By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

Student Congress will host its first Dine & Develop on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 2:30 to 3 p.m. in ʻIliahi 123ABC. To increase student engagement, Student Congress will host these sessions to teach and assist students in developing necessary life and personal skills with the incentive of dining with fellow KCC peers for free.

Open to all KCC students, the first Dine & Develop topic will cover scholarships, specifically personal statements, and what to write for them. Shannon Sakaue, the faculty advisor of Student Congress, will lead the first session with helpful pointers of what scholarship reviewers expect to read in applications. Insider knowledge will also be provided being that Sakaue has served on scholarship committees in the past.

The topics of future Dine & Develop sessions will be based on students’ interest. A few of these topics that students can look forward to are how to solve conflicts, how to be a leader, and how to budget effectively. Depending on the topic at hand, Student Congress may even bring in guest speakers to provide insight.

The next Dine & Develop will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. in ʻIliahi 123ABC and will focus on time management.