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February 21, 1986     Bellevue College
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February 21, 1986

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Feb. 21, 1986 Bellevue Community College Page 3 Campus Placement works for students by Boyd Smith Advocate staff The Cpllege offers job placement to currently enrolled and graduate students to make finding a job easier. Jane Foster and Barbara Budnik, the two job placement counselors, encourage students to come in and take advantage of jobs posted outside their offices. The job description sheet is easy to understand and gives an outline of its responsibilities, hours and wages, and the skills needed. The jobs available range from clerical jobs, restaurant work, computer pro- grammers and janitorial positions. Proceedures to apply for job placement: Fill out a Bellevue Community College personal employment interview card. This card asks for the basic information needed, such as your age, past work experience, special skills and class schedule. Go to the job bulletin board and find a job you think fits your needs as far as pay, hours, and skills. Have an interview with one of the job counselors. They will make sure the job fits your needs, it won't conflict with your schedule, and you are qualified to do the job. The counselors will call and make an appointment for you. Then they will give you an introduction card that lists the employer's name, address and the time of your interview. After this, it is like any other job interview, except the employer knows the counselors sent you because they thought you were the right person for the job. The employers like having college students apply for the job because they know the placement center tries to send the fight people, Foster said. "We really work hard to make sure it's a good match," said Foster. The placement center is located in A 103 and is open Mon. through Thurs., from 9 ;Lm. to 1 p.m. o ..d e 3 o. Students check the various offerings at the Job Placement Center. Help available for the struggling by Boyd Smith Advocate staff The "Student Survival Skills" class now meets on Wed. from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. The class is taught by Steve Cross, a counselor at the College's Human Devel- opment Center. The course is basically an individual study class because of low turnout this quarter. The "Student Survival Skills" course is offered to help give new, struggling, or returning students guidelines for effective studying. The class uses "The Master Student" as text for the course. Through the book and lectures, Cross tries to sharpen and improve student's listening and note- taking skills and motivation in studying. The course also includes skills in overcoming test anxiety and ways to prepare for tests. Cross said he tries to help students set the right goals for themselves according to their skills and their time available. Library cont. from p. 1 allocated 7.6 percent. In 1983-84 it received five percent, Clark said. "This two percent is a significant amount of money. A library is an easy place to cut back on in tough times because it is hard to see the results of a cutback - - it's not an immediate impact," he said. "The original 7.6 percent may have been unrealistic," Clark said Pres. Paul Thompson said the consensus of the Board of Trustees is that the College is doing the best it can to support the comprehensive nature of the programs this College represents. "The board thinks we are doing our share to support the library - and then some," said Thompson. 'AVe are currently funding the library higher than the state model. That means we're taking resources from somewhere else. "I am quite satisfied a good, thoughtful consideration has been given to all areas of the campus," said Thompson. The debate over funding has continued since last summer when Seidel made four unsuccessful attempts to amend the Special Service Budget. At that time, Seidel objected to the $83,000, one-fourth of the total budget, that the Student Budget Committee allocated to athletics. Following last week's board meeting, Seidel said there is a conscious choice being made to fund athletics over other programs. "We have one of the best colleges in the state To allow the library to deteriorate is nonsense," he said. He said most of the people who come to the "Student Survival Skills" class have a willing attitude, but are having a hard time putting it all together. Cross said the course teaches students "the skills of learning to learn," skills that will last a lifetime. The class is very demanding, Cross said, because of the amount of reading involved, and then applying the material to one's self.