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    Teri Carpenter’s career path underlines the ubiquitous nature of global logistics and its applications within countless industries. A graduate of the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) professional designation program at CSULB,  she currently works as a Trade Compliance Analyst for TOMS Shoes, helping them navigate the international waters of taxes, tariffs, and trade agreements throughout the US, Canada, European Union, and Australia. Years ago, she was a Fashion Design major. After becoming a single mother, her priorities shifted, and she withdrew from college. She began working in customs brokerage, gaining expertise in clearing goods through customs.  For 11 years, she longed to find a way to integrate her love of fashion back into the work she was doing. ​

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    The Master of Science in Health Care Administration Accelerated (MSHCA-AP) degree program at CSULB has helped many people enter and advance in the health care field. The hybrid format, which combines online and face-to-face weekend instruction, provides flexibility and allows students to work while they earn their degree. This accelerated program prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, managed care, mental health settings, long-term care, and other health-related organizations.

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    As a joint program between CSULB’s College of Continuing and Professional Education and College of Engineering, the CSULB Engineering Degree Completion program offers motivated transfer students in the Antelope Valley a cohort-based education in electrical or mechanical engineering. With the recent graduation of its first cohort, word of the program’s success is out and spreading. Due to the university’s reputation and the business connections developed by the program’s renowned faculty, local industry has taken notice.

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    After earning his degree in Organizational Communication at CSU Chico, Cody Brown wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his career. He knew sports, especially basketball, would always be a huge part of his life, and his mom suggested that he look into the Master’s in Sport Management program at CSULB. “Once my competitive playing days were over, I wanted to find a way to stay involved. The program at CSULB was a perfect introduction into the business of sport,” Cody said. He applied to the program and graduated in February 2014 with a 4.0 GPA and an Outstanding Capstone Award.

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    In 2010 the College of Continuing and Professional Education began hosting an annual Chinese Culture Festival to foster greater awareness and understanding of Chinese culture on the CSULB campus and the greater community. In previous years, the Chinese Culture Festival has featured Chinese film and cuisine. This year’s festival turns its focus towards Chinese music and art.

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    Students in the first-ever graduating class of CSULB’s Antelope Valley Engineering Degree Completion Program gathered in Lancaster in December to celebrate their achievements. All 18 students had completed their freshman and sophomore-level coursework at a community college or another university before joining the program and earning their Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. The program is a collaborative effort between the CSULB College of Engineering and the College of Continuing and Professional Education, and classes take place in the Antelope Valley, which allows unprecedented access to the industry, including internships with local companies and organizations.
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