Growing up in China, Jun Dai didn’t own a computer but he was still able to master video games. He got access to computers and the internet through “net bars” that rented machines by the hour. And there, he discovered his passion and a profession, not as a gamer but as a defender.
If you can decipher “PB&J,” then without a doubt you can start coding, as in writing a computer program, says computer scientist Devin Cook.
Cook is a computer science professor at Sacramento State, who will lead the Coding Academy for High School Students. This academy and one on Cyber Security are the newest offerings in the 2017 Summer Academies for High School Students at Sacramento State.
Update (Feb. 14, 2017): Mr. Rodolfo Castillo has been named the 2017 Outstanding Continuing Education Student by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), following a nationwide search.
If you’re in charge of a major project, you know the consequences of not staying on schedule and within budget.
Gary Slavit, an instructor at the College of Continuing Education at Sacramento State and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), says project management is a skill more employers are looking for these days.
Coral Connor may only be in her 20s, but this Sacramento State speech pathology graduate has already found a mantra to live by. “I think turning your trauma into triumph is something a lot of people can relate to,” she says.
Megan Bailey was training to be a graphic artist just as the labor market was drying up. “If only I had a career coach,” she said, referring to the time when she was out of work and in need of some guidance and reassurance.
She ended up taking her career in a different direction and transformed herself into the very resource she needed all those years ago. Bailey became a job coach.
View the music video of World Language Day 2016 produced by English Language Institute (ELI) instructor Hugh Le, flip through the photo gallery and get to know the international students attending ELI and becoming part of the Sacramento State community.
At 22, Michael Roddy had just started graduate school and worked as a law firm clerk when he made an unconventional decision, to say the least. He quit his job in order to become an unpaid student intern. As Roddy tells the story, he saw his future in the California court system and “never looked back.”
Students are the heart of the university and the faculty, the minds, said Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen, but staff are “the blood, sweat and tears.” The president spoke at the 2016 Staff Awards Luncheon at the University Union Ballroom.
“You make the university work,” Nelsen said as he congratulated nearly 170 staff members for their record of service, recognizing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years at Sac State.
Thanks to the students, alumni and staff who stopped by the College of Continuing Education’s ”back to the ’50s” tailgate party, CCE reclaimed the “Golden Spatula,” the annual Sac State award for the best homecoming pre-game bash. President Robert Nelsen and his wife Jody got into the spirit and helped celebrate CCE’s 65th anniversary. Check out the photos.
A select group from Mexico traveled to the California capital to meet their neighbor to the north as part of Mexico’s inaugural Proyecta 100K program. The nearly 40 students and professors from 10 universities represent a new generation of professionals in fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, marine biology, architecture and business.
CEO usually refers to the chief executive officer of a company, but in California’s court system, CEO means “court executive officer.” Just like their corporate counterpart, the judicial CEO runs the show, or in this case, California’s 58 county courts.
Five Japanese high school students, ages 15 and 16, are visiting Sac State’s English Language Institute (ELI) this August. During their two-week stay, they will learn English from our ELI instructor, Justin Kyles, explore Old Sacramento, take a day trip to San Francisco and attend a River Cats baseball game.
High school students in Sac State’s Multimedia Journalism Summer Academy donned hardhats, safety goggles and vests as they toured the future home of the Sacramento Kings, the Golden 1 Center, billed as the most technologically advanced arena in the NBA.
Talk about not wasting food! High school students in the Farm-to-Fork Summer Academy at Sac State learned how to make carrot top pesto. That’s where you take the green frond at the top of a carrot – (the part people usually throw out when they buy whole carrots) – and throw it into a food processor with some other fresh veggies for a tasty pesto, courtesy of the Food Literacy Center in Sacramento.
As Esther Hattingh completed her doctorate in educational leadership at Sacramento State, her guiding light was Nelson Mandela with whom she had a personal connection. She grew up in South Africa as her country struggled to shed apartheid. Mandela inspired her to see the promise and potential in every child.
Sacramento State has a new dean of its College of Continuing Education. Helen Wussow, former dean of Lifelong Learning at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, begins her new duties Monday, July 25.