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2018 Graduation

May 5th, 2018

Ask An Advisor

ask-an-advisor1It is nearly May, which means that summer classes start soon (two weeks!) and you can register for fall classes anytime (though payment isn’t due until August).  We thought this would be a good time to include some links to previous posts with questions and answers about advising.   Is your question not here?  Let us know… we’re glad to feature new questions or simply to answer yours in a one-on-one meeting.

Where can I find a list of current Transfer Credit Agreements so that I make sure the Lower Division class I take at a community college will transfer?

Where can I find a list of online lower division classes to take?

Why do I have to keep submitting my transcripts?

Which classes do I have to take at NDNU; which can I take elsewhere?

How do I make sure that I graduate on time?

Any tips on satisfying my math requirement?

Why can’t I take 12 units?

Is college worth it for me? Not sure about juggling work and school or facing friends or family who aren’t convinced? See our “Resources For Adult Learner” tab above.


Job Opportunity: Job Corps Outreach Coordinator, San Jose

JCJob Corps is looking for an Outreach Coordinator in San Jose.  Check out the job description if you might be interested; the organization is stellar and comes highly recommended by NDNU students/alum!

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Summer Term I Classrooms

doorMonday:  Social Research Methods ARBORE SM 115


Business Leadership DAVIS-WICK, SM 204

Cont. Environmental Issues SHELLABAGER, SM 121

Professional Writing, LARRAGOITI, SM 207

Tuesday in Tracy:

Stress in the Workplace, MADDEN, Transit Center


Operations and Info Tech Systems, FREEMAN, SM115

Abnormal Psychology, NYLAND, CU 9

Wednesdays at Mission College:

Islam, Faith and Practice, LIPOWITZ, MT 23


Culture/Language of Latin America Through Film LOPEZ GOMEZ CU 9

Saturday May 19

Facilitation Skills, SANTAMARIA SM 202

Graduates 2018!

Graduating with Honors!

Just a few photos of our many Human Services and Business students who are graduating with honors.  These are from the School of Business and Management’s Awards Ceremony this week!

Scholarship Opportunity, Business Students


The Northern California (NorCal) Business Marketing Association on behalf of the George C. McNutt Scholarship Fund is offering a total of two (2) scholarships to be awarded to students with a declared major in marketing, advertising, communications or a related discipline at the following San Francisco Bay Area academic institutions: University of California at Berkeley, Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, California, and San Jose State University.

Scholarships of $1,000 USD each — in addition to benefits detailed at the provided link, dependent upon academic achievement — will be awarded to students pursuing a career in the marketing and advertising or communications field.

Application deadline is May 31, 2018.

The application and further scholarship information can be found at this link:

Job Opportunities

Peninsula Family Service

Director of the Immigration Program


Preschool Teacher
Youth Program Manager

Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

School Site Director
Program Coordinator

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
Founded in East Palo Alto, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) is a nonprofit offering legal services that improve the lives of low-income families throughout the region. We specialize in immigration, housing, workers’ rights, records clearance, and consumer protection. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and social worker work side-by-side with low-income communities and partner with community-based organizations, churches, and schools to bring about lasting change. We train and support community members to navigate the legal system and exercise their rights. We achieve our mission using multiple, innovative strategies, including community education, individual legal advice, and representation, legal assistance to community groups, policy advocacy, and impact litigation.
Director of the Immigration Program CLSEPA1
The Immigration Program Director will oversee a team of 20 attorneys, fellows, paralegals, and a social worker who are spread across multiple offices. The Immigration Program Director will lead the program’s strategic visioning, planning, management, and evaluation. The ideal candidate will be both a visionary leader and a collaborative team-builder.
A law degree is not required for this position, given that the Immigration Program Director is not expected to maintain a docket of cases. The Immigration Program Director is a member of CLSEPA’s Management Team and reports to the Executive Director. The position requires frequent travel between CLSEPA’s offices, including our current offices in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Burlingame, San Francisco, Redwood City and Mountain View.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Bookkeeper CLSEPA2
We have an opening on our team for a full-time bookkeeper who will help us achieve our mission of providing transformative legal services to diverse communities by handling bookkeeping and accounting tasks under the supervision of the Finance Director. The bookkeeper is largely responsible for financial data entry and management of financial transactions for our expanding team.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Located on the Menlo Park/East Palo Alto border, JobTrain is a private job-training center and accredited school (accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges – WASC). JobTrain offers an array of vocational training programs, and computer and ESL classes for adults and for in-school and out-ofschool youth. Our vocational training classes, academic support, and employment readiness programs are primarily geared toward individuals needing assistance with overcoming significant academic, career and personal challenges to be successful in school and work arenas.
Preschool Teacher JT1
JobTrain’s preschool is seeking to hire an individual who has a passion for connecting with and caring for children, and who have good communication and interpersonal skills to complement our team of teachers and site supervisor. This preschool teacher position is a full time position with benefits. This individual must be professional and flexible, and take initiative when needed. This team of professionals is responsible for overseeing the classroom environment and teaching children including, but not limited to, instruction, evaluation, and parent conferences regarding the development and progression of each child.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Youth Program Manager JT2 
The Youth Program Manager is a challenging and responsible position that oversees the provision of services to young people at JobTrain. The Youth Program Manager has primary responsibility for government funded WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) services aimed at out of school youth who are 17-24 years of age. The Youth Program Manager ensures that all the 14 required services are provided by JobTrain or offered through a close partnership with other organizations.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County
Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County is a unique organization consisting of three Clubs and two school-based programs in South San Francisco and Pacifica. Our programs are designed to expand on the school day by offering dynamic academic, social and recreational enrichment activities to members 6-18 years old. Club programs promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
School Site Director – Sunshine Gardens Elementary Clubhouse BGC1


Directs/manages overall daily operations of the Sunshine Gardens Elementary School Clubhouse with the primary concern for programs and service delivery, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, community relations and membership administration. The Site Director is an active member of the Leadership Team which facilitates the achievement of the organization’s Youth Development Outcomes.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.

Program Coordinator BGC2
Under the direction of the Teen Program Director, the Program Director will ensure the delivery of quality after-school and out school youth programs, activities and services for Middle School and High School members that show measurable impact in participants’ academic success; good character and citizenship; the arts, STEAM, and promotion of healthy lifestyle. Programs and activities must be organized, fun, meet the development needs of Middle School and High School and scheduled to ensure maximum participation. Programs must be inclusive, diverse, safe, and consistent with the organization’s mission and vision.

Click here for full job description and instructions to apply.