It’s Never Too Early to Start Building Your Professional Network

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Xerox VP Arnold Hackett, center, with COE Development Director Nicole Forrest-Boggs and Director of Professional Development & Internships Emmitt Clark.

Xerox Vice President of Alliance and Partnership Management Arnold Hackett used to stay at his desk and work instead of having lunch with team members. He thought he was showing colleagues that he was making a contribution. But instead, co-workers thought Hackett just didn’t like them.

Going out to lunch with co-workers is just one of the ways you can build your network in a professional environment. Hackett, a 2001 CSULB MS graduate in computer science, visited the College of Engineering on Tuesday as the first speaker in the Department of Professional Development & Internships’ fall 2016 series. Continue reading “It’s Never Too Early to Start Building Your Professional Network”

Summer Interns Needed at Ledcor Construction

ledcor logoIt’s always interesting when an engineering company visits campus to share their story with students—even more so when that company is hiring. Executives from Ledcor Construction were at CSULB this week to announce summer internship openings that could possibly lead to future full-time work.

“This is one of those opportunities where if you snooze, you lose,” said Emmitt Clark, Director of Professional Development and Internships for the College of Engineering, who arranged the visit. Continue reading “Summer Interns Needed at Ledcor Construction”

On social media, alums thank Cal State faculty who changed their lives

Emmitt Clark, left, Christopher Schivley and Schivley's son, Emmitt. Christoher Schivley was poor, fatherless and desperately seeking guidance when he took a career education class as a freshman at Cal State Long Beach. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)
by Carla Rivera
LA Times

Christopher Schivley was poor, alienated and desperately seeking guidance when he enrolled in a career education class as a freshman at Cal State Long Beach.

Instructor Emmitt Clark grew up in the Chicago projects as the son of a single mom, dodging gangs and drugs on his way to a teaching career.

… read more at LA Times – On social media, alums thank Cal State faculty who changed their lives