Author Archives: Moussa, Nereida

Site Visit: Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center, by Emily Zhang

The Silicon Valley Program students recently attended a Kaiser Permanente tour, a new event addition among many great offerings of the semester. We spent two hours on a Monday afternoon at Kaiser’s Garfield Innovation Center and saw several displays of … Continue reading

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A Larger World, by Joey Yu

It is always weird to connect CMC with Silicon Valley. We are good at econ; we have strong psychology department; our government professors are top level scholars. Every day, people talk about Goldman Sachs, argue about democrats and republicans. Science? … Continue reading

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Introducing the SVP Spring 2015 Class, by Andrew Yeh

  Hi. My name is Andrew Yeh, and I’m writing the first blog post for our school’s semester-long Silicon Valley Program. Our jobs are interesting. This year, with only 7 of us, there wasn’t a lot of diversity in occupations. … Continue reading

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Technology? It’s All About the People, by Gustavo Pires de Oliveira Dias

The first thing people think about in Silicon Valley is the fact that technology “rules” this part of the country. That is correct, to some extent, but also completely misleading. By saying that, one completely diminishes the value of the … Continue reading

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“You Skipped a Semester of College… To Work?!”, by Alec Koh

A few weeks ago, one of my close family friends called me on the phone. The conversation started how it always does; How is college? What do you want to do after you graduate? Make sure you come visit soon! … Continue reading

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Unexpected Moments of Inspiration, by Thomas Hague

Surrounded by people wearing zebra print outfits at a dance party on a Sunday morning, I was handed a card. No, it wasn’t Paul Allen’s card. It was a card with a message. A message that I had absolutely no … 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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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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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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Eat Pray Love – Adventures in Silicon Valley, by Nina Kamath

This semester has been a blast. I’ve found something I’m truly passionate about—marketing—an area of business that blends both my analytical and creative sides. I’ve also had the opportunity to engage with alumni and my peers in one of the … Continue reading

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