Alumni Visit Campus for Career Day 2017
Every March, SJND alumni and soon-to-be graduates come together for a purposeful, mutually rewarding afternoon at Career Day. The annual event begins with lunch for alumni and students in the Study Center, followed by an assembly in the gym where the panel of alumni professionals shares their wisdom. Throughout the Q&A, alumni shared experiences about what influenced their career choice, the role of mentors in college and career, best networking experiences to secure a new opportunity, things they would have done differently when embarking on their career path, and advice for outgoing seniors as they start making decisions leading to their future career.
Following the panel, student ambassadors escorted alumni to their classrooms for break out sessions, which students were encouraged to select based on their fields of interest.
SJND is thankful to the many intelligent and innovative alums willing to help mentor, teach, and guide future Pilot alumni:
Lourdes Piojo Baker ’98, Purchasing Assistant, San Joaquin County
Paul Barbir ’86, Vice President- Solution Management, Visa Inc.
Michelle Ybarra Bas ’89, Executive Officer, Base Alameda, U. S. Coast Guard
John Campbell ’88, Senior Vice President Investor Relations, Wells Fargo Bank
Patrick Corder ’98, Firefighter/Paramedic, Alameda Fire Department
Breeanna Decker ’10, Program Associate, Urban Strategies Council
John P. Dinga ’63, Retired Math Teacher and Math Tutor, International Schools
Shawn Lamont Jenkins ’84, Health and Fitness Specialist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Patricia Jimenez ’09, Junior Designer, GNU Group
Joseph Matarrese ’02, Self Employed, Filmmaker
Lars Nilsson, Vice President Global Inside Sales, Cloudera
Alvin Hernandez Rivera ’98, Physician, Sutter Health: Summit Medical Center
Josefina Rodriguez ’06, Ad Strategist, Quora, Inc.
Alicia Dlugosh Trost ’95, Chief Spokesperson, Communications Dept. Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)
Paul Zugnoni ’97, Senior Manager Network Engineering, Intuit