Desmond Harley didn’t expect to find himself in a college classroom during his summer vacation. After all, as a student at Millikan High School in Long Beach, he’s still a few years away from graduation in 2021. But when his mom told him about CPIE’s Pre-College Summer Academy, he found some pretty good reasons to show up on campus this past June and July.
Working at the intersection of education, technology, research, and workforce development, the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at CSULB has continued to grow alongside an ever-changing industry. Its efforts were recognized over the past year with a variety of awards, while its programs continue to benefit students, graduates, and employers.
As one of the most respected international freight service providers in the world, Dependable Global Express (DGX) is a constant presence in the world’s shipping ports and airports, crisscrossing the planet between the U.S. and almost any international location. That means the company has a lot of packages, routes, and customers to track. But in addition to all of that, DGX Chief Culture Officer Cammie Laster recognizes that her company has an even more valuable asset: their employees.
When CSULB students want to study abroad, their first stop is the Education Abroad Office, where they can often find student advisor Coral Gangitano enthusiastically guiding them towards a new country.
“Education plays a vital role in helping form and shape the future of a country.”
That seems like a reasonable statement for anyone to make, but CSULB alum Brenda Vasquez has had the unique experience of comparing and contrasting specific educational systems across three different countries.
When Climathon, a 24-hour global climate change challenge, came to Long Beach in October 2017, CSULB grad Anshu Pallav was more than ready to contribute. The annual event invites innovators in major cities worldwide to help humanity achieve zero fossil fuel emissions in the next 30 years. Having just earned his Master of Science in Geographic Information Science (MSGISci) degree, Pallav presented his idea for a local solution that stemmed directly from his experience in the program.