Drug Survey Followup


By: Lauren Mye

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. This information will help me to organize my blog into certain topics. The topic with the most interest was hallucinogens, with opiates not being too far behind. I will be writing my next blog based on information about hallucinogens.

Some other topics that people wrote down that they were interested in included, Meth, Date Rape Drugs, LSD, Heroin, Ecstasy, effects drugs have on you, abuse, family member effects, steroids, birth effects of drugs, smoking, and addiction recovery. I am really glad to see that people are interested in learning more than just the basics. I will be sure to include some of these topics mixed in within the upcoming blogs.

Did you know??
In the ‘50s and ‘60s, the US government tested acid on people—yep, American citizens—without their knowledge.

Learn more in my next blog.

The Fashion Show


The G.C.C. Fashion show was this past Saturday and it was amazing! Out of the two GCC Fashion Show’s I’ve seen, this one was my favorite!

As Hanna Tischer’s video woman, I got a glimpse of the magic that goes on behind the stage. Everyone looked amazing and I was super impressed by the high level of professionalism carried out by my peers. It was more than an enjoyable experience.

Here are just a few some snap shots from the event. (Click to enlarge).



Passion for Fashion


Dream it. Wish it. Do it.

It is so exciting that the fashion show is finally coming tomorrow, and we just finished the rehearsals for today! Here are some snapshots from today.

Stage and seats all set by noon


Fashion Is A New Beginning. Keep calm and the bridal scene is coming.

Clothes and posters from Fashion Is Pneu Moda by Lauren Countryman

Fashion is hard working, and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Fashion is an instant language. Let’s see what the students from the fashion program want to say about who they are without having to speak.

See you tomorrow!

Bohemian Chic


The 35th annual fashion show at Genesee Community College is so very close being that it is only 2 days away! So with that said the question ‘What is fashion to you?’ is sparking the interest of many.
This year the 8th scene of the show is Bohemian chic featuring children’s wear. This scene is produced by Jessica O’Brien and Jordan Reese with assistance by Bailey Johnson and Jeannie Riveria. This scene is coachella inspired with a hint of children to wow the crowd and grab the attention of the audience.

When I think of fashion I think of the quote “fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life” to me this means you are who you are and what your style is, but that doesn’t mean it defines you. It allows you to extend what fashion is to you. After this year; I will be attending LIM in New York City to continue with my dreams of fashion.
35 years of fashion has been demonstrated and shown through this community, and this year we, as a whole are producing fashion is. We can’t wait to see what you all think of this years show. Hope to see you there!

-Jessie O’Brien

Cover Letter and Resume Tips


When you haven’t updated your resume for a long time or you haven’t started one, it is quite difficult to start with. You can get A Guide to: Resume Writing from our Career Services Center at Room B201 of Batavia Campus, and the guide will show you the formats you can use, the information you can and cannot put in, plenty of vocabularies you can choose, and two samples of the resume. But here are some tips I’ve learnt from my CEP class.

  • No errors in grammar and/or spelling.
  • Have a full but not overcrowded page that can be easily scanned.
  • Highlight the most important information.
  • Have the information related to the career and/or the job you’re applying.
  • Make sure all information is clear.
  • Organize it well with sections like education, experience, honors, skills, references, etc.
  • Get help from a professional from the relating careers.
  • Always refresh your resume when you’re in a new position or learn something new.
  • Proofread, proofread, and proofread.

You’ve found a new job and been getting ready to send your resume, do you need a cover letter? The answer is always a “yes”! Skip a cover letter, and you’ll miss an opportunity to sell yourself. A cover letter can let you reveal your personality and build the rapport. You also can get A Guide to: Writing a Cover Letter from the Career Services Center, and the guide will show you the format you need to use, the information you need to put in, and a sample of a cover letter.

  • No errors in grammar and/or spelling.
  • Have a business format for the cover letter.
  • Identify the position you’re applying and explain why you’re interested.
  • Determine several strong skills you own and tell how they can apply to the job.
  • Show that you know enough about the company in the company’s “voice”.
  • Thank the readers for taking time and describe how you’ll follow up in the end.
  • Keep it short and sweet.
  • Ask someone to read it.

Your resume and cover letter say a lot about you. They determine whether you’ll be called in for an interview or not. Be so good that they cannot ignore you.


Know More about Your Future Career and Yourself


There are only two and half weeks of classes left, and many students are graduating and/or transferring. Are you ready for the next college or job? If you’re only finishing your first year here, do you already have an idea what to do after GCC? I’ve learnt plenty of information about how to plan for my future in my Career and Educational Planning (CEP 101) class with Dr. Priester, and I’d like to share it with you. Today, I want to talk about how to know if your future career choice fits you. There are certain ways to find out how you act at work, what strengths you’re holding, what careers are interesting to you, and what multiple intelligences you own.

cropped-Strengths_horizontal_poster.jpg1. Discover your top 5 strengths at StrengthsQuest: http://www.strengthsquest.com/home.aspx. You can spend $9.99 on the website to get the access code and learn of your strengths. At the desk of many office workers here, there’s a tag standing with his or her name and five words under the name. Those words are the strengths. You’ll get your top five strengths, words like achiever, belief, command, deliberative, and empathy, with the descriptions.


2. Learn of your 4 MBTI personalities at The Myers & Briggs Foundation for free: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/. You’ll obtain 4 letters of how you act at work, extraversion (E) or introversion (I), sensing (S) or intuition (N), thinking (T) or feeling (F), and judging (J) or perceiving (P). These letters represent your personality type at work and suggest you the careers that suit you.


3. Find out your top 3 interests of careers for free at Holland Occupational Themes (RIASEC): http://personality-testing.info/tests/RIASEC/ and other websites by just searching “Holland code quiz”. You’ll receive your interest levels on every kind of careers and be informed of the jobs that won’t bore you.


4. Be wise to your top 2 multiple intelligences for free at many websites by searching “multiple intelligence test”. Therefore, you’ll be conscious of which careers you’re better because of your intelligences, such as logical, spatial, intrapersonal, or other intelligences.

5. Now, you recognize 1 person, which is yourself.

6. Be familiar with the positions you want at O*NET Online: http://www.onetonline.org/. You can search the jobs you want, and it’ll show you all tasks, skills, abilities, interests, and more related to the jobs. So you can find out if you’ll match your dream job after being aware of yourself by following all the steps above.

7. When you’re ready to apply for a job, look for the positions at indeed: http://www.indeed.com/.

Your dream job doesn’t exist, and you must create it. Also, it’s important that you choose a job you love, so you’ll never have to work a day in your future.


G.C.C. Digital Art Show


The Digital Art show displays the artwork of G.C.C. students who are enrolled in the Digital Art program. The pieces of artwork in the gallery are amazingly bold, aesthetically pleasing, and fantastically creative. Below are photographs of some of the students with their artwork. (Click to enlarge)

I encourage you to visit and view the work of our very own peers at the “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery. The exhibit opened today and will be up until May 18th. This Thursday (April 28th) the opening receptions will be from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. By that time, the student animations will be projected for public viewing as well.


IMG_0544“The art show has challenged me in a creative way that I’ve never experienced before. I felt really proud of myself when I saw something I created on display.”

– Rashawn J. Mc Crea (photographed above) 



Pamela Swarts – Assistant Professor of Digital Art


Mary Jo Whitman – Art Gallery Coordinator