College Students Get More Out of Extra-Curricular Activities than Résumé Booster

College students around the nation have a lot going on.  Most importantly, they are enrolled in classes leading to their desired goal.  If enrolled full-time, they are likely to spend 40 hours or more per week attending classes and studying.  Many college students also have jobs that require them to work around their classes and study time.  Depending on the job, college students may spend 60-80 hours per week engaging in school or work functions. But, for some, it doesn’t stop there.  College students also have the opportunity to participate...

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RVC Student Filmmakers Honored

Our students impress in many ways . . .things they do in the classroom, and then sometimes after they leave us. It’s a joy when we see their accomplishments and have the chance to share them broadly. We have recently had the privilege of two students – one current and one former – who achieved great success with their films. First, Rock Valley College Mass Communication student Tom Doherty’s film, The White Room, was selected for the Beloit International Film Festival. The White Room is a powerful, emotional, psychological drama that follows...

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Title Hopes High for RVC Basketball

If everything goes to plan, the Rock Valley College basketball teams will kick-off the madness of March each with shots at a national tournament berth on Saturday, March 1. But first things first. The RVC women’s and men’s basketball teams have both earned the top seed in their respective regional tournaments, hosted at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. The RVC women will play tournament host College of DuPage tonight (2/27) at 7:00 p.m. and the winner will advance to the championship game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The...

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Now’s the time to get started at RVC

Are you or is someone you know interested in Getting Started at Rock Valley College? Have you or a friend or family member completed some of the Getting Started steps but just need to finish and register for classes? We’re here to help! On Wednesday, June 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we’ll have extra staff on-hand in the Student Center (check-in at the Information Center) to assist new students in getting through the Getting Started steps, regardless of where you are in the process. We’ll even help you register for classes that day so you...

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Hispanic high school students to get jumpstart on college readiness

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Rock Valley College will be hosting its annual High School Leadership Conference on Friday, May 3, 2013, 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). The event is designed to allow Hispanic high school students to jumpstart their skills for college readiness, develop educational and leadership skills, and network with peers and key insiders. The theme this year is Education Today…..Leader Tomorrow (Educación Hoy….Líder Mañana) and will feature guest speaker Jimmy...

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