Graduate School and Time Management

Are you considering pursuing a graduate degree? SHPE San Diego is committed to promoting higher education in the Hispanic community by providing resources and information to our members. The following article from a San Diego university, Alliant University, provides information about pursuing a graduate degree and tips on time management.

 Graduate School and Time Management | Escuela de Posgrado y Gestión del Tiempo

Making the decision of going back to school can be extremely difficult, especially when, as a student, you must also balance work and family life with the commitment you have made to further your education. You may also wonder when is the best time to go back to school and how you will further your career once you finish your degree.

We, at Alliant School of Management, understand all of these concerns and are more than happy to help you make the right decision as to when, and how you should approach your professional development.

Balancing work, family and school requires time management skills and it won’t be easy, however, we have compiled a list of things you can do to effectively balance all aspects of your life while succeeding as a student.


This is the most important tip we can give you. Family and friends can provide you with support when life gets a little too busy. If you have a spouse, make sure you make the decision together because they will be best at helping you succeed.


Dedicate a daily time in which you will work on your school work. Explain to your family and work what interruptions are acceptable and if you can, try to study outside of your home, or make sure the rest of the family is working on their homework at the same time you are. This will minimize interruptions.


Make sure you plan enough time to do your daily activities as well as your school work. Minimize stress by assigning a time of the day to complete chores.


Talk to your boss about going back to school, and how your company can help you succeed. Make sure you resolve any possible scheduling conflicts before they occur. Keep your work life separate from your family life and school life.


Stay in the moment. Your time is going to be on high demand. Make sure you are present wherever it is that you are.


Alliant has a ton of resources to help you be successful, use them. Use your support system when you need them. Friends and family are always willing to help their loved ones succeed.

We hope that you make the decision to further your career. If you have any questions or concerns, we are happy to help. Please feel free to contact James Ellis at [email protected] or via phone at 858-635-4694.

SHPE SD Alliant University

Escuela de Posgrado y Gestión del Tiempo

Tomar la decisión de regresar a la escuela puede ser una tarea difícil, particularmente cuando, como estudiante, debes balancear el trabajo y tu familia con el compromiso de avanzar tu educación. Tal vez te preguntes también cuándo sea el mejor momento para hacerlo, y qué beneficios le va a dar a tu vida profesional.

Nosotros, en Alliant School of Management, entendemos todas estas dudas y estamos más que dispuestos a ayudarte a tomar la decisión adecuada de cuándo y cómo deberías de empezar tu desarrollo profesional.

Balancear el trabajo, la familia y la escuela requiere de habilidades de administración de tiempo y no va a ser fácil, sin embargo, te ofrecemos una lista de cosas que puedes hacer para lograr un balance perfecto en todos los aspectos de tu vida, mientras estudies.


Este es el consejo más importante que podemos brindarte. La familia y los amigos pueden proveerte de apoyo cuando tu vida este muy ocupada. Si tienes un esposo o esposa, asegúrate de que la decisión la tomen juntos, ellos serán los que te ayudaran más a terminar tus estudios con éxito.


Dedica tiempos específicos a tus estudios. Explícale a tus amigos y a tu trabajo que tipo de interrupciones son adecuadas, y si puedes, intenta estudiar fuera de tu casa o asegúrate de que el resto de la familia este trabajando en sus tareas al mismo tiempo que tú. Esto reducirá el número de interrupciones.


Cerciórate de que tengas suficiente tiempo para cumplir con tus actividades y compromisos diarios, sin olvidar tus estudios. Minimiza tus niveles de estrés, designando tiempos del día en los que realizas labores domésticos o laborales.


Habla con tus jefes sobre tus intenciones de regresar a la escuela, y sobre cómo te puede ayudar la empresa en la que trabajas para obtener los mejores resultados. Ratifica que tus horarios no tengan conflictos antes de que sucedan. Mantén tus vidas laborales, familiares y estudiantiles completamente independientes una de la otra.


Cuando estés en un lugar, está presente. Tu tiempo va a tener mucha demanda. Prométete a ti mismo que no vas a permitir que un aspecto de tu vida se interponga sobre otro.


Alliant tiene muchos recursos para ayudarte a tener éxito, utilízalos. Usa lo más que puedas tu sistema de soporte cuando los necesites. Tu familia y tus amigos siempre van a estar interesados en verte sobresalir.

Esperamos que decidas tomar la decisión de avanzar tus estudios. Si tienes alguna duda o pregunta, nos daría mucho gusto ayudarte. Por favor contacta a James Ellis escribiéndole un correo a [email protected] o por teléfono al número 858-635-4694.



33rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet May 1st

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You are cordially invited to attend SHPE San Diego’s 33rd Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet “Celebrating STEM Stars” on Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 6 PM.

A celebration of SHPE San Diego’s corporate partnerships, community and education leaders, accomplished students, and our bright future STEM innovators. Join us for an extended hosted reception (including Mariachi) with bar, seating and food action stations followed by our program in the Qualcomm Hall, and wrapped up with coffee, dessert, and networking in the lobby.

Early Bird tickets are available until 9 PM on April 25th at $50 for professionals (and their guests) and $25 for students/parents/chapter advisors/guests.

Late ticket purchases will be available until April 30th at $65 for professionals and $45 for students so get your tickets now!


Our Keynote Speaker will be Juan Faus, Retired Qualcomm Manager and Past SHPE San Diego President.

Our MC for the night will be Heidy Arriola, Region 2 Vice President.

Date: Friday, May 1,2015

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

6:00 – 7:15 pm     Extended Hosted Reception & Bar
7:30 – 9:00 pm    Scholarships & Awards Program
9:00 – 9:30 pm    Coffee and Dessert

Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, 92121



SHPE San Diego 2015 Elections

There is still time to nominate someone for an executive board position. This year SHPE SD will be voting on 3 executive board member positions:

  • 2nd Vice-President (2 year commitment)
  • Treasurer (2 year commitment)
  • Secretary (1 year commitment)

We’ve postponed the elections to April 24th – April 29th 11:59 PM to allow for more candidates.

Nomination Process:

  • Nominations are currently open and will be accepted until April 22nd 11:59 PM
  • Send nominations to [email protected] and make sure to CC the nominated individual. Please begin the email subject with “[2015-nomination]“
  • Executive Board Member position can be review on the Executive Board Position Descriptions page
  • Nominated individuals must accept their nominations and provide a brief bio by April 23rd 8:00 PM to be included in the voting ballots
    • Brief bios can include: candidate info, candidate’s involvement with SHPE, and their plans to enhance the chapter through their position

For more information visit the Annual Elections page.



April News & Events

Happy Easter SHPE Familia!
This month is full of opportunities to give back, network, and grow professionally! We’ve also released a Mid-Year Executive Report highlighting our activities in the first half of the year as well as progress towards our fundraising goals! Check out the report here! Keep reading to view our calendar of upcoming events and find out more information on each of them.
SHPE April 2015 Upcoming Events

Professional Growth:

Annual Elections: Nominations for 2nd VP, Treasurer, and Secretary are open now until 4/17! Come to our Green Flash Mixer to find out more from our current board and visit the Annual Elections page for more info on board and chairman positions.

Region 2 RLDC: Region 2’s Leadership Development Conference is this week and there are still a few spots available to attend! This year’s conference will be held in Los Angeles at the USC campus. Visit the conference web page for the Student, Professional, and High School Track Agendas and Registration! Note that the Saturday high school track is open to all high school students and is free!ViaSat Light bulb Launch Image

April GBM & Tour: Our last GBM and Tour will be held at ViaSat on 4/22! Come learn about ViaSat and find out more about our student chapters. More info here.


April 2015 Mixer at Green FlashGreen Flash Brewery Mixer: Come network, meet other SHPE members, and find out more about board positions at our professionals only April Mixer at Green Flash Brewery on 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, California 92121 from 6 to 8:30 PM! More event info on our Facebook page.

May 1st, 2015 Annual BanquetAnnual Banquet: Early bird tickets are on sale now through 4/25 for SHPE San Diego’s 33rd Annual Scholarships and Awards Banquet! Join us in celebrating this year’s achievements and scholarship recipients!

Give Back:

English Monte Vista NDC Flyer 2015-04-15Noche de Ciencias East County: Spread the word and volunteer for SHPE Noche de Ciencias at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley on 4/15! This Noche is sponsored by Cuyamaca College, Monte Vista SHPE Jr., and San Diego Gas & Electric. Click for more information! Download the English flyer here and Spanish flyer here!



OHS Noche de CienciasNoche de Ciencias North County: Oceanside High School will be hosting their 2nd Noche de Ciencias on 4/28! Spread the word and sign up to volunteer! This Noche is sponsored by SHPE San Diego, Oceanside SHPE Jr., and SHPE Foundation. Click for more information!