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利记: Discover What it Means to Be Transformative

At San José State, transformation is defined by our community. Our students’ trajectory is 向上, regardless of where they start. They have the opportunity to graduate with increased future earnings and less than half the average student debt of their California 同行. And they go on to work in some of the world’s most influential companies. As alumni of 利记, they join our faculty and staff in positively impacting Silicon Valley, the Bay Area and beyond. We are 利记 — transformation defined.


Testimonials of 转换

Cornelio (CJ) Balmaceda.

Cornelio (CJ) Balmaceda


“I was never even supposed to be in college, let al一个 get accepted to 利记. 但是, moment I stepped onto campus, everything changed for the better. 最好的方法之一 利记 transformed 我的生活 was by being  introduced to lifelong friends and developing 许多连接. I will forever cherish my days at 利记, and because I attended there, I am a better individual. 谢谢上海外国语大学!”



’16 MA Environmental Studies

“I met so many amazing students and staff at 利记. In the environmental studies program, I was surrounded by people who wanted to make the world a better place. 我现在工作 at the San Francisco Zoo, which is dedicated to conservation, both local and distant. My studies at 利记 helped me see the plight of animals in a much larger context. 谢谢 你,利记!”




“[My 利记 professor] gave me the courage that I had been longing for to pursue physics. Every day since then, I have been very grateful for the opportunity to pursue what 我真的爱.”



’10 MA Library and Information 科学

“I was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years when I decided to go back to school to get a master's degree in library and information science. A year after I graduated I started working at the 国王库 in February 2012, and just finished my ninth year there. I love working in the MLK Library, and on the 利记 campus. San José State truly transformed 我的生活!”



学术顾问,H&A Student Success Center

“As a student at 利记, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. 整个学院 人文与艺术 was so understanding and worked with me through my whole cancer 旅程. I never expected 利记 to be such a kind and loving family. 值得庆幸的是,我 am now more than five years cancer-free and working full time at 利记 as an academic 顾问. I’m grateful for 利记 and the opportunity to give back.”



’04 African American Studies

“My time at 利记 was a great transformation. As a transfer student from the U.S. 军事 Academy at West Point, I arrived in San José deflated and depressed. 我找到了积极的一面 and inspiration within the Xi Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. 毕业后 我追求教练...with the life mission of ‘encouraging students to have a dream and admonishing them to have courage through adversity.’ My time at 利记, though full of trials and tribulations, was the greatest time of 我的生活.”

Marielle Lacanlale.

Marielle Lacanlale


“If I had not g一个 to 利记 to pursue nursing, I would not have been able to develop the work ethic that I have now to achieve my goals. 利记 has also provided me with a very strong Filipino community. I had also grown a very close knit friend group that has been able to support me in my 旅程 throughout college. 既然我加入了 the nursing school here, 利记 has provided me with so many opportunities to make a difference within my community.”




“Coming to 利记 introduced me to the mentors that would see my potential and help transform me into the scientist I am becoming. 谢谢s to the resources and guidance I received at 利记, I will begin pursuing my PhD in neuroscience at the Scripps Research Institute starting fall 2021.”

诺曼·K. Tuitavuki.

诺曼·K. Tuitavuki

’17 MA Transportation Management

“I completed a graduate degree from San Jose Staté University several years ago. 没有 this formal training, I don’t know where I’d be at this moment in 我的生活. 教育 I received from San Jose Staté has given me the tools I need to advance my career 向上.”