The goal of the Student Success Festival is to provide students with the opportunity to engage with campus services and academic programs.  Previously delivered through tabling opportunities, this year the Student Success Festival offers students a three-day experience.  Students have the opportunity to tune into a variety of presentations, workshops, and info sessions throughout this three-day festival.  The Student Success Festival will take place from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM each day of the event.

The goal of the Student Success Festival is to welcome and connect students to the Cuesta community. We aim to support our students in achieving their best, whether it's a student's first or final year at Cuesta College.

Student Success Festival Schedule

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - Student Success and Support Programs
Time Program/Service Presentation Link To Session
10:00AM Student Health Services

Come learn about:

  • Health Center introduction
  • Telehealth services
  • How to schedule an appointment
  • Events & Resources
  • Covid 19 Recommendations 
10:00AM Student Success Centers and Academic Success Coaches Meet the Academic Success Coaches to learn more about how we support students, get tips and insights into not only how to survive, but thrive in an online college environment, and take a tour of the Virtual Student Success Centers to connect with high quality free tutoring services! ENTER HERE
10:30AM Financial Aid When it comes to financial aid for college there's something for everyone, regardless of your income, age, grades, or immigration status. Learn more about how to support your educational goals with financial support from various resources. ENTER HERE
11:00AM Disabled Student Programs and Services

It will be an open session Q & A


11:30AM Monarch Center

"Introduce the Monarch Center services and resources at cuesta and in the community for dreamers/DACA students and families.

Brief introduction to our Dreamers United Student Club as well."

1:00PM CaFE  Be Unstoppable! If you have ever struggled financially and/or academically, we are your virtual Cuesta CaFE team that will empower you to succeed in your academic journey. We have everything from Academic Counselors & Specialists to book, gas and printing assistance, not to mention other valuable resources. Come find out what we are all about! ENTER HERE
1:00PM Audio Technology Special Instruction Presentation: Audio Technology Program Q and A Session with Program Director George Stone ENTER HERE

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Instruction
Time Program Presentation Link to Session
10:00AM Kinesiology This info session will present the degree and certificate programs available to students in the Kinesiology, Health Sciences, and Athletics area. ENTER HERE
10:30AM State of California Certified Phlebotomist Describe the steps needed, the Cuesta course, and costs to become a State of California Certified Phlebotomist. Cuesta offers two session each semester and has been successful placing students in local facilities. ENTER HERE
10:30AM Nursing: RN, LVN, CNA Introduction to nursing educational pathways and careers, including CNA, LVN, and RN. ENTER HERE
11:00AM Social Science Division Social Science Division Q & A will have a Zoom meeting with Division faculty available to answer questions about our classes and 7 ADT degrees in Anthropology, Global Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. ENTER HERE
1:00PM (8/25/2020) Audio Technology Audio Technology Program Q and A Session with Program Director George Stone ENTER HERE

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Student Engagement
Time Program Presentation Link to Session
10:00AM Athletics Director of Athletics, Bob Mariucci, will present an overview of the 15 intercollegiate sports teams that are offered at Cuesta College. Students interested in participating in college sports are encouraged to attend. ENTER HERE
10:00AM Latino Leadership Network Student Club We will share about our LLN Student club and highlight our mission and events that we promote year round. ENTER HERE
10:30AM Career Connections We will include a short information session with a powerpoint and then a demonstration for how students can access their Jobspeaker account and other career services, and then have time for questions. ENTER HERE
11:00AM Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society The AGS Faculty Advisor, Dr. Chris Gilbert, and possibly some returning AGS student officers will be on hand to describe AGS and answer questions. ENTER HERE
11:30AM Student Life Our session will include a brief overview of the services offered by the Student Life Department and will be followed by 3 rounds of trivia on Kahoot. The winners of each round will receive a gift card to Barnes and Noble. ENTER HERE
12:00PM Wired Like This We are encouraging our students to join our club. We are presenting our club to other students. ENTER HERE
1:00PM Black Student Union A brief description about the intentions of the Black student Union and to notify students about this safe space during a time like this. ENTER HERE

Past Success Festivals

 Cougie with Counseling Department

Cougie with Monarch Center

Cougie with Physics