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Small and Mighty: SVP Spring 2015 Students Announced

The Silicon Valley Program is proud to welcome a small, but mighty, group of eight students to the Spring 2015 semester.  These students hail from Pomona and Claremont McKenna colleges, and represent economics, government, applied mathematics, psychology, Asian studies, and … Continue reading

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A Taste of Real Life, by Surya Sendyl

When I applied to the Silicon Valley Program, I was expecting to get out of my comfort-zone of beautiful and easygoing Camp Claremont and venture out into the real world for a semester. Being a Philosophy-Economics dual major with a … Continue reading

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Three Tips for Getting Ready for/ Fitting into the Real World, by Chong Shen

1. Utilize your Time. Make a plan to develop practical skills that you can easily transfer from one place to another. Programming skills like SQL, design skills like Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, video editing skills. Once you have figured out which … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Future, by Austin Teece

How can you prepare for corporate America while you’re in college? I went to boarding school before enrolling at CMC grew accustomed to the idea of living on a campus and the rhythm of classes, studying, and athletics. The Silicon … Continue reading

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Reflections on ITAB’s Founder, Bart Evans ’70

Your name badge is to be worn on your right side. Men should learn to tie a double Windsor knot. When presenting a gift formally, hand the gift from left-hand to left-hand, while shaking from right-hand to right-hand. Pause to … 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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Tackling San Francisco Public Transportation, by Lauren Henderson

Three of us chose to rent an apartment in San Francisco to be closer to our Silicon Valley Program internships this semester. We are completely separated from the other members of the program six days per week, since they are … Continue reading

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Discovered Opportunities, by Christian Mkpado

I thought I knew the career path that I wanted to pursue before I came to Silicon Valley. The tech industry, for some reason, never seems to be in the discussion at CMC where the careers of choice overwhelmingly favor … Continue reading

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Welcome to the SVP Fall 2013 Class

Fourteen SVP students arrived in the Bay Area this week for program orientation in advance of what will be one of the most rewarding experiences of their academic careers. Students enjoyed sessions on Venture Capital, safety, making effective presentations, and … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Program Photo Contest

SVP Photo Contest SVP students past and present may share their SVP experience through photos.  Win cash prizes!  The deadline to submit is Friday, October 11, 2013. Select your favorite “Kodak moments” of the Silicon Valley Program that best captures … Continue reading

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