CI Connection    
              A publication of CSU Channel Islands 
              Extended  University

          July 2015

Welcome to Summer Session 
at CI Extended University
Come join the #funinthesun
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Budding MBA Entrepreneurs Enter the Shark Tank

On a Wednesday night last June, 47 MBA students enrolled in lecturer Doug Lane's The Entrepreneurial Manager class nervously awaited their team's turn to pitch their business idea in a "Shark Tank" setting to a team of angel investors. Lane had brought the investors in to give the students a real world assessment of what it takes to turn their business from an idea into a business venture. read more

Alissa Borsuk makes her pitch.

Oleg Evgrafov makes his pitch.

Instructor Doug Lane introduces angel investors of the shark tank.
MBA student Alissa Borsuk responds to investor feedback.
MBA student Oleg Evgrafov responds to investor feedback.
Angel investor Richard Koffler reacts to students' pitches.

 Pest Control Adviser Certificate 

Begins Fall 2015



There has never been a better time to enter the crop protection industry and CI is ready to pave your way. Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) are licensed professional consultants who serve California agriculture and horticulture producers. PCAs specialize in pest management, but they are also an important resource to producers  with regards to overall plant health. 


Learn more




Become HR Certified!


Registration is now open

Enroll Now!

For those with HR experience looking to become HR certified, we are offering the CP/SCP Certification Prep Course. We will be offering both an in person course, and for the first time, a live online course. 


CP/SCP Certification Prep Course Dates:


Online Program: 9/16/2015 - 11/11/2015 (Wednesdays) - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

In-Person Program: 9/19/2015 - 11/21/2015* (Saturdays) - 8:30am - 1:00pm 

*please note there will be no class on 10/31 

Cost of either course is $1320 and includes course materials.

Online students - materials will be shipped directly to you.
In-person students - materials will be available first day of class.


Click to enroll


For those who are interested in entering the field of Human Resources, we offer the Essentials of HR Management Course. This course is a great way to get your feet wet and will provide an overview of HR practices.


Cost is $650 and includes course materials.

Essentials of HR Management Course Dates:

8/29/15, 9/5/15, and 9/12/15 (Saturdays) - 8:30am - 1:00pm


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We look forward to seeing you at our popular event featuring a Mexican BBQ, Wine, Beer and 12 Suppliers on July 30 at the Ventura BioCenter.  Please join your colleagues from Amgen, ADRx, AGQ Labs. Baxter, Ceres,  CSUCI, Cynvenio, ex-Amgen, Kythera, PBS Bio employees, and all of the companies in the Ventura BioCenter along with 12 suppliers for a fun summer outing and get-together. 



Please register here  .  We look forward to catching up with everyone there!




August Information Sessions

MS-Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Monday, August 3, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

Monday, August 3, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Thousand Oaks
Wednesday, August 5, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Santa Barbara
Thursday, August 13, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Thousand Oaks Campus


MS Mathematics

MS Computer Science 
Request an appointment 

August Information Sessions

BS/BUS-to-MBA at Santa Barbara
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Goleta Campus 
5383 Hollister Ave, Suite 220 

BS Business at Santa Barbara
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Goleta Campus 
5383 Hollister Ave, Suite 220 

BA Psychology at Santa Barbara
Thursday, August 13, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Goleta Campus 
5383 Hollister Ave, Suite 220 


Santa Barbara and Goleta programs
Contact Melissa Whitacre 
(805) 312-6367 


Thousand Oaks and main campus programs
Contact Andrew Conley  
(805) 497-3921 

together we go further
Jeff Ziskin, Editor - CSU Channel Islands Extended University