Job Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following job opportunities with you. Check them out—

Internship Opportunities

How may we assist you in landing your dream job? Whether you’re interested in short- or long-term career planning, the Career Readiness & Job Placement team offers a variety of services and career readiness experiences to assist you with your specific career needs. If you want to work with a Job Placement Coordinator, please fill out this brief welcome form and someone will contact you soon to schedule an appointment!

Expand your network in ways that will lead to your dream job. The Career Readiness & Job Placement team is excited to share the following paid internship opportunities with you. Check them out—

 

 

Global Virtual Internship Student Spotlight: Katrina Salas

Student Spotlight Student:                       Katrina Salas (Business Finance major, Skyline College)

Internship Location:  Italy (remote)

Work Sector:               Tech Startup, Market Research & Product Development

Impact:                        “When I realized the type of work I’d be doing and the impact I’d be making, it scared me… But I’m so glad I stuck through it. I developed a newfound confidence. I know now I can do a lot more than I thought I could.”

 

Skyline College student Katrina Salas interned this semester with an app startup based in Italy through the inaugural SMCCCD Global Virtual Internship Program, a program offered for the first time this spring in partnership with AIFS. The Global Virtual Internship Program is a program through SMCCCD Study Abroad which matches students with remote internships in a variety of industry sectors around the world.

In her internship, Salas focused on market and competitive research as well as product development. As a Business Finance major, she explained that while her internship was not directly in finance, she strengthened skills that will serve her future career, such as creating spreadsheets for market research and completing competitive analyses. “It wasn’t specifically financial analysis,” says Salas, “but it required me to use critical thinking and analysis skills. The internship was still applicable to my major.”

Additionally, Salas explored an area of work that was new to her. For the last month of her internship, she worked with the startup’s product development team, facilitating communication between the developers and the founder. She focused on testing the app, documenting and reporting technical issues, and recommending improvements. “I’ve realized I like product development and management, which was not something I had really considered before. I think it’s important [for students] to realize that your major doesn’t have to pigeonhole you into what you do after you graduate.” Her goal for the internship was to “gain a mixed view of what the workforce looks like.”

She also realized she enjoys working in a startup setting. “At the startup level,” says Salas, “you can wear many hats; it’s not ‘cog in the wheel’ work. I was able to make an impact. I could see that the work I was doing was being utilized. When I first started, I was really afraid…when I realized the type of work I’d be doing and the impact I’d be making, it scared me, and I almost dropped out because I was afraid of that responsibility. But I’m so glad I stuck through it. I developed a newfound confidence. I know now I can do a lot more than I thought I could.”

When asked what advice she would give to other students, Salas encouraged others to “do the best you can; try to learn as much as you can. Even if in a short-term, unpaid internship, it is an opportunity to get an insider look into how different companies and organizations work.” The internship, she explains, “has helped me to develop a network of people at all levels who can vouch for me, and it is opening up future opportunities.” Salas received excellent evaluations from her internship supervisor and has been offered the opportunity to continue working remotely with the startup on a flexible, part-time basis as she finishes her bachelor’s degree.

SMCCCD Study Abroad is now offering Global Virtual Team Internships each semester and summer. Interested students can now apply for the Fall 2021 Global Virtual Internship Program. Apply here by Thursday, May 27, 2021 to be considered for the program and the accompanying scholarship.

Want to learn more? View our recent info session here. Questions? Email studyabroad@smccd.edu, or schedule a one-on-one advising session at smccd.edu/goabroad.

 

Article by Stephanie Wells

 

 

Student Government Election Results

The Center for Student Life & Leadership Development as well as our ASSC is very pleased to inform our campus community that our ASSC General Elections 2021-2022 was a huge success! Due to COVID-19 & our campus being closed, we held a 100% online election. On the morning of Tuesday, May 4th – all registered Skyline students were emailed a ballot that allowed them to vote from the comfort of their own devices at home. On Thursday, May 6th – the polls closed up and on Friday, May 7th, the Center for Student Life announced the names of the new council for student government who will begin their term this summer on August 1st, 2021.

 

Each candidate has won for the following positions to serve ASSC 2021-2022:

President: Anthony Tran

Vice President: Angel Gomez Navarro

Commissioner of Public Records: Chantal San Felipe

 

Senators:

Allen Bustos

Theresa Calingasan

Caroline Cotton

Felagot Desta

Tara Grover

Glenn Robert Veloya

Marlon Villalobos

Chris Wong

Max Wong

 

A notable mention is that we also found our Skyline College Candidate for SMCCCD Student Trustee 2021-2022 Nominee which is a very well spoken & organized student named Shannon Hoang. Shannon will now move onto the next phase of Student Trustee election rounds which is with DSC. The DSC is our District Student Council made up of the AS Presidents and Vice Presidents from Skyline College, CSM and Canada – this is chaired by the current Student Trustee Jade Shonette. At the DSC meeting, the Student Life Managers & their officers will interview the candidates then hold a mini election for the 6 executives to vote on. We wish Shannon the very best of luck as she embarks on this endeavor! Fingers crossed; our new Student Trustee will be chosen soon.

 

To view the full list of our ASSC Election Results please the school website which is: https://skylinecollege.edu/studentgovernment/electionresults.php – in addition, daily updates & ASSC posts can be found on their Instagram @skylineassc.

Article by Ryan Samn

The Skyline College Collaborative Innovation Center Held a Successful Insights Webinar on Preparing for a Post Pandemic Future

As we emerge from a post COVID-19 world, Skyline College welcomes our Executive in Residence at our Collaborative Innovation Center funded by the President Innovation Fund. Our Insights Webinar on Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Future took place on Friday, May 7th. The event opened with a warm welcome from Dr. Hui Pate, a Business professor and Co-director of the PIF Grant between the Business, Education and Professional Programs Division and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Divisions. Our Keynote speaker, a global business executive, Mr. Frank Rexach talked about how the impact of a convergence of new technologies and trends are contributing to the acceleration of major breakthroughs that will shape our future business world. The key topics included:

  • How the rate of technological progress is about to shift exponentially.
  • What exciting and imminent innovations are in store given the convergence of new technologies.
  • What the impact of these technologies and trends will be on industry, culture, science, and daily life.
  • What students can do to position themselves for the new career opportunities as corporations look to advanced talent to address new and emerging realities.

The event was very thought-provoking and eye-opening for our Skyline College community. Many participants were engaged in a lively dialogue on how the Post-COVID world is challenging everything from start-ups and large corporations to business leaders and students in identifying new ways to unlock innovation and future opportunities. This webinar was the center’s second webinar for our Executive Speaker Series. It proved to be another successful event with incredible value and action-driven strategies.

We would like to extend our thanks to our Keynote speaker, Mr. Frank Rexach, a senior partner at Knight Frank Australia, as well as our participants, our College MCPR team, and Mr. Roger Marcelo.

 

Article by Hui Pate

Academic Senate Report

The Academic Senate had its final meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year on May 6. Key items to note:

  • The senate honored Jesse Raskin and Dr. Rika Yonemura-Fabian with resolutions commending their service.
  • The senate heard and adopted a joint resolution by the senates of Skyline College and College of San Mateo, in collaboration with students and staff, denouncing anti-Asian discrimination, violence, and hate and calling for transformative measures of inclusion throughout the District.
  • Results were announced for the election of the following Academic Senate positions:
    • Lindsey Ayotte – President, 2021-2022
    • Cassidy Ryan-White – Vice president, 2021-2023
    • Kim Saccio-Kent – Secretary, 2021-2023
    • CTE Liaison – Soledad McCarthy, 2021-2023
    • Adjunct senators, 2021-2022: Timothy Rottenberg, Suji Venkataraman, Jessica Silver-Sharp
  • The senate elected the 2021 Summer Academic Senate Executive Committee
    • Officers: Lindsey Ayotte, Cassidy Ryan-White, Dr. Rika Yonemura-Fabian, Kim Saccio-Kent
    • Senate members: Jessica Hurless, Dr. Nicole Porter
      For the summer period commencing May 30 until August 19 (first senate meeting of Fall 2021), any matters needing attention of the senate will be handled by the senate executive committee.

Other Updates:

  • Lindsey Ayotte was appointed to serve on the committee to select the interim Vice President of Instruction following Dr. Taylor-Mendoza’s transition to the role of president at College of San Mateo. This will be a one-year interim position before going out for the permanent position.
  • Mustafa Popal was appointed to serve on the screening committee for the Equity Institute Manager.
  • Dr. Newin Orante will be chairing the screening committee for the Vice President of Administrative Services to replace Eloisa Briones, who is retiring. Faculty interested in serving on this committee are asked to contact President Leigh Anne Shaw. The Summer Exec will appoint.
  • Professional Personnel report: Dr. Rowden-Quince reported the following:
    • End of the Year celebration will be held May 20 at 12:30pm.
    • Faculty Marshals for graduation will be Mike Fitzgerald for the 2020 class and Jan Fosberg for the 2021 class.
    • Meyer Award nominees are below; winner will be announced at the End of Year celebration on May 20:
      • Mandy Lucas
      • Nicole Porter
      • Alberto Santellan
      • Bianca Rowden-Quince
      • Erinn Struss
      • Soledad McCarthy
      • Rika Yonemura-Fabian
      • Kenyatta Weathersby
      • Pia Walawalkar
  • Curriculum Report: Jessica Hurless shared that the Curriculum Committee passed resolutions in support of OER curriculum for greater inclusivity and equity for students.

Article by Leigh Anne Shaw

BAEC Micro Grants Info Session

Micro GrantsIf you know of a small business in need of support, we have resources for them!  The Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College (BAEC) has relaunched the Micro Grants initiative as part of the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program (SBRAP).  This program support businesses as they recover from the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Micro Grants of $7000, each are available and applications are now open and the deadline to apply is May 31st. In addition to direct funding, the SBRAP provides local and small businesses with one-on-one coaching, valuable resources and business tools to help them navigate the changing economic climate, and we provide intentional support for their various stages of reopening.  To learn how the BAEC may assist you or a business you know of, contact baec@smccd.edu.

 

The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program is made possible with grant funding from the San Bruno Community Foundation.

 

Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Image by Nicole Moreno-Deinzer

BAEC Student Intern Spotlight: Airu Chen

Student SpotlightAiru Chen is a student at taking classes at both Skyline College and College of San Mateo, she studying psychology.  Airu is a student intern in the Virtual Job Shadow Program at the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC), for the spring 2021 semester.   She is also enrolled in the Cooperative Education program, where she will receive college credit for her work as an intern, in the Job Shadow Program.  As part of her internship, Airu uses her organization skills to support the work of the operations team for the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program.   She is an asset to the entire team at the BAEC, and her work directly impacts our community.  Airu loves to learn about people and hopes to use her education to improve the lives of others.  She also believes in making gratitude a habit, she expresses it daily and encourages others to do the same.  Airu enjoys rainy days, loves to read mystery books and binge watch whatever she can, whenever she can.  Airu is a great example of how Skyline College truly shines.

 

Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Image by Airu Chen

End of the Year Celebration

Your Classified Senate and Academic Senate are excited to announce that we are hosting our Annual End of Year Virtual Celebration on Thursday, May 20 from 12:30-1:30p. This year’s theme is “Skyline College Spirit” wherein we’ll be requesting attendees to virtually show up in their Skyline gear. 

Additionally, the celebration is an opportunity to connect with colleagues, raise money for student scholarships, celebrate the work we have done, and to have a little fun. But to do this, we need your HELP!

Similar to prior End of the Year celebrations, we’ll be raffling off division/department baskets to raise money for student scholarships. The proceeds of the drawing will go towards the 2021 Classified and Academic Senate’s Joint Scholarship, which will be awarded in May of 2021. Given this unique year, we want folks to have the options of putting together a physical basket (similar to in-person) or pitching in and buying an online basket (and shipping directly to the winner once identified). Each division/department will facilitate their basket creations/purchases. We ask that a photo and a description of the basket be sent to Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos by end of day May 14 to be showcased during the event.

Raffle drawing tickets and scholarship donations can be made here: https://foundation.smccd.edu/skyline-staff-faculty.php.

1 raffle ticket = $5 donation to the scholarship fund. Example: $20 donation will get you 4 raffle tickets to enter in a chance to win a gift basket. 100% of raised funds will directly go towards students’ tuition, fees, textbooks, course materials, and other educational related expenses. We encourage you to buy them ahead of time if you can.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone there.

Article by Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos

 

Discover Kababayan

KababayanOn Wednesday, April 21, the Kababayan Learning Community (KLC) and Outreach & Student Recruitment office hosted its’ first ever virtual Discover Kababayan. Discover Kababayan is an opportunity for local high school students to gain college exposure and discover all things Skyline College providing both cultural enrichment as well as increase comfort with an academic environment.

This year’s Discover Kababayan welcomed over 30 students from Jefferson High School and Westmoor High School’s Kapatiran program; a mentorship program and a college pipeline focusing on Filipinx/Filipinx-American curriculum around identity, culture, history and college success. Students from Skyline College’s Filipinx Student Union (FSU) were also among the group of participants.

Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, founder of Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP) and Professor of Ethnic/Asian-American Studies and Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University, was this year’s guest speaker and kicked off the program by sharing her own personal story, “Tanga”, transitioning from high school to community college. Her experiences, a simple story with relatable cultural themes and emotions, resonated powerfully with students.

Dr. Liza Erpelo, Jayde Nieve, Camille Pangilinan and Jairil Pangilinan (current KLC students), served on a panel moderated by Alvin Gubatina. The panelists shared their backgrounds in becoming one with Skyline College’s KLC and for students, how their involvement on campus, such as a learning community, has impacted their educational journey. As part of the Discover Kababayan experience, high school participants were invited to sit in on virtual classes to experience what being a student is like at Skyline College. Courses such as HIST 436 – Filipinos in America, ENGL 104 – Applied English Skills for Cultural Production and COUN 100 – College Success were part of the list of course offerings.

Despite being virtual and missing the opportunity to showcase the campus and its’ lively spirit in-person, the event was still engaging and overall a huge success. “I learned about the community at Skyline, courses that I can take, and beneficial resources they offer” – High School Participant.

A special thanks to Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Dr. Liza Erpelo, Alvin Gubatina, Jayde Nieve, Camille Pangilinan, and Jairil Pangilian for their involvement and support in executing this year’s Discover Kababayan.

Article by Jeremy Evangelista-Ramos
Photo by Dr. Liza Erpelo