STEM Careers Pandemic Proof

STEM workers are in demand! Engineering and STEM-related jobs will take precedence in the employment industry through 2029 according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — professions are expected to increase 8% between 2019 and 2029, compared to just 3.4% for all other [...]

NVC Black History Month Resources

  NVC Black History Month Zoom Backgrounds: Go here. NVC: Black History Month – Jeopardy –  Feb. 18 Test your knowledge of Black history for a chance to win! Registration required prior to the event. Teams can participate for a chance to win $200-$500. There will be 6 teams max which will consist of [...]

Work Study Position Provides Life Skills and Finance Help

The Federal Work-Study program is a government funded program that provides students with employment on colleges campuses. It is essentially a way for low-income students to receive extra financial assistance during their higher education. I was lucky enough to be able to work and attend my classes all at Northwest Vista College. Work-study has [...]

Know Your Housing Rental Rights

Northwest Vista College’s department of Student Advocacy hosted a webinar with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA). TRLA is a nonprofit legal agency that assists working class and low-income individuals with free civil legal services. During the webinar, the TRLA group of attorneys and legal advisors provided insight on housing rights, evictions and CDC guidelines [...]

Learning with a Group of Friends

As someone who is pursuing a teaching career, I pay close attention to different teachers and their teaching styles. Despite the relationship I’ve had with previous teachers, good or bad, I have always learned something from them whether it’d be regarding academics or a life-skill. Like many other professions, teaching is an art and [...]

No One is Born Being Biased or Prejudice

On Nov. 4, I had the privilege of participating in a webinar where author and historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi spoke about his New York Times best selling book “How to Be an Anti-Racist”. The conversation was very open minded and involved a lot of tough topics surrounding bigotry and systemic racism in America. [...]

Not Enough to be Non-Racist, WE must be Anti-Racist

On May 26, 2020, In the midst of a global pandemic, Americans all over the nation swarmed the streets in protest following the death of George Floyd by a Minneaopolis police officer. Protests lasted weeks and resulted in civil unrest across the country. Americans were divided by those who support Black Lives Matter and [...]

Achieving Goals – Even During a Pandemic!

When I first attended NVC, it was a goal of mine to eventually graduate and receive an associate degree. After two years, I can finally say that I have achieved these goals. These past two years have been troublesome as I navigated my way through college as a first- generation student. I picked up [...]

NVC Student Recognized by People Magazine for Tackling Mental Health

It’s not every day that Northwest Vista College students get to claim that People Magazine gave them a shout out or in Micah Palacios’ case – a feature in their digital magazine. Micah was one of 11 girls featured in its story on, “Meet PEOPLE’s Girls Changing the World in 2020.” The magazine said, [...]