Student Stories

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Meghna Patel
Canadian HR Professional Discovers Passion for Design...
Meghna Patel worked as a human resources professional for a Canadian company for many years before deciding it was time for a shift in career. Though she had been trained as an engineer, after 10 years in recruitment she had not had the opportunity to upgrade her technical skills. She decided...
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Poc Hsu
Web Developer Creates Course Tool That Could Benefit...
When Poc Hsu enrolled in UCSC Extension’s Computer Programming certificate program, he didn’t realize that he would soon be applying his programming skills to benefit his fellow students. While he was planning his course schedule, he developed an application for the Extension website...
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Ravi Kalluri
Ravi Kalluri
  RAVI KALLURI, M.S.E.E. from Stanford, M.B.A., PMP® and Certified Scrum Master, has more than 15 years of experience leading complex software development projects. He has four years of experience teaching project management.
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Sudha Shankar
Electrical Engineer Combines Passions for UX Design...
Between her undergraduate, graduate degree and now her professional certificates, Sudha Shankar has pursued her education in three different continents. She graduated with a bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering at a premier institution in India, Birla Institute of Technology...
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Matthew Laws
EH&S Professional Stays Up to Speed in...
Matthew Laws had been working in environmental compliance at a company in Northern California for five years when he decided to enroll in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program in early 2011. “I was looking in my murky crystal ball, realizing that changes were afoot in my...
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Manya Jain
Data Analyst Combines Passion with Two Certificates
When Manya Jain moved from India to California with her husband, she had already worked as a financial data analyst with a few projects in process optimization for six years. Her daughter was only six months old, so she decided to research creative ways to keep up her skillset until she was ready...
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Eduardo Lozada
Bolivian Entrepreneur Uses Web Content Management...
Eduardo Lozada came to the United States from Bolivia with the goal of completing a business and technology certificate in less than a year. He had already completed a B.S. in business and had dreams of founding a start-up in his home country, and could not think of a better place to develop...
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Oana Fechete
Sociology Researcher Discovers Tools for Interpreting...
As a former sociologist who specialized in quantitative analysis, Oana Fechete knows a thing or two about interpreting and analyzing data. She earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology in Romania, where she worked in qualitative and quantitative market research and...
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Supriya Premkumar
Mechanical Engineer-Turned-Programmer Lands Research...
Within a year of completing her certificate in Internet Programming and Development, Supriya Premkumar has already launched a series of successful mobile apps. When she first enrolled, she was completely new to programming, having studied mechanical engineering in India. She completed an...
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Alejandro Jimenez
Colombian Engineer Lands Hardware Job in Silicon Valley
When Alejandro Jimenez completed his degree in engineering, he sensed that his education was just beginning. A native of Colombia, Jimenez wanted to find a graduate-level program that offered specialized training in embedded systems. Not only that, but he knew he wanted to work in the heart of...

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