Bucks+

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Find and participate in events on campus, throughout Bucks County, and online. Earn points for activities, attendance, and accomplishments at varying levels.


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Bucks+ is powered by Suitable, an app and website that helps you track your progress through the program. You can check in at both virtual and in-person events using the app's built-in QR code reader. Any time you participate and/or scan into an event, your attendance is recorded and points are added to your account. In some cases, you might have to complete a task before you see your points added to your account. You can check your Suitable account to see your total points, view the leaderboard & upcoming events.

1. Download the app
2. Use your "@live.bucks.edu" email
3. Press continue and login

  • Enable Push Notifications
  • Enable access to the camera*
  • Scan the QR code to earn points!
*Camera required to scan QR codes.
 
 




Upcoming Events

Full details available on the app

Now Presenting: Presentation and Oral Communication

Aug. 24, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

In this workshop, we will explore strategies for effective and engaging oral communication in one-on-one and group settings. Topics like body language and informal versus formal communication are covered.

Personal and Professional Development

Taste of Philly

Aug. 24, 2023, noon - Aug. 24, 2024, 2 p.m.

It's day two for some, and day one for others....so let's celebrate! Head out to the Quad for a Taste of Philly phestival and enjoy the first days of the semester!

Bucks Pride

Vocabulary Building: Building Bridges

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

Strategies for building vocabulary including effective annotation are covered in this workshop. Strategies can be applied to developing a larger vocabulary if you are interested in personal development or learning English as a Second Language. These strategies can also be adapted for getting more adept at learning a new language.

Personal and Professional Development

SMART Goals

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

This workshop focuses on understanding the SMART goal model. It is a great resource on its own, or as a supplement to the SMART Goals module in the COLL101 course. In this workshop, students will gain a better understanding of how SMART Goals can work for them as they gain some experience setting them for a model student.

Personal and Professional Development

Time Keeps on Tickin': How to Use What You Have to do What You Can

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

This workshop incorporates strategies for organization, decision making, and the use of the SMART Goal model to make the most efficient use of the time we have. Multi-tasking versus task batching is also discussed.

Personal and Professional Development

Peer Review and Workshop: Giving Meaningful Feedback

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

In this workshop, the peer-review and workshop processes are explained from collaborative rather than purely instructive perspectives. The roles of the reviewer and reviewee are explained. Students will have the opportunity to puts these new skills to use.

Personal and Professional Development

Organize It! Organizing Your Way Toward College Success

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

This workshop focuses on organizational skills with an emphasis on how to approach the process. The skills and strategies discussed can be applied to educational and personal pursuits.

Personal and Professional Development

Decisions, Decisions: Making the Best Choices to Make the Best Choices

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

In this workshop, you will explore your decision making process and focus on decision prioritization and avoiding decision fatigue. Understanding conscious versus unconscious decisions as well as the difference between importance and urgency are also discussed.

Personal and Professional Development

The First Week: Checklists and Checkpoints

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

The transition from high school into college can be difficult for many students. In this interactive workshop students can get a glimpse of expectations in their first week so that they can be as prepared as possible. They will get an overview of the various services and a few tips about how to build the connections and community needed to persist in a college environment.

Personal and Professional Development

Take Note: Notes on Effective Note Taking and Annotation

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

This workshop explores best practices for note-taking and keeping. Linear and associative note-taking strategies are explored. Both hard copy and digital note-taking and annotation are discussed, including the how, when, what, and why of the notes we take.

Personal and Professional Development

Moving Forward: Analyzing Past Tests

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

Past tests are a great tool for understanding and developing our study habits. In this workshop, we will discuss how to use past performance to understand our study and test taking habits in an effort to improve.

Personal and Professional Development

Real World Communication

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

This workshop is designed to help students develop the soft skills, often sought after in the job market. Recognizing elements of communication in varying levels of formality and varying modalities will be discussed, including composing emails and phone etiquette.

Personal and Professional Development

Enter the Spotlight: How to Write about Yourself in a Personal Essay

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 23, 2024, 6 a.m.

In this workshop, you will learn about structuring and writing personal essays including scholarship essays and cover letters. How to approach the process and what to include, will be part of the discussion.

Personal and Professional Development

Sylla-What?

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

This workshop explores the parts of the syllabus so that students understand how is can be used in their efforts to be successful in their coursework. This workshop explores the syllabus as a time and task management tool, and explores options for schedule keeping.

Personal and Professional Development

Ready, Set, Go! Planning Ahead with Long and Short Term Goals

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

In this workshop long-term and short-term goal setting using the SMART Goals model will be explored. Students will get some experience setting goals and understanding the need to adapt as new challenges arise.

Personal and Professional Development

Higher Ed Terminology

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

The transition into higher education can be difficult. In this workshop, terminology used in higher education, in general as well as terminology specific to, are explored. Gaining familiarity with higher education terminology can help to smooth the transition.

Personal and Professional Development

Raise Your Hands Up: Strategies for Class Participation

Aug. 25, 2023, 6 a.m. - Aug. 24, 2024, 6 a.m.

In this workshop ways to participate in class to get the most out of the learning experience will be discussed, with an emphasis on preparation. Participation in-person as well as participation online, in a more asynchronous setting, will be explored

Personal and Professional Development

Stitch-In

June 19, 2024, noon - June 19, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Bucks Pride Collaboration/Teamwork

Stitch-In

June 19, 2024, noon - June 19, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Short-term Business Certificate Information Session

June 25, 2024, 12:30 p.m. - June 25, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a free online information session where you can explore the short-term business certificate options we offer here at Bucks. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about all certificate programs in these areas, ask questions, and discover more about the exciting opportunities in these dynamic fields. Registration is required.

Personal and Professional Development

Stitch-In

June 26, 2024, noon - June 26, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Bucks Pride Collaboration/Teamwork

Stitch-In

June 26, 2024, noon - June 26, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Stitch-In

July 3, 2024, noon - July 3, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Short-term Business Certificate Information Session

July 9, 2024, 6:30 p.m. - July 9, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a free online information session where you can explore the short-term business certificate options we offer here at Bucks. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about all certificate programs in these areas, ask questions, and discover more about the exciting opportunities in these dynamic fields. Registration is required.

Personal and Professional Development

Stitch-In

July 10, 2024, noon - July 10, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Stitch-In

July 17, 2024, noon - July 17, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Short-term Business Certificate Information Session

July 23, 2024, 12:30 p.m. - July 23, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a free online information session where you can explore the short-term business certificate options we offer here at Bucks. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about all certificate programs in these areas, ask questions, and discover more about the exciting opportunities in these dynamic fields. Registration is required.

Personal and Professional Development

Blood Drive - 7/24 - Upper Bucks Campus

July 24, 2024, 10 a.m. - July 24, 2024, 3 p.m.

Help save lives! Donate blood at our Summer blood drive! https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=bucks%20ccc

Community Engagement

Stitch-In

July 24, 2024, noon - July 24, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Stitch-In

July 31, 2024, noon - July 31, 2024, 1 p.m.

Join us in the Library every Wednesday from 12-1 for all types of needle arts and crafting. All are welcome!

Community Engagement

Short-term Business Certificate Information Session

Aug. 6, 2024, 12:30 p.m. - Aug. 6, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a free online information session where you can explore the short-term business certificate options we offer here at Bucks. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about all certificate programs in these areas, ask questions, and discover more about the exciting opportunities in these dynamic fields. Registration is required.

Personal and Professional Development

Short-term Business Certificate Information Session

Aug. 13, 2024, 6:30 p.m. - Aug. 13, 2024, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a free online information session where you can explore the short-term business certificate options we offer here at Bucks. During this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about all certificate programs in these areas, ask questions, and discover more about the exciting opportunities in these dynamic fields. Registration is required.

Personal and Professional Development

Fall into Wellness - Free Event Sponsored by The Collegiate Recovery Program

Sept. 10, 2024, 10 a.m. - Sept. 10, 2024, 1 p.m.

Bucks students are welcome to stop in the Solarium any time between 10-1 to enjoy Mocktails, snacks, and to "Make & Take" their own Vision Boards. --Supplies for vision boards will be provided--

Bucks+ points for students.

Volunteers needed. Please email Emily Sexton emily.sexton@bucks.edu or call 215-504-8682.

Bucks Pride

Volunteers Needed for the Fall into Wellness Event Sponsored by The Collegiate Recovery Program September 10th, 10 - 1.

Sept. 10, 2024, 10 a.m. - Sept. 10, 2024, 1 p.m.

Volunteers needed. Please email Emily Sexton emily.sexton@bucks.edu or call 215-504-8682.

Bucks Pride Personal and Professional Development

What is Bucks+?

Bucks+ is a co-curricular engagement program designed to help you find and participate in activities happening virtually, on-campus, throughout Bucks County, and beyond! Students earn points for activities, event attendance, and accomplishments at varying levels. The program focuses on competency areas employers are looking for: Community Engagement, Financial Literacy, Global Awareness, Personal/Professional Development and Bucks Pride. Students track their progress and share their accolades with peers, advisors, and employers using Suitable, an impact measurement tool for academic institutions.

Why Bucks+?

Bucks+ was originally adopted by the Business + Innovation Department and is modeled after Temple University’s recently developed Fox Leadership Development Program (FLDP). Suitable will transfer the applicable points from our Suitable system to Temple's when students transfer. For Business Administration students, it's 500 points and for all others it will be the points earned within the Career Starter badge that will transfer. This program is employed by Temple's Business School. Students earn points by attending or participating in extra-curricular/co-curricular events.

Suitable Pathways 2020 Awards Badge: Outstanding New Program
Suitable Pathways 2020 Awards Badge: Best Incentives Suitable Innovator 2022 Awards Badge Best Website 2022
  • Bucks Pride

    Bucks Pride is all about fun and social interaction. Find opportunities that enable you to make connections with fellow students, student organizations, student leaders, and the Bucks County Community College staff. Explore your interests, learn a new skill, or just blow off a little steam after your classes.

  • Personal & Professional Development

    Personal development means growing in areas that will help you to be your best self. This means learning physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial, career and relationship skills that will serve you your entire life. Professional development means growing different areas of yourself that will help you be a better employee. What will help you in your personal growth will certainly also carry over to your professional life.

  • Financial Literacy

    Financial literacy opportunities give you the chance to gain an understanding of various financial areas including topics related to managing personal finance, money, borrowing, and investing.

  • Global & Cultural Awareness

    Global and Cultural Awareness opportunities will help you develop the ability to understand, respect and work well with people from diverse cultures in our interconnected world. The idea behind global awareness is to create global citizens who are open to those raised in different countries, cultures and religious settings.

  • Community Engagement

    Community Engagement opportunities encourage students to engage with community and civic society. Working in collaboration with community organizations enables development of the ability to work well with others, and build transferable skills such as leadership and communication. These are real opportunities to test knowledge, skills, and attributes, including problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking.

 

Not transferring? Employers look not only for academic excellence but also initiative. A 2016 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed that being involved in extracurricular activities had more influence on hiring decisions than a student's GPA. Research by Gallup also shows that students involved in extracurricular activities are 60% more likely to feel prepared for life after college. Participating in Bucks+ will showcase your dedication to the continued development of skills in the four competency areas. Earn a digital badge in Leadership and/or Community Engagement and display them on your Linked In profile for even more benefit!

Questions about Bucks+?

Contact us at bp@bucks.edu