By Mayibel Ruiz Choosing a major in college feels like a big deal when you’re starting as a freshman, but how important is the major you choose? Are there majors that help their graduates secure a job, or are there other factors at play? With the upcoming spring 2022 graduation, future college graduates wonder when they should start applying for jobs in their field. Everyone graduates ready to begin their new life after college, but this new life most likely begins with a new job. How can students know what career is the best fit? We have all heard of the age-old career advice given to college students, secure an internship early, join clubs on campus, and network. But, if … [Read more...] about From degree to career, do degrees decide your occupation?
By Steffanie Martinez |Staff Writer| Tough choices have to be made after obtaining your college degree—a huge one in particular: choosing between attending graduate school or going straight into the workforce. This is not always the easiest decision to make, as there are many factors to take into consideration. Graduate school is not an extension of your college life—there are big differences. “From studying to socializing, you’re entering a new world. But if you choose to go to grad school to study something you’re passionate about, you’ll likely find it much more rewarding than college," stated Dr. Melissa Boone Brown of Columbia University. Speaking to recent grad school … [Read more...] about Pursuing Higher Degree Education
By Stephanie Para |Staff Writer| CSUSB students have endured all sorts of obstacles to make it out on top and graduate this year. Rowen Concepcion Rowen Concepcion is a graduate student here at CSUSB. He will be graduating on Friday, June 13, 2014 with a Master's degree in computer science. He has endured senior projects, master thesis deadlines, and even academic probation. “One, my friends saying that you can do this [kept me going]. My mentor told me to think of this as a distant memory, if you survive it, and she said I will, then I will be ready for anything. Two, I was so close to the finish line. All I had was my master's thesis. To quit when I was 80 percent done, … [Read more...] about Outstanding graduates
By Angela Rodriguez IStaff Writer| CSUSB’s Career Development Center (CDC) held the Social and Behavioral Sciences Career/Graduate Fair on Jan. 30 in the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The career fair was designed to introduce students to professionals in the working world and expose them to different types of jobs they can acquire with a degree in social and behavioral sciences. “I didn’t even know this event was going on today but there’s a lot of employers here. And grad school information, that’s pretty helpful to me since I’m just beginning looking into grad programs,” said student Karla Alivizo. The on-campus exhibition was open to all present … [Read more...] about Coyotes recruited at Career Development Center fair
By Angela E. Rodriguez |Staff Writer| CSUSB has announced that they will be offering a three year doctoral degree in Educational Leadership effective Sept. 2013. In earning a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, career opportunities from different areas ranging from: Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade school and district administration, Counseling, Social Work, Health Education and Educational Policy making to Community College Administrators/ Teachers. The three year program for many students is an opportunity for personal growth and expertise development in the field. "Doctoral program helped me grow as a professional and as an individual. I have gained a tremendous insight on not … [Read more...] about CSUSB introduces new doctoral program
By Gabbie Corral |Staff Writer| Kimley Jones and her daughter, Kourtney, have been attending CSUSB together for the last five years and have been loving every minute of it. They will both graduate together this June—Kimley with a master’s degree in education and Kourtney with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. “I love that even though [CSUSB] is a decent-sized campus, it’s still like a small campus because the professors have been so nice to me and they know who I am. I love that personal touch,” said Kimley when asked what her favorite thing about being a student was. She hopes to attain a local teaching job after graduation and give back to students in a similar way. Kourtney … [Read more...] about Mother-daughter duo shine at CSUSB
By Aunjolay Lambert |Staff Writer| Is the value of college decreasing? A recent study by The Huffington Post found that 53 percent of bachelor degree holders were jobless last year. As a student with no job, trying to make a career out of a liberal arts education, this is not something I want to hear when I’m one year away from graduation. This problem is something that presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been speaking about on the campaign trail as well. Romney said that the high unemployment rate among young college graduates is an indication that the president’s economic policies have failed, according to The Wall Street Journal. I’m glad Romney sees this is a problem, … [Read more...] about A college degree should equal a better future