right arrow
Informational Message Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.   Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Introducing Kai!
Your College Confidential guide bot.


Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.





Chat with Kai
here, 24/7!


or Skip Forever

A new forum experience awaits you this November! We can't wait to share it with you soon. Want to see how it looks before the big move? Experience the new CC Forums now and let us know your thoughts!

Are the only people hiring from SJSU, SFSU, and CSUEB Fast food restaurants?

DickCheneyDickCheney 142 replies37 threads Junior Member
I kind of associate those 3 CSUs as the lowest tier schools in the system where students with 2.0s go just so they can say they went to college. I don't see any of those students doing much better than say a teller job or a cashier at a Lucky's.
12 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Are the only people hiring from SJSU, SFSU, and CSUEB Fast food restaurants?

  • elefish92elefish92 578 replies31 threads Member
    SJSU is definitely not a low tier CSU in the system, it's the 7th best CSU as of the 2014-2015 year with US News rankings; that's not low-tier my friend. Yes the area is bad though and the campus is extremely small for a 4-year university especially considering they have over 30K students roaming around in there, they have some problems but every university does.

    Arguably SFSU (they get some good students out of the local area because some people would love to live in the heart of San Francisco) and definitely CSUEB (the only impressive program I saw just from looking at their majors were Statistics...half of their majors and athletics are ok...).

    The people you are talking about are (stereotypically) people who had guaranteed admission to the CSU or/and had a major that is not associated with the job world (even though people say that every major does and blah blah blah...no there are some useless ones). They are the ones who end up in a low-tier or local job...or even the unemployment line.
    · Reply · Share
  • DickCheneyDickCheney 142 replies37 threads Junior Member
    @elefish92 Since I'm coming in with a 3.65 and will major in a Accounting/Finance mixed degree at SJSU will I have to work in fast food or do I have a fair chance at a career?
    · Reply · Share
  • NCalRentNCalRent 6534 replies14 threads Senior Member
    @DickCheney - you will have a much more fulfilling life if you remove the chip from your shoulder. If SJSU is beneath you, go elsewhere. Stanford, Santa Clara, Cal and even UCSC aren't too far from there - why not go to one of those campuses instead?

    A school like SJSU (and most CSUs) is what you make of it. The facts are, THOUSANDS of qualified fresh SJSU graduates find rewarding jobs every year. This isn't Heald College and you aren't getting a certificate in bookkeeping. At the same time, graduates of any college aren't guaranteed rewarding careers. You have to go out and earn your place in the work world every day. If you do well in your classes and otherwise distinguish yourself, you'll have an opportunity to pursue local internships and interview with big name employers and exciting Silicon Valley start-ups . Honestly though, if it's still there, they'll see the chip on your shoulder and you'll have a tough time getting started.

    Take a look at this list of distinguished Alumni
    Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), Gordon Moore (Moore's Law/Intel), Ray Dolby (inventor of 5.1 surround sound among other things), Bill Walsh (Football Coach) just scratches the surface.
    http://www.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/history/alumni/

    Be humble, scrappy and make the most of the opportunity you've got and maybe you'll be on this list someday too.

    Good luck.
    · Reply · Share
  • GumbymomGumbymom Forum Champion UC 31186 replies501 threads Forum Champion
    @NCalRent: Well said!!!
    · Reply · Share
  • DickCheneyDickCheney 142 replies37 threads Junior Member
    @NCalRent‌ none of those except Ray Dolby look like people who succeeded in business. The others would have been successful regardless of where they went.
    · Reply · Share
  • elefish92elefish92 578 replies31 threads Member
    @DickCheney What NCalRent, it is what you make out of it. But yeah, remove that negativity!

    I do say you have a very good chance. But you must most importantly have work experience; that's the thing employers look at the most from what I've heard (*internships!*). You can do a lot with those two degrees (hopefully you know what you want to be though), good combination...if you don't want a bad job; try to look at mid-tier businesses first. But be prepared to work for any business. Out of those 3 btw SJSU is hands down the best place for Business.

    ---

    I went to the SoCal CSU College Fair a week ago; and I got a brochure on SJSU. On the back of it they have TOP hiring employers of SJSU; it includes over 40 consistent employers including: Apple, AT&T, eBay, Sony, Oracle, and much more. I didn't get a brochure on SFSU, don't want to go there or anywhere in the bay area (do not ask me why). Same with CSUEB (their booth stand was bad, no brochures or nothing. Just people talking and handing out open house flyers for the insitution).

    So don't get down on yourself man. Just do what you got to do!
    · Reply · Share
  • DickCheneyDickCheney 142 replies37 threads Junior Member
    I hope you're right. I feel I'm singlehandedly pulling up their transfer GPA average. I'm not trying to be rude but going there honestly makes me feel like a failure.
    · Reply · Share
  • NCalRentNCalRent 6534 replies14 threads Senior Member
    @Dickcheney - Gordon Moore founded a little known start up called Intel... The co-founder of Oracle is also an SJSU grad. I am sure they appreciate you dragging up their stats but, your outlook going in virtually assures you won't excel there.honestly - why not go somewhere you can be excited about?
    From this stage on, your life is what you make it.

    If SJSU is the best school you can afford or gain admission to - buy a Spartan's sweatshirt and wear it loud and proud.
    · Reply · Share
  • DickCheneyDickCheney 142 replies37 threads Junior Member
    edited October 2014
    @NCalRent
    Afford is the correct term. I refuse to invest too much of my net worth assets into it.
    Yeah. There's no way I'd buy a sweat shirt from that place lol it would be like buying one at my community college.
    I don't think it'll be that hard to excel there. Since it's just a more expensive community college doing the work and going to class should be enough.
    By the way Gordon Moore transferred to UC Berkeley.
    If I end up going its not out of interest but out of necessity. It's the lesser of 3 evils. Better than the nearby schools aka CSUEB/SFSU but not much better than anything else. I'll still be a failure by not living up to my potential and will probably be too burnt out of school and far too frugal/afraid of debt by then to go to Grad School.
    edited October 2014
    · Reply · Share
  • NCalRentNCalRent 6534 replies14 threads Senior Member
    edited October 2014
    Well then, @DickCheney I wish you well. Please don't let yourself be miserable every day. Make the most of your cakewalk at the easy school. Maybe even go to a football or basketball game. In all seriousness, I encourage you to use all the time you aren't studying to join professional clubs, make connections with Biz/Accounting students and faculty. Take opportunities to demonstrate your talents and set yourself apart in a positive an constructive way. That will be critical if grad school really is your objective.

    BTW - the SFState Alum list is pretty interesting too. Dana Carvey, Annete Benning, Danny Glover, Dean Biersch (founder Gordon Biersch), Yvonne Cagle an MD and NASA Astornaut, Stan Mazor who invented the microprocessor while at Intel, Several prominent CA politicians, including Willie Brown, John Buton Bill Hoenig, former Superintendent of CA schools - just to highlight a few.
    http://www.sfsu.edu/~hotshots/index.html

    CSU EB has a shorter list but, seriously, with an accounting degree from any of them - you won't be relegated to late night shifts working the Taco Bell drive through.

    Good luck.
    edited October 2014
    · Reply · Share
  • DickCheneyDickCheney 142 replies37 threads Junior Member
    edited October 2014
    @NCalRent‌ i can't do accounting. I tried and tried to get myself to like it but I cant. I might ace the class or worst case get a B but I don't think I'll ever "like" it.
    I'm pidgeon holed into finance
    edited October 2014
    · Reply · Share
  • NCalRentNCalRent 6534 replies14 threads Senior Member
    A Finance major is fine -
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity