completed 3 internships while in college. Each of them gave me the opportunity to practice the skills and lessons I learned in class. Continue reading »

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6 reasons to take summer classes

6 reasons to take summer classesWith Spring Break just a week away, it’s pretty easy to start fantasizing about summer – the warm weather, adventures in the mountains, outdoor barbeques and all the sunshine imaginable. But have you ever considered taking just a bit of your free time and enrolling in summer classes? Registration for CCA’s summer courses opens April 7th, so now is the time to look into it. Here are six reasons why you should:

1. You can get ahead on your degree
Summer is the perfect time to take those pesky gen-ed courses and get them out of the way. That way come fall, you won’t have to worry about them, your course load will be lighter and you’ll be that much closer to graduation.

If you’re attending any public four-year college or university in Colorado, many of CCA’s summer classes are guaranteed to transfer to your school, so get your requirements completed here this summer! Continue reading »

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3 reasons you need to take Spanish

Learn Spanish at CCA in Colorado1. Enhance your career
Knowledge of a foreign language – especially Spanish and Chinese – is one of the skills employers want in job candidates. A couple of years ago, the University of Phoenix Research Institute surveyed a group of employers on what skills were in demand or were going to be in demand in 10 years. Knowledge of Spanish was identified by 70% of the employers. Globalization is not a buzzword, but a reality in the Aurora community. According to the 2010 census, almost 30% of the Aurora population is Hispanic. And 21% of the population only speaks Spanish Continue reading »

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What’s it like to be “In the Classroom” in college?

College can be a wonderful, exciting, and sometimes daunting endeavor to consider. What will the classes be like? Will I understand the content? Will I fit in? Sometimes questions like this can flood our minds and distract or delay us from taking this important step in our educational careers. Continue reading »

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6 things I learned from my first Ironman race (the one I didn’t finish)

What I learned from my first Ironman race, CCA in ColoradoAs you’re digging into a new semester, you may find some of these points useful. I pondered for months what went wrong on November 20, 2011, when I DNF-ed my first Ironman race, and I came up with this (DNF stands for the dreaded “did not finish”):

1. Have realistic goals Continue reading »

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