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Ever since high school, Alicia O’Brien wanted a career in law enforcement. She worked as a police assistant at the Modesto Police Department when she returned to college in her 30s, and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. By the time her job search got under way, police departments were drastically cutting budgets and jobs that caught her eye required training above and beyond a college degree. “I found it difficult to get hired on anywhere, So I decided to expand my education.”
As an industrial engineer in Iran, Sina Roudbari always looked ahead to his next project. When he came to the United States to study English, he was already off on a new project before he even graduated from the English Language Institute. In September, Sina will earn his International Master of Business Administration from Sacramento State. The pace may have been quick, but he found time for new friendships and he made some personal discoveries.
Herky joined the College of Continuing Education at the 2nd annual Hornet Heartsaver CPR party at the University Union. The event celebrates Heart Health Month and promotes cardiovascular health and the importance of learning CPR.
Jennifer Ratcliff moved a step closer to her dream job as a speech pathologist, becoming the first class at Sacramento State to earn the Second Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 2014. “Thankfully, this program finally came about and made it possible for students, like me, to keep going and achieve that dream of going to graduate school.”
Daniel Watts began his career in education, before returning to school to complete his bachelor’s degree at Sacramento State at the age of 48. “I learned teaching strategies that I implement on a daily basis, such as working with diverse populations and being culturally sensitive. I think there will be a lot of opportunities now in leadership and working with kids on a whole other level.”
Maydel Uzcategui made a bold move from Venezuela to the United States, all on her own, in pursuit of twin goals. She wanted to improve her English skills and become a civil engineer. A graduate of the English Language Institute, she’s now working on her master’s degree in engineering at Sacramento State. ”Hopefully I can work for a transnational company focused on geotechnical engineering.”
“I was fortunate in the strength of my instructors,” says Alexandra Strout, who is in the top of her class at Sacramento State’s Paramedic Program. “They’re in the field as firefighters and paramedics, and they’ve been there and done the work. It makes a difference in the knowledge they provide you. It’s one of the strong points of the program.”
The award-winning series, Made at Sac State – The Video Magazine, returns for Season 2 with more impressive stories from California’s capital university. The program tells the University’s story through the lens of its eight unique colleges, including the College of Continuing Education.
Imagine planning a fundraiser or a convention, says Sacramento State alumnus Ingrid E. Lundquist, CSEP, a certified special event professional and instructor in the Meeting and Event Planning Certificate Program. It’s easy to get caught up in “the pretty things like colors and food, but the foundation is business,” and that’s exactly what she teaches: the fundamentals.