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Student Support Services event gathered experts in NYC to maximize the use of the HEST Virtual Plaza-

2015HETS_DSC1866-sss-eventConcurrent with its Summer Board of Directors Meeting, HETS celebrated on June, 29 2015, the Student Support Services Event in New York City at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Participants from Bergen Community College, Berkeley College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, Inter American University of PR in Puerto Rico and NY, Cumberland County College and Borough of Manhattan Community College took advantage of this event and collaborated in a very deep and interesting discussion regarding HETS free of charge services available for students through our Virtual Plaza portal.

The main purpose of this event was to identify and share strategies in using HETS Student Support Services to increase access and retention, and explore additional ways to collaborate through HETS on how to maximize the use of the Testing and Education Reference Center and Career Transitions tools to evidence success, retention, and college completion; Maximize the use of the2015HETS_DSC1859-SSS-close-up E-Writing Modules, Financial Aid and Internships to complement HETS member services to increase retention among Hispanics; Identify new resources you would like to receive from HETS; Maximize the use of Bilingual Entrepreneurship Courses, STEM and Student Readiness resources to increase student motivation and engagement in the online and face to face environments and ITs recommendations to make services more accessible to students at HETS member institutions. These sessions were directed by Ms. Yelixa Castro, HETS Executive Assistant and Public Relations Coordinator, who also presented several of HETS student services available free of charge accessible from the HETS Virtual Plaza.

The event closed with a brief presentation of the discussion results and recommendations to the HETS Board of Directors which allowed HETS to learn more about student interests and needs and the best ways to create additional support services for them and our member institutions. HETS would like to recognize BMCC’s staff that helped with the setup of their outstanding facilities at Fiterman Hall and the live transmission and recording of the event. To watch the recording of this event click here. For more information about HETS services, please visit http://hets.org/, or contact us via email info@hets.org or just call us at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.

¡Ya están disponibles! Accede aquí los videos de todas las presentaciones del HETS Student Leadership Showcase.

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Los videos de las presentaciones del primer HETS Student Leadership Showcase ya están disponibles en la página del evento y el canal You Tube de HETS. Este evento reunió, el pasado 12 de septiembre, a más de 650 líderes estudiantiles universitarios de las 17 universidades miembros de HETS en Puerto Rico.

Dio comienzo el Tour del Student Leadership Showcase, encuentro de líderes HETS-

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Prof. Lydia Collazo, Rectora de NUC, Arecibo dando la bienvenida a los participantes del tour de la región noroeste.

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Región norte reunida en el Anfiteatro Ignacio Morales Nieva de la Universidad del Turabo.

El pasado viernes, 20 de marzo comenzó el tour del evento para estudiantes HETS Student Leadership Showcase con la visita a la región Norte en la Universidad del Turabo (Gurabo) y el viernes 27 de marzo en National University College (Arecibo) para atender la región Noroeste. En estos eventos miembros del Comité Asesor de Estudiantes de HETS presentaron la variedad de servicios que tienen disponible libre de costo en www.hets.org y en especial su Plaza Virtual (www.virtualplaza.org) para apoyar su meta académica, incrementar la retención y las oportunidades de éxito en sus estudios como parte de los beneficios de su membresía. Además de su participación en este tour, el Comité Asesor de Estudiantes ayudará a coordinar eventos futuros y a identificar los intereses y necesidades de los estudiantes para colaborar en la búsqueda de soluciones y servicios que los apoyen.

Otro de los propósitos de evento, antesala al evento nacional, es reclutar estudiantes que tengan proyectos innovadores que sirvan de ejemplo y entusiasmen a otros estudiantes a realizar los suyos. Las próximas paradas de este tour lo son el 10 de abril en Borough of Manhattan Community College en la ciudad de New York y el 1 de mayo en la región Suroeste en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de PR, en Ponce.

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Una de las ganadoras durante la rifa de regalos de nuestros auspiciadores.

El evento finalizó con la invitación formal de la Directora Ejecutiva de HETS, Yubelkys Montalvo, al Student Leadership Showcase nacional el 25 de septiembre en el Teatro del Recinto Metropolitano de la Universidad Interamericana y con un sorteo de regalos de los auspiciadores del evento.

Para información de los servicios de HETS, visita www.hets.org, o envíe un correo electrónico a info@hets.org,o favor llamar al (787) 766-2600 exts. 8910 / 8911.

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC)

The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) allows students to search for colleges, distance (online) learning opportunities, programs for international students, and nursing schools. Also, search thousands of graduate, law, M.B.A., nursing, and distance learning (online) opportunities. Even, search vocational schools, career colleges, information technology programs, executive education programs, and private secondary schools. A section to prepare for the GED; civil service and military entrance exams; licensing tests for law enforcement, real estate, the postal service, and many other fields; plus college and graduate school admissions exams is available.

If you are a student of one of the HETS member institutions, you can have access to these resources FREE of charge.  If you don’t have a password to access, please contact either your institution’s Student Affairs office or the HETS office.  If your institution is not a HETS member yet, please review how to become a member.

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