Thursday, September 3, 2020

Free webinar opp from Oscar/Emmy winners on telling your story

Story-telling is a super-powerful tool for engaging others in your message, in movies or in business. Here's a great, free opportunity to hear from some of Hollywoods' best  on how do to that! Next week, 9/9 at 5pm. Blurb below. Register here.

How to Tell Your Story: Storytelling lessons from Best Picture Academy Award-winning Producer Cathy Schulman, and Golden Globe and Emmy-winning writer/producer/director & Author Cindy Chupack. The superstar Hollywood women will walk you through how to tell your story to get what you want (whether in an interview, promotion, college, corporate); share tips on storytelling; talk about some of their iconic shows and films; and delve into why women need to do a better job of telling their stories. We'll also get the latest Hollywood news!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Free LinkedIn Live Panel today@4pm: Breaking Into the Big 4

This free panel, online today at 4pm, via LinkedIn Live, is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for any student with aspirations of working as a consultant in the Big 4 (Deloitte, PwC, EY or KPMG). These are the most elite firms in the consulting world and each one will be represented on the panel, with one of the panelists, Daniel Chen, actually being a top grad from our own MIS program here at SJSU! And with another MIS@SJSU total star alum, Ahdi Uthayakumar, as moderator this promises to be a first-class program packed with valuable insights for any MIS student that's even thinking about going the consultancy route in their career.

Check it out and register here and then be there at 4pm today!

Highly recommended!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tune for amazing guest speaker tomorrow at 1pm in Aggarwal's class

Professor Aggarwal has an amazing guest speaker in his summer 188 section tomorrow (W, June 17) at 1pm. He's inviting SJSU students to join via Zoom. 

Michael Jones is the CIO with Niantic the makers of Pok√©mon go. He was also the chief technology advocate of Google.  He also served as the CIO of Google Earth, Google Maps, and Google Local.  Most recently, he was awarded a medal by the Royal Geographic Society for his contribution to the sector
This Zoom link is for SJSU students only so that you can engage directly:

There's also a YouTube link you can share anywhere so non-SJSU students can join too and they can still access Q&A that way:

Thursday, May 7, 2020

two outstanding guest lecture recordings from Prof A's class

Professor Aggarwal is kindly sharing the recording of two outstanding guest lectures from his recent classes:

The first features Jeremy King, SVP at Pinterest and probably our most accomplished MIS@SJSU grad of all time! I posted about this one recently but you may have missed it live so now's your chance here:

And this one's important, especially if you have any interest in CyberSec: Jonathan Tanner of Barracuda Networks here:

Enrich yourself. Learn something from real people doing the real jobs.

And besides, after all those Tiger King episodes, your mind needs detox!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

tune into SJSU Webinar with start MIS alum tomorrow (Wed)!

One good way to help cope during these crazy times, is to do things that make you feel like you're making the most of your lockdown time by expanding your horizons, virtually, and a fantastic opportunity to do that just came up -- tomorrow!

Many of you have heard me talk about one of our all-time most prominent MIS alums, Jeremy King. He graduated about the time I started at SJSU twenty years ago and has had a stellar career. Now he's SVP of Engineering at Pinterest (!) and is still taking time to chat with MIS faculty (Professor Aggarwal) and students tomorrow Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:25am - 11:30am (PDT) in a live-streamed webinar on YouTube at:

I have heard Jeremy talk to our students on several occasions over the years and every time, I come away amazed with how much I learned in one short hour. This is a brilliant guy who really knows what he's doing and he's an ideal role model for every MIS student. And he's just a super-nice guy, too.

Be sure to tune in and find new ideas to try!

Jeremy King will be presenting on topics like networks and infrastructure, digital adoption in the post COVID era, economic and job prospects, and Q&A.

Jeremy King, SVP of Engineering, Pinterest

Jeremy King is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Pinterest, where he leads the company’s technical direction and oversees the entire Engineering team building deeply technical products, platforms and machine learning systems. Previously, he was the CTO of Walmart, where he lead the digital transformation effort of the company including customer technology, merchant technology and supply chain technology that covered all Walmart U.S. stores and eCommerce. Prior to that, King was Executive Vice President of technology at LiveOps, and Vice President of engineering and software development at eBay. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from San Jose State University, and is an advisory board member for the CTO Forum, an organization that brings together senior leaders across the technology industry to collaborate on key issues and accelerate innovation across organizations.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Free, Hands-on MIS Workshop this Friday: DevOps 101

All MIS students, but especially graduating seniors, should attend DevOps 101, a free, golden opportunity to get hands-on experience learning this hot new tech trend combining software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software. 

Alex Khajehtoorian, Corporate Operations Engineer at Google (and 2010 SJSU MIS Honors graduate) will take you end-to-end through the process from idea to production system in this 3-part workshop, spanning three Fridays, starting 2/21, in BBC 304, from 1-4pm. (Free pizza & social from 12-1pm.) No previous DevOps necessary. This is an intro. But space is limited, you MUST REGISTER HERE THRU EVENTBRITE:

BUT ONLY REGISTER IF YOU WILL ACTUALLY ATTEND ALL THREE FRIDAY SESSIONS OF THIS WORKSHOP! If you register but can't make it, you must cancel in advance. Unexcused "no-shows" will not be allowed to register for future events.

This event is sponsored by the SJSU School of IS and Technology in collaboration with the MIS student association, MISA. It is part of a series of Friday afternoon workshops called the Free Ascent Career Series designed to help MIS students, especially graduating seniors, get hands-on exposure to new technologies that are hot in the marketplace.