CSULB Classroom AIRC-400.jpgUnder the auspices of the College of Continuing and Professional Education, the CSULB Center for International Education (CIE) handles both international students studying at CSULB and matriculated CSULB students interested in studying abroad. This month the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) is featuring CSULB in a member spotlight on the AIRC blog.

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    The CSULB College of Continuing and Professional Education, in cooperation with the College of Business Administration, offers two separate AACSB-accredited MBA programs to working adults—the Daytime Accelerated MBA and Saturday MBA. Drawing upon the campus’s longstanding reputation for international involvement and academic rigor, the program attracts students from across the U.S. and abroad. Watch the video to learn more about the program through the eyes of students and faculty. More detailed information about these programs may be found on the MBA main page.

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    On May 19, 2014 the CSULB Center for International Education (CIE) held a special commencement celebration for international students in the idyllic Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden nestled on the northwest corner of campus. Each year California State University, Long Beach welcomes international students from six continents as a practical demonstration of its commitment to mutual cultural awareness. Staff commencement speakers included CSULB Interim President Don Para, Interim Provost and VP David Dowell, Associate Vice President and Dean of International, Continuing and Professional Education Jeet Joshee, Associate Dean and CIE Executive Director Terrence Graham, and International Student Services Director Melissa Lyon. This year’s two student speakers, Gaurav Bhattacharya and Soumia Abdoun, both shared inspirational messages for the audience of graduates, guests, and loved ones. Read on to see their brief reflections on their journeys to completing their degrees.

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    After earning his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and working as a consultant for school districts for over 10 years, Justin Rich decided to get his Master’s degree. While researching programs, he came across the Master of Public Administration Distance Learning (DLMPA) program at CSULB, and was motivated to apply due to the program’s flexibility, which would allow him to work full-time and raise a family while earning his degree.

     

    “While working with public school districts, I realized the challenges that public administrators face due to the many hats they are required to wear,” Justin said. “I’ve seen the impact that capable and dynamic administrators can have on public agencies, which encouraged me to seek a formal degree to prepare me for a career in public administration.

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    David_Salazar-400.jpgTo the uninitiated, engineering terminology often resembles a foreign language. However, David Salazar, recent graduate from CSULB’s BS in Mechanical Engineering degree completion program and recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, has become fluent in the language of engineering through rigorous study and practice. Exhibit A is the title of his winning research proposal for the NSF Fellowship: “Viscous-mode transition measurements in two-phase mixing layers.” Try saying that three times fast. The thrust of his research is to identify how two-phase injectors effect combustion in engines primarily upon startup and shutdown by taking viscosity measurements. Salazar explained, “This idea came from reviewing the research literature. These measurements have never been made experimentally. Combustion instabilities are still a major concern in engine development efforts. Better understanding of when and where instabilities might arise will help scientists and engineers design energy and propulsion systems in safer and more efficient fluid dynamic regimes.'

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    EMER program director Steve Jensen (front) tackles a training fire at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport

    Dr. Steve Jensen, director of the Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) program at CSULB, has spent many years working in the field of emergency and disaster relief. A former firefighter, Steve worked in refugee camps in Southeast Asia for the United Nations, and later moved to New Zealand to develop programs that guide emergency management and disaster work. He is now focusing on the academic side of his career, passing what he’s learned on to the next generation.