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Announcements & Reminders

As stated in the President's Message on March 27th, Commencement will be postponed until a later date.  All graduates will be notified of a new date when we can plan for a safe gathering for you and your family and friends. We appreciate your understanding and patience throughout this time.

Welcome to Spring Quarter! Please enjoy this message from Toby:

Screenshot of Toby's youtube video

Meet the 15 students who joined our Spring 2020 Online MBA Cohort:

Average Age: 35; Average Work Experience: 11 years; 56% Female; 50% live in Santa Clara County with 2 students living as far as San Diego; Companies represented: Salesforce, Amazon - Lab 126, Lockheed Martin, Applied Materials, Facebook, NVIDIA, Intel, and Kaiser Permanente.

Meet the 15 students who joined our Spring 2020 Online MS Marketing Cohort:

Demographics: Average Age: 32; Average Work Experience: 10 years; Average GPA: 3.18; 53% Female; Cities Represented: San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; Companies Represented: Oracle, Nielsen Holdings, Western Digital, AT&T, SiO Digital, Tory Burch, Teleflex, and Delta Electronic.

All of our Career Coaches are available for virtual appointments on Handshake. EMBAs email Sunaina ( for a LinkedIn profile or resume review. Students can access the Graduate Business Network mentorship platform at and selecting "Get advice"

Host our Admissions Team at your company for a Lunch and Learn! Hear how SCU can enhance your colleagues' careers by earning one of our MBA or MS degrees. Email and receive 2 free tickets to the next GBP Social Event!

Student Spotlight
Screenshot of youtube video of Cheyun Lee

Evening MBA student, Cheyun Lee, shares her experience with career resources and her involvement as a graduate student leader. 



Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Xiang Li , a Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Santa Clara University and current MBA student, has received a $169,201 award from the National Science Foundation. These funds will support her project, "Data-Driven Cascading Failure Abstraction and Vulnerability Analysis in Cyber-Physical Systems." The project embraces advances in machine learning and puts forth a data-driven framework for cascading failure abstraction and vulnerability analysis in cyber-physical systems.

Career Coach Spotlight

Here's a Tip from our Career Coach, Fred Mitchem about Career Choices: Did you ever say to yourself, “I would love to do this for the rest of my life, this is not work, IT'S FUN?”  The process of making a career choice begins with understanding the things in life you are most motivated by and identifying your interests. Ask yourself, “What have I always been interested in, even when I was a schoolchild?” Your response to that question will help you identify the area you should possibly pursue. Once you accomplish this you will experience job satisfaction and meaningful fulfillment in your life and career.

Fun Fact about Fred: When driving and hearing upbeat, thumping music, I blast the radio and use my steering wheel as a drum. Be yourself whenever and whoever is looking at you. People look at me strangely, but I do not stop. I am in my own world at that moment.

Calendar of Events

Admissions, Career Management, and Student Life Events
Keep your eye on the Handshake “Events” page for additional Career programming.

"Careers In Sales & Demand Generation" Virtual Alumni Panel
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm I Zoom

Engage with GBP alumni that are currently working in Sales, Business Development, and Sales Operations roles in Silicon Valley. Alumni from Paystand, Xilinx, Malwarebytes, NVIDIA, SiFive, and Salesforce will talk about their own career paths and answer student questions.

“Using Vmock to Make the Most of Your Resume”
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm I Zoom

Join VMock's Brian Pienta as he walks you through how to get the most out of VMock's resumé scoring and editing tools.

Virtual Mock Interview Sessions
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM I Zoom

Practice behavioral interview questions with GBP Coaches. Each 30-minute session will provide 20 minutes of mock interview practice, with 10 additional minutes focused on areas of improvement. Space is limited.

“Cloud Computing” Virtual Industry Panel
4:30 am - 5:30 pm I Zoom

More information coming soon!

MBA, EMBA & MS Info Session
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm I Zoom

Learn about the MBA, EMBA and MS programs from students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Send your friends or colleagues, and receive a gift!!

The Graduate School Experience: Virtual Q&A with Current Online MS Marketing Students
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm I Zoom

Meet with current students and learn about their school experience!

March Highlights

March 7th, Spring 2020 MBA Orientation

We welcomed the new MBA students with an overview of career management tools and activities. 

March 27th, Nobili Cohort Zoom Hang Out

Nobili Cohort got together and celebrated their last weekend for Spring Break before their spring term begins. The students were spending quality time and catching up over zoom while practicing proper social distancing.

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