Daily Archives: September 10, 2015

Information Session on Scholarships to Study Abroad

Gilman+logoJoin the SMCCCD Study Abroad Program and Skyline College Office of Financial Aid for an information session on scholarships for study abroad on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 from 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. The meeting is located in Room 2117-B in Building 2 at Skyline College.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn about applying for study abroad scholarships. The scholarships can be up to $5,000 in funding per student. Representatives from the Study Abroad Program and the Office of Financial Aid will present on the financial aid process for study abroad, the U.S. Government Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, the SMCCCD Foundation scholarships for Study Abroad and the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) scholarships.

Article by Zaid Ghori

SMCCCD Study Abroad Program Sends 15 Students to Barcelona, Spain

Study Abroad Barcelona orientationThe SMCCCD Study Abroad Program, housed at Skyline College, participated in the Northern California Study Abroad Consortium (NCSAC) to send a total of 15 students to Barcelona, Spain, of which three students were from Cañada College, seven students from College of San Mateo and five students from Skyline College. The total cohort of 97 students in the NCSAC departs for Spain on September 12, 2015 for a semester-long study abroad program and returns back stateside December 11, 2015.

Skyline College Instructor Ilana Crispi from the Social Sciences/Creative Arts Division will teach four courses in Barcelona – History of Western Art II, Drawing I, Drawing II and Life and Culture of the Local Area – Spain. Crispi’s History of Western Art II course was the most popular and reached maximum enrollment from students across the four community college districts that participate in the NCSAC. A total of 81 students out of the 97 are enrolled in one or more of the Skyline College courses offered in Barcelona.

Other participating districts in the NCSAC include Contra Costa Community College District, Los Rios Community College District and Sonoma County Community College District. The program is offered in partnership with service provider American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). San Mateo County Community College District has participated in the consortium since 1986.

A pre-departure orientation was held for all students and had over 100 students and their families in attendance on August 15, 2015 at Diablo Valley College. We also want to congratulate two students: Ariana Finato and Yareli Torres.  They are both from the College of San Mateo and were selected to receive $1,000 from AIFS and $500 from SMCCCD Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship. As part of their scholarship, they will blog about their experiences in Barcelona on a weekly basis to be shared on the Study Abroad Program’s Facebook page. Skyline College community members interested in the study abroad experience can follow their experiences on the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page. For more information on the Study Abroad Program, please contact Zaid Ghori at ghoriz@smccd.edu.

Article and Photo by Zaid Ghori

International Student Program (ISP) Hosts New Student Welcome BBQ!

Students at Welcom BBQThe International Student Program (ISP) and the International Affairs Student Club (IASC) hosted a New Student Welcome BBQ on August 28, 2015. New and continuing international students enjoyed a beautiful summer afternoon at San Mateo Central Park.

The new IASC President, Jingjing “Yvonne” Zhao, took the initiative to plan and implement this kick-off event for the fall semester. Jingyi “Roma” Feng and Yidi “Takushin” Feng, also IASC officers, worked closely with Yvonne to ensure the success of the event. Thanks to all of their hard work the event was a success. The International Student Program (ISP) at Skyline College is welcoming more than 30 new and continuing students this fall.  While cooking and eating together, students shared their campus experiences so far, discussed their cultural backgrounds and explored new languages.

ISP will continue to provide international and cultural programs and events for Skyline College students, faculty and staff members and the greater Skyline community. Please check future events on the ISP website.

Article and Photo by Chikako Walker

Educational Leadership Program at San Francisco State to Host Information Session

2015 Grads + presIs the Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership right for you? To find out, attend an information session on the SF State campus in Burk Hall, Rm. 321 at 6:00pm on one of the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 17
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Thursday, November 19

Faculty from the Educational Leadership program present information about this innovative program and answer your questions.

Please RSVP to edd@sfsu.edu

Visit the SFSU Educational Leadership website for more information.

Career Services Center Partners With InternBound

Moryt MiloMoryt Milo, founder of InternBound, visited Lavinia Zanassi’s CRER 137 class to discuss how students can take advantage of her site to land coveted internships. After watching her daughter and her classmates struggle to find internships while in college, Moryt wanted to help other students through this often frustrating process. Internships afford students valuable real-world experience, can lead to full-time employment, and are sometimes required preceding employment in certain industries.

Traditionally, students will search for an internship, submit an application and wait for a response (or lack thereof).  Conversely, through InternBound, students create a dynamic profile and are courted by businesses looking to hire them! Creating a profile on InternBound will increase students’ visibility and leverage their competitive advantages of landing an internship.

We encourage faculty and staff to tell our students about this new program and set up a brief orientation through the Career Services Center. We can help students complete profiles that will get them noticed and make them viable candidates for internships!

Contact us by calling us 650-738-4337 or email jenneyb@smccd.edu


Visit us in Building 1, Room 1219B

Upcoming Events:

  • September 23 – Lunch and Learn (Workplace Basics) – 12:30pm -2:00pm – Building 6, 6203
  • October 15 – Career Network Night w/ Young Professionals Panel – 5:00pm -9:00pm, Building 6
  • October 21 – Job Fair – 10:00am – 2:00pm – Building 6

Check out a complete list of our upcoming events.

Article and Photo by Brian Jenney

Veterans Resource Center Partners with San Francisco VA

student vet health programOn August 27, the Skyline College Veterans Resource Center partnered with the San Francisco VA Medical Center’s Student Veteran Program to host a VA Enrollment and ID Card Photo Event. Many Skyline College Veterans were able to enroll in VA Health Care directly on campus and receive timely responses to questions straight from San Francisco VA Medical Center representatives. Students remarked how convenient it was to have representatives on campus and how grateful they were to be able to connect to VA Health Care in the comfort of their own Resource Center. The visiting representatives were highly impressed with the students they met with and look forward to continuing to support Skyline College Veterans. The event was a great success and a wonderful example of two organizations coming together to help connect Veterans to valuable resources. We look forward to future opportunities to collaborate with community based partners in support of Veteran success.

Article by Gina Ciardella | Photo by Brandina Jersky

Center for International Trade Development Attends Supply Chain Kick-off Meeting

CITD CSMPC ParticipantsThe Center for International Trade Development (CITD) is off to an exciting year as Skyline College’s Yvonne Reid, Director of CITD, joined the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) at the 2015 Season Kick-off meeting on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 in San Jose at the Hotel Valencia at Santana Row. Networking with industry leaders across the bay area region remains at the forefront for CITD, and this event provided an excellent opportunity to forge new connections.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO, Carl Guardino, was the entertaining Master of Ceremonies for a most enjoyable supply chain management ‘Predictions Panel’ featuring BevMo!, Clorox, Method Home Products and Move Loot. Participants from industry and academia enjoyed dinner coupled with a highly interactive discussion about expanding best practices from the U.S. to Europe, reducing reliance on supply chain management outsourcing, and the future of supply chain management and its effect on the global workforce and economy.

CSCMP San Francisco Bay Area Roundtable (SFRT) is creating a forum for top flight networking among supply chain leaders and business innovators, best practices learning opportunities and an overall member experience enabled by their location in a hub of business innovation and global leadership. CSCMP’s vision states that they are: “Committed to educating and connecting the SF Bay Area’s supply chain professionals.” This aligns closely with CITD’s mission, “We invest in California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.” CITD promotes California’s international trade and competitiveness, assists exporters and importers, and advances economic and job growth.

The CITD Team is looking forward to an exciting school year as they support a bridge-building approach to educating and training community college students, connecting students with employers, providing a pipeline of highly skilled workforce to employers, and contributing to the local and global economy.

Join us at our upcoming “Integrating Global Trade & Logistics and Cybersecurity” (IGTLC) Conference in San Francisco, November 12 -14. 2015.

For more information about CITD and the upcoming IGTLC Conference, please visit the CITD website or contact Yvonne Reid, Director of CITD at 650-738-7098.

Article and Photo by Yvonne Reid