Spring 2018 Newsletter


As the 2017-18 academic year nears its conclusion, I want to thank the many business alumni who have generously given their time during this past year by guest speaking in classes or to one of our 19 student clubs, mentoring our students, participating in various networking events, hosting company visits, and coming to campus to actively recruit students.  We are in the process of launching a "career readiness" program that builds on these activities. Our goal is to develop students' professional, job search and networking skills through curricular and co-curricular activities focused on personal branding, "soft skill" development, business etiquette, and interviewing techniques. Your engagement and involvement is critical our efforts. Feel free to reach out directly to me dan.moshavi@sjsu.edu to learn more.

The Secret Life of Miguel Horta, SJSU AIS Major and ISACA External Vice President

Miguel Horta

Accounting Information System major Miguel Horta serves as the External Vice President of #ISACA, a conversational partner for visiting Japanese students through #SJSU’s International Gateways program, and a suicide prevention ambassador at the Bill Wilson Center. In his spare time, Miguel spends many hours training for weight lifting competitions, and somehow, he manages to maintain a 3.5 GPA. What is his secret to performing so well at school while being engaged on campus and involved with so many extracurricular activities?

“It comes down to hard work and perseverance,” Miguel emphasizes firmly. “I was never good at math in high school. The turning point came at DeAnza College. Figuring out a pre-algebra homework problem became a vendetta, but after investing 30 brutal minutes, I finally cracked the code and began liking math. With good time management and hard work, anything is possible.”

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8th Annual Economic Summit

Presented by the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business and San José State University the Economic Summit is an annual event focusing on the analysis and forecast of economic activity at the local, state, and national level. The panelists provide attendees with relevant information to make educated business decisions. The audience is composed of representatives of small and mid-size Bay Area businesses, and members of the SJSU community. The event is free of charge, open to the public and the press.

8th Annual Economic Summit
May 31st, 2018
7:30am -10:00am
Student Union Ballroom, SJSU Campus

What can China’s Greater Bay Area learn from San Francisco’s?

Ming Zhou, a professor in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University who specializes in technology and supply chain operation management, believes China’s Greater Bay Area has a good opportunity at following a similar course to the one Silicon Valley has already charted. 

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Bay Area home owners brace for drop in longstanding tax benifits 

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) --

The Bay Area is already home to the one of the most expensive real estate markets in the country, but under the new federal tax code, homeowners will receive even less tax benefits this year.

Now, many are also wondering how broad the impact will be on the region's overall landscape. "Their rates will be lower than what they would have otherwise been without tax reform, so you have to look at the balance," says Annette Nellen, San Jose State University tax professor in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business. "Is the loss of deduction made up by the lowering of the rates?"

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