PHOTO (L-R): SBWIB Award recipients and CCPE representatives Tim Mozia, Associate Dean; Penni Wells, Associate Director of Professional Programs; and Regina Cash, Director of Academic and Professional Programs; with Wayne Spencer, SBWIB Chairperson

CCPE was honored by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) at its 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony last fall. The award recognized 100% job placement for CCPE’s Human Resources Management Certificate Program for the academic year. Every student who took the course was able to secure and maintain employment, utilizing their HR certificate and SBWIB’s support services. 

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PHOTO: CCPE grad Sarah Winston working with textiles at Mingei International Museum in San Diego
Many museum patrons enjoy the art on display without realizing that many more masterpieces are hidden away in the building’s storage facilities.

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PHOTO (L-R): Sport Management student Caleb Kephart and IndyCar driver Graham Rahal

Caleb Kephart knew nothing about auto racing when he began his internship at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The CSULB graduate student, pursuing a Master of Arts in Kinesiology with an option in Sport Management, was excited to gain experience. Soon enough, his speed in learning was matched only by the cars zooming around the track.

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The world is getting smaller, even as the connections between people and places are getting more complicated. The U.S. economy is growing, but the consumer shift towards online commerce has permanently altered the supply chain that moves products from factory floors to customers’ front doors.

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PHOTO: The 2014 Galahad Fire raging through Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon

​When Gregory Vigneaux saw the recent string of California wildfires on TV, he asked himself, 'How do we improve how we think about fire?'

Vigneaux has the experience to provide an answer, since he has fought fires in 14 states for the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service. As part of specially-trained Hotshot Crews, Vigneaux traveled from fire to fire on a rigorous schedule. But he wanted to do more, and began expanding his knowledge through CSULB’s Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration (EMER) degree program.

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​For many international students, American classrooms can feel like a strange environment. Open group discussions and fast-paced critical thinking are often difficult when English is not a student’s first language.

That’s why the Master of Business Administration Prep (MBAP) program, run by the American Language Institute, is a crucial step for international students to polish their English skills and familiarize themselves with graduate business studies at CSULB.

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