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Summer Bridge to Success workshop to cover digital skills

GRAYSLAKE – Whether you are a returning College of Lake County student or a high school junior or senior planning to take fall CLC classes, you can learn digital skills, including how to manage your online reputation, at a 10-day Summer Bridge to Success class.

The free, one-credit workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, July 16 to 31, at CLC’s Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

Students will learn practical tips, such as managing what a Google search would reveal about them.

“Potential employers and colleges make decisions based on your social media and digital footprint,” Rodolfo Ruiz-Velasco, multicultural student access and success coordinator, said in a news release. “Students will find out how to avoid making mistakes that could negatively affect their future.”

Additionally, a class on digital design skills covers webpage design, branding, coding and blogging. In a workshop on building a personal brand, students will receive a professional headshot and digital résumé assistance to project a positive image of their skills and abilities.

Besides the practical sessions, Summer Bridge to Success will include a daylong, chartered bus trip to visit Lake Forest College and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Register by visiting www.clcillinois.edu/summerbridge and clicking the Register to Attend link. Students and their parents must attend an orientation session from 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 in Room A013 at the Grayslake Campus.

For information, contact Ruiz-Velasco at 847-543-2752 or rruizvelasco@clcillinois.edu.

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