Competition is fierce in a globalized world, and in addition to a strong engineering
background, employers look for well-rounded graduates. Here is what some employers
had to say:
The General Atomics family of companies, while headquartered in San Diego, have technical
and business interests throughout the world including Europe, Asia, the Middle East,
Russia and Australia.
As a global company there is added value to us where an employment candidate has,
in addition to the required technical skills, overseas experience which has given
them expanded knowledge of other language, culture and business practices.
Senior Vice President
Advanced Technologies Group
The opportunity for students to study abroad can have a profound impact on their overall
education experience while simultaneously making them more marketable in the workplace.
One of the key factors influencing success in the modern workplace is overall maturity
and experience. Being exposed to different cultures, people, and ideas will provide
greater maturity and experience directly to the student studying abroad.
While there may be some challenges with pursuing a foreign educational or job experience,
the benefits of such exposure to a new culture and ideas will pay dividends in the
end and I strongly support any program which facilitates or promotes such study abroad
for SDSU students.
AMYLIN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
The study abroad programs of the Colleges of Engineering are an excellent initiative
that will provide SDSU students with a rich educational and cultural experience. Students
benefit immensely from such an educational exposure by gaining a better understanding
of the world around them, and it helps to train them for an increasingly competitive