Bakersfield College

Stay Involved

Stay Involved - Surround yourself with people who expect greatness from you.

Network. Mentor (help others). Contribute to Society.

For information on Bakersfield College Student Government Association, visit their website.

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Academic Journal

About the Tool

Bakersfield College Professor Joyce Kirst has developed a handout for creating an Academic Journal.

What You'll Do:

Write out your:

  • Daily actions in class
  • Reactions to course activities
  • Action Plans - next steps to success

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You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

Zig Ziglar

Broaden Your Horizons

Your time in college offers an opportunity to widen your horizons and explore new areas.

We've created a checklist  of ways you can get involved at Bakersfield College and partake in activities to enrich your life while you are a student.

Discover activities and experiences on campus that will help you get the most out of your time as a Bakersfield College student. 

Get the checklist as a Word Document or a PDF.

Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to produce uncommon results.


Campus Groups/Organizations

Visit our Student Organizations homepage to find an updated list of the many campus organizations!

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

Classroom Participation

Take a mini-quiz to assess your participation level, then learn ways to become a more active student.

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Larry King

First Day Activity

We've prepared a First Day Activity Sheet to help you examine success strategies, get to know your classmates, and look at the advantages and disadvantages of study groups.

People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.

Harvey Mackay

Help Outside of Class

About the Tool

We've created PDF guides to help outside of class available to students at Bakersfield College - and one just for students at our Delano Center. Professor Nick Strobel also maintains a list of resources.


By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.

Mark Victor Hansen


We've prepared some presentations to help you understand what it takes to succeed. Professors - feel free to use these presentations in your classes!

These presentations are available in PDF and PowerPoint formats.

Organizing Class Materials:

Managing Your Time:

Understanding Your Syllabus:


First Day Presentation (Version 1):

First Day Presentation (Version 2):

First Day Presentation (Version 3, thanks to Charles Kim):

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work.

Vince Lombardi

Study Groups

About the Tool

Professor Joyce Kirst has created a handout all about study groups - and how to make the most of one.

Get the Tool


Ready to start one?

We've created a study group sign-up sheet. Just print it out, take it to class and you're on your way!

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

Napoleon Hill

Time Management/Schedule Resources

Planning Calendar

This handy calendar already includes some of the important dates on Bakersfield College's campus - print it out and add your own information to keep yourself organized all semester!

Use Gmail to Schedule Your Time!

We've created a guide to help you enter you schedule, appointments, due dates, etc., into your gmail account - and sync it with your phone!


Student Videos

Select a video to view it on YouTube.

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TED Talks

The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves.

Mike Ditka
Kern Community College District