On November 29, a networking workshop with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the Big Four auditors and ranked as the most prestigious accounting firm in the world for seven consecutive years, presented on the importance of building relationships in the world of work. PwC will be returning for a second year in the spring to invite, interview, and select eligible students as participants for competitive PwC summer internships.
December 7 brought SV Academy CEO, Rahim Fazal to the campus for a Lunch and Learn in the Career Services Center. The afternoon featured the launching of an academic fellowship in January 2017. This 12-week training is designed to assist graduating Skyline College students in finding jobs within the fast-growing tech industry. This free inaugural fellowship will guide students through the process of landing sales & business development jobs at Silicon Valley start-ups.
On December 8, Career Services and Digital Film Professor Sam Sanchez held an evening with cinematographer Jacques Haitkin and photographer Johnny Wu. Both passionate about the creative fields in which they work, they had fascinating stories to share. Johnny Wu, specializing in the photographing of action figures, explained how his “hobby” became a career. Mr. Wu was gracious enough to show scenes from recent work that he completed while going over some of the techniques that he uses in his award winning photos. Jacques Haitkin, a professional cinematographer who has worked in partnership with the film industry’s biggest names for 5 decades, spoke about the various contributions he has made to such action movie projects as Captain America, Kong: Skull Island, Fast 8 and several others. He also gave us insight into a typical day on the set of a Hollywood production.
On December 9, KQED, the Bay Area’s premier Public Broadcasting Station generously offered an afternoon tour of its San Francisco studio. Thanks to Skyline College student, Jolie Bauman, Associate Director of Membership Marketing, who served as docent and host, gave a behind-the-scenes look and shared KQED’s mission to recognize the importance of membership television in broadcasting programs that entertain and educate on culture, politics, theater, and documentaries. Employing both technical and language arts majors, KQED’s history of communicating both historical and news-breaking stories makes it one of the most trusted sources of information. A follow-up student group visit will be coordinated in the spring semester.
Article by Lavinia Zanassi | Photo by Nicholas Zuniga