Daily Archives: August 27, 2015

Registration is OPEN! “Integrating Global Trade & Logistics and Cybersecurity” (IGTLC)  Conference Nov 12-14, 2015

IGTLC ConferenceBay Area Center for International Trade Development (CITD) is delighted to announce that Registration is OPEN for the first annual “Integrating Global Trade & Logistics and Cybersecurity” (IGTLC) Conference, from November 12-14, 2015, in San Francisco. You may register at http://www.bayareacitd.org. I have attached the official announcement for posting on your website and sharing with your colleagues and clients.

Details about the IGTLC Conference Registration, Hotel, Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser, Exhibitor Booths, and Sponsorship can be found on the CITD website:  http://www.bayareacitd.org.

We look forward to you joining us.

Thank you for your support!

Article by Yvonne Reid

Join the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC): Business Starts Here!

BAEC LOGOIf you have a strong desire and are passionate about becoming an entrepreneur, let the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center (BAEC) help you realize your dream.  Join the BAEC for our business workshops!

These workshops will begin in late September and will be held at the BAEC, right in the heart of downtown San Bruno.

These interactive sessions will include:

  • Business plan development
  • Identifying your company type
  • Required licenses
  • Patents and copyright laws
  • How the BAEC can help you get started

These workshops are aimed at anyone who has an idea and wants to develop or turn that idea into a business.  Be on the lookout for updates and visit us on the web at skylinebaec.org.

For more information on the workshop series or on the BAEC, contact Clifford Moss at mossc@smccd.edu, 650-825-6840.

Article by Clifford Moss

The Career Services Center Visits Youtube!

students visit youtubeOver the summer, in addition to planning workshops, events and programs, the Career Services Center and Skyline College’s Chess Club took a tour of YouTube! Our gracious host, John Angelo, led Lavinia and Alessandra Zanassi, Brian Jenney, Julien Goavec and a small group of students around the San Bruno-based company’s sprawling offices where they learned about different careers and internships within the company.

YouTube’s employees represent nearly every major and degree (not just computer science) and John encouraged those interested in working there to apply themselves, develop their critical thinking skills and discover ways they can contribute to our increasingly interconnected community: whether it be through marketing, programming, art, or writing.

We hope to have John visit Skyline College as a guest speaker in the near future and inspire our students as much as he inspired us!

We encourage all students to visit the Career Services Center in Building 1, Room 1219B for help planning their career, creating a resume or cover letter and staying informed about the dynamic programs we have planned for the Fall Semester. Career On!

Article by Brian Jenney

Skyline College Study Abroad, Cuba: Success!

Cuba Study Abroad StudentsSkyline College’s first faculty-led, short term Study Abroad trip occurred July 31-Aug 11, 2015.  Led by Skyline College History Professor, John Ulloa, the trip was comprised of 14 Skyline College students and one College of San Mateo Student.  All student participants earned 3 units of credit by enrolling in  SOSC 680SB, Life and Culture of the Local Area – Cuba.  Trip highlights included lecture presentations and discussions with Cuban intellectuals including architect/urban planner Miguel Coyula, a discussion on contemporary race relations with Gisela Arandia as well as private music performances by Pablo Melendez and Grupo Mezcla and the top Afro-Cuban folkloric group, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas.  There will be a 2016 trip in early summer.  Please contact John Ulloa ulloaj@smccd.edu or Zaid Ghori ghoriz@smccd.edu for more information.

Article by John Ulloa

Guardian Scholars Program Launches

Guardian ScholarsThe Guardian Scholars Program at Skyline College launched on July 1, 2015. The program is committed to providing services to former foster youth at Skyline College to help them succeed in college. The resources include a dedicated space located in Building 2 Room 2-321, a dedicated counselor, a dedicated financial aid liaison, financial coaching, retention support, credit building or repair, resume development or building, cultural field trips, workshops and priority registration.  Students may be eligible for free text books, school supplies and a laptop.

Please visit our new location in Building 2 Room 2-321 or contact Soledad McCarthy, Program Services Coordinator, at mccarthys@smccd.edu or 650-738-4319 for more information.

Photo: Featured left to right: Leticia Truvillion, Dominque Bill, Soledad McCarthy, Robin Alim, Joseph Jaballa

Article by Soledad McCarthy | Picture by Keisha Ford



Skyline College Graduate Wins Bay Area Gardener Foundation Scholarship

Abby picCongratulations are in order for Skyline College student, Abby De Los Reyes, recipient of the 2015 Bay Area Gardner Foundation Scholarship. Yearly, BAGSF awards twenty scholarships of $1,500 to applicants who demonstrate superior academic performance, a measure of not just knowledge but commitment, dedication, and responsibility in achieving higher education goals, and community involvement through volunteering at non-profit organizations.

Abby, a transfer student to SFSU this fall semester received an AAT in Psychology from Skyline College. Throughout her years here at Skyline, she worked as a student assistant in the Career Services Center, clocked over 300 volunteer hours at the San Francisco SPCA as a Shelter Medicine Volunteer, served as a Teaching Assistant, and maintained an impressive academic grade point average.

Present at the awards ceremony in July to cheer her on were Lavinia Zanassi, and Jocelyn Vila. The event proved to be an incredible evening for Abby as she was further recognized as a student displaying outstanding community involvement and excelling academically. For this distinguished effort, she was presented with an additional Scholarship of Excellence for a total award of $2,500!

We applaud this young woman as she continues on with her studies in Psychology and Animal Behavior.

Article by Lavinia Zanassi