Student Success Stories
A leader and an agent of change in Colombia
"Studying at Mission was the best decision I have ever made. Mission College provided me everything I needed for my success. I took advantage of all the resources available. Upon return to my country in 2014, I worked for the National Department.
I have worked for the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Housing, Territory and Cities. I was also part of Tecnalia Colombia, a Technological Development Center. There, we developed projects with the “Economic Development Secretary” of Bogotá, the capital of Colombia and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.
I am currently working at the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation endorsing science, technology and innovation policy in all the country."
Winner of Silicon Valley Business Journal Create-a-Thon 2016
"I was so nervous about being a student in the United States, but my professors were so nurturing and encouraging that I became more confident in my ability to do well in my studies. I was able to participate in the Silicon Valley Business Journal Create-a-Thon and won the competition with my classmates this year."
Recipient of 6 Mission College Scholarships
"I have received 6 scholarships at Mission College. I have recently started working as a prep cook at the Child Development Center for the college. I love Mission, and this is my second home!"
Speech Tournament Winner
"When I first started at Mission College, I was very nervous about public speaking. My teachers have taught me how to prepare and give presentations. Now, I feel confident when I get up and speak in front of an audience."
University of California, Berkeley Graduate
"I chose Mission College because of the excellent reputation for its intensive English program and STEM courses. Mission prepared me for the rigorous academic work at UC Berkeley. I know that I made the right decision by choosing Mission."
Evans Otieno Odhiambo
Interning at Netgear
"Mission College has good connection with a variety of companies in the Bay Area. It has not only offered me quality education but has also helped me find some work experience on campus and even at high Tech Companies like NETGEAR Inc. where I am currently an intern."
Video Testimonials from Students
Advice on Coming to Mission
Students from Mission College's International Center give advice to incoming students in regards to navigating their new home.
New Experiences in America
Mission College international students talk about their sometimes very different experiences in a new country.
Breaking the Language Barrier
International Students from Mission College in Santa Clara talk about how they broke through the language barrier in their new country.
First Time in America
International Students share their first time in America.
From Mexican immigrant to Master's student, Rosa Sosa is a success story.
Danes Visit Mission
Danish exchange students talk about their experiences.