iStudent Blog: Curriculum

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Expand Your Knowledge, Your Skills and Your Horizons: Post-Master’s Certificate

Published: July 20, 2016

If you’ve already completed a master’s program (my admiration to you) and you’d like to broaden your skillset or update your knowledge of current technology, then the iSchool’s Post-Master’s Certificate is a great way to take your library and information skills to the next level. With new students joining the program in both the fall and spring semesters, 42 information professionals have completed the certificate since 2012.

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The WISE Way to Maximize Your iSchool Experience

Published: April 20, 2016

Are you interested in such classes as Economics in Information or Library Fundraising but can’t find it at the iSchool? Despite the extensive variety of courses offered by the SJSU School of Information, a student may want to specialize in something like electronic health records or e-government but can’t find precisely what they’re looking for. They need not despair!

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Variety and Flexibility in the iSchool’s Spring 2016 Course Schedule

Published: October 21, 2015

The end of the year is fast approaching, and the only thing more exciting than planning your holiday gift wish list is—you guessed it!—planning for and enrolling in your next semester courses at the iSchool. I love, love, love flicking through course titles, syllabi, bios for course instructors and the Career Pathway pages to shape and mold what my degree and my future (especially the next semester) will look like.

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Exploring iSchool Career Pathways—Emerging Technologies: Issues and Trends

Published: September 9, 2015

Do you love being part of an ever-changing world of social media, bridging the digital divide, and connecting people and communities with new and evolving ways of accessing information? Not only do you sound like an information professional, but you sound like one who would really enjoy the classes offered in the iSchool’s Emerging Technologies: Issues and Trends career pathway.

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Core Competencies at the iSchool Build the Foundation for a Successful Career

Published: August 15, 2015

Whether you’re a prospective student just starting at the iSchool, or gathering up your past course assignments and putting together your e-portfolio, the iSchool’s core competencies (also known as program learning outcomes) are going to keep appearing. You will need to know exactly what they are and be able to develop these competencies to prove you’re a professional worth hiring.

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What to Expect in INFO 203—Your First Class and the Keys to Success at the iSchool

Published: July 29, 2015

I took LIBR 203 a while ago, before Canvas and before it was even INFO 203. Feeling sort of behind the times, I asked the iSchool’s Director of Online Learning Debbie Faires about the changes that have been made since my time. Not only did she answer my questions, but she invited me to join the practice class! Wahoo! I get to learn about learning at the iSchool all over again and I can get with the current program.

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Letters to the iSchool: From Alumna Julie Wong

Published: July 1, 2015

From time to time, iSchool faculty and staff receive thoughtful, unsolicited letters from alumni and current students who want to share their thoughts about the program and how it has affected their lives and careers. We love getting these letters, and we learn a lot from them. We thought you might too, so we’d like to share some of them with you.