Graduate Engineering Student Success

Welcome to the College of Engineering!

We thank you for choosing San José State University and our College to pursue your graduate career.

Graduate Engineering Student Success (GESS) is here to support you on your educational journey and help enrich your graduate experience at San José State University.

GESS serves all graduate engineering majors. Our purpose is to

  • assist graduate students in navigating the university, college, and departmental policies and procedures
  • connect students to campus and community resources
  • support student success with programs and services that address existing needs
  • help students stay on track to graduate

There are many offices on campus serving graduate students in addition to resources available both on campus and in our community.

Please contact Graduate Engineering Student Success (GESS) with any questions or concerns - we are here to help!

Career Advising at GESS during Fall and Spring

Career counseling with our Career Center Engineering liaison is by appointment via Zoom, phone, or email. Engineering students have priority for appointments on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Please email Carrie McKnight at

Advising Hours

Graduate advisor, Marta R. Rodenas, is available during these hours:

Mon. and Tues. 9 AM - 10:30 AM
Tues. 4 PM - 6:30 PM
Wed. 2 PM - 4:30 PM
Fri. 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Appointments via Spartan Connect for any other time.

Phone: (408) 924-3810

Looking forward to meeting you!