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21,000 strong and growing
More than 21,000 people have graduated from CSUMB since the university was founded in 1994. Among their ranks are an Academy Award winner, a teacher of the year, a global wine industry executive, a New York Times journalist, a researcher at the South Pole, and a lead LinkedIn web developer, just to name a few.
Many go on to scientific research careers (some with the help of prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships), others become leaders in community organizing and politics. The pioneering spirit nurtured at CSUMB leads many to start their own businesses in a wide range of fields - from technology firms to restaurants to organic farms. Still more give back to their communities by working in education and nonprofit organizations.
Webinar - The Innovation Delusion: Has Our Obsession With the New Disrupted the Work that Matters Most
Co-author & technology historian Lee Vinsel will explore how our way of thinking about innovation has made us poorer, less safe, and less innovative. As an alternative, he will outline a more grounded & realistic picture of our lives with technology.
In this insightful webinar, Karla Brandau will cover how to increase confidence, turn a negative spiral of self-doubt into a positive, and turn life’s unexpected twists into lessons that move you forward.
Alumni in the news
Merlyn Calderon Schultz (B.A., Global Studies, 2001) never imagined she would become a national labor union leader or a foreign diplomat for the United States. CSUMB changed the trajectory of Schultz’s life and started her on a journey to experiences and places far from home. Read more.
Alex Ibarra (B.A., Cinematic Arts and Technology, 2018) credits his time at CSUMB for helping him mature as an artist and more importantly, as a person. Since graduating from CSUMB, Ibarra spent the last two years in Australia filming his movie, Daniel, the Goodboy. Read more.
Dr. Katie Vuchkov (B.S., Biology, 2013) now serves as an Emergency Medicine Resident Physician in Fresno, California. With the current circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, we reached out to her to discover what it is like to become a doctor during the pandemic. Read more.