From SMC to Harvard, Lawyering Up

No paid consultants or LSAT tutors helped SMC alum Abraham Barkhordar get into Harvard Law School. This SMC History major and Corsair water polo driver—one of only two 2019 UCLA grads admitted to the prestigious law school—developed his own plan of attack. Now he’s sharing it, gratis. “You can do what I did, and honestly, you can do it better,” he exhorts in “Dreams to Reality,” a step-by-step guide to law school admission. Read More

Olga Vagin

Tight Connections: Olga Vagin

The life of SMC Life Sciences instructor & UCLA research scientist Olga Vagin is a web of interconnections, reaching back to her native Tashkent. Read More

Bridgette and Roland

Flying High at Nike

SMC graphic design majors Bridgette Ricketts and Roland Gonzales never dreamed of becoming designers at Nike. And that's exactly what happened thanks to a new internship program. Read More

Jenny Resnick

Making Financial Fluency Fun

Former CPA and Accounting professor Jenny Resnick decided to do something about the student debt crisis. Many colleagues helped. Read More

Behind the Scenes & Bragging Rights

Behind the Scenes & Bragging Rights

In the redwoods. Japanese folk dances. On jury duty (!). Find out what your SMC colleagues were up to this summer. Read More

Jorge Valadez

The Essence of SMC: Jorge Valadez

This bookstore employee and veteran wakes up at the crack of dawn to get food for students. It's a true labor of love. Read More