Student Spotlight

Top SJSU Accounting Student and ISACA Officer Miguel Horta Overcomes Struggles during Youth

Miguel Horta Accounting Information System major Miguel Horta grew up in a single parent household and lacked any drive to succeed in school.

“I just did what I had to to get by. My high school GPA was pretty low, so I went to DeAnza because I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life,” Miguel explains. “I was never good at math, but the difficulty made it more interesting to me. One day, I decided to invest the time and figure out a really hard pre-algebra problem. Read More →

 

 


 SJSU Marketing Student Alora Frederick Is an Entrepreneur at Heart

AloraWhile other 5 year olds were learning how to draw, Alora Frederick analyzed the effectiveness of commercials and began writing scripts for her own commercials. “Television commercials fascinated me,” Alora enthusiastically stated. “They are the reason I am so passionate about marketing and advertising.”

Alora graduated high school as a sophomore and began taking advertising classes at DeAnza College. She worked multiple part-time jobs to finance her thirst for education. Friends and family have long seen Alora’s creative marketing talents and urged her to start her own business. In 2013, Alora started her own marketing firm Read More →