Tuesday, September 17th is Constitution Day

Constitution Day is a time for us to reflect on our government, our democracy and our rights and obligations as citizens. Here are just a few small ways that you can participate: Test your Constitution IQ at https://www.constitutionfacts.com/ (the national average is 7.30). Take the Constitution course on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/united-states-constitution/id559398926) or just go to https://www.usconstitution.net/const.txt and take a moment a read the U.S. constitution.

Registration Open for Innovation in Practice, Featuring Experts on Cyber Security, Big Data, Fraud, IP/Tech Law, and More

Innovation in Practice: Reality Bites, Byte Back, takes place on Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15 with 9 sessions, free and open to the public, and will feature experts on cyber security, big data, fraud, IP/tech law and more.

GGU Partners with Study.com to Offer Exceptional, Affordable Bachelor’s Degrees

Golden Gate University unveiled GGU Aspire, a collaboration between Study.com and Golden Gate University that seeks to significantly increase the speed that someone can earn a highly marketable, high-quality bachelor’s degree, while drastically lowering the cost.

WalletHub Makes It Easy to Find the Best Credit Card with no Foreign Transaction Fees

GGU's Financial Planning professor, Rick Kahler, was a featured expert in Wallethub's overview of the year's best credit cards with no foreign transaction fees.

GGU Law Commencement Featured Costa County District Attorney & Alumna Diana Becton (JD, 1985)

Becton is the first woman, first African-American and first person of color to serve as Contra Costa County District Attorney since the office was established in 1850.

Salesforce.org Executive VP Ebony Frelix Beckwith Delivers 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Address

Alumna Ebony Frelix Beckwith, Salesforce.org Executive Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, delivered an inspiring keynote speech at GGU's 2019 Undergraduate Commencement, where she was granted an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.

2019 Graduate Commencement Features Nationally Recognized Workforce Development Leader Van Ton-Quinlivan

Ton-Quinlivan delivered the keynote address at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland on Saturday, April 27. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by GGU President David J. Fike, PhD.

Amy McLellan, JD, LLM, to Lead GGU's New Joint LLM & MS in Taxation Program

McLellan joins Golden Gate University as Dean of the Braden School of Taxation and Director of the LLM Taxation & Estate Planning programs -- marking the beginning of a groundbreaking joint program.

Management by Design: Student Government Association Officer Lorena De Benedittis

Lorena De Benedittis has master’s degrees in graphic design and urban design and has come to Golden Gate University to earn a third in Project Management. After eight years working as a graphic designer, she has her sights set on managing a creative team. Her peers recently elected her to the GGU Student Government Association as Marketing & Communication Officer.

What is a Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology?

Caroline Griffith, a Candidate in the MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology program, discusses how she chose her career path and where she is headed.

John N. Haramalis Appointed as Associate General Counsel

The Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) and its affiliate has selected John N. Haramalis (PhD, International Legal Studies) as Associate General Counsel joining the team that handles all legal and compliance matters. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 30 years starting as an enlisted soldier and retiring as a Colonel. A combat veteran with more than five years of deployment experience, he held senior leadership assignments at high levels in NATO, the National Guard, and the Army.

Black Friday Beginning to Merge with Cyber Monday

GGU's Professor Emeritus Kit Yarrow, PhD, comments on the effect online consumer behavior is having on the bottom line and practices of US businesses.

GGU's Innovation in Practice: Seminars for the Business Minded

Golden Gate University's Innovation in Practice seminar series brings renowned thought leaders to GGU's downtown campus to share expertise on a range of business-related topics.

USAID/SURGE and UPV to Hold Partner’s Meeting

Golden Gate University's Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez, Chair of Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program, has been providing his expertise to USAID’s Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) Project in the Philippines. An upcoming conference celebrates the partnership between the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) -- a major stakeholder in the SURGE Project.

Are You a Soft Skills Leader, a Hard Skills Leader, or Both?

Dr. Jeffrey Yergler, Chair of Undergraduate Programs, reviews the literature on management styles that range from getting work “out the door” to empowering people -- and suggests best practices.

Want to Study and Work in the U.S.? Seven Tips from a Career Counselor and Former International Student

Joana Scharinger (MS, Human Resources '15), a Brazil native, shares what international students need to know about getting a job in the U.S. In this post on the GGU blog, she discusses campus employment, CPT, OPT, H1B visa process, and all challenges an international student usually faces.

“Stackable” Organizational Leadership Courses Blend Quality and Convenience

More than ever, employers demand competent, adaptable leaders. The Stackable Leadership Program is designed to give students the make-or-break organizational leadership and management skills that are responsive to an uncertain, chaotic, and global business environment.

GGU's Dr. Jeffery Yergler leverages his corporate experience and research knowledge to discuss leadership skills that are relevant to today's business environment.

Taxation Alum Fiona Ma Elected California State Treasurer

Fiona Ma, CPA, who earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University (’93), was elected California State Treasurer yesterday. Ma has been a commencement speaker for GGU and is just one the accomplished leaders among GGU’s network of 68,000 graduates. In her most recent role, Ma represented more than nine million Californians on the California State Board of Equalization and is one of the few CPAs to have served on the Board in its history.

Boundless Curiosity: Shweet Yohannes Goes Back to School for a Business Analytics Degree

A military veteran, Shweet Yohannes is adding hard skills to her repertoire.

GGU Professors Edit & Author Articles for New Cybersecurity Book

GGU’s Joaquin “Jay” Gonzalez III, PhD and Roger L. Kemp, PhD, have edited Cybersecurity: Current Writings on Threats and Protection – a new collection of articles that surveys cybersecurity threats and remedies from the perspective of government, academia, and businesses.

Today’s Google Walkout for Real Change & GGU’s New Human Resources Ethics Course

The Ethics in Managing People at Work course was designed Dr. Marianne Koch, Associate Dean of the Ageno School of Business and Human Resources Management Program Director, and developed by lawyer and Senior Adjunct Professor Tom Cushing, Esq. In this up-to-the-moment class, students study situations and dilemmas from work organizations, like today’s Google walkout, and learn to critique approaches to handling tough situations that roil companies. The class teaches how to conduct an internal review of policies and provides a toolkit to help make ethical decisions in a work environment.

Entrepreneurship Expert and Former Banking VP Robert Shoffner Named Director of MBA Programs

Shoffner has taught at GGU since 2014 and last year won the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member award for undergraduate management instruction. A former Citibank executive, Robert is also an alumnus of GGU’s EMBA program and Brown University.

Lifeway Foods Appoints Amy Feldman as SEVP of Sales

Amy Feldman (MBA, Marketing '01) extends her career in the food industry with a new SEVP appointment at the publicly traded Lifeway Foods. A member of the Food Marketing Hall of Fame, she has extensive experience driving sales growth and profitability at companies in her industry.

Where Personal Meets Professional

Kandis Rodgers supports alumni and students with counseling services and liaises with companies to bring job and networking opportunities to students.