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ACC HOSTS POSADA FOR ASCENDER STUDENTS
Austin Community College’s Ascender Posada took place on December 2nd and 3rd as a virtual event. Throughout the Posada, the ACC Ascender team celebrated students’ accomplishments as they completed their first semester in college. This event is titled “Posada,” describing how students knock on doors for opportunities and success throughout their academic careers. First, the event started with an overview of the semester for students, including completing Ascender courses and attending previous events, such as the Bienvenida and the Noche de Familia.
Next, the Ascender team explained the importance of how to be successful throughout college. The program’s advice included planning the number of classes students can enroll in, asking for help when needed, and using time management to avoid procrastination. Most importantly, they reminded students to reward themselves for their achievements and to work as hard as possible.
Afterward, the students engaged in an activity with their mentors and professors to reflect on their semester. This activity included talking about their semester achievements, their best and worst classes, reflecting on their relationship with their mentors and families, brainstorming ideas on what can be improved for their next semester, and sharing any new goals they want to accomplish in the future. To prepare for the spring semester, the Ascender team reminded students of critical future events and essential deadlines.
Lastly, to celebrate the end of the semester, the students participated in a Kahoot game and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest to wrap up the event. Overall, the Posada allowed students to reflect on their achievements and focus on things they can improve on for the upcoming semester as they continue to knock on doors for new opportunities.