Culinary Arts Newsletter

October 7, 2015

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One of the key skills in achieving success in college and beyond is learning how to set goals. Studies have shown that students who have set educational and career goals for themselves are more likely to complete their college education. When you set a goal you set your mind in motion to find ways to make your goal a reality.

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If you know what you are aiming at, you can focus on hitting the target. Setting a goal works the same way. The most helpful goals are SMART (Specific, Measureable, Action-Packed, Realistic & Time-Bound). This goal-setting tool will help you focus on a goal and help you reach it. Take one of your education or career goals and make it a SMART goal:


What do you want to do?

Not Specific: I want to get an education.

Specific: I want to earn an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts.


How will you measure your goal progress?

Not Measurable: I will take some classes.

Measureable: I will enroll and complete 12 credits each semester.


How will you make this happen?

Not Action-Packed: I will attend class.

Action-Packed: I will schedule my time so I can attend 12 hours of class each week and allow myself at least 24 more hours to study (for every 1 credit hour, approximately 2-3 hours outside of class studying).


Is your goal doable?

Unrealistic: I will reach this goal in a year or so.

Realistic: I will complete 24 credits each school year.


Can you set a time frame?

No time: I will earn an Associate Degree.

Time: I will earn an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts in 6 semesters.

What is YOUR SMART Goal?

My Goal

Specific: ________________________________________________________

Measureable: __________________________________________________

Action-Packed: _________________________________________________

Realistic: _______________________________________________________

Time-Bound: ___________________________________________________

Source: CaliforniaCareerCafe

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When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Library Learning Commons
This event, hosted by the Job Prep Services Office at Leeward Community College, provides Leeward CC students access to employment opportunities from local businesses.

List of participants available HERE

(Courtesy of Job Prep Services)

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Any Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ann Dorado, Counselor

Academic and Personal Counseling, Career Exploration and Planning, Class Registration

Tami Williams, Academic Specialist

Academic Success and Life Skills, Guidance to Campus Academic Support and Resources

Coe Snyder, Peer Mentor

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