My experience as an undergrad was so amazing that when I found out [Channel Islands/Extended University] had an MBA Program I knew that it was just going to be a good program for me overall as far as scheduling [and] support that we get from the campus and counselors.
My attitude towards everything … towards life, towards school, towards work is I am always looking forward and always pushing forward no matter what difficulties come my way. I feel like having that positive attitude really helps to find opportunities that help channel my potential.
Maryam Halimi - MBA, Class of 2017
Being accepted into the program has shown me that I am on the right path to complete a long time goal of obtaining a graduate degree. To me it shows that you should take that leap, that extra effort to better improve yourself. A lot of people have the potential for great success, it just takes time, extra effort, and sacrifice to achieve. I am not the extremely gifted student, but I am the student who stands up the challenge and I will do everything in my power to succeed.
Kevin Kircher - MBA, Class of 2019
Professors here are so different from the professors we have in Iran.[They are] more creative, the way they teach, their assignments for students, it's great and more effective. I feel as though I'm channeling all of my potential coming from another country, another language, and learning system.
Abedeh Chaharsoughi – MBA, Class of 2018
I am a person with great aptitude, talent and a desire to succeed. However, I didn't always use these skills for positive purposes. After a brief stint at UCSB in my early twenties, I dropped out and pursued a lifestyle that centered on substance abuse. During my absence from school, I faced challenges such as prolonged incarceration, divorce, and the process of undergoing rehabilitation.
I returned to Santa Barbara without a place to stay, and eventually returned to school while residing in a transitional living facility provided by the Salvation Army.I have since secured housing, transportation and work with a fantastic Real Estate appraiser’s office. I am now able to use my talents and God-given gifts to give back to society, remain gainfully employed, and return to my goal of obtaining a college degree.
Adam Johnson - BA Psychology, Class of 2018
Through friends in the U.S., Thotakura heard that California was the place for science, and with companies like Baxter and Amgen, Southern California was a hub for biology. CI’s MS in Biotechnology & Bioinformatics made it a perfect choice. Thotakura works on campus, assisting a lab technician, prepping for classes, and attending meetings alongside faculty and staff insiders.
Suharika Thotakura, Student - MS Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
I am so grateful for [CSU Channel Islands] and its mathematics program. It is the epitome of what an educational process should be.
Janine Bundy, Alumna - MS Mathematics
The MSCS program at CSUCI offers great courses on cutting edge technologies/platforms taught by highly qualified professors. The courses include project work for hands on training and gave me an edge with respect to laying a solid technical foundation to build my career on. After graduating, I accepted a position as application architect at County of Ventura and currently transitioned to work for a Fortune 500 company. I believe the MSCS program played a critical role in my career and I was able to contribute to government and now private sector.
Subha Krishnan, Alumna - MS Computer Science
I can personally attest to the value and quality of the business education provided through CI's MBA Program. The change in my thinking process through taking business classes began to pay off with dividends almost immediately. I am now able to view my professional and personal life as a business and saw an immediate increase in income, organization and the ability to manage my taxes, finances and investments. My education at CSUCI has allowed me the opportunity to advance professionally and increase my income.
Dan Shapiro, Alumnus - MBA
The MSCS Program at CSU Channel Islands provided me with hands-on experience with a number of tools that will be crucial not only for a future in the business world, but as a researcher. My professors were supportive through every step of the program, and provided me with a leg up through opportunities that quickly led to a career as a software engineer. By the time I completed the program, I was not just a professional, but an expert in the field of Computer Science.
Douglas Holmes, Alumnus - MS Computer Science