University police cadets assist with a vehicle stop.

Spartans In Action: Students Get Hands-on Experience at SJSU

San Jose State is a leading metropolitan university, providing students hands-on career experience through three outstanding programs. The University Police Department cadet program teaches students how to become civil servants and weed out crime. Dwight, Bentel & Hall Communications, part of MCOM 199, gives students the opportunity to plan, produce and create major advertising campaigns for big name companies such as JC Penney and Chevrolet. The Event Center apprenticeship program provides students hands-on experience working with equipment for large-scale productions. Every day, SJSU is preparing students to go out into a competitive global workforce and succeed. #

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Spartans in Action

Dwight Bentel Hall Communications Agency

Advertising Major Amanda Geannapoulos analyzes her competition for the American Advertising Federation – JC Penny National Student Competition.

Juan Luna, advertising major and team leader of the Chevrolet client competition  is on a conference call with Chevrolet marketing department.

The Chevrolet ad team is on a conference call with Chevrolet’s marketing department.

Public Relations Majors Laura Blanpied and Katherine Cadavid collaborate on a press release.

Event Center Apprenticeship

Radio-TV- Film major Sacha Johnson is testing the follow spotlight in the control booth for the Lady Antebellum concert.

Technical Services Coordinator and Crew Chief Anthony Ricalde works with  Radio-TV-Film major Luke Sharkey in the SJSU Event Center control booth, operating the house lights for the Lady Antebellum Concert.

Radio-TV-Film major Christian Garrucho captures audio and video interviews of the presenters at a gogoNet LIVE! conference in the Student Union.

Business Management Major Mitchell Williams operates the camera for a live broadcast for the gogoNet conference in the Student Union Ballroom.

SJSU Graduate Anthony Ricalde is rigging and patching a moving lighting fixture for the SJSU Men’s Basketall game against Whitman College.

University Police Department Cadet Program

Officer Thomas Lee teaches cadets crowd control in a UPD classroom.

SJSU Behavioral Science Linh Phan processes materials to be booked into evidence.

UPD cadets prepare to get into formation for inspection by Officer Thomas Lee.

SJSU computer engineering major Hung Nguyen and sociology major Keith Busmire assist Officer Lee with a vehicle stop.

SJSU Sociology major Keith Busmire practices collecting information from a “suspect” by completing a filed interview card.

Photos by Anna Bagiriov

Video produced and edited by Digital Communications Assistant Keith Bryant

University Police Department Launches 19th Annual Toy Drive

Beginning today, UPD will distribute toy collection bins campuswide. Please consider donating a new or gently used toy or making a monetary gift to this program, which last year provided 250 needy families, including 1,200 children living near campus, with toys and food boxes for the holidays. UPD will pick up the toy collection bins on Dec. 13. UPD personnel, dressed as Santa and his elves, will distribute the toys and food on Dec. 18. To request a toy collection bin for your department, please call Claire Kotowski at 408-924-2174.

More information, including directions for making monetary donations.