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In the Spotlight

Sound Advice from SDSU alum Alan Dulgeroff, Class of '92.

A summer internship while he was a student led to amazing career opportunities that changed his life.

Dulgeroff serves by example and offers sound advice about internships, preparing for your future, and more.

Photo montage: Student job opportunities and photo of Alan Dulgeroff

Feature Stories


Rock the Vote

rock the vote logoTo highlight the importance of this year’s Election Day, November 6, Associated Students of SDSU is hosting a variety of Rock the Vote events on campus — in addition to registering voters.

Associated Students  registered a record 4,413 voters in September and October! "Rock the Vote" continues with several A.S.-planned events in the week leading up to Election Day.  Find out more!

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Student-to-Student Dialogue on Diversity
Saturday, November 3

An all-day summit where you can join in the conversation about the relevance and role of diversity in education. Free! 

Check out other multicultural news and events.

Image: SDSU Career ServicesFeatured Jobs and Career Opportunities

See a sampling of the jobs and career opportunities currently available to SDSU students!

This month's featured positions include sports coaching at South Bay Community Services; summer 2013 tax internship at Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt; Management-environmental internship at City of San Diego Environmental Services; Lab assistant I at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.


photo: tunnel of oppressionTunnel of Oppression

Think you don't have prejudices? Think you know all about discrimination? Think it's all history, and these things just don't happen any more??

Come to the Tunnel of Oppression and see for yourself. it's free, and it's an eye-opener!!


Chevy Comes to SDSU: An Interview with Marco Cortes

image: chevy logo - What Drives Your Life?Senior and Advanced Integrated Marketing Communications major Marco Cortes talks about a team project to promote Chevy cars on campus.

They're not selling anything.
Just learning the marketing "ropes."

And having a good time, too!

Get the full story.


A.S. Votes to Restructure

At its October 17 meeting, Associated Students Council voted 27-7, with 3 abstentions, in favor of restructuring the 80-year-old organization. Proposed changes include a new board of directors, a campus life council to represent non-academic interests, and more.

SDSU Imperial Valley Campus logoIVC Career Panel: Protecting America's Agricultural Resources

Come take part in a career panel discussion to be held at SDSU's Imperial Valley Campus on November 15: Federal Partners in AgroSecurity,  U.S.-México Border. Learn more.


Mapping Aztec Success

image: SDSU leadership mapSDSU alumni now number more than 260,000 strong!

Did you know that Aztec alumni are the CEOs of more than 100 companies in San Diego County?

There's even a new and improved sortable Aztec Leadership Map, showing  SDSU alumni leadership at work.

Learn more!


Alpha Project for the Homeless

Photo: homeless person on streetYou can help San Diego's homeless this holiday season.

Last year, SDSU's Honors Council collected over 1,000 items for the homeless — things like blankets, toothbrushes, socks, canned food, even teddy bears. 

This year, their goal is to collect at least 2,000 items. Can you help?


Explore the Student Affairs Website!

Image: Student Affairs home pageA new website just for students will help you find your way to resources and programs that will help you succeed at SDSU. Links are organized under topics like "Academic Success," Careers and Career Development, New Student Resources, Living On Campus and Off, News and Events, SDSU Traditions — and more! We encourage you to visit the site and explore all it has to offer!


Mariachi Ensemble Salutes StaffImage: SDSU mariachi band member

SDSU's first-ever mariachi band ensemble is set to play at the annual Staff Awards Ceremony this month.




November 2012

Dates and Deadlines

Friday, 11/02: Final day for submitting theses to Aztec Shops Montezuma Publishing for thesis review to ensure graduation in December 2012.

Monday, 11/5 to Monday 12/31: Theses may be submitted to the Division of Graduate Affairs after this date on an at-risk basis. However, December 2012 graduation is contingent upon completion of final processing by noon on December 21. Students missing this deadline will be required to reapply for graduation for the term in which they expect to graduate.

Monday 11/12: Holiday—Veteran's Day observed. Faculty/Staff holiday. Campus closed.

Thursday, 11/22 to Friday 11/23: Holiday—Thanksgiving recess. Faculty/Staff holiday. Campus closed.

Friday 11/23: Last day for submission of incomplete and RP grade removals (excluding thesis) for December 2012 graduation with an advanced degree.

Featured Events for November 2012