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Career fair connects students with potential employers

Career fair connects students with potential employers

Julian Mendoza

April 6, 2019

The career and internship job fair welcomed all Chico State majors to the Bell Memorial Union auditorium to talk to over 100 different companies looking for new hires.Students came to the fair dressed in professional attire, ready to present themselves to potential employers."This is our last career ...

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

Chico State Alumnus talks web tech and Javascript

Olyvia Simpson

October 20, 2018

A Computer Science seminar series was hosted by The College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction. Eric Mellum, a 2015 Chico State alumnus, presented on development coding and job opportunities within the field at the talk on Friday.Mellum currently works for the startup company, Quartzy, ...

Career fair brings companies like Intel, Pepsi Co. and Yelp

Career fair brings companies like Intel, Pepsi Co. and Yelp

Olyvia Simpson

September 25, 2018

Signs are posted all around campus for the upcoming career fair, and here is everything to know in order to be prepared for this Wednesday. Students will have almost 100 companies to speak with face-to-face like Pepsi Co, Intel and Yelp.“We here at the career center have been trying really hard to b...

Letters to: My future employer

Letters to: My future employer

Guillermo Felix-Alvor

March 25, 2018

Dear Future Employer, Whether this is my dream job or a job that will help me further build my skills, I want to say thank you for giving me this opportunity. You've probably heard this cliché hundreds of times from potential candidates: “I am a hardworking person, who is a fast learner, great...

Biological science department holds second career fair

Biological science department holds second career fair

Alejandra Fraga

February 12, 2017

The Biological Sciences Outreach Committee put on its second biology career fair at Chico State. "We're thankful to all the volunteers, panelists, and companies" said Rebecca Brunelli, chair of committee for biological sciences outreach committee.   About 75 students attended in 2015, ...

President Trump will be good for Americans

President Trump will be good for Americans

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

November 15, 2016

Editors note: This article is a response to Land of the free has grim future under Trump Yes, I voted for Donald Trump. No, I’m not a racist, sexist, xenophobe and neither are most of Trump’s voters. Before this election started last year I tried my best to keep away from politics. But I care...

Focusing on the right majors

Focusing on the right majors

Jeff Guzman and David Molina

November 11, 2016

The stigma against math extends far beyond the realm of high school nightmares and exams. One in three Americans feels anxiety when faced with solving a math equation, according to a study by the organization Change the Equation. Despite the fear most Americans reported, STEM occupations are growing at 17 pe...

Fire department cuts personnel, 15 face layoffs

Fire department cuts personnel, 15 face layoffs

Katia Berg

October 31, 2016

Fifteen Chico firefighters face losing their jobs as federal grant funding is lost. In early 2014, a $5.3 million grant was approved by City Council to fund over a dozen positions for the Fire Department. In two years, the grant money diminished significantly, forcing local firefighters to come to th...

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Minimum wage increase does more harm than good

Jeff Guzman

April 29, 2016

On April 4, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage. This new bill aims to raise California’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2022. This wage hike will affect over 5 million workers. While there is a ton of support for this bill coming from different places and while Brown emphasizes the moral purpose...

College degrees are just a stamp

College degrees are just a stamp

February 1, 2016

Would you allow someone without a college degree to perform your major brain surgery?Consider this: the only skills in the brain surgery career path currently unlearnable outside the academic space are sensitivity to death and real practice on cadavers. Both are necessities, as intimate neurosurgical knowledge...

College’s most daunting task: Choosing a career

College’s most daunting task: Choosing a career

Daisy Dardon

February 26, 2015

I've known I wanted to go into book publishing or editing since the eighth grade. I love reading and writing so this was the perfect job choice for me. There was no question in my mind. Everyone that knew me admired that I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I had everything planned o...

Stop striving for straight-A’s

Valerie Teegardin

March 11, 2014

After years of schooling, students are now conditioned to believe that good grades will get them a good job; as if an A is equivalent to success. If that's truly the case, then it's reasonable to assume that a student who proves their dedication to education by pulling straight-A's will be more favorable in ...

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