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Empire College students connect with the community to prepare them for the future. We believe the philanthropic spirit at Empire College sets us apart from other schools. It also gives our students real-world experience while helping them stand out from those they’ll be competing with for future careers.

Participation and membership in professional organizations provides students the opportunity to network while they are attending school. Organizations include the Institute of Management Accountants, Redwood Empire Association of Paralegals, International Association of Administrative Professionals, California Medical Assistants Association, and the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Introducing ... Part 2: Empire Law Grads 2014

Today's trio of law grads includes the class valedictorian (a former bank executive), a participant in the Immigration Law Clinic who received a Pro Bono Award for her contributions, and a member of the 2014 Moot Court Team that took third place in brief writing.

Introducing ... Empire Law Graduates 2014

As the Juris Doctor graduates of the Empire College School of Law Class of 2014 prepare for their commencement exercises this Sunday afternoon, we thought it would be fun to introduce them through a series of blog posts. This group of dynamic people entered law school with diverse educational and employment backgrounds. We wish them the best of luck as they pursue their careers in law and contribute further to the community.

Real-World Insight from an I.T. Professional

Brandon Reed from Rocket Science Consulting

Brandon Reed from Rocket Science Consulting recently came on campus to speak with the IT students of Empire College. Brandon spoke about his life experiences in the IT field, what to expect in the workplace now and in the future, as well as gave great advice.

HIRED FRIDAYS - Not only for graduates!

We have jobs for students who are looking for a side gig for some extra cash or a part-time gig and even temporary opportunities.

If you are a current student that is interested in earning extra cash while attending school, contact us in Career Services.

Phil Vo (Career Development Manager) pvo@empirecollege.com

Tammy Sams (Career Services Coordinator) tsams@empirecollege.com

 

Doing Good Deeds

Heartwarming story by Chris Smith in yesterday's Press Democrat. The good deed doer is an Empire I.T. student. cool

GET A CELLPHONE, folks are always telling Imogene Jones. What if an emergency happens and you can’t call for help?

Imogene had to think they might be right as she stood beside her steaming Acura the other day on the shoulder of Highway 101 in north Santa Rosa.

Scholarship Winner!

Small Claims Advisory Clinic

There are a variety of scholarships available to Empire College students and, while the process of applying can be demanding, those who persevere frequently see their efforts pay off.

I.T. Grad Shares On-the-Job Wisdom

Javier Ortiz, Help Desk Assistant, Redwood Toxicology

Javier Ortiz was recently a guest speaker for the Empire College I.T. Department. Javier is a graduate of Empire who now has a job as a Help Desk Assistant at Redwood Toxicology in Santa Rosa. Javier came to Empire College straight out of high school and graduated in the I.T. security program. Javier stressed that there is a big learning curve on the job and that his classes here at Empire College helped prepare him tremendously, especially the concepts in computer hardware and Network+ classes. One of the biggest challenges of his job is dealing with people.

Hired Fridays!

Career Services Department Team

Congratulations to the students hired in the last couple of weeks.

Kelly (recent Medical graduate) accepted a Front Office Assistant position at Dr. Herchleb's office.

Amanda (recent Medical graduate) accepted a Back Office Medical Assistant position at Women’s OB/GYN.

Karen (recent Medical graduate) accepted a Medical Assistant 1 position at Petaluma Health Center.

Jennifer (upcoming Accounting graduate) accepted a Bookkeeper position at Walter Hansel Winery.

Graduation Highlights

January 2014 Graduating Class

GRADUATE: to pass from one stage of experience, proficiency, or prestige to a usually higher one

- Merriam Webster Dictionary

It is very rewarding to see folks graduate and begin a new phase in their lives. Most have had challenges that make the graduation all the more meaningful.

- J. Barrie Graham, Empire College Board Member, COO of WR Hambrecht+Co.

Hired Fridays!

Employment Readiness is the mission of all Empire College programs.

Congrats to the students hired over holiday break:

Diane (recent Accounting graduate) accepted an Accounts Receivable position at Empire College.

Kim (Business graduate) accepted an Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator position at The Daisy Foundation.

Amy (recent Medical graduate) accepted a Health Information Representative position at West County Health Center.

Christina (recent Medical graduate) accepted a Medical Assistant position at Santa Rosa Dermatology.