Author Archives: Moussa, Nereida

Adventures Ahead in Silicon Valley

So far I’ve spent 12 hours on the Caltrain. It’s only a very small fraction of the 160 I plan to spend on it this semester. I elected to live in Mountain View and commute to San Francisco. Everyone, including … Continue reading

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SVP – The Semester Kick-off

Last week we began our orientation week for SVP Fall 2014, which was filled with a wide range activities. Everyone moved into their apartments on Labor Day Weekend and orientation began on the following Tuesday. We began orientation by reviewing … Continue reading

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In Memory of Barton Evans ’70

Yesterday, Claremont McKenna College lost a great leader in Bart Evans ’70. A trustee of the College for nearly 15 years, Bart gave his all to every committee, sub-committee, and organization that called on him to serve. His vision inspired … Continue reading

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The Best 4 Years of Your Life, by Bailey Masullo

As a college student, I’m constantly hearing how I should enjoy the best four years of my life, take advantage of it while I can, and how you’ll wish you could go back to college. I can see where they’re … Continue reading

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It Feels Like it was Just Yesterday, by Mayowa Ige

Although it has been exactly four months since I first stepped foot into our lovely Mountain View apartment, it feels like it was just yesterday. It feels like it was just yesterday that I accepted my offer of employment at … Continue reading

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A letter from a current SVP student to future participants, by Julia Keinan

Dear SVP Fall 2014 Participants, The months between getting accepted into the Silicon Valley Program and actually starting the semester are incredibly stressful. While your friends are filling out study abroad paperwork and planning their trips to Oktoberfest or Croatia, … Continue reading

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Unexpected, by Jacquelyn Zehner

It’s mid-way through the semester and my internship is not what I expected. At school I am studying Computational Neuroscience and Economics. However, I have a background that heavily favors the lab-science end of my major. Naturally I expected my … Continue reading

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“Free Time” in the Real World, by Alex Chang

Editor’s Note: The SVP students are on “Spring Break” as we post this, which means that they are sitting in class all day on a Saturday working on Python exercises, getting ready for their Saturday night and Sunday off, then … Continue reading

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Warriors, by Kevin McNamara

The Silicon Valley Program has afforded me a number of awesome and rewarding experiences outside of work and the classroom in my time so far here. As a big basketball fan, once such experience has been our trip to Oracle … Continue reading

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Not the Work Itself, but the People, by Nicole Yicong Lin

I don’t know if it’s too early to say this: Equinix is AWESOME! Equinix’s headquarter (my SVP internship home-away-from home) is like a delicate glass box floating on the water. Looking through the window, you can see a huge lake, … Continue reading

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