Grad Success

Respiratory Therapy graduate Quinn McNichols

Respiratory Therapist graduate finds family support is vital

by Nyla on September 24, 2015

Maybe Quinn McNichols could have made it through his Respiratory Therapy program on his own. But he is glad he did not have to. His wife, Heather, was there for him every step of the way. “My wife is the hardest working and most determined person I have known in my life,” says Quinn. “I

Posted in Grad Success / Respiratory Therapy / Temecula

Online Business Administration graduate Sadiah Gavin

SJVC Business Administration grad brings special skills to Delano campus

by Nyla on September 10, 2015

Saidah Gavin has covered many desks at SJVC over nearly eight years. She started part time at the Bakersfield campus as a Tuition Planner, then moved to First Contact, Dean’s Assistant and whatever position needed a temporary fill-in. During this time, she also completed SJVC’s Business Administration program online. “I’ve done everything,” she laughs. “From the

Posted in Business Administration / Faculty Spotlights / Grad Success / Online Division

Medical Assisting graduate Rhonda Waters

Intuition drives business owner to Medical Assisting career

by Nyla on September 3, 2015

You know the feeling; that little voice that tells you, you should take a specific path, a step in a completely different direction from where you stand. Too often it is an easy message to stuff to the back of your mind, while you busy yourself with the trappings of a more familiar road. Change

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Online Division / Online Program

Medical Assisting graduate Tameira Thomas

Medical Assisting program helps graduate find her inner strength

by Nyla on August 27, 2015

When Tameira Thomas enrolled in Visalia’s Medical Assisting program last year, she had no idea that she would walk away with a whole lot more than new skills, education and an Associate’s degree. She would leave campus a changed woman, with resources that went way beyond material aspects. Tameira had been working for almost 10 years

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Visalia

Medical Office instructor Tawny Williams

Military wife put her needs last until she joined SJVC’s Medical Office program

by Nyla on August 25, 2015

Tawny Williams is her family’s support system. Her military husband, Melvin, and their 14-year-old son, Melvin, depend on her to keep “all systems go” at home. “A military wife is one of the biggest honors in the world, but it is a selfless life,” says Tawny. That busy life was rushing by. “By the time

Posted in Faculty Spotlights / Grad Success / Medical Office / Temecula

Criminal Justice graduate Jessica Segura

Criminal Justice grad dedicated to community service

by Nyla on August 20, 2015

You might not think that being a communicator and organizer has much to do with the world of criminal justice and corrections, but Jessica Segura would strongly disagree. The recent Ontario campus Criminal Justice: Corrections program graduate plans to bring a little dignity and order to communities she serves through the bonds that come from

Posted in Criminal Justice: Corrections / Grad Success / Ontario

Medical Assisting graduate Angela Velasquez

Medical Assisting graduate finds a home at SJVC’s Temecula campus

by Nyla on August 13, 2015

The classrooms, the hallways, the people are all very familiar to Angela Velasquez as she comes to work each day at the Temecula campus. They should be. It was not that long ago that she sat in one of those very chairs absorbing all she could about the Medical Assisting program that would offer her

Posted in Grad Success / Medical Assisting / Temecula

Optimal Resume SJVC Career Services

SJVC Rolls Out Video Resume & Portfolio Tool for Students

by Nyla on July 23, 2015

It is a new world out there for all of those about to begin a productive job search, as employers move toward a virtual recruitment environment. And SJVC is not about to let graduates show up to the party late and ill-equipped. Optimal Resume was recently rolled out on all campuses as a new feature

Posted in Grad Success / News and Events

Online human resource administration graduate Martha Miller

Graduate from online Human Resource Administration program never imagined college for herself

by Nyla on June 4, 2015

Martha Miller was content for many years to be a stay-at-home mom for her two young boys. When Alexander and Matthew were finally old enough, she took a job managing a little market on the Naval Air Station in Fallon, Nev. Even that step out of the home was a little intimidating. “All I had

Posted in Grad Success / Human Resource Administration / Online Division