Skyline College Career Services Center

Skyline College Career Services has implemented new Internship/ Externship programs. Last month, twenty five students selected from over two hundred interested applicants were admitted into the California Pacific Medical Center/Skyline College Externship Program. This externship program combines hands on experience at one of the four CPMC medical centers. Career seminars will focus on high demand UCSF medical health care careers (e.g. physician assistants, speech language pathologists, physical therapy, sonography, etc). Students were placed in CPMC child development centers, rehabilitation therapy, food and nutrition, pediatric emergency departments, post partum/ newborn intensive care, nursing units, radiology and ultrasound.


On October 1 Skyline College students attended on-site orientations at the Radisson Hotel San Francisco Airport Bay Front. Students completed internship paperwork, toured their respective internship areas of sales/marketing/human resources, food and beverage and guest services, and created their semester schedule and learning objectives.

career2On October 1 Skyline College students participated in an orientation as preparation for volunteering and interning at Reading Partners, a nonprofit utilizing structured curriculum to provide one-on-one tutoring for elementary students in South San Francisco.  Reading Partners was brought to Los Cerritos Elementary due to a President’s Innovation Fund proposal created by Lavinia Zanassi and Alexander Jones.

Chicana Latina Foundation 2013 Awards Ceremony

Chicana Latina Foundation Awards
Skyline College Career Services Director, Virginia Padrón, along with her three SFSU Career Counseling Interns, Virginia Rosales, Janet Ramirez, and Nereida Angulo, participated in the annual Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship and Awards Ceremony. The keynote speaker, Dolores Huerta, pictured above, was the highlight to an evening filled with inspirational, motivational, and empowering personal messages. Dolores Huerta is most known for her social activist role in the American civil rights movement and is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers, alongside longtime partner and co-founder Cesar Chavez. Some of her awards and recognitions includes: The Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton, Puffin Foundation award for Creative Citizenship Labor Leader Award, Kern’s County’s Woman of the Year by California State Legislature, James Smithson Award, and Icons of the American Civil Rights Movement Award. Her most recent recognition includes her induction to the U. S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor, 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the California Hall of Fame, and the Jefferson Award for Public Service.

As one of the most famous and celebrated Latinas in the U.S, Ms. Huerta has also been an advocate for women’s and LGBT rights. Dolores Huerta continues working to develop community leaders, working with the poor, immigrants, women and youth, with the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She speaks at universities and organizational forums on issues of social justice and public policy.

The evening also highlighted outstanding Latina students, including our very own Skyline College graduate Jackeline Monrroy Marroquin. Jackeline is one of the 2013 scholarship recipients of the Chicana Latina Foundation. She was recently accepted to San Francisco State University where she is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Pictured alongside Jackeline Monrroy Marroquin is Virginia Rosales, also a former Skyline College graduate and Chicana Latina scholarship

Article by Lavinia Zanassi, Virginia Padron and Alex Jones, Photos by Virginia Rosales.