Category Archives: SVP Living

Cultural Exploration, by Richard Mancuso

We’re half way through the Silicon Valley Program. At this point, we’ve found the delicate balance between work, school, sleep, and fun. Yes, we’re all in this for the incredible experiences and opportunities afforded to us through an extended internship … 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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“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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Silicon Valley – Tech and Sports, by Michelle Goodwin

Silicon Valley… high tech and high energy. I am officially half way through the program here in Silicon Valley and I think I am really living off of residual sleep and free food. Working in the legal department of a … 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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Musings on a Caltrain, by Keerthana Nunna

Soon after accepting my internship I started looking for a place in the city. After weeks of searching and getting nowhere, I gave up and decided to live in the college provided apartments 1.5 hours from work. I rationalized my … 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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Introductory Remarks at Bay Area Reception in Honor of President Gann, by Shree Pandya

Greetings, world. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to introduce President Gann at a Bay Area reception honoring her service to CMC. Steve Siegel, our fantastic Silicon Valley Program director, has since realized that the speech I gave … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Philosophy, by Xiaoyin Qu

Silicon Valley is an awesome place. Having been at the Silicon Valley program since January, the most frequent word I have said has been “wow.” When your company is offering free beer and wine every single day (although I am … Continue reading

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