Monthly Archives: January 2021

New Staff at Skyline College

Skyline College LogoOnce a month, Skyline Shines will be highlighting staff changes at the college. “New Staff at Skyline College” will provide a list of new staff members in each division, including transfers and detail positions. Please feel free to email skylineshines@smccd.edu with any new members of your staff and they will be featured here at the end of the month.

 

January Staff Changes:

  • Jose Milan
    Retention Specialist
    Student Equity and Support Programs
  • Phoo Oo
    Cosmetology Aide
    Business, Education and Professional Programs
  • Newin Paul Orante
    Vice President of Student Services
    Student Services
  • Brittney Sneed
    Program Services Coordinator – Career Readiness and Job Placement
    Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development
  • Raxell Villagracia
    Automotive Technician
    Business, Education and Professional Programs
  • Kathy Zarur
    Instructor, Art History
    Social Science/Creative Arts

Energize Colleges Internships Opportunities

Energize Colleges InternshipsEnergize Colleges Internships 2The Energize Colleges program has new positions that are accepting applications now. While the internships have different goals, the interns will work together to achieve a common goal. Interns will gain the opportunity to better understand campus operations while also developing skills to help identify financial savings and suggest sustainable practices.

COVID-19 Operations Assessment Intern

This intern will assess Skyline College operations prior to and during COVID-19 and the goal is to find practices that promote sustainability and financial savings once the school returns to on campus work. This includes collecting quantitative and qualitative data along with the Sustainable Procurement Intern (see below) to better understand shifts that have occurred as a result of COVID-19. Following the data collection, the intern will compare the differences and suggest operational shifts in line with the goal. After identifying effective practices, the intern will design a guide for sustainable practices to be used when returning to campus and highlight the potential co-benefits of these changes.

Click here to apply as a COVID-19 Operations Assessment Intern.

Sustainable Procurement Intern

This intern will assess the proficiency of sustainability literacy and evaluate the choices of individuals who have purchasing power for Skyline College. This intern will work to collect both qualitative and quantitative data though surveys and interview to gather information and identify gaps in sustainability knowledge. Once data is gathered, the intern will collaborate with the COVID-19 Operations Assessment Intern (see above) to identify strategies to shift these individuals’ behavior to be more environmentally sustainable and cost effective. The intern will synthesize their finds and recommendations into a guide for staff to review and leverage when making purchases for their division or program.

Click here to apply as a Sustainable Procurement Intern.

Presidents Innovation Fund Sustainability Curriculum Intern

We are hiring an intern to support our Presidents Innovation Fund grant as we work to recontextualize Skyline courses with a sustainability theme. The intern will help support this project through various assignments around curriculum development, organizational planning and outreach, and research. This internship will help interpret data from projects to get an overall understanding of our sustainability curriculum’s impact. This internship will also help Skyline expand their sustainability curriculum infusion program by identifying divisions where our sustainability program could expand. The intern will also play a supporting role in facilitating our faculty working group meetings as faculty work on their recontextualization of courses. Over the course of the program, the intern will develop or improve skills around research, curriculum development, event planning, and more.

Click here to apply as a Presidents Innovation Fund Sustainability Curriculum Intern.

 

For additional questions, please email smithlangdon@smccd.edu

Applications Are Open! Spring 2021 Virtual Internship Job Shadow Program

Job Shadow Virtual InternshipThe Bay Area Entrepreneur Center is now accepting applications for the Virtual Internship Job Shadow Program. Students can apply here: https://smccd-czqfp.formstack.com/forms/baec_internship_application

The IJSP provides students with opportunities to learn and grow professionally in a virtual environment with resources to build their resume. This program is a way for students to explore real-world experience in a professional and supportive environment with their Meta Major, career exploration ideas, and educational interests in mind.

If you know any students that are looking to build their resume, enhance their soft skills, and be part of an engaging team, please share this information and encourage them to apply.

If you are interested in partnering with the BAEC by serving as a job shadow site or participating in other ways, please let us know.

 

For more information, connect with us at baec@smccd.edu, or visit our website.

 

Article by Olivia Vialao

Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Application Now Open

Florence, ItalyThe SMCCCD Study Abroad office is happy to announce that the Gilman/ Gilman-McCain Scholarships are now open for programs taking place between the dates May 1, 2021- April 20, 2022. These scholarships are through the U.S. Department of State and offer students up to $5,000 to study abroad. They include both virtual and in-person study abroad opportunities. If you are a U.S. citizen and eligible for the Pell Grant, then the Gilman Scholarship is the one for you! If you are a child dependent of an active-duty military member and receive any type of Title IV Federal Financial Aid, you are eligible to apply for the Gilman-McCain Scholarship!

The application deadline for both scholarships is on March 2, 2021.

To learn more about how to apply please join the Gilman Scholarship Info Session with the study abroad office and a Gilman Scholarship alum:

Monday, February 10th at 5:00pm Pacific Time

Register for the info session at bit.ly/Gilman_SMCCCD

You can also schedule a one-on-one advising appointment with one of our study abroad advisors here.

SMCCCD Study Abroad is the district-wide study abroad program housed in the Global Learning Programs and Services Division at Skyline College. For more information about studying or interning abroad, faculty teach abroad opportunities, community travel for lifelong learners, visiting international faculty presenters and student scholarship opportunities, please contact Zaid Ghori at ghoriz@smccd.edu or (650) 738-7088 or Stephanie Wells at wellss@smccd.edu. You can also learn more by visiting the SMCCD Study Abroad Facebook page or Instagram page @smcccd_study_abroad.

 

Article by Kimiko Petsche

Internship Opportunities

We understand that many students and our community members may have lost their job due to the  unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is our commitment to continue to offer information regarding paid internships and quality job opportunities that are available along with support in design or update of a resume, preparing for an interview and expanding one’s network to secure employment during these uncertain times.  The Career Readiness & Job Placement Team looks forward to doing all we can to ensure students and our community members have what they need to get a job and continue to offer remote services and resources while the shelter-in-place order is in effect.  If one of the jobs shared does not meet your needs or interests please complete this form and we will reach out to you directly to assist!  Please stay safe. 

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—

Job Opportunities

We understand that many students and our community members may have lost their job due to the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is our commitment to continue to offer information regarding paid internships and quality job opportunities that are available along with support in design or update of a resume, preparing for an interview and expanding one’s network to secure employment during these uncertain times. The Career Readiness & Job Placement Team looks forward to doing all we can to ensure students and our community members have what they need to get a job and continue to offer remote services and resources during this time. If one of the jobs shared does not meet your needs or interests please complete this form and we will reach out to you directly to assist!  Please stay safe. 

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—

Skyline College Musician Is Jeopardy! Champion

JEOPARDY WinnerJEOPARDY Winner 2Former Skyline College Music Department student Brian Chang has taken the iconic game show Jeopardy! by storm, and after seven straight days of fierce competition, he remains champion. As of January 28, 2021, he has defeated 14 excellent trivia opponents and has won more than $150,000.

A talented and avid musician who still plays piano and bass clarinet in several community bands and orchestras, Brian is an attorney at a prestigious law firm in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BA from Stanford University and a JD from the University of Michigan. He credits knowing a correct response for a clue worth $2,000 (“Who is Odette?”) to a 2015 field trip taken by the Skyline College Concert Band to the San Francisco Ballet for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

Jeopardy! airs weeknights on ABC at 7:00 p.m. Ken Jennings is currently serving as guest host on the iconic game show, replacing the late great Alex Trebek. Will Brian surpass Ken’s 2004 record of 74 straight victories? Tune in tonight to find out!

 

 

Article by Dr. Zachary E. Bruno

BAEC Awards Micro Grants to Small Businesses

Small Business GrantsOn Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College held its virtual awards ceremony for the sixteen local businesses who received Micro Grants of over $4,000, through the Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program.  The Small Business Recovery & Assistance Program is a local business recovery initiative largely supported by the San Bruno Community Foundation, to support small businesses as they work to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The BAEC developed the Micro Grants Program, whereby businesses in San Bruno were funded to maintain and adapt and improve operations to meet the needs of our rapidly changing environment.  Aubrey Merriman, CEO of the Boy & Girls Club of North County, served on our Micro Grants Review Panel, a group comprised of esteemed community members, all charged with the big task of combing through grant applications and vetting award recipients.  Aubrey says, “It was a true privilege and pleasure to serve in this capacity and support the important work of our small businesses!”   The sixteen Micro Grant award recipients, along with other businesses, are attending workshops and one-on-one business strategy sessions with the BAEC’s team of coaches for continual support of their business recovery.

The BAEC would like to thank our many community partners, especially the City of San Bruno, the San Mateo County Community College Foundation, the San Bruno Chamber of Commerce, the San Mateo County Economic Development Association, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, our Micro Grants Review Panel and the San Bruno Community Foundation.  We would also like to thank the small businesses-vital and essential to our communities.

For more information on the BAEC connect with us here and here BAEC YouTube.

Article by Pcyeta Stroud

Image by Olivia Vialau and Nicole Moreno-Deinzer

Oceana High School Career Day Promotes Skyline College’s ECE Pathway Program

Oceana High School Career Day

Oceana High School hosted their Virtual Career Day on Friday, January 22nd and it was a great success! School Counselor Alyssa Owyang and Principal April Holland organized a successful event, gathering community members to share about their career and experiences with all of Oceana’s students. Oceana has been a Skyline College high school partner for years,  helping to enroll high school students in dual enrollment programs through the college. The Virtual Career Day featured Skyline College’s very own Elaine Francisco, who also teaches the Dual Enrollment ECE courses offered at Oceana. This was a wonderful opportunity to promote Skyline College’s ECE Pathway Program and recruit students to enroll in the dual enrollment program at Oceana!

Article by Alyssa Owyang

Skyline College Student Leads Business Pivot Workshop

BAEC - Online StoreOn Thursday, January 14th, the Bay Area Entrepreneur Center of Skyline College (BAEC) hosted a virtual workshop for local business owners and entrepreneurs with valuable tips on how to pivot their business by setting up an online store. BAEC’s Student Assistant, Olivia Vialau, facilitated the workshop, created the workshop content and fielded questions from the attendees.  The workshop included a variety of tips and best practices for businesses to utilize and showcase their brand and their products and services.  The workshop also included helpful tips on how to shift from in-person sales to online.  Some of the common platforms discussed were Etsy, Instagram Shops, Shopify, and much more.  This workshop will be available on the BAEC’s YouTube Channel. For questions or information on how to get involved, please contact the BAEC at baec@smccd.edu.

 

Article by Olivia Vialau and Pcyeta Stroud

Image by Olivia Vialau