Daily Archives: April 2, 2021

New Staff and Staff Changes at Skyline College

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

March Staff Changes:

  • Joseph Adams
    Cooperative Education Coordinator/ Work Experience Instructor
    Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development
  • Kalia Chavez
    Division Assistant
    Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development
  • Karmann Robbins
    Program Services Coordinator (CARE, CalWORKs, and Guardian Scholars Program)
    Student Equity and Support Programs
  • Oyame KenZoe Brian Selassie-Okpe
    Executive Director of the Equity Institute
    Equity Institute
  • Becky Threewit
    Staff Assistant
    Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations

Psychology Department Launches Careers in Psychology Speaker Series

Forensic Psychology SlideThe Psychology Department is pleased to announce they are hosting a series of conversations with professionals in the field of psychology. The Careers in Psychology Speaker Series is designed with the intent of sharing information about different careers in the discipline.

The series kicked off on Thursday, March 25th, with our own Liz Llamas from Skyline College’s Health and Wellness Center. During the 60-minute conversation, Liz shared information specific to the career of therapist, including job duties, academic and training requirements, job outlook, and benefits and challenges related to the job.

Two additional conversations are scheduled this semester:

  • April 15, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Rami Mogannam, Ph.D., will be sharing information about forensic psychology. Bonus: Rami is a former Skyline College student!
  • May 5, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Thaddeus Block, M.D., will be sharing information about the field of psychiatry.

Sign up to attend at: https://smccd-czqfp.formstack.com/forms/careersinpsychology_registrationsurvey

For more information, please contact Jennifer Merrill at merrill@smccd.edu, or Dr. Christina Shih at shihc@smccd.edu.

Article by Jennifer Merrill, Christina Shih, and Chris Woo

International Student Program Host Roundtable of ISP Students Employment Experience in America

Student Employment PanelThe Skyline College International Student Program (ISP) hosted a virtual event on March 23, 2021, with a group of panelists of current and former Skyline College ISP students.  The panelists consisted of Habiba Sultana, Jacqueline Ashley Valentino, Noa Abushawareb, and Miho Namba. The students provided a wealth of knowledge based on their experience that helped them in their employment and internship journey. Students shared, their ISP counselor Carlos Romero was extremely helpful in the process of securing employment and internship opportunities.

Connecting with staff and students at ISP, connecting with their professors, and staying focused on their academics all had a positive impact in being prepared to apply and interview for prospective employment and internship opportunities. Students mentioned utilizing the Skyline College Career Readiness and Job Placement as a great asset to help with resume and interviewing skills. This was the final series in the ISP Employment workshop series. If you are interested in learning more about future ISP programs and events, contact the ISP office at skyinternational@smccd.edu

Article by Adrienne Villegas

Skyline College Free Drive-Thru Community Market Extended through August 2021!

Second Harvest ProduceWe are excited to inform you that the Skyline College Free Drive-Thru Free Community Market has been extended through August 2021! This weekly event provides students and other members of the community with 40 pounds of groceries (including fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as bread, rice, milk, eggs, cheese, canned goods, and much more). Everyone is welcome!

Please call 650-738-7970 on the day of the event to receive weather closure updates.
Here are details about scheduled events:

WEDNESDAYS (Skyline College):
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (recommended arrival time 12:00pm)
Location: Skyline College
Address: 3300 College Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066
(Please use Skyline Blvd entrance)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for all Food Distributions
· COVID-19 guidelines will be observed
· Only Drive-thru customers will be served
· Open to all students and the community
· This does not impact public charge
· No I.D. is required to pick up food
· We will distribute food while supplies last

Our goal is to increase access to healthy and nutritious food for students, their families and our community. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about Free Drive-Thru Community Market or other SparkPoint services (Financial Coaching, Grove Scholarship, SparkPoint Cash, etc.) please visit our website or email us at skylinesparkpoint@smccd.edu.

Article by Chad Thompson

Calling all Books! Join the Human Library at Skyline College on April 15th

Human Library BannerOn Thursday, April 15 from 12:00 – 2:00pm, The Skyline College Human Library will welcome all members of our community interested in connecting with a “human book.” Community members who volunteer as “human books” will make their experiences available to “readers,” usually on issues that can be difficult to discuss, at this virtual session coordinated by the Skyline College Library.

What do Human Books talk about? Books are free to choose anything about themselves that makes their story unique that they’re ready to share about with their readers.

Would you like to be a Human Book on April 15? Please fill out an interest form: tinyurl.com/SCHumanLibraryInterestForm. We ask for a minimum of a one-hour commitment during this two-hour event. More information is available at the link above.

Want to read up on past books in the Human Library? Visit the Library Guide guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary which includes a Book Archive, some of which may reappear at a future Human Library event!

How does this event work? The Human Library is a place where real people go on loan to readers, who are other members of our Skyline College community and this event takes place virtually in real time in breakout rooms on Zoom, hosted and facilitated by Skyline College staff and faculty.

Books are encouraged to meet with multiple readers, usually one at a time, over the course of the two-hour event. Books make their experiences available through one-on-one discussions, while readers ask questions freely and get honest answers in return.

Want to know more about The Human Library?

The Human Library Project is a worldwide movement that began in Denmark to help create dialog and foster understanding among people of different backgrounds and experiences. Human libraries remind us: There is much more that unites us than divides us.

The Human Library at Skyline College is supported by the President’s Innovation Fund (PIF). You can learn more here: https://guides.skylinecollege.edu/TheHumanLibrary

Questions? Please contact Pia Walawalkar at walawalkars@smccd.edu.

Article by Marisa Thigpen

Skyline College’s Paralegal Studies Program Annual Legal Careers Night – April 8

Legal Careers NightSkyline College’s Paralegal Studies Program is hosting its annual Legal Careers Night event on Thursday, April 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Join us for an opportunity to learn about various legal careers and hear from panelists in the field! This event’s agenda will include the following:

  • Keynote address by the President of the San Francisco Paralegal Association
  • Panel 1: Become a Legal Support Professional
  • Recruiter Insight: Trends in the Legal Job Market
  • Panel 2: Law School and You
  • Community Conversation: Q & A session with the panelists

Legal Careers Night will be taken place via Zoom. Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. We look forward to you joining us!

Article by Jesselle Hoque