Student Veteran Spotlight 2018

Southwestern College is proud to serve our student veterans and grateful for their service to our country. Recently, Southwestern College was recognized in Military Times' 2019 “Best for Vets” list for our dedication and ongoing campus support to our student veterans through services such...

Top 5 Study Spots for Southwestern College Students

Young Hickory in North Park.
Brace yourself, finals are coming. With the final exam season almost upon us, I’ve definitely been kicking my study habits up a notch. As a college student, I spend enough time studying at home, so I try to take my books elsewhere when I...

Southwestern College’s Career Expo Week Begins Oct. 15

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College begins Oct. 15
Southwestern College students will be polishing their resumes, honing their interview skills and searching and applying for jobs and internships during Southwestern College's 2018 Career Expo Week. From Oct.15-18, students and the campus community will be able to join workshops on interviewing, LinkedIn and resumes before the week concludes with a job fair at the Chula Vista campus featuring more than 70 employees looking to tap into Southwestern College talent.

Coming Soon: New Performing Arts Center

A rendering of the new Performing Arts Center.
Students who love performing arts will soon have a new home at Southwestern College. Southwestern College’s student-run Mariachi Garibaldi will have a new stage to perform their world-renowned music. The Dance Department will have brand new performance spaces. Student set designers will have a...

FAFSA Fridays Return for the Fall Semester

Are you confused when filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Not sure if you’re missing anything on your application or completed it correctly? Maybe you’re lost and don’t know where to start?

Your Guide to the Fall 2018 Semester

Your Guide to the Fall 2018 Semester
It's an exciting time for Southwestern College as we're getting ready to welcome approximately 20,000 students to the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 20. We know a brand new semester comes with a whole new batch of questions, so we've put together this guide to help you start strong.

Why I, a Native Japanese Speaker, Enrolled in a Japanese Class

Professor Masako Rodriguez with her students Alexis Zimmerman, Alix Sharp and Jo Gibson in her Japanese 102 class.
Inside classroom 447 at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus, you can hear a blend of Japanese and English occurring as Professor Masako Rodriguez conducts her Japanese classes. Each student is attentive as the  Bill Nye of Japanese makes her points throughout her lecture. She grins as she shifts gears and goes to instruct kanji by having a writing race from teams she constructs. I sit there observing as my peers get heated about stroke order and whether they’re missing a line. On other days, we can get paired up to rehearse phrases in Japanese, or learn about Japanese pop culture or current geopolitical events occurring in Japan.

Winners Chosen for the of the Instagram Favorite Professor Giveaway

After a week of commenting, tagging and double tapping, the winners of the Southwestern College favorite professor Instagram giveaway have been selected! We offered students a chance to win one of two prize packs which included a $50 Amazon gift card and $50 worth...

Spring 2018 Fast Track Classes Begin April 2

The spring semester may be almost halfway over, but there's still time to add a class or two to your schedule. If you're acing all your classes or think your class schedule is a little too light, you can add a fast-track class, Check...

Black History Month: The First Female Black ASO President

Kirstyn Smith, the first female black Associated Student Organization president.
Every February, we hear the stories of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa Parks; Angela Davis; and other influential black people who have had a huge impact on African Americans in this country. While those stories are important and are rightfully celebrated, we hardly ever hear the stories of everyday black people who are living in their legacy.