iStudent Blog


iStudent Blog

Students in all of our programs, as well as applicants, will find the iStudent Blog a gold mine. Written by a current student, this blog provides important information and resources and useful advice, including posts about courses, career pathways, online learning, time management, student groups, conferences, and financial aid.

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Thought-provoking Presentations on Privacy at Library 2.016

Published: June 9, 2016

Library 2.0 conferences are a great way to gain the latest information about library trends and information technology without leaving the comfort of your home or office. It’s all online and presentations are given at a variety of times, making it  easier for people all over the world to take part. If you can’t make it, there’s always the recording, which is how I soak up the knowledge of Library 2.0.

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SJSU iSchool’s New Advising Pages Help Students Customize Their Unique Path to Success

Published: June 1, 2016

The SJSU School of Information is excited to introduce its new Advising pages on the iSchool website. The website advising pages and Advising Portal are like a road map, trip planner and guidebook for your journey through grad school. New and current students alike now have direct access to advisors, Content Specialists and a whole bunch of planning tools to help them navigate their graduate school experience.

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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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Important News and Tips: Highlights from the Spring 2016 Director’s Forum

Published: April 13, 2016

Every semester iSchool Director Dr. Sandra Hirsh holds a Director’s Forum for students. All students at the SJSU School of Information are invited and receive emails notifying them of the date and time of the forum, as well as encouraging them to submit questions in advance to Dr. Hirsh that can be answered at the end of the hour-long Collaborate session.

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A Day in the Life of California State Librarian Greg Lucas

Published: February 17, 2016

Ever wonder how other students work a job, feed a family, walk a dog, answer discussion questions, manage to have clean clothes to wear (ahem, most days), and put together a PowerPoint presentation—all without losing their marbles or their reading notes? This post is part of a series giving you a microscopic view of how students manage their lives and their coursework at the iSchool and a better feeling for who your classmates are—people just like you.

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See the Bigger Picture — The iSchool as Part of SJSU’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA)

Published: February 3, 2016

You’re taking courses at the iSchool, but on your Canvas site and the website—even your future diploma—it says San Jose State University. To many online students, this is just some remote idea of a large university in a booming California city. How can you connect with San Jose State while working on your graduate degree?

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Tips to Get You Started as You Apply for Financial Aid

Published: January 27, 2016

Hooray! You’ve decided to go to grad school, and that’s a big step. Now it’s time to figure out how to make that happen with both your time and your finances. The majority of iSchool students currently in attendance receive some kind of financial aid, so if you too are applying, you’re in good (and plentiful) company.

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Links to Your Best Resources as You Start the SJSU iSchool

Published: January 20, 2016

The spring semester is about to begin, and whether you’re brand new to the iSchool, checking it out as you decide to take the leap into graduate school, or in the middle of your coursework, there is a whole slew of resources available to help you plan your program, focus your studies, help you with the tech side of online learning, and give you an in-depth look at some of the courses and opportunities available through SJSU’s School of Information.