From: Accelerated Transfer Academy
Date: April 7, 2023
Subject: ATA Weekly Newsletter - April 7, 2023

Know Your Numbers
Health Services

Total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and BMI…Oh My! Student Health Services will be conducting student health screenings on Wednesday, April 12th, from 11:30-12:30pm, in OMB S445.

Wednesday, April 12
to 12:30pm
One Main Building, S445

Email to register.

FBI Employer Information Session

Join the Main Career Center for a meet and greet with FBI Special Agent Becky Nguyen, she will be presenting a brief overview of the F.B.I. with a focus on career opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Special Agent Nguyen will be discussing a variety of positions including Special Agent, Intelligence Analyst, Forensic Accountant, Surveillance, and more.

Thursday, April 13th
to 1:00pm
Milam & Travis Conference Rooms

Functional Literacy to Financial Literacy

Our final vitalvoices session of the spring 2023 semester will explore how both functional AND financial literacy contribute to the economic success of society.

Tuesday, April 11th from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
UHD’s College of Public Service
1002 Commerce Street, Houston 77002
Room C100, 1st Floor

Join Richard Simonds, Director of UHD’s Financial Coaching and Economic Stability Lab to explore the state of financial literacy in Texas, how the Mayor’s Office of Adult Literacy’s (MOAL) involvement in local and national adult literacy initiatives and the United Way of Greater Houston 21st century vision is supporting the economic health of our city.

We will be joined by special guest, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, who will share details about the Multilingual Financial Literacy Act.

Join us in person in room C-100 of the College of Public Service, or via Zoom.

Upcoming ATA Events

Wednesday, April 19
Start End   Event         Location
5:00pm 6:00pm CLC Connection: Education and Training S418 (ATA Lounge)
Tuesday, April 25
3:30pm 4:30pm CLC Connection: Healthcare IT TBD
Thursday, April 27
1:00pm 4:00pm Fuel Up for Finals
(See flyer below)
Private Location (sign in to display)
Friday, April 28
2:30pm 3:30pm ATA Monthly Program Meeting ATA Lounge (S418)

Upcoming GSC Events

Tuesday, April 11
Start End   Event         Location
3:00pm 4:00pm GSC Workshop - Study Skills 101 Private Location (sign in to display)
Tuesday, April 18
9:00am 1:00pm Academic Success Resource Fair 
(See flyer below)
O'Kane Art Gallery Foyer
Wednesday, April 26
1:00pm 2:00pm GSC Workshop - Crossing the Finish Line: Finals Prep 101 Private Location (sign in to display)

FREE Self-Defense Training

ÔÇïÔÇïÔÇïPresented by the UHD Police Department, this training will teach you common attack defense, basic escape techniques, lifestyle awareness, and attack prevention. Students must attend all four sessions. When you register for the 04/14/23 course, registration for the April 21st, 28th, and May 5th courses are automatically included. To register visit

Join the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the National Women's Equal Pay Day event presented by the POWER On Heels Fund

Wednesday, April 12
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Marilyn Davies College of Business

This important event creates awareness about #EqualPay! Learn about the what factors that contribute to the significant pay discrepancies between women and men. #EqualPayDay represents how far into the year a woman has to work to earn as much as a man doing the same job.

­ƒæçClick here to join the conversation!

Arts & ÔÇïCommunication SÔÇïtudieÔÇïs
Internship ÔÇïFair

April 12, 2023ÔÇï
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meet with local organizations to discuss available internships!  The Art + Communication Internship Fair serves two purposes: introducing our students to the wide range of non-profit and business organizations our city has to offer and connecting those organizations with candidates for internships.

Internship Fair participating companies: 

Art League Houston Holocaust Museum
Ensemble Theater HTArt
Catastrophic Theater Epilepsy Foundation
Houston Center for Photography Hester House
FotoFest International City of Houston Housing and
Community Development
Writers in the Schools Big Brothers Big Sisters
Fresh Arts Young Audiences of Houston (YAH)
Stages Project Row Houses

Keys to Academic Success

Accept Responsibility
Remember that you alone are responsible for your academic achievement. Your instructor is your guide and your classmates may help you to understand your assignments; however, you are responsible for your own success.

Discipline Yourself
Discipline yourself to study everyday for at least two hours or until you understand your assignment. Study to know and to understand, not merely to get a particular grade.

Manage Your Time
Manage your time well, so that you allow time for your personal responsibilities and time to study. Remember procrastination is a subtle thief that will steal your academic success.

Stay Ahead
Stay one or more chapters ahead in reading your textbook.

Be Present and Prompt
Avoid being absent or tardy. You are required to attend classes from the first day that classes begin for the semester. Good attendance will give you first-hand knowledge of your instructors' comments and responses to questions.

Don't Quit
Do not stop coming to class because of a personal crisis, problem, or frustration. ATA success coaches can help you determine how to manage or cope with these situations. Our peer mentors can also assist you with finding resources on campus to help you. If you stop coming to class you will earn an "F," which will lower your GPA.

Communicate with Instructors
If you cannot come to class because you are ill, notify your instructors. Try to make arrangements to make up your missed assignments.

Diligently Work Until the End
Do not slow down after mid-semester. Work harder than you did at the beginning of the semester. Sustain your hard work until the end of the semester.

Stay Focused
Focus on your academic goals. As far as possible, eliminate negative influences and distractions that may prevent you from reaching your goal.

Accelerated Transfer Academy
One Main Street

Room S417
Houston, TX 77002


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